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|Akshay V Srinivasan||12||10||0||1||120.00|
|Ravisrinivasan S Kishore||1||1||0||0||100.00|
|MEY Arun Mozhi||4.0||0||45||1||11.25|
|BA Sita Ram||6||6||1||0||100.00|
|C Hari Nishanth||4||3||1||0||133.33|
|M Ganesh Moorthi||3.0||0||24||0||8.00|
|V Athisayaraj Davidson||4.0||0||47||2||11.75|
|Ravisrinivasan S Kishore||4.0||0||36||2||9.00|
It’s a top of the table clash in the TNPL as Jones Tuti Patriots get ready to take on the Dindigul Dragons. Both the teams have lost just one match in the competition and are very likely to be a part of the knockouts lineup if they continue to play in the same fashion that they have been. Dindigul Dragons enter this match with three wins on the trot while the Jones Tuti Patriots suffered somewhat of a shock loss in their last match.
It will be interesting to see which one of these teams can lay down a marker for matches going forward.
The Jones Tuti Patriots have batted first in all their three games so far. The first two went to plan as the Patriots put a large total on the score and then watched its bowlers defend with relative ease. In the third match, though, a par total could not be defended by the bowlers and exposed some potential weaknesses.
Two players, Athisayaraj Davidson and Akash Sumra, are the backbone of this Patriots bowling lineup. They have picked up the most wickets between them and are called upon by the captain when the going gets tough. If both of them have an off day, though, then things can get difficult for the Patriots.
Ganesh Moorthi, Sai Kishore, and R Sathish have been economical but they have not got the breakthroughs that are so essential in T20 cricket. For a well-rounded team, dependence on a couple of bowlers should be a little disconcerting and the Patriots will be hoping that its other bowlers can hit form as well.
The batting has been pretty impressive. KM Gandhi has hit a hundred in the competition already and has good support from S Dinesh and AV Srinivasan. Plenty of power has also been provided by R Sathish and S Anand to make this Jones Tuti Patriots batting lineup very dangerous.
Dindigul Dragons will know that they have to tame this batting lineup if they are to continue their impressive winning run.
Kaushik Gandhi, S Dinesh, Subramanian Anand, Akshay V Srinivasan, Rajagopal Sathish, Akash Sumra, Malolan Rangarajan, M Ganesh Moorthi, Ravisrinivasan S Kishore, Rajamani Jesuraj, V Athisayaraj Davidson.
A close loss in the opening match has been followed by three convincing victories for the Dindigul Dragons. Contrary to their opponents in this match, the preferred gameplan for the Dindigul Dragons seems to be to chase down totals.
They have chased down good totals in their three wins thanks to good contributions from the top order. Going up against a strong batting side is going to be tough on the bowlers but make no mistake, the Dindigul Dragons have some pretty explosive firepower of its own.
Led from the front by the skipper, N Jagadeesan with 183 runs, the Dindigul Dragons have a number of players in form. The opening pair of Jagadeesan and Hari Nishanth has been the key in laying down platforms but the contributions of those lower down the order cannot be discounted either.
N Chaturved and R Vivek have contributed when they have got the opportunity. Also impressive has been the ability of the Dindigul Dragons to hit sixes when they need it. The team has hit more sixes than any other team in the competition and that makes it very dangerous while setting up a chase.
As far as the bowling goes, their best bowler, Ravichandran Ashwin, has left for international duty and that will be a big hole to fill. Not a single one of the other bowlers has taken more than three wickets in the competition so far and the economy rates for most of the regular bowlers are troubling as well.
The Dindigul Dragons may bank on its batting to win them matches but the Jones Tuti Patriots have the ability to score a total much beyond their reach.
Narayan Jagadeesan, C Hari Nishanth, BA Sita Ram, NS Chaturved, M Abhinav, R Vivek, Ramalingam Rohit, MEY Arun Mozhi, Adithya Arun, M Silambarasan, M Mohammed.
Jones Tuti Patriots prefer to bat first while the Dindigul Dragons prefer to chase. The toss should not matter too much on this occasion.
Dindigul has been very good for the batsmen this season. The pitch has been good for batting, the outfield fast, and the small boundaries also make it easy for plenty of sixes to be hit. A sunny day with high humidity and only a 20% chance of rain has been forecast for match day.
We expect to see the slower bowlers start to have more of an impact as the tournament goes on and this could be a match where the spinners start to assert themselves a little more.
The Dindigul Dragons are coming into this match in excellent form. They seem to have settled on a formula that works for them and are backing it fully. The Jones Patriots, on the other hand, are one of the pre-tournament favorites and a well-balanced side too. They lost their last, though, and could be a little short on confidence.
We are backing the upset in this one.
Back Dindigul Dragons to win.