Chepauk Super Gillies vs Dindigul Dragons, Final Match Prediction2019-08-16
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India
Chepauk Super Gillies
Chepauk Super Gillies
Man of the Match: G Periyaswamy
?Head to Head, Chepauk Super Gillies have defeated Dindigul Dragons 3 times in their 5 encounters across the TNPL seasons.
?In the group-match, DD defeated CSG in a low-scoring game by 10 runs while in the first qualifier CSG won by just 5 runs after posting 169.
?This year, in the group-round, DD (6 wins and 1 loss) topped the points table while Chepauk (5 wins 2 losses) was at the second place.
?Chepauk Super Gillies were the runners-up of 2016 season and they had lifted the trophy in 2017. Dindigul were the runners-up in 2018.
CRICBETTINGBUZZ PREDICTION: Dindigul Dragons will defeat Chepauk Super Gillies to clinch their maiden Tamil Nadu Premier League trophy!
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Dindigul Dragons lost the first qualifier match to Chepauk, but later they defeated Madurai Panthers to reach their second consecutive final. They had been runners up of TNPL 2018. Chepauk Super Gillies has bounced back this year after ordinary 2018 and entered the final of the tournament after winning the first Qualifier match. This is going to be their third final appearance in four seasons. This is the ideal final between top-two teams of the tournament. Dindigul has key players like R Ashwin, N Jagadeesan, Hari Nishanth while G Periyaswamy has been taking at least a couple of wickets for Chepauk consistently while S Harish Kumar is doing remarkably well with the bat as well as the ball.
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Chepauk Super Gillies lost just two matches in their way to the final. They had got the second place in the points table with 5 wins and two losses which they faced against Dindigul Dragons and Madurai Panthers. In the first match against Dindigul Dragons, 105 runs sis Chepauk’s lowest score in this tournament while their highest score is 191 scored against VB Kanchi Veerans.
In their previous game against Dindigul Dragons which was the first qualifier, Ganga Sridhar Raju was awarded the Player of the Match award for his 54 balls 81 at the top. His innings included 12 fours and a couple of sixes. M Ashwin and S Harish Kumar got 1 wicket each, while G Periyaswamy’s 3 for 27 runs had kept DD’s middle order in check. Eventually, they won the match by 5 runs. In both their encounters with DD this year, the victory or losing margins were narrow. Their batsmen and bowlers need to be clinical to defeat Dindigul.
For CSG in TNPL 2019, Gopinath is the leading run-scorer (293 runs in 8 innings, 3 half-centuries), followed by Ganga Sridhar Raju (225 runs, 2 half-centuries in 8 innings). G Periyaswamy is the leading wicket-taker with 16 wickets in 8 innings followed by S Harish Kumar with 15 wickets.
G Periyaswamy, S Harish Kumar, R Alexander, M Siddharth, Ganga Sridhar Raju, Vijay Shankar, Uthirasamy Sasidev, H Gopinath, Umashankar Sushil, Kaushik Gandhi, Murugan Ashwin
|G Sridhar Raju||81||54||12||2||150|
|S Harish Kumar||4.0||0||32||1||8|
|S Harish Kumar||4.0||0||32||1||8|
KM Gandhi (c), U Sushil (wk), V Ganga Sridhar Raju, H Gopinath, V Shankar, U Sasidev, c Hari Nishanth, S Harish Kumar, M Ashwin, M Siddharth, G Periyaswamy, R Alexander
After thrashing Madurai Panthers by 45 runs in the second qualifier, Dindigul Dragons reached the final in style, where they will face their archrivals Chepauk Super Gillies. DD scored 175 batting first thanks to steady half-centuries by their openers C Hari Nishanth and N Jagadeesan, and sparkling thirties by NS Chaturved (13 balls 35) and M Mohammed (9 balls 32). R Rohit (3 for 20) removed Madurai’s star player Arun Karthik in the third over and DD’s place in the final was virtually confirmed. Silambarasan took 3 for 18 and M Abhinav grabbed 2 wickets for 18.
This is their third encounter of this season. They had lost to Chepauk Super Gillies in the first Qualifier by just by five runs, but the playoffs format granted them the second chance against Madurai Panthers which they did not waste.
In the opening match, Dindigul Dragons scored just 115 runs batting first but Player of the Match Silambarasan (4 for 13) snatched the game away from Chepauk and the Dragons won the game by 10 runs. Ravichandran Ashwin had played a crucial knock of 37 off 19. DD and CSG met again in the first Qualifier, but this time DD lost the game by 5 runs while chasing 170 as just one of their batsmen could cross 30 runs (Jagadeesan 37 off 24).
For Dindigul Dragons this year, Jagadeesan is the top scorer (448 runs in 9 matches, 4 half-centuries and 1 century), followed by Hari Nishanth (318 runs, 4 half-centuries in 9 innings). Silambarasan leads the bowling department with 14 wickets in 9 matches followed by R Rohit with 10 wickets.
B Praanesh, M Silambarasan, Narayan Jagadeesan, Ramalingam Rohit, M Mohammed, Jagannathan Kaushik, Sumant Jain, M Abhinav, C Hari Nishanth, NS Chaturved, R Vivek
|C Hari Nishanth||51||46||3||2||110.87|
Ravichandran Ashwin (c), N Jagadeesan (wk), M Mohammad, Ramalingam Rohit, Adithya Arun, NS Chaturved, Hari Nishanth, M Silambarasan, Trilok Nag, Varun Totadri, R Vivek
The venue for this match is MA Chidambaram Stadium. The pitch looks very good for the batting. The highest score here is 182, while the average score batting first is 174 The lowest score defended is 167. The last games played here in this tournament was between Lyca Kovai Kings and Karaikudi Kaalai in which LKK scored 154 while batting first and won the game.
The surface looks good for batting throughout the match. However, being the final match, it is advisable to go for batting first after winning the toss, put up a good score to put the opponents under pressure.
Both the teams have played remarkable games throughout this season. This is going to be a great final match between the top two teams. On one hand, Chepauk has experience of winning the final match, while on the other hand, Dindigul’s team look equally solid and balanced under the leadership of R Ashwin. Head-to-head, Chepauk have an upper hand with 3 wins in 5 games, Dindigul Dragons have more key batsmen compared to Chepauk Super Gilles. It is going to be a tough match but in the end, it is likely that Dindigul will take the trophy home.
We predict Dindigul will defeat Chepauk Super Gillies and hold their first TNPL trophy!
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