Both the sides have had a bad start to the tournament after having played three matches each but it is definitely Trichy Warriors who are under the pump after losing all their games so far. This would mean that the fixture against Madurai Panthers will be a virtual do or die match for them.
Squads to choose from
Madurai Panthers: Arun Karthick KB (captain), A Sarath Raj, Nilesh Subramanian (WK), P Shijit Chandran, 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, Aditya Barooah, Aravind S, Maruthi Raghav, Ganapati Chandrasekar, Mani Bharathy (WK), P Saravana Kumar, R Sai Kishore (captain), L Vignesh, K Vignesh, M Poiyamozhi, Sanjay MS, DT Chandrasekar, Adithya Ganesh, K Mukunth.
Playing XI Updates
Madurai were dealt with a harsh blow when D Rohit and Thalaivan Sargunam were ruled out because they represented Puducherry in the previous domestic season. Also, Varun Chakravarthy still seems to be injured. Only Nilesh Subramanian might come back in place of SS Karanavar.
Madurai Panthers: Arun Karthick (WK), A Sarath Raj, Shijit Chandran (C), J Kousik, Abhishek Tanwar, SS Karnavar/Nilesh Subramanian, Akash Sumra, R Mithun, Kiran Akash, Rahil Shah.
Kannan Vignesh might be replaced by DT Chandrasekhar. Star batsman Murali Vijay's availability still seems to be a question mark. If Vijay is back, then he will be back into the Dream 11 team right away.
Ruby Trichy Warriors: S Aravind, K Mukunth, Aditya Barooah, Adithya Ganesh, C Ganapathy, K Mani Bharathi (WK), Saravana Kumar, L Vignesh, Sai Kishore (C), M Poiyamozhi, Kannan Vignesh/ DT Chandrasekar.
Madurai Panthers vs Ruby Trichy Warriors, Tamil Nadu Premier League, 16th Match
31st July 2019, 7.15 PM IST
NPR College Ground, Dindigul
The pitches at Dindigul have been quite variable and one-sided. Teams have either struggled to post a good score batting first or struggled to defend any kind of total in the second inning. A look at the pitch before the game might give more indication as to how it will behave.
Fantasy Tips and Suggestions
Wicket-keepers- With Nilesh Subramanian missing out from the last game, the only possible option is K Mani Bharathi. If Subramaniam returns to the team, he can be picked without any hesitation.
Batsmen: KB Arun Karthik is one of the best batsmen in the league and he has to be picked at all costs. Madurai's new captain Shijit Chandran and Sarath Raj can also be picked for the Dream 11 side. From the Trichy Warriors' team, P Saravana Kumar and S Aravind will be good choices to beef up your batting stocks.
All-rounders: Both the all-rounder picks will be from Madurai. The experienced left-arm spinner Rahil Shah and J Kousik will be good choices.
Bowlers: In the last two games, Poiyamozhi has been a rare bright spot for the otherwise struggling Trichy Warriors. For Madurai, Kiran Akash and R Mithun have been consistently good so far and can be trusted for your team.
Captain: Arun Karthik will be a good option to be the captain of this side. Alternatives for captaincy options would be Saravana Kumar and J Kousik.
Fantasy Suggestion #1: Mani Bharathi, Arun Karthik (C), Shijit Chandran, Sarath Raj, Saravana Kumar, S Aravind, Rahil Shah, J Kousik (VC), M Poiyamozhi, Kiran Akash, R Mithun.
Fantasy Suggestion #2: Mani Bharathi, Nilesh Subramanian, Arun Karthik, Saravana Kumar (C), Aditya Barooah, J Kousik, L Vignesh, Kiran Akash, Abhishek Tanwar (VC), Poiyamozhi.Published 31 Jul 2019, 07:00 IST