Tirunelveli, July 29: Tuti Patriots will be looking to draw inspiration from their hundred percent win record against VB Kanchi Veerans in the Sankar Cement Tamil Nadu Twenty20 Premier League (TNPL) when they meet them at the India Cements Ltd - Sankar Nagar Ground, Tirunelveli on Tuesday.
Unlike Veerans, the 2016 champions have blown hot and cold this season with one victory and two defeats in three matches. VBKV, on the other hand, have overcome their eight-wicket defeat in their opening match against Lyca Kovai Kings with two big victories on the trot against iDream Karaikudi Kalaai (by 110 runs) and Siechem Madurai Panthers (by seven wickets) respectively.
But Tirunelveli has been a happy hunting ground for the Patriots, where they have won two of their past three meetings against VBKV. TP's first victory against VBKV came at NPR College ground, Natham, Dindigul in 2016.
Match 15:Tuti Patriots v VB Kanchi Veerans
Venue:India Cements Limited-Sankar Nagar ground, Tirunelveli
When:July 30, 2019 (Tuesday)
Match timings:7:15 P.M. onwards
Live on:Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 (Tamil), Vijay Super
Head to Head:Tuti Patriots 3; VB Kanchi Veerans 0
2018 league record:Tuti Patriots 5th; VB Kanchi Veerans 7th
2019 record:Tuti Patriots LWL; VB Kanchi Veerans LWW
2019 top performers: Akshay Srinivasan 102 runs, Tamil Kumaran 4 wickets (TP);Sanjay Yadav 126 runs, Rajagopal Sathish 6 wickets (VBKV)
Tuti Patriots: Akshay V Srinivasan, Sivagnanan Senthil Nathan, Murugesan Kamalesh (WK), V Subramania Siva (captain), Abishiek S, S Shubham Mehta, S Vasanth Saravanan, R Karthikeyan, M Ganesh Moorthi, M Sathya Raj, S Boopalan, Tamil Kumaran, K Rahul Raj, SP Nathan, S Akash Sivan, Wilkins Victor.
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, H Trilok Nag.
Umpires: GR Sadashiv Iyer, MM Srinivasarangan. TV umpire:M Ashwin Kumar.
Match referee:S Sharath.