Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2021: Full squads, Fixtures & Preview: All you need to know
After the last season of the Tamil Nadu Premier League was cancelled due to the pandemic, the fifth edition of TNPL is all set to begin on July 19.
TNPL 2021 will go on till August 15, with all the matches set to be played at Chennai's M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk.
It came as a massive relief for TNCA when the Tamil Nadu Government formally approved the tournament last month. The teams are undergoing extensive testing, quarantine and strict bubble rules as they train for the competition. A BCCI Anti-corruption team will also keep an eye on the tournament.
The eight teams participating in TNPL 2021 are Salem Spartans, Chepauk Super Gillies, LYCA Kovai Kings, Madurai Panthers, Ruby Trichy Warriors, Nellai Royal Kings, Dindigul Dragons and IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans.
The last edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League was held in 2019 and saw Chepauk Super Gillies beat Dindigul Dragons by 12 runs in the final.
The first of the 32 matches to be played this season has LYCA Kovai Kings taking on Salem Spartans from 7:30 PM IST onwards on July 19. The TNPL final will be played on August 15.
A look at the squads:
Chepauk Super Gillies - B Arun, S Vijayakumar, Rajagopal Sathish, R Ram, Arvind, RS Jaganath Srinivas, V Santhana Sekar, Manimaran Siddharth, S Sujay, S Harish Kumar, V Arun Kumar, H Prasidh Akash, *R Sai Kishore, Narayan Jagadeesan, V Sai Prakash, M Kaushik Gandhi, R Alexander, U Sasidev, Sonu Yadav, Rahul D, Sandeep Warrier, Radhakrishnan S
Siechem Madurai Panthers - R Mithun, V Gowtham, PS Nirmal Kumar, NS Chaturvedi, P Praveen Kumar, B Anirudh Sita Ram, KB Arun Karthik, R Rohit, R Aushik Srinivas, J Kousik, DT Chandrasekar, V Aaditya, R Silambarasan, M Shahjahan, K Deeban Lingesh, Varun Chakravarthy, J Subramanyam, Rajkumar K, Sughendiran P, Saravanan PK, Aaditya V, Sunil Sam and L Kiran Akash.
Ruby Trichy Warriors - B Rahul, Akash Sumra, ME Yazh Arun Mozhi, S Aniruda, M Poiyamozhi, Rahil S Shah, S Santosh Shiv, W Antony Dhas, Aditya Ganesh, Nidhish S Rajagopal, R Ganesh, Sumant Jain, Muhammed Adnan Khan, P Saravana Kumar, VP Amith Sathvik, G Hemanth Kumar, K Mukunth, G Karthick Shanmugam, Mathivanan, Karthik R and Murali Vijay.
Salem Spartans - B Praanesh, S Abishiek, Akshay V Srinivasan, Murugan Ashwin, S Boopalan, Daryl S Ferrario, M Ganesh Moorthi, Gopinath KH, TD Lokesh Raj, G Periyasamy, S Shubham Mehta, U Sushil, M Vijay Kumar, Vijay Shankar, Kishoor G, Aarif A, Suganesh M, Abhinav Vishnu, Rathnam AVR, R Karthikeyan and Washington Sundar.
Nellai Royal Kings - H Trilok Nag, CH Jitendra Kumar, Sanjay Yadav R, V Athisayaraj Davidson, T Ajith Kumar, M Abhinav, NS Harish, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, S Sharun Kumar, Baba Indrajith, Baba Aparajith, Ashwath Mukunthan, L Suryap Prakash, S Senthil Nathan, Jitendra Kumar CH, Rohit Ram R, Sathraj A, Veeramani T, Sri Neranjan R, Vivek R, Suresh C and Arjun P Murthy.
Lyca Kovai Kings - P Shijit Chandran, J Suresh Kumar, J Gowjith Subash, K Vignesh, GR Manish, R Kavin, G Aravindh, V Ganga Sridhar Raju, U Mukilesh, Abhishek Tanwar, MA Atheeq Ur Rahman, N Selva Kumaran, Ashwin Venkataraman, B Sai Sudharsan, Nishanth Kumar Alwar, Shahrukh Khan, Srinivasan E, Thangarasu Natarajan, Kiran Kasshyap, Yudheeswaran V, Anandakumar S and S Ajith Ram
Dindigul Dragons - K Vishal Vaidhya, S Arun, Advaith Sharma, R Suthesh, S Swaminathan, L Vignesh, R Srinivasan, RS Mokit Hariharan, S Lokeshwar, C Hari Nishaanth, C Ashwin, MS Sanjay, V Lakshman, K Mani Bharathy, AR Siva Murugan, Gurjapneet Singh, R Vimal Khumar, Kishan Kumar S, Vigneshwaran S, Ravichandran Ashwin, R Vivek and M Silambarasan.
iDream Tiruppur Tamizhans - S Dinesh, S Manigandan, RI Raajkumar, S Mohan Prasath, S Siddharth, S Aravind, Maan K Bafna, P Francis Rokins, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, Aswin Crist A, Tushar Raheja, A Karuppusamy, C Shriram, M Mohammed, Mohammed Ashik N, Affan Khader M, Adithya Giridhar, Saathiyaannaryan L, M Rooban Raj, Mohan Prasath S, Maan K Bafna, R Rajkumar, Natarajan ST, Ashwin Balaji S, and Dinesh Karthik.
Here are the TNPL fixtures:
July 30, Friday Dindigul Dragons vs Salem Spartans - 7:30 PM IST
July 31, SaturdayLYCA Kovai Kings vs IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans - 3:30 PM IST
Madhurai Panthers vs Nellai Royal Kings - 7.30 PM IST
August 1, Sunday Salem Spartans vs Ruy Trichy Warriors - 3:30 PM IST
Chepauk Super Gillies vs Dindigul Dragons - 7:30 PM IST
August 2, Monday IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans vs Madhurai Panthers - 7:30 PM IST
August 3, Tuesday Nellai Royal Kings vs Dindigul Dragons - 7:30 PM IST
August 4, Wednesday Madhurai Panthers vs Chepauk Super Gillies - 7:30 PM IST
August 5, Thursday Salem Spartans vs Nellai Royal Kings - 7.30 PM IST
August 6, Friday Chepauk Super Gillies vs LYCA Kovai Kings - 7:30 PM IST
August 7, Saturday IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans vs Dindigul Dragons - 3:30 PM IST
Salem Spartans vs Madhurai Panthers - 7:30 PM IST
August 8, Sunday LYCA Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings - 3:30 PM IST
Ruby Trichy Warriors vs Chepauk Super Gillies - 7:30 PM IST
August 10, Tuesday Qualifier 1
August 11, Wednesday Eliminator
August 13, Friday Qualifier 2
August 15, Sunday TNPL 2021 final
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