DID vs MPS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jul 22, 2019
A few interesting results have been thrown up in the TNPL 2019 up until now. In this match, we have the two teams with a win to their name so far. The Dindigul Dragons are led by Ravi Ashwin and are the pre-tournament favorites. They are going to be taking on the Madurai Panthers, the defending champions of the TNPL, who also registered the most comprehensive victory in the group stages till now.
These are two strong sides that are going to be coming hard at each other.
Dindigul Dragons vs Madurai Panthers TNPL 2019 is going to be played at the Indian Cements Ground, Tirunelveli on the 22nd July 2019.
DID vs MPS Team Previews
The Dindigul Dragons won their first match thanks to a superb bowling effort but their batting was quite poor. Batting first, the Dindigul Dragons were able to score only 115 and on most days, that would not have been enough to get a win.
Only NS Chaturved and Ravi Ashwin were able to get past the score of 20 in the batting inning and no one apart from Ravi Ashwin was able to find the boundary consistently.
We were a bit surprised to see Ashwin walk in at number three but that proved to be a master-strike. We know that Ashwin is a good batsman in the long format of the game but he also wanted to showcase his hitting abilities in this match.
Ashwin scored 37 off just 19 deliveries and provided the momentum that no other batsman in the entire match was able to generate.
With Ashwin in good form and batsmen, like N Jagadeesan, NS Chaturved, R Vivek, and Hari Nishanth in the side also, the Dindigul Dragons are not going to be easy to bowl to.
The standout bowler for the Dindigul Dragons in the previous match was not R Ashwin. In fact, Ashwin ended up being the most expensive bowler from the Dindigul side. It was the left-arm spinner M Silambarasan who picked up four wickets and was absolutely brilliant to watch.
He was well supported by Kaushik who took early wickets and M Mohammad.
Dindigul Dragons Playing 11
Ravichandran Ashwin, Narayan Jagadeesan, NS Chaturved, C Hari Nishanth, Ramalingam Rohit, Sumant Jain, M Mohammed, R Vivek, M Silambarasan, Jagannathan Kaushik, H Trilok Nag.
A professional performance from the Madurai Panthers was enough to dispose of the TUTI Patriots without breaking a sweat. The Madurai Panthers bowled first and ended up keeping the Patriots down to 124.
A score that is pretty competitive in the TNPL where low and slow pitches can make scoring runs difficult.
Kiran Akash too three wickets while R Mithum took three during the end overs to be the chief wreckers for the Madurai Panthers.
The batting was the real star of the show, though.
An opening partnership of 95 put all doubt about the result of the match out of the window. Arun Karthik remained up beaten on 65 from just 42 balls to be the top-scorer of the match. If he can maintain his good batting form then the Madurai Panthers will be targeting another deep run in the TNPL 2019 as well.
A Sarath Raj batted well in the previous match, Nilesh Subramaniam remained not out in the end, and there are still some good batters who have not got a chance in the opening match.
Players like Jagadeesan Kousik, Shijit Chandran, and Akash Sumra are all handy with the bat.
The Madurai Panthers are going to be high on confidence after their win in the opening match but they are not going to be taking it easy against the Dindigul Dragons.
Madurai Panthers Playing 11
Arun Karthik, Sarath Raj, R Nilesh Subramanian, Shijit Chandran, Jagatheesan Kousik, Akash Surma, AB Tanwar, R Mithun, L Kiran Akash, J Jabez Moses, Rahil Shah.
DID vs MPS Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
Dindigul Dragons vs Madurai Panthers TNPL 2019 is going to be played at the Indian Cements Company Ground, Tirunelveli. The weather is expected to be a bit cloudy but no rain is forecast. We should be able to get a full, uninterrupted game.
The pitch at Tirunelveli is going to be off great interest. Traditionally the surface here has helped the spinners more than at any other venue in the TNPL. For the first match here, we think a good batting surface which is going to break up as the match progresses can be expected.
DID vs MPS Betting Tips
The Dindigul Dragons have a very strong side and we think they have the team to win this match as well. The presence of Ravi Ashwin is a huge boost in batting and bowling while his captaincy is going to make the difference in close situations.
Back the Dindigul Dragons to win.
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