This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the 25th game of the TNPL between the Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans and Dindigul Dragons that is scheduled to take place on the 7th of August 2021.
The Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans who won just two matches in this season of TNPL and placed at second last position will take on the Dindigul Dragons. The Dragons have lost two back-to-back matches after winning three in a row in their first four matches of the season. So it will be the 7th game for each side.
Dindigul Dragons have lost two back-to-back matches as they lost against Nellai Royal Kings by 5 wickets in their last match on Tuesday. While batting first, Rajhamany Srinivasan scored 60 runs in 48 deliveries and he was supported by R Vivek who played a cameo of 32 as they posted a total of 147 runs. In the bowling section, Dragons failed to grab wickets in middle overs however Laxminarayan and Sathish picked two wickets but couldn’t defend for their team.
Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans also lost their last match against Madurai Panthers by a huge margin of 81 runs. While bowling first, their bowlers couldn’t get breakthroughs on regular basis except for Karuppusamy who bowled (2/14) brilliantly. The batting department failed to achieve the target as the top scorer was number nine batsman Rajkumar with 42 runs.
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Pitch and Weather: The pitch of MA Chidambaram Stadium looked neutral so far as batsmen and bowlers both got assistance. There are some low-scoring games at this venue but the majority of games have witnessed a total of between 150 to 160 in this tournament. The bowlers got assistance due to overcast conditions and batsmen also scored runs after settled their eyes on the wicket. The weather will be clear throughout the match as there is no chance of rain. The temperature will be around 34°C.
Date and Time: August 7, 2021, 3.30 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs
Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans will want their main batsmen to perform in these last couple of games starting against Dindigul Dragons. Their skipper M Mohammed will aim to perform in the middle order who looked off-color in the last couple of matches. However, their playing XI will remain the same as the one which played in the previous match.
Dindigul Dragons did well so far in this tournament but skipper Hari Nishant will look to provide a good start at the top along with MS Sanjay. The bowlers did well for the Dragons in this tournament so they will look to build momentum with the same playing XI in this match.
Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans
S Dinesh, S Siddharth, Maan Bafna, Tushar Raheja (wk), P Francis Rokins, M Rooban Raj, R Rajkumar, M Mohammad (c), Alliraj Karuppusamy, Aswin Crist, S Mohan Prasath
C Hari Nishanth (C), K Mani Bharathi(wk), Rajamani Srinivasan, S Swaminathan, RS Mokit Hariharan, Rajendran Vivek, M Silambarasan, Gurjapneet Singh, Rangaraj Suthesh, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, S Arun
Both the teams have lost their previous matches but Dindigul Dragons will start as favorites to win this match and get back their winning momentum from this match against Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans. They have done well in both, batting and bowling departments in the last match.
Batsmen: C Hari Nishanth, the skipper of Dindigul Dragons is the third-highest run-scorer with 220 runs in this season of TNPL. Hariharan is providing a good finish with a strike rate of over 200 in the middle order. S Swaminathan can be picked as the third option from Dragons. Francis Rokins has scored more than 100 runs this season for Tamizhans.
Wicket-Keeper: Mani Bharathi will be the lone wicket-keeping option in this match. Bharathi has scored 162 runs in six matches for Dragons so far.
All-Rounders: M Mohammed and R Rajkumar both all-rounders have been brilliant for Tamizhans. Mohammed is the highest wicket-taker with 10 wickets. L Vignesh can be picked as the third all-rounder option in this match.
Bowlers: R Vivek and R Suthesh can be picked from Dragons. Suthesh has picked 9 wickets in six matches so far. R Vivek is taking a wicket in a game and contributing with the bat too. Aswin Crist picked five wickets in this season for Tamizhans.
Fantasy Team: C Hari Nishanth(VC), M Hariharan, S Swaminathan, Francis Rokins, Mani Bharathi, M Mohammed(c), R Rajkumar, L Vignesh, R Vivek, R Suthesh, Aswin Crist.
Captain – M Mohammed
M Mohammed is the highest wicket-taker in this tournament so far with 10 wickets in 6 matches. He will give maximum fantasy points in this match so he can be an ideal pick for the captain.
Vice-Captain – C Hari Nishanth
C Hari Nishanth is the third-highest run-scorer in this season so far with 220 runs on his name, so he will be the best pick for vice-captain in this match.