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TNPL 2019, Match14- DGD Vs KK, Preview: Battered Kaalais Look To Challenge Dragons Unbeaten Streak

In the 14th match of the exciting Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2019 extravaganza, the Dindigul Dragons (DGD) will be going up against the Karaikudi Kaalai (KK) at the Indian Cement Company Ground in Tirunelveli on July 29, Monday. Both the teams are coming into this game after witnessing contrasting results unfold in their respective previous outings. The Dragons led by Ravi Ashwin are still unbeaten in the tournament and are looking like a force to reckon with.

On the contrary, the Kaalai are struggling and have lost both their previous matches. The team won their season opener also in the super over against the Ruby Trichy Warriors. Kaalai will have to up their game as soon as possible before the qualification scenarios go out of their hands.

Dinesh Karthik joining the team must have boosted their spirits. The Dragons look the favourites in this game but the result of the T20 matches are highly unpredictable and anything can happen on the day.

Head to Head Battle


Dindigul Dragons

Karaikudi Kaalai




Dindigul Dragons likely Playing XI

Unsurprisingly given their excellent form, Dindigul Dragons were unchanged last time out. Ravichandran Ashwin has been at his all-round best so far in TNPL 2019, leading from the front with 105 runs and five wickets so far. He took 2-5 in the win against TUTI Patriots, having earlier hit 52.

Narayan Jagadeesan’s excellent batting form continued against TUTI Patriots; having hit an unbeaten 87 in the win against Siechem Madurai Panthers, he then hit 53 last time out. He has also taken five catches behind the stumps so far. M Silambarasan’s excellent start to the tournament took a hit last time out, when he was expensive and wicketless, but he had previously taken four wickets in each of the first two matches.

Probable XI: C Hari Nishanth, Narayan Jagadeesan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Rajendran Vivek, NS Chaturved, Sumant Jain, M Mohammed, Ramalingam Rohit, M Silambarasan, Jagannathan Kaushik, Trilok Nag.

Karaikudi Kaalai likely Playing XI

Wicket-keeper-batsman R Kavin and all-rounder S Swaminathan came into the team after their crushing defeat to VB Kanchi Veerans, but they could not prevent another defeat last time out. Srikkanth Anirudha scored 58 in the super-over win against Ruby Trichy Warriors and showed his capabilities with his two match-winning sixes in the super over. Karaikudi Kaalai will be desperate for him to get back to that form.

R Rajkumar has hit 48 runs and taken three wickets so far – he is capable of more than that, however having been one of their leading wicket takers last season. Sunil Sam has taken two wickets in each of the three matches so far, with his figures of 2-25 in the last match his best so far. Dinesh Karthik has joined the team but there is still no information on his availability.

Probable XI: V Aditya, Srikkanth Anirudha (c, wk), Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Rajhamany Srinivasan, Maan Bafna, S Swaminathan, R Rajkumar, Vijaykumar Yo Mahesh, Sunil Sam, Velidi Lakshman, S Mohan Prasath.

Match Timings- 7:15 pm IST and local

Broadcast Details- Star Sports 3, Star Sports 3 HD.



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