Dindigul Dragons vs. Madurai Panthers, 5th Match Prediction2019-07-23
Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli
?Both Dindigul Dragons and Madurai Panthers won their first game of the TNPL 2019.
?Dindigul Dragons reached the semi-final of TNPL 2016 and they were the runner-up of 2018 season.
?Madurai Panthers is the defending champion. They are the winner of 2018 TNPL league.
?Head to Head stats Dindigul Dragons has defeated Madurai Panthers 2 times in their last three encounters.
CRICBETTINGBUZZ PREDICTION: Madurai Panthers to win this match.
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TNPL 2018 runner-up Dindigul Dragon will take on Defending champion Madurai Panthers in the 5th match of the TNPL season 2019. Dindigul Dragon had a great start to the fourth season of the TNPL, they have defeated Chepauk Super Gillies in the opening game of the season. In batting, skipper R Ashwin scored a blistering 37 runs in only 18 balls to take his side to a total of 115. In bowling, M Silambarasan was excellent to defend the well below par score. He picked four crucial wickets in his three overs spell. He was awarded man of the match for his impressive bowling.
On the other hand, the opponent, Madurai Panthers would be high on confidence following their comprehensive victory versus Tuti Patriots by 9 wickets. Skipper Arun Karthik led the team from the front to take his side to a victory in the first game of the season. He was awarded man of the match for his great knock of unbeaten 65. After having an ideal start to the season, both teams would look for yet another win.
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Dindigul Dragons have a star player, R Ashwin, who is also leading the side. He got an enormous success at the international level. Also, he led the KXIP side in IPL and was also very successful in the league. His promotion in the batting helped Dindigul dragon for their first win in the season. He scored quick firepower inning of 37 runs. He would be looking to contribute in both batting and bowling in this season.
Wicket-keeper batsman Narayan Jagadeesan was in outstanding form in season three. With 396 runs at a healthy average of 66 and steady strike-rate of 130.69, the right-hander ended up as the second-highest run-scorer in the previous season. Though he just scored 17 runs in the first game, he is the biggest threat for the opponent. He would be looking to score big and get back in form. He is the key player in Dindigul batting line-up and his good form is very imperative for team success.
The middle-order batsmen, R Vivek, smashed three fifty-plus scores in the previous season with an astonishing strike-rate of 209.60. He can take the game away from the opponent with his power-hitting ability. On the bowling front, M Mohammed and Jagannathan Kaushik were impressive in the first game, both picked two wickets. Spinner R Ashwin and M Silambarasan are the quality spinner in the side.
Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin (c), NS Chaturvedi, Ramalingam Rohit, M Mohammed, R Vivek, M Silambarasan, Jagannathan Kaushik, Mohan Abhinav, Sumant Jain
Skipper A Karthik led team will be looking to put another clinical performance to get the second victory of the season. The team is relying heavily on their skipper Arun Karthik in the batting department. He was instrumental in helping his side win the 2018 tournament. In the previous season, he scored 472 runs in 10 games at a staggering average of about 79. He would be looking to carry on his form and lead the team from the front. Another opener, A Sarath Raj also played an impact inning of 33 runs in the previous game. He along with partner Arun Karthik would be eying to provide solid platform upfront.
On the bowling front, Kiran Akash and R Mithun were remarkable to restrict the opponent to just score of 124. Both picked 3 wickets in the game. Abhishek Tanwar and R Sahil also supported very well, both bowled economical spell. Abhishek Tanwar was a leading wicket-taker of the tournament in the previous season. He took 15 wickets by an average of 22.06 in TNPL 2018. Once again the onus will be on him to deliver with the ball.
Arun Karthik (c), A Sathya Raj, Nilesh Subramanian (wk), Shijit Chandran, Jagatheesan Kousik, Akash Sumra, Abhishek Tanwar, R Mithun, Kiran Akash, Lokesh Raj, Rahil Shah
Indian Cement Company Ground in Tirunelveli will host its first match of the TNPL 2019. Average score batting first is 152 at this ground. Out of 34 games of TNPL, 16 games were won by batting second, while 16 games batting first and 2 games end in Tie
The records are equally in favour of both batting and bowling first side. However as this is the first match of the fourth season at this venue, it would be wise to chase the score after winning the toss. We anticipate the team winning toss will certainly look to bowl first.
We expect to be a thrilling game as defending champion will take on the runner-up team in the last season. Madurai Panthers Skipper Arun Karthik’s superb form from the last season continues in this season as well. On the other hand, though Dindigul Dragon got the star player R Ashwin in their side, the other batsmen failed to make an impact in the first game. So, Madurai Panthers will have an edge considering their performances in the last season and the previous game. We predict Madurai Panthers will win this match.
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