The IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans will take on the Dindigul Dragons at the SCF Cricket Ground in Salem. The two teams have had very different paths leading up to this match.
While Tamizhans have won two consecutive matches with the bat, Dindigul Dragons appear to be struggling with both the bat and the ball. In their previous match, the Dragons were bowled out for 147 runs while chasing 207.
Prior to that, the Ashwin-led team was 5 down for 63 runs in their match against Super Gillies. Dindigul Dragons’ top-order has failed on consecutive occasions. Tamizhans, on the other hand, scored 201 runs while batting first in their last game. Sai Kishore has had a fantastic IPL season and is confident at number three.
S Radhakrishnan, the batting all-rounder and opener, has also looked in good form. Tamizhans have completely recovered from their loss to Super Gillies and are now a force to be reckoned with.
The 20th Match between Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans vs Dindigul Dragons will take place on June 28th, 2023 at SCF Cricket Ground, Salem.
Match Details to Note
Match: Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans vs Dindigul Dragons, 20th Match, Tamil Nadu Premier League 2023
Date: June 28, 2023 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:15 PM IST
Venue: SCF Cricket Ground, Salem
Tiruppur Tamizhans have returned to winning ways after a couple of losses to begin their TNPL 2023 campaign. Their batting performances have improved in recent games, with the middle order finally finding its groove.
While S Radhakrishnan has been in good form since replacing NS Chaturved at the top, Sai Kishore and Vijay Shankar are also in good form in the middle order. The two middle-order batsmen have played for the Gujarat Titans in the IPL and have performed admirably for their team at critical times.
They will bring a wealth of knowledge to this team. Rajendra Vivek and Balchandra Anirudh are both talented batters who can play anywhere in the lineup. They’ve recently delivered some good knocks and add depth to this batting order.
Anirudh scored 51 off 25 balls as Tamizhans posted a 201-run total in their previous match, while Rajendra Vivek made 21 off 13 balls in their successful run chase against Nellai Royal Kings at number 4.
Not only has their batting performance improved, but so has their overall performance. Tiruppur Tamizhans have also bowled some impressive spells. P Bhuvaneswaran’s fifer helped bowl out the Kings for 124 runs.
He continued his good form by taking four wickets against Ba11sy Trichy while defending a 201-run total. Tamizhans also have key bowlers in R Sai Kishore, S Ajith Ram, and G Periyaswamy who can deliver match-winning spells.
Tushar Raheja, Vijay Shankar, R Vivek, R Sai Kishore, Anirudh Sita Ram B, Chaturved NS, Periyasamy G, Trilok Nag H, Vishal Vaidhya K, Rahul Ayyapan Harish, Ganesh S, Mohamed Ali S, Manigandan S, Radhakrishnan S, Vetrivel I, Karuppusamy S, Bhuvaneswaran P, Ragavan M
Players to watch out for:
The opener began the tournament with consecutive scores in the 30s, but his 45 in the final game included three fours and two sixes.
The left-handed middle order batter scored 51 runs off 25 balls as part of his team’s 201-4 victory over Trichy.
With 9 wickets in his last two games, very few bowlers in the TNPL 2023 will be as confident as Tiruppur’s all-rounder.
Possible Playing XI:
S Radhakrishnan, Tushar Raheja (wk), Balchander Anirudh, Rajendran Vivek, NS Chaturved (c), Vijay Shankar, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, S Ajith Ram, Alliraj Karuppusamy, P Bhuvaneswaran, S Ganesh, G Periyaswamy
After winning three consecutive games, R Ashwin’s team suffered their first defeat of the season. The Dragons’ top-order has been struggling for quite some time, and the last time it cost them the game.
Dindigul Dragons lost three wickets in the powerplay in their win over Madurai Panthers, where they successfully chased down 124 runs. They were 5 down for 63 runs in the 10th Over in the next game. Lower order batsmen Adithya Ganesh, C Sarath Kumar, and Suboth Bhati led the charge, bringing the score to 170 runs.
The Dragons’ opening batsman, Shivam Singh, scored 61 off 42 balls in their most recent match, in which they suffered their first loss of the season. However, the Dragons had lost half of their team for only 51 runs.
Rahul, the opener, must step up and play a better knock to ensure Dindigul does not lose many wickets in the powerplay. Baba Indrajith is also struggling with his form in the middle order, and the Dragons appear to be in bad batting shape.
The key wicket-takers in this lineup are Saravana Kumar, Varun Chakravarthy, and R Ashwin. Kumar and Chakravarthy were both costly in the previous game after Ashwin won the toss and chose to bowl. These three must recover and deliver breakthroughs against an in-form Tamizhans team.
Baba Indrajit, Varun Chakravarthy, R Ashwin, Subodh Kumar Bhati, Saravana Kumar P, Shivam Singh, Kishoor G, Hemanth Kumar G, Vimal Khumar R, Diran VP, Boopathi Vaishna Kumar, Mathivanan M, Tamil Dhileepan ME, Advaith Sharma, Rohan Ravi Bhutra, Sarath Kumar C, Arun S, Vignesh P, Affan Khader M
Players to watch out for:
With the top four batters combining for only two runs, Singh’s innings, which included five sixes, really stood out for the Dragons on the same pitch that will be used in this game.
In the previous game, the skipper produced the most economical figures of the six-man bowling attack. However, we are still waiting for a big batting performance.
The 31-year-old right-arm spinner had a bad day against the Lyca Kovai Kings. He gave up 48 runs in four overs but has eight wickets in the previous three games.
Possible Playing XI:
Shivam Singh, Baba Indrajith (wk), Boopathi Kumar, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Adithya Ganesh, C Sarath Kumar, Suboth Bhati, M Mathivannan, P Saravana Kumar, VP Diran, Varun Chakaravarthy
Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans vs Dindigul Dragons Toss Prediction
Batting first teams have won two of the four matches played at this venue. There have been a lot of runs scored in the last few games. Ashwin’s team is not in shape to chase down a massive score, so they should bat first and rely on the spinners to defend the score. Tiruppur Tamizhans would like to replicate their performance from the previous game at this venue.
Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans vs Dindigul Dragons Pitch Report
This game will take place at the SCF Cricket Ground in Salem. In the last two matches played at this venue, the team batting first has scored 200 runs. The chasing team fell far short of the goal. A score of 185 or higher would be a competitive total on this course.
The batters will enjoy playing their strokes on this good batting wicket because the ball comes onto the bat nicely. In the second innings, spinners can make a difference. The sky would be partly cloudy, with a high temperature of 34 degrees Celsius.
Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans vs Dindigul Dragons Prediction
This should be an exciting game of cricket, with Tiruppur looking for their third win in a row and the Dragons eager to get back on track. Tiruppur certainly has some players who can cause serious problems for the Dragons, but their consistency is questionable. We expect the Dindigul Dragons players to bounce back after their crushing defeat and are rooting for them to win this match. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Dindigul Dragons is the favourite to beat Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans at the odds of 1.62.
Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans vs Dindigul Dragons Most Recommended Player for Bet:
On Sunday, Shivam Singh scored 61 runs at the top of the order and is our pick to be Dindigul Dragons’ highest run scorer against Tiruppur.