Karaikudi Kaalai vs TUTI Patriots, 17th Match Prediction2019-08-02
NPR College Ground, Dindigul
?Out of their respective 4 games in the ongoing season, both Karaikudi Kaalai and Tuti Patriots won only one game and lost 3 games.
?Karaikudi Kaalai skipper Srikkanth Anirudha is in great touch, he scored 98 runs in last game against Dindigul Dragons.
?In the Tuti Patriots previous game, opponent chased down the target of 159 without losing a wicket.
CRICBETTINGBUZZ PREDICTION: Karaikudi Kaalai to win this match.
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The 17th match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019 will be played between Karaikudi Kaalai and Tuti Patriots at the NPR College Ground, Dindigul. Both the sides had a very unpleasant season so far as they managed only single win out of their earlier four games and also have very poor NRR. Virtually from here on every game is nearly knockout for both sides, because to make it to playoffs they likely to win all their upcoming games and also with a big margin.
Karaikudi Kaalai has an ideal start to the season, however, lost their subsequent 3 games. In the previous game, they had chances but they did not latch on to it and paid a heavy price. Skipper Srikkanth Anirudha struck his highest score in TNPL (98 off 59 balls, 7 fours, 7 sixes). However, the batsmen at the other failed to give him company, as the other seven batsmen could collectively muster just 55 runs amongst them.
On the other hand, The Jones Tuti Patriots also come into this game with everything to play for. In their last game, opponent hammered the bowlers all around the park, scored a total of 193 runs. While chasing the massive target, not single Tuti patriots batsmen were able to score 30+. Both teams would be itching to bounce back and get few more win under the belt.
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Karaikudi Kaalai players need to pull their socks up in the game versus TUTI Patriots. In the previous game, Karaikudi side played very ordinary cricket, as the opponent chased down the target of 159 without losing a wicket and with three overs to spare.
In batting, except the in-form batsman Srikkanth Anirudha, no batsmen have shown intent to bat in the vital game. Skipper Srikkanth Anirudha struck his highest score in TNPL (98 off 59 balls). He is also the leading scorer for the side so far this season, with 168 runs from 4 games at an average of 42. Other batsmen have failed to perform under pressure this season and that’s the biggest cause for their failure. Other batsmen need to contribute and support their skipper in batting,
The star player Dinesh Karthik also failed quickly in last game, managed to score just 17 from 15 balls. He needs to step up to take the side to a much important victory. He can pose a strong barrier for opponent bowling. Bowling unit consists of Sunil Sam, Yo Mahesh, V Lakshman, and S Prasath were below average so far this season. Also, they were not able to put a lid on the runs. Bowling unit will look to rectify their mistakes and come back strongly.
V Aditya, Srikkanth Anirudha (c), Rajhamany Srinivasan, Maan Bafna, Dinesh Karthik (wk), S Swaminathan, R Rajkumar, Velidi Lakshman, Sunil Sam, M Shajahan, S Mohan Prasath.
Tuti Patriots team generally has been the most consistent team in TNPL from the inaugural season; also they were the champion of the inaugural season. However, the side has not been able to produce comparable performances so far this season.
They bounced back solidly in their second game but again lost the momentum in the previous two games. Key batsmen Akshay Srinivasan and Subramania Siva got a good start in earlier games but failed to convert it to match winning inning. The batting duo will be desperate to get a big one here. AV Srinivasan has been the top scorer for the side so far, scored 124 runs from 4 games at an average of 31. V Subramania Siva scored 76 runs from 4 games.
Their bowling unit also was not in good form as not single bowler were able to pick wickets consistently so far this season. Furthermore, they were very expensive and also opponent batsmen didn’t struggle much batting against them. D Tamil Kumaran has been the leading wicket-taker for side, with 5 wickets from 4 games. Their key bowler V Athisayaraj Davidson went for 15+ runs per over in the last game. He needs to find his rhythm and contribute to team success.
Akshay Srinivasan, S Senthilnathan, Subramania Siva (C), Nidhish Rajagopal/ Wilkins Victor, S Abishiek/ Shubham Mehta, Murugesan Kamlesh (WK), Vasanth Saravanan, SP Nathan, Ganesh Moorthi, Tamil Kumaran, Athisayaraj Davidson.
The track in Dindigul hasn’t been a high scoring one this season. Runs have been hard to come by and the average first innings score indicates the same.
The toss shouldn’t have a huge impact on the result of the game. In the last 4 games of TNPL 2019, average score batting first is 142. In the last four games of the ongoing season, batting second – Won -2 and Lost-2. We anticipate the team winning toss will certainly look to bowl first.
Both Karaikudi Kaalai and Tuti Patriots are coming into this match short on confidence. However Karaikudi Kaalai batting unit looks strong with the likes of star player Dinesh Karthik in the side. Also, skipper Srikkanth Anirudha is in great touch and leading the team from the front. Additionally, Karaikudi Kaalai side is more balanced than the Tuti Patriots. The Karaikudi Kaalai also have more players contributing in all aspects of the game. They should be able to get over the line and get the momentum back. We predict Karaikudi Kaalai will win this match.
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