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TNPL 2019: Qualifier 1, Dindigul Dragons vs Chepauk Super Gillies: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Historically, the Dragons haven't done really well in the knockout games. Can they turn things around this time?

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Winning team Dindigul Dragons. (Photo Source: TNCA/TNPL)

By far, the Dindigul Dragons have looked to be the strongest team in the TNPL 2019. The team has hardly put a foot wrong and finished on the top of the points table for the second season in a row. Except for the upset in the final league game against the Lyca Kovai Kings, Dindigul Dragons won every other game that they’ve played in the tournament so far.

These brilliant performances land them in the knockout stages where they’ll face the Chepauk Super Gillies in the Qualifier 1. It has been quite a turnaround for the Super Gillies after the horrific season last year where they won just one game. They are one of the most successful teams in the TNPL and were the champions in 2017. It sure is going to be an exciting contest and it’ll be interesting to see who will enter the final first.

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Match Details

The Qualifier 1 of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2019 will be played between Dindigul Dragons and Chepauk Super Gillies at the Indian Cement Ground, Tirunelveli.

The match starts at 3:15 pm local time (IST) (9:45 am GMT).

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

Pitch Condition/Report

In the last four matches that were played at the Indian Cement Ground, the pitch has behaved strangely. Contrary to the first few games of the season at this venue, batting has become really difficult of late. The ball doesn’t seem to be coming on the bat well and batsmen have got to be really sensible about their approach.

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

It will be cloudy yet hot when the Qualifier 1 begins as per the predictions. The cloud cover will be there throughout the game and the temperature will come down slightly as the evening progresses. The humidity, however, will go up to 60 per cent from 50 per cent by the time the game comes to an end. Chances of precipitation are very low.


Probable Playing XIs

Dindigul Dragons

Ravichandran Ashwin, (C), Jagadeesan N (WK), Chaturved N S, Rohith R, Hari Nishaanth C, Mohammed M, Vivek R, Silambarasan M, Sumant Jain, Abhinav M, Praanesh B.

Chepauk Super Gillies

Ganga Sridhar Raju, Gopinath, Kaushik Gandhi (c), Vijay Shankar, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Murugan Ashwin, Harish Kumar, M Siddarth, Umashankar Sushil (wk), R Alexander, G Periyaswamy.

Bench – Sunny Kumar Singh, B Arun, S Karthik, Baskaran Rahul, Samruddh Bhat, MK Sivakumar, Arun Kumar, V Santhanasekar, Y Jeba Selvin, R Thavith Kumar, Umashankar Sushil (wk), Dev Rahul.

Injury and Availability News

(Will be added when there is an update)


Top Picks:

When you are picking the Dream11 Fantasy from two top teams in the tournament, you are obviously spoilt for choices. However, you must go for Narayan Jagadeesan and Harish Kumar in your team. M Silambarasan, R Alexander and G Periyaswamy are really good picks from the bowling department.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – N Jagadeesan, S Harish Kumar, Vijay Shankar

Vice-Captain Options – K Gopinath, C Hari Nishanth, G Periyaswamy

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – N Jagadeesan (c).

Batters – C Hari Nishanth, U Sasidev, K Gopinath (vc).

All-Rounders – R Rohit, V Shankar, S Harish Kumar.

Bowlers – M Mohammed, M Silambarasan, R Alexander, M Siddharth.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – N Jagadeesan.

Batters – C Hari Nishanth (vc), S Jain, U Sasidev.

All-Rounders – R Rohit, V Shankar, M Ashwin, S Harish Kumar (c).

Bowlers – M Silambarasan, R Alexander, G Periyaswamy.


Expert Advice:

You will surely fall short of credits when you try to pick the best possible team. Yet, you must go for Narayan Jagadeesan even though he takes up 10.5 credits. Vijay Shankar is also a great option to have in your Dream11 Fantasy team despite him coming at 10 credits.

Probable Winners:

Chepauk Super Gillies is expected to win this game and progress into the final.

*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.

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