TNPL 2019: Eliminator, Madurai Panthers vs VB Kanchi Veerans: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

VB Kanchi Veerans have made it into the playoffs for the first time the four seasons of TNPL.


Arun Karthick KB and Sarath Raj A of the Siechem Madurai Panthers. (Photo Source: TNPL/TNCA)

After finishing eighth on the points table two times in a row, the Madurai Panthers played out of their skin and went on to win the title the last season. Yet again, the defending champions have lived up to the expectations and have made it into the playoffs this year. In the fourth edition of the TNPL, the team finished third on the points table and will take on VB Kanchi Veerans in the Eliminator game.

By winning their final league game of the season, the Veerans have made it into the playoffs for the first time. They haven’t been as convincing as some of the other teams at all times. However, it is their chance to shred the upsets of the past and gives themselves a shot at glory. There are some good performers in the side and they’ll surely believe that they can stun the defending champions.


Match Details

The Eliminator of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2019 will be played between Madurai Panthers and VB Kanchi Veerans at the Indian Cement Ground, Tirunelveli.

The match starts at 7:15 pm local time (IST) (1:45 pm GMT).

This game will be live on Star Sports and live streaming is available on Hotstar.

Pitch Condition/Report

The pitch seemed to have slowed down at this venue in the last four games that were played. Low-scoring games were witnessed unlike earlier in the season where batting seemed to be a breeze. It is important to analyse the conditions well and play accordingly in this crucial encounter.

Average first innings score: 118.5 (Last four TNPL 2019 matches at Tirunelveli).

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2, Tied – 0.

Weather Report

The temperature will hover around 29C for this match. There will be a gentle breeze that will blow around right through the game. Humidity will be on the higher side and the forecast indicates that there won’t be any rain.

Probable Playing XIs

Madurai Panthers

Arun Karthik, A Sarath Raj, Shijit Chandran (C), Jagatheesan Kousik, Abhishek Tanwar, Nilesh Subramanian (wk), R Mithun, Abhishek Tanwar, Kiran Akash, MS Promoth, N Selva Kumaran.

Bench: Thalaivan Sargunam, Lokesh Raj, Adhithya Giridhar, Akash Sumra, SV Muruganantham, Varun Chakravarthy, J Jabez Moses, R Karthikeyan, Tushar Raheja, Sabin Karnavar, D Rohit, T Veeramani, Sudhan Kandepan.

VB Kanchi Veerans

Rajagopal Sathish, Baba Aparajith (c), Rangaraj Suthesh, P Sugendran, Aushik Srinivas, R Silambarasan, Sanjay Yadav, K Vishal Vaidhya, P Francis Rokins, Suresh Lokeshwar (wk), NS Harish.

Bench: R Divakar, U Mukilesh, S Arun, S Siddharth, RS Mokit Hariharan, C Shriram, U Vishal, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, K Deeban Lingesh.

Injury and Availability News

(Will be added when there is an update)

Top Picks

Picking the likes of Arun Karthik and R Sathish is a must considering their recent form even though they consume quite a few credits. Sanjay Yadav, J Koushik and K Akash can be your other top picks for this match.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – A Karthik, R Sathish, J Koushik.

Vice-Captain Options – B Aparajith, S Lokeshwar, Sanjay Yadav.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – A Karthik (c), S Lokeshwar.

Batters – S Raj A, B Aparajith (vc), Sanjay Yadav.

All-Rounders – N Selva Kumaran, R Sathish.

Bowlers – R Mithun, K Akash, R Suthesh, R Silambarasan.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – A Karthik, S Lokeshwar (vc).

Batters – S Raj A, B Aparajith, Sanjay Yadav.

All-Rounders – J Koushik, R Sathish (c), P Sugendhran.

Bowlers – R Shah, K Akash, N Harish.

Expert Advice

You can go for P Sugendhran who comes at only 7.5 credits to pick some of the other top performers in your Dream11 Fantasy team as you will be short of credits.

Probable Winners:

Madurai Panthers are expected to win the match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.