We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
The pitch at Coimbatore has not produced a high-scoring game yet. The average first and second innings scores read 139 and 128 respectively. The pacers have done the bulk of the damage.
Probable XI for Tiruppur: S Siddharth, Subramanian Anand, P Francis Rokins, S Aravind, Maan Bafna, Tushar Raheja (wk), Alliraj Karuppusamy, M Mohammed (c), Aswin Crist, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, S Mohan Prasath
Probable XI for Salem: Jafar Jamal, Gopinath, R Kavin (wk), Daryl Ferrario, S Ganesh, Pranav Kumar, S Abishiek, Murugan Ashwin (c), M Ganesh Moorthi, G Periyaswamy, G Kishoor
Among both teams, M Mohammad has collected the most fantasy points (88.5) on My11Circle. He has scores of 29*, 27, and 10* at No.7, and three of his four wickets have come in the powerplay.
G Kishoor has taken wickets in all three stages: powerplay, middle overs, and death. It’s his wayward bowling that gets him wickets. His figures in the season read 2 for 40 and 3 for 39.
Tushar Raheja has been consistent with both bat and gloves. His 80 runs have come at a strike rate of 143. In addition, his 9 boundaries are the most for Tiruppur. There’s some fantasy points up for grabs.
Daryl Ferrario is the only batter from Salem to score a half-century thus far. In the previous game against Tiruppur in the last edition, he top-scored with 40 off 27 for his team.
Aswin Crist’s three of four wickets have come in the middle overs. Tiruppur employed only one over of Crist in the powerplay, using him as a strike bowler when the field was open.
M Ashwin has struggled greatly with the ball, managing only a mere wicket in three matches. To make matters worse, he has given away runs at 8.6 RPO. That being said, he is a veteran of 91 wickets and knows how to bounce back in tough times.
After Maan Bafna’s consistent performances, his selection percentage shot up from 55% in the opening encounter to 74% in the third game. His scores read 26, 21, and 37.
H Gopinath and R Kavin need to step up if Salem are to lay a strong foundation in the powerplay. Both have had their moments but struggled with consistency.
While Tiruppur have won one of three games, Salem are yet to open their account in as many attempts. It is the batters from both teams that have been inconsistent. With time running out to qualify for the playoffs, both teams need to up their ante.
Time: July 13, 7:15 PM IST