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ITT vs SMP– Match 20 of TNPL 2021 – Dream11 Team, Predictions, and Tips

This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the 16th game of the TNPL between the IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans and Siechem Madurai Panthers that is scheduled to take place on the 2nd of August 2021.

The IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans who are in the 4th spot after winning 2 games out of the 5(one game washed out) they have played will take on the Siechem Madurai Panthers on Monday. This will be Madurai’s 5th game and they won just one game & lost 2.

Chaturved-led Madurai is in the 6th spot with 3 points and would want to gain more wins after their previous game was deemed no-result due to rains in Chennai on Saturday. When the rain came, the Panthers were 144/8 in the final over of the innings and will be happy that their top-order got amongst runs. Balachander Anirudh made 51 while the skipper Chaturved scored a quick 37 off 22 which took them close to the 150-run mark.

In the first game that happened on Saturday, the Tiruppur Tamizhans led by Mohammad won their match in a thrilling finish. They managed to defend 162 against the Lyca Kovai Kings and won the game by just 2 runs. The hero of the match was Tiruppur skipper who picked 4/31 with the ball which helped them restrict the Kovai team to 160. Earlier in the day, Mohammad also starred with the bat scoring 33 off 25 to capitalize on the good starts made by their top-order batsman S Dinesh(39) and Francis Rokins(38).

Match Details

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Pitch and Weather: The pitch of MA Chidambaram Stadium has been unpredictable so far in this tournament. The bowlers, surprisingly pacers got assistance from the pitch while batsmen got value for their shots once settled. It will be another similar match as the average score will be around 160. The weather of Chennai will be cloudy throughout the game and rain is expected during the 2nd half of the game.  

Date & Time: August 2, 7.30 PM IST

Probable Playing XIs

The Tiruppur team will be pleased with the performance in the last game, especially with the form of its skipper Mohammad who has been exceptional. All of their top-order batsmen have been amongst runs at one point or the other in this season, while the bowlers including the experienced Aswin Crist can still improve. They will not make any changes to the playing XI.

3 of the top-4 of Madurai got starts in their rain-affected game against the Nellai Royal Kings and would want a similar if not better batting performance in this coming match.

Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans

S Siddharth, Maan Bafna, P Francis Rokins, Tushar Raheja(WK), R Rajkumar, Rooban Raj, S Dinesh, M Mohammed(c), Aswin Crist, S Mohan Prasath, Alliraj Karuppusamy

Madurai Panthers

Arun Karthik (wk), P Praveen Kumar, Balachander Anirudh, NS Chaturved (c), Jagatheesan Kousik, R Mithun, P Sugendhran, R Silambarasan, Kiran Akash, V Gowtham, Aushik Srinivas

Match Prediction 

IDream Tiruppur has been on a roll in the last few games and is expected to win this game as well to move further in the points table. But it is expected to be a close contest as the Madurai Panthers are also a good team.

Fantasy Tips 

Batsmen: Balachaner Anirudh top-scored for the Madurai Panthers in the last game and was also in decent form throughout the TNPL. Along with him, Madurai’s N Chaturved can also feature in the fantasy XI. S Dinesh & Francis Rokins have been major scorers for Tiruppur this season and can be picked.

Wicket-Keeper: The veteran Arun Karthik from the Madurai Panthers can be the lone wicket-keeper of this dream 11.

All-Rounders: M Mohammad, the captain of Turuppur produced a brilliant all-round show last game by picking 4 wickets and scoring 33 runs. He is a certainty in the XI while the impressive Jagadeesan Kousik from Madurai can be the other all-rounder.

Bowlers: Aswin Crist and R Silambarasan from either can be relied upon as the wicket-takers, while M Bafna of Tiruppur has been handy with the abt as well in addition to his bowling. Kiran Akash is the last player who shall be picked. He has picked 6 wickets in the competition so far.

Captaincy Choice 

Fantasy Team: S Dinesh, Arun Karthik, Balachander Anirudh, Francis Rokins, N Chaturved, M Bafna, J Koushik(VC), M Mohammed(C), Kiran Akash, Aswin Crist, and R Silambarasan

Vice-Captain – M Mohammed

M Mohammed has picked nine wickets in this tournament so far, including 4 in the last game, and scored a crucial 33 with the bat as well. So he will be the best pick for captain in this match. 

ViceCaptain – Jagatheesan Kousik

Jagatheesan Kousik has been one of the best all-rounders in this tournament so far so he will be the best pick for vice-captain in this match.

Dream11 Team

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