TNPL 2019, SMP vs RTW Preview: Siechem Madurai Panthers seek a turnaround in fortunes against Ruby Trichy Warriors
Natham, July 30: Siechem Madurai Panthers have to get their act right quickly to bid for a playoff spot in the 4th Sankar Cement Tamil Nadu Twenty20 Premier League (TNPL). The defending champions will have to make their move at the NPR College Ground, Natham, Dindigul on Wednesday when they take on the cellar team, Ruby Trichy Warriors.
SMP hold a slight edge over their opponents as they have one victory from three matches while RTW have lost all three.
RTW still seeking their first victory will be boosted by the return of their international star Murali Vijay. The India player almost scripted a win in their first match against iDream Karaikudi Kaalai scoring 81 runs but that game ended in a tie and the opponents scraped through in the Super Over.
Vijay’s return and SMP itching for a win, will make for an interesting battle.
Match 16:Siechem Madurai Panthers v Ruby Trichy Warriors
Venue:NPR College ground, Natham, Dindigul
When:July 31, 2019 (Wednesday)
Match timings:7:15 P.M. onwards
Live on:Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 (Tamil), Vijay Super
Head to Head: SMP 1; RTW 2
2018 league record: SMP champions; RTW sixth
2019 record:Siechem Madurai Panthers WLL; Ruby Trichy Warriors LLL
2019 top performers: KB Arun Karthick 90 runs, Kiran Akash 6 wickets (SMP); Murali Vijay 81 runs, P Saravana Kumar 6 wickets
Siechem Madurai Panthers:KB Arun Karthick, A Sarath Raj, Nilesh Subramanian (WK), P Shijit Chandran (captain), Jagatheesan Kousik, Akash Sumra, Abhishek Tanwar, Ramachandran Mithun, L Kiran Akash, Lokesh Raj, Rahil S Shah, Sabin Somatha Karnavar, MS Promoth, R Karthikeyan, Adithya Giridhar.
Ruby Trichy Warriors:Murali Vijay, Aravind S, Aditya Barooah, Maaruthi Raghav, Ganapati Chandrasekar, R Sathyanarayan, Mani Bharathy (WK), P Saravana Kumar, R Sai Kishore (captain), Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, Kannan Vignesh, M Poiyamozhi, Sanjay MS, DT Chandrasekar, Adithya Ganesh, K Mukunth.
Umpires:M Saidarshan Kumar, R Rajesh Kannan; Third umpire:M M Srinivasarangan.
Match referee:S Srinivason