TNPL 2016: Team of the tournament
The inaugural edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League was a massive success and the tournament came to an end with Albert Tuti Patriots winning the tournament by beating Chepauk Super Gillies by 122 runs in the finals. The tournament exceeded the expectations as the quality of cricket was top-notch.
There were a lot of youngsters who made a mark for themselves in the tournament and were brilliantly backed by the experienced pros. As many as 6 players made it to the TN Ranji probables because of their success in TNPL.
Let us take a look at the team of the tournament.
Dindigul Dragons wicket keeper-batsman, N Jagadeesan is someone who is a familiar face when it comes to scoring runs for Grand Slam CC in the TNCA first division league. Now, the TNPL has given him an opportunity to showcase his talent to the fans around the world. Jagadeesan was brilliant with the bat in the last one month and finished the tournament as the leading run-scorer.
Jagadeesan has accumulated 397 runs from 8 innings in the tournament at an average of over 56 and a strike rate of 120.67, numbers that are extraordinary in the T20 format. Out of the eight innings he played, he managed to score 5 fifties, the most by any player in the tournament and was putting on a one-man show with the bat.
Unfortunately, he couldn't take his team to the finals in spite of scoring a fighting fifty in the first semi-finals against Albert Tuti Patriots as his team lost the match by 38 runs.