We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
The last two matches at the SNR College Cricket Ground in Coimbatore have been high-scoring. At the same time, 26 wickets have also gone down.
Probable XI for Chepauk: Kaushik Gandhi (c), N Jagadeesan (wk), S Radhakrishnan, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Rajagopal Sathish, S Harish Kumar, Sonu Yadav, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Manimaran Siddharth, R Alexander, Sandeep Warrier
Playing XI for Dindigul: K Vishal Vaidhya, Hari Nishanth (c), Mani Bharathi (wk), AG Pradeep, R Vivek, RS Mokit Hariharan, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, M Silambarasan, Karaparambil Monish, Rangaraj Suthesh, VP Diran
In only his second game of the season, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore walked away with the Player of the Match award against Kovai for scoring 48 off 33 balls with the bat and picking 2 wickets. It’s not to be forgotten that he played a vital role with the ball for Gujarat, especially during the concluding part of the Indian T20 League.
Despite Dindigul’s struggles, K Vishal Vaidhya has stood tall with the willow. Currently, he is the third-highest run-scorer in the competition (194 at 48.50). His 84* off 57 balls against Tiruppur was one of the best knocks of the tournament. In addition to being consistent, he has been maintaining a strike rate of 136.62.
After failing in the first three games, N Jagadeesan finally responded with a brilliant 75 off 51 balls against Kovai. He also inflicted two stumpings, thereby adding bonus fantasy points. He has been a part of the Chennai franchise for a while and can produce the goods going forward.
M Silambarasan has been a dark horse in the bowling department. Fantasy players have benefited by picking him in their teams. Till now, he has 6 scalps to his credit in 5 matches.
Amidst a string of low scores, Uthirasamy Sasidev has also slammed two consecutive half-centuries in this edition. His 65 off 35 balls against Trichy last week was crucial in helping Chepauk register a big win.
Barring the first game, R Alexander has picked a wicket in every other game this season, including the best figures of 3 for 20 against Madurai. On the slow wickets of Coimbatore, he will continue to play a big role.
If Dindigul are to stage a comeback, Hari Nishanth will have to continue his decent run with the bat. He has got starts in every game. His scores this season read 24, 25, 37, 60, and 25.
While both sides have four points on the board, Dindigul have played 5 matches, one more than Chepauk. Dindigul are coming into this contest after suffering defeat against Madurai. On the other hand, Chepauk have won two matches in a row and would be keen on registering a hat-trick of wins.
Time: 16 July, 7.15 PM IST