TNPL 2019: Qualifier 2, Dindigul Dragons vs Madurai Panthers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Because of his upcoming international assignment, Ravichandran Ashwin won't feature in the upcoming game.


Arun Karthik
Arun Karthik. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The campaign of the Dindigul Dragons in the TNPL 2019 seems to have got derailed slightly after that wonderful start. They won six games in a row in the league stages and even seemed to be invincible at one time. However, the story hasn’t really been the same in the last two games. More than anything else, the loss in the Qualifier 1 against the Chepauk Super Gillies would have really hurt them.

Yet, since they finished on the top of the points table, they have got a second chance to enter into the final. In this longer way around, they will face the Madurai Panthers in Qualifier 2. The Eliminator match between them and the VB Kanchi Veerans was an absolute humdinger. 14 runs were required off the last over and Jagatheesan Kousik somehow helped them get through. Both these teams will fight hard to go one step ahead in the tournament and it should be a great contest to watch.


Match Details

The Qualifier 2 of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2019 will be played between Dindigul Dragons and Madurai Panthers at the NPR College Ground, Dindigul.

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:

The Dindigul track is a sporting one and has got something on offer for everyone. In the last few matches played here, the track seemed to have got better for the batsmen. Should they apply themselves well, both the batsmen and the bowlers will find great success.

Average first innings score: 170 (Last five TNPL 2019 games at Dindigul)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3, Tied – 0

Weather Report

During the morning hours, thunderstorms are predicted at the venue. However, the forecast also indicates that there shouldn’t be any problem during the game. While it will be cloudy, the chances of precipitation are extremely low.

Probable Playing XIs:

Dindigul Dragons

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

Bench: Adithya Arun, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trilok Nag, Jagannathan Kaushik, Varun Totadri, ME Yazh Arun Mozhi, M Anbu, M Karthik Saran.

Madurai Panthers

Arun Karthik, A Sarath Raj, Shijit Chandran (C), Jagatheesan Kousik, Abhishek Tanwar, Nilesh Subramanian (WK), R Mithun, Akash Sumra, Kiran Akash, Rahil Shah, N Selva Kumaran.

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

Injury and Availability News:

Ravichandran Ashwin left for the West Indies Test series and won’t be a part of the tournament any further.

Top Picks:

There are several top picks for this game and first in the list should be N Jagadeesan and A Karthik. From the batsmen’s category, you must have C Hari Nishanth while the same applies to J Kousik from the all-rounder’s category. Amongst the bowlers, you must pick K Akash in your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – N Jagadeesan, A Karthik, K Akash

Vice-Captain Options – C Hari Nishanth, J Kousik, R Rohit

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – N Jagadeesan (C), N Subramanian

Batters – C Hari Nishanth (VC), R Vivek, S Raj A

All-Rounders – R Rohit, A Tanwar, J Kousik

Bowlers – M Silambarasan, R Shah, K Akash

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – N Jagadeesan, A Karthik (C), N Subramanian

Batters – C Hari Nishanth, S Jain, S Raj A

All-Rounders – R Rohit, J Kousik (VC)

Bowlers – M Silambarasan, R Mithun, K Akash

Expert Advice:

N Jagadeesan and A Karthik take up 10.5 credits each. Going by their current form, you’d surely be tempted to have both of them in your team. But for that, you’ll have to make some compromises with the other players which could be a risky call but is worth a gamble.

Probable Winners:

Dindigul Dragons are expected to win the match and enter 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.