TNPL 2019,iDKK vs DD Preview: iDream Karaikudi Kaalai up against heavyweights Dindigul Dragons
Tirunelveli, July 28: iDream Karaikudi Kaalai have left themselves with a lot of ground to cover after suffering two crushing defeats in their last two matches in the 4th Sankar Cement Tamil Nadu Twenty20 Premier League (TNPL). Their challenge only gets bigger as they run into leaders Dindigul Dragons at the India Cements Limited- Sankar Nagar ground, Tirunelveli on Monday.
DD, the only team to have won all their three matches so far, are looking ominous with every match. iDKK, on the other hand, lost heavily by 110 runs to VB Kanchi Veerans and then went down by 54 runs to Chepauk Super Gillies. However, they can draw inspiration from their past performances against DD. In three matches, they have won twice and both victories have come at the Sankar Nagar ground.
Match 14: Dindigul Dragons v iDream Karaikudi Kaalai
Venue: India Cements Limited-Sankar Nagar ground, Tirunelveli
When: July 29, 2019 (Monday)
Match timings: 7:15 P.M. onwards
Live on: Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 (Tamil), Vijay Super
Players to watch out: C Hari Nishanth, Rohit Ramalingam (DD); R Srinivasan, Sunil Sam
Head to Head: DD 1, iDKK 2
2018 league record: DD finalists; iDKK fourth
2019 record: DD W3, iDKK W1, L2
Dindigul Dragons: C Hari Nishaanth, Narayan Jagadeesan (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin (captain), NS Chaturved, R Vivek, Sumant Jain, Mohan Abhinav, M Mohammed, Ramalingam Rohit, M Silambarasan, Jagannathan Kaushik, Yazh Arun Mozhi, Varun M Totadri, Adithya Arun, Trilok Nag.
iDream Karaikudi Kaalai: Anirudha Srikkanth (captain), Dinesh Karthik (WK), V Aaditya, L Surya Prakash, R Srinivasan, Maan K Bafna, M Shajahan, R Rajkumar, Yo Mahesh, S Swaminathan, Sunil Sam, V Lakshman, S Mohan Prasath, S Kishan Kumar, Ashwath Mukunthan, R Kavin, RD Ashwin Kumar.
Umpires: GR Sadashiv Iyer, M Ashwin Kumar; TV umpire: R Rajesh Kannan.
Match referee:S Srinivason.