In the 17th match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2019 edition, the Karaikudi Kaalai (KK) will be taking on the TUTI Patriots (TP) at the NPR College Ground in Dindigul on August 1, Thursday. Both the teams are coming into this game pretty low on confidence as they have conceded convincing losses in their respective previous outings. Out of four games thus far, both these side only won one.
The Kaalais won their first encounter against the Ruby Trichy Warriors. Things boiled down to the Super Over in this encounter and they managed to just get over the line.
The Patriots, on the other hand, managed to win the shortened 13-over per side game against the Lyca Kovai Kings. At this moment, considering their recent form, there isn’t much to differentiate between both these teams. Even though one of them will win this game, their NRR isn’t good and they’ll have to work hard to enter the knockouts.
Head to Head Battle
Karaikudi Kaalai likely Playing XI
Kaalais made as many as four changes to their team last time after their big defeat against Chepauk Super Gillies. They dropped wicketkeeper R Kavin and brought in Dinesh Karthik, though he could not make much impact with the bat against Dindigul Dragons. Laxmesha Suryaprakash replaced V Aditya at the opening position while bowlers Yo Mahesh and S Swaminathan were replaced by seamers RD Ashwin Kumar and Velidi Lakshman. Despite being outplayed in the last match, Karaikudi might show faith in the current eleven and go into this game unchanged.
Probable XI: Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Srikkanth Anirudha (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Maan Bafna, Rajhamany Srinivasan, M Shajahan, R Rajkumar, RD Ashwin Kumar, Sunil Sam, S Mohan Prasath, Velidi Lakshman.
TUTI Patriots likely Playing XI
The Patriots made only one change in their line-up in the previous game against VB Kanchi Veerans - they brought A Venkatesh in place of Nidish Rajagopal in the middle order. Venkatesh made a four-ball duck in that match but the team could give him another opportunity to stake his claim for a place in the side. Murugesan Kamlesh, who was promoted to the opening spot last time, is likely to open again alongside Akshay Srinivasan which means Sivagnanan Senthilnathan would be batting down the order. The Patriots will probably hand over the new balls to pacers V Athisayaraj Davidson and Tamil Kumaran.
Probable XI: Akshay Srinivasan, Murugesan Kamlesh (wk), V Subramania Siva (c), S Abishiek, A Venkatesh, Vasanth Saravanan, Sivagnanan Senthilnathan, SP Nathan, M Ganesh Moorthi, Tamil Kumaran, V Athisayaraj Davidson.
Match Timings- 7:15 pm IST and local
Broadcast Details- Star Sports 3, Star Sports 3 HD.
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