Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - TNPL 2019 - Karaikudi Kaalai v Ruby Trichy Warriors
The second match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019 will be played between Karaikudi Kaalai and Ruby Trichy at the NPR College Ground in Dindigul.
Karaikudi Kaalai just about made it to the playoffs last year with four wins and three losses from seven matches, but lost in the Eliminator 1 to Lyca Kovai Kings which ended their last year's campaign.
Ruby Trichy Warriors could not make it to the playoffs either and ended at the sixth spot after the league stage, with four wins and three losses from seven matches, which was same as that of Karaikudi Kaalai but the team missed out due to their poor net run rate.
The team has met the same fate in all the past three seasons of the competition and has not been able to make it to the playoffs. In fact, they made a good start last year, winning both of their first two matches but faltered thereafter.
Skipper Srikkanth Anirudha was not only the highest run-getter for Karaikudi Kaalai last year but was among the top run-scorers of the season and finished with 347 runs. Dinesh Karthik is another experienced batsman who was also part of India's World Cup squad and will bring in the much-required star power to the league.
Among the bowlers R Rajkumar, who ended with 11 wickets in the last season, will lead the pack.
Bharath Shankar and Chandrashekhar Ganpathy will be the main men for the Warriors with the bat and ball respectively. The side also has the batting class of Baba Indrajith and Murali Vijay.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Karaikudi Kaalai- V Aditya, Srikkanth Anirudha (c), Rajhamany Srinivasan, Maan Bafna, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Yo Mahesh, R Rajkumar, M Shajahan, S Kishan Kumar, Velidi Lakshman, S Mohan Prasath
Ruby Trichy Warriors- Murali Vijay, Bharath Shankar, Suresh Kumar, K Mani Bharathi (wk), Baba Indrajith (c), Chandrasekar Ganapathy, R Sonu Yadav, MS Sanjay, DT Chandrasekar, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, Kannan Vignesh
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Karaikudi Kaalai
Who will win? – Karaikudi Kaalai
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Srikkanth Anirudha (Karaikudi Kaalai), Murali Vijay (Ruby Trichy Warriors)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – R Rajkumar (Karaikudi Kaalai), Chandrashekhar Ganpathy (Ruby Trichy Warriors)
Most Sixes – Dinesh Karthik (Karaikudi Kaalai), Murali Vijay (Ruby Trichy Warriors)
Man of the Match – Murali Vijay
Team Scores Batting first – Ruby Trichy Warriors 130+, Karaikudi Kaalai 140+
Match Handicap Karaikudi Kaalai
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned