We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Probable XI for Nellai: Pradosh Paul, Baba Aparajith, Baba Indrajith (c & wk), Sanjay Yadav, Sri Neranjan, G Ajitesh, Jitendra Kumar, M Shajahan, NS Harish, V Athisayaraj Davidson, K Easwaran
Probable XI for Tiruppur: S Siddharth, Srikkanth Anirudha (c), S Aravind, Maan Bafna, Suresh Kumar, Tushar Raheja (wk), R Rajkumar, M Mohammed, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, Aswin Crist, S Mohan Prasath
With 212 runs at a strike rate of 194, Sanjay Yadav is the second-highest run-scorer of the series. He has scored three unbeaten fifties in four games: 87*, 55*, and 70*. In addition to his spectacular batting, he has also taken 4 wickets. He is a delight for fantasy players.
Before Sanjay hits the top gear, the experienced Baba Aparajith lays a solid foundation with his stylish batting. The opener has scored 127 runs including the highest score of 59*. He, however, has gone wicketless in all the games.
Tushar Raheja scored 42 runs and took as many as 3 catches behind the wickets in the opening game. He followed it up with a quickfire 20 against Dindigul.
M Mohammed has been effective with both and ball. He has two scores in the twenties and two wickets to his name. Sending him higher up the order may pay more dividends for Tiruppur.
NS Harish is the second-highest wicket-taker of the series. He has grabbed 6 wickets in 4 appearances, including the best figures of 3 for 30 in the last game.
Although V Athisayaraj Davidson can sometimes be expensive, he has taken at least a wicket every game – an aspect favourable for fantasy cricket. Bowling at the death scales up his chances of taking wickets.
The inclusion of S Aravind strengthened Tiruppur’s batting. His 32 in the last game kept the team in the hunt, especially amidst a quick fall of wickets in the powerplay.
Aswin Christ not only often strikes with the ball but also has a knack for packing a punch with the bat. He went wicketless in the previous game but made amends with a knock of 20 runs including a six and a four.
While Nellai have won all four games and are sitting comfortably at the top, Tiruppur have won one of two matches. Both teams boast quality players, but it is Nellai’s balanced team composition that keeps them ahead in the race.
Time: July 10, 3:15 PM IST