Online Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - TNPL 2019 - Dindigul Dragons v Chepauk Super Gillies
The season opener of the Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019 will be played between Dindigul Dragons and Chepauk Super Gillies at the NPR College Ground in Dindigul.
Dindigul Dragons ended as the runners up last year, beaten by Madurai Panthers in the finals. They would like to cover the remaining distance this year, to win the title. In fact, the Dragons topped the points table in the group stage last year with five wins from seven matches and gained 10 points.
On the other hand, Chepauk Super Gillies were at the bottom, managing just one win from seven games. With six losses, the team had only two points and returned with the wooden spoon. After the disastrous last season, the Super Gillies have added some depth to their squad and will not be pushovers for the Dragons.
Ravichandran Ashwin will lead the Dindigul Dragons. Ashwin is coming on the back of an impressive performance for Nottinghamshire in County Championship, where he picked a match haul of 12 wickets and also top-scored for his team in the second innings with a half-century.
N Jagadeesan is the team's wicketkeeper-batsman who has been a prolific run-scorer for them and will open the batting. M Silambarasan will lead the team's bowling attack.
Vijay Shankar was slated to lead the Chepauk Super Gillies but his toe injury sustained during the World Cup will not allow him to participate at least in the first few matches of the competition.
In his absence, wicketkeeper-batsman Gopinath is expected to be the stand-in captain and will also be a major player in the team's batting line-up. Murugan Ashwin will be the strike bowler for the Super Gillies.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Dindigul Dragons- Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan (wk), NS Chaturved, Varun Totadri, Mohan Abhinav, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), R Vivek, Ramalingam Rohit, M Mohammed, M Silambarasan, Trilok Nag
Chepauk Super Gillies- S Karthik, Baskaran Rahul, Gopinath (c), Murugan Ashwin, Uthirasamy Sasidev, A Aarif, S Harish Kumar, MK Sivakumar, Samruddh Bhat, Arun Kumar, B Arun
Who will win the toss? - Dindigul Dragons
Who will win? – Dindigul Dragons
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – N Jagadeesan (Dindigul Dragons), S Karthik (Chepauk Super Gillies)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Ravichandran Ashwin (Dindigul Dragons), Murugan Ashwin (Chepauk Super Gillies)
Most Sixes – N Jagadeesan (Dindigul Dragons), S Karthik (Chepauk Super Gillies)
Man of the Match – Ravichandran Ashwin
Team Scores Batting first – Dindigul Dragons 150+, Chepauk Super Gillies 140+
Match Handicap Dindigul Dragons
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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.