Cricket match date: 20th July 2019
Cricket match time: 03:15 pm IST
Cricket match location: NPR College Ground, Dindigul
Cricket Match format: T20
Team A: Karaikudi Kaalai
Team B: Trichy Warriors
Team A Captain: Srikkanth Anirudha
Team B Captain: Baba Indrajith
Cricket Match Preview:
The Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) is back with its another edition and brings the platform for local talents of the state of Tamil Nadu to shine. The second cricket game of the tournament will be played between Karaikudi Kaalai and Trichy Warriors. Both teams will be kickstarting their campaign against each other. Like the first cricket game, this game will be played at Dindigul.
Both teams have had very different fortunes in the tournament in the last three editions. Kaalai have largely been consistent with 12 wins across three editions. They won four games of cricket each in the last three seasons, whereas Trichy Warriors have won only seven cricket games across three editions.
After leading the team to the playoff spot last year, Srikkanth Anirudha will be leading the Karaikudi Kaalai side once again. Trichy Warriors, on the other hand, will be led by Baba Indrajith once again. Kaalai will be buoyed by the presence of Dinesh Karthik, who is the captain of the IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders, and was also part of India’s World Cup squad.
It will be a great opportunity for players like Baba Indrajith, who would like to knock the doors of the Indian cricket team harder. Now that the cricket World Cup is over and the team would like to build for the 2023 World Cup, there lies an opportunity for all young batsmen and bowlers. With the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin announcing that they will be playing the entire tournament of TNPL, there will be a chance for all the participating players to learn from him.
Cricket Match Information:
Karaikudi Kaalai will take on Trichy Warriors in their opening cricket game of the TNPL 2019. Kaalai ended up as last year’s semi-finalists and were defeated in the eliminator by Kovai Kings. Trichy Warriors, on the other hand, finished at the sixth spot last year. Each team will play seven cricket games and the top four teams will qualify for the playoffs. The final of the tournament will be played on 15th August.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Karaikudi Kaalai are expected to be led by Srikkanth Anirudha. The team will also have the services of the stalwart of Indian cricket Dinesh Karthik. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven as their last cricket game of 2018 edition.
Here is our prediction of Karaikudi Kaalai’s playing XI:
- Srikkanth Anirudha
- Dinesh Karthik
- V Aditya
- R Srinivasan
- MK Bafna
- Yo Mahesh
- S Mohan Prasath
- M Shajahan
- R Rajkumar
- R Kavin
- V Lakshman
Ruby Trichy Warriors
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Trichy Warriors are expected to be led by Baba Indrajith in this tournament as well. Our prediction is of the similar playing eleven that played their last group game of cricket in 2018 edition.
Here is our prediction of Trichy Warriors’ playing XI:
- Baba Indrajith
- K Bharath Shankar
- K Mani Bharathy
- K Vignesh
- R Sonu Yadav
- Sanjay MS
- Chandrasekar DT
- MK Sivakumar
- S Aravind
- M Rooban Raj
- Kangayan Neyan Shyam
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Dinesh Karthik will be the part of Kaalai’s team. He is still the captain of the biggest cricket league in the world, Indian Premier League’s team Kolkata Knight Riders. However, with his age on the wrong side and after not so good performances in the World Cup, it will be fair to say that his International future looks quite bleak at the moment. So, he will be looking to provide as much knowledge to the various youngsters in the competition. Our prediction is of a good tournament for him.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last T20 cricket game played here was between Lyca Kovai Kings and Siechem Madurai Panthers last year. It was a game which Panthers won easily by seven wickets having to chase 125 runs. Our prediction is of the score of around 140 in this game of cricket. Conditions are expected to be dry.
Karaikudi Kaalai will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They have beaten Trichy Warriors in all the three cricket games they have played against them in the last three years. Hence, our prediction is of Kaalai’s win.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Dinesh Karthik (KK) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
K Vignesh (KK) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Dinesh Karthik (KK)
*odds may change anytime