TNPL 2019: Final, Chepauk Super Gillies vs Dindigul Dragons: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Rain is likely to make his presence felt during the match.
Published - Aug 14, 2019 6:20 pm
Updated - Aug 15, 2019 7:13 pm
The Final of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2019 will be played between Chepauk Super Gillies and Dindigul Dragons at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
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.
It is the perks of finishing in the top two in the league stage that has given a chance to the Dindigul Dragons to set the final date with the Chepauk Super Gillies. Both these teams faced off in the first qualifier which the Super Gillies won by just five runs to seal their place in the final. The Dragons had to take a longer route and play the second qualifier to make it thus far.
They defeated the defending champions Madurai Panthers convincingly by 45 runs back home in Dindigul. in the absence of Ravi Ashwin who has left to join team India for the Test series in the West Indies, Narayan Jagadeesan led the side well. He also scored a half-century opening the innings and his partner Hari Nishanth continued his great run in the tournament as well.
While Independence Day will start under the sun in Chennai, it will turn cloudy by 4 PM. There are chances of rain with a thunderstorm at 5 PM and then at 11 PM. The rain chances are also close to 50% by 7 PM and we might have a shortened game to decide the champions of this season. The temperature will hover around 30-32 Degrees Celsius during the match according to AccuWeather.
The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai has hosted only one match this season which was played on August 4. Generally, the surface is here is decent enough to bat first as the pitch gets slow as the match progresses. Also, with the pressure of the final, the teams are expected to bat first after winning the toss. But with the rain around, the dynamics could change.
Probable Playing XIs:
Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan (c & wk), R Vivek, Sumant Jain, NS Chaturved, M Mohammed, Ramalingam Rohit, Mohan Abhinav, M Silambarasan, B Praanesh, Adithya Arun
Bench: Trilok Nag, Jagannathan Kaushik, Varun Totadri, S Sujay, M Anbu, M Karthik Saran, ME Yazh Arun Mozhi.
Chepauk Super Gillies
Kaushik Gandhi (c), Vijay Shankar, Murugan Ashwin, Umashankar Sushil (wk), Gopinath, Ganga Sridhar Raju, R Alexander, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Harish Kumar, M Siddharth, G Periyaswamy.
Bench: Sunny Kumar Singh, B Arun, S Karthik, Baskaran Rahul, Samruddh Bhat, MK Sivakumar, Arun Kumar, A Aarif, Dev Rahul, V Santhanasekar, Y Jeba Selvin, R Thavith Kumar.
Injury and Availability News
(Will be added when there is an update)
The Dragons skipper Jagadeesan has been in exceptional form this season and no wonder he is the highest run-getter of the tournament. He has scored 448 runs so far in nine outings and has scored four fifties and a century.
G Periyaswamy has been the find of the tournament this year. He is the second-highest run-getter of the season with 16 wickets in eight matches and has a chance to top the table in the final. Kiran Akash of Madurai Panthers is currently at the top with 17 wickets.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – N Jagadeesan, C Hari Nishanth, Ganga Sridhar Raju
Vice-Captain Options – G Periyaswamy, Vijay Shankar, Kaushik Gandhi
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – N Jagadeesan (C)
Batters – U Sasidev, G Sridhar Raju (VC), K Gandhi, N Chaturved, C Hari Nishanth
All-Rounders – S Harish Kumar
Bowlers – R Alexander, G Periyaswamy, A Mohan, M Silambarasan.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – N Jagadeesan
Batters – K Gopinath, K Gandhi, C Hari Nishanth (C), S Jain
All-Rounders – Vijay Shankar (VC), R Rohit
Bowlers – R Alexander, G Periyaswamy, M Mohammed, M Silambarasan.
It is better to wait for the toss to take place as there is rain around. If it is a shortened game, try picking the top order batsmen from both the teams and valuable all-rounders.
Dindigul Dragons are expected to win the TNPL 2019
*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.