This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the 3rd game of the TNPL between the Nellai Royal Kings and Ruby Trichy Warriors that is scheduled to take place on the 21st of July 2021.
The Nellai Royal Kings led by Tamil Nadu stalwart Baba Aprajith will take on the Rahil S Shah-led Ruby Trichy Warriors in their first match of the TNPL 2021. Both the teams are yet to win the title and will start their campaign on Wednesday at the home of Tamil Nadu Cricket, MA Chidambaram stadium.
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Pitch and Weather: The first part of the IPL 2021 was held in this same venue and the games proved to be low-scoring ones. The pitches offered assistance to the spinners and the bowlers who can slow down the pace. But the 1st game of TNPL saw run making was not that difficult. Kovai scored 168 in 18 overs until the rain came to halt the proceedings. So it should be another game where the pitch will be suitable for batsmen.
The weather is expected to be humid in the evening with a possibility of rain interruption. Temperatures will hover around 30C during game time.
Date and Time: July 21, 2021, 7.30 PM IST
Nellai Royal Kings will be heavily dependent upon the Baba brothers- Aprajith and Indrajith to deliver in this edition of the TNPL. They have been around the TN cricketing circuit for a long time and will hold a key responsibility. Along with them, L Surya Prakash, and Athisayaraj Davidson are some of the other experienced players in the squad.
Rahil S Shah will be a key player for the Trichy Warriors who are sans 2 of their stalwarts-Anirudha Srikanth and Murali Vijay who both pulled out of the TNPL. The other player who can add experience is the pacer Anthony Dhas.
Ruby Trichy Warriors
Rahil Shah (c), Adithya Ganesh (wk), Akash Sumra, Amit Sathvik (wk), Anthony Dhas, R Ganesh, Hemanth Kumar, R Karthik, G Karthik Shanmugam, Keshav Krishna, M Mathivannan, Muhammed Adnan Khan, Karunakaran Mukunth, M Poiyamozhi, Baskaran Rahul, Nidhish Rajagopal, Sunil Sam, S Santosh Shiv, P Saravana Kumar, Sumant Jain, Varun M Totadri, ME Yazh Arun Mozhi.
Nellai Royal Kings
Baba Aparajith (c), Mohan Abhinav, T Ajith Kumar, V Athisayaraj Davidson, NS Harish, Baba Indrajith, Jitendra Kumar, Aswath Mukunthan, Arjun Murthy, Pradosh Ranjan Paul (wk), Rohit Ram, Sanjay Yadav, M Sarath Kumar, A Sarathraj, S Senthil Nathan, Sharun Kumar, Sri Neranjan, Chandran Suresh, Laxmesha Suryaprakash, H Trilok Nag, T Veermani, Ragu Vivek (wk).
The Nellai Royal Kings will be odds on favorites to get a win as the Ruby Trichy Warriors are clearly lacking in the experience quotient.
Batsman: Baba Aprajith and Baba Indrajith should be obvious picks from the Nellai Royal Kings as the batsman of the fantasy team. Those talented players have the ability to score big runs at the top of the order. L Surya Prakash too has been in good form for the TN side in the domestic circuit, so he can be picked. Rahul Bhaskaran of the Trichy team can be picked as the 4th batsman.
All-rounder: Anthony Dhas has been around TN stateside for a long time and he can be part of the team. Sanjay Yadav of Nellai has the potential and has been part of the KKR, SRH IPL teams in the past. A Sumra can be picked.
Wicket-keeper: Adithya Ganesh of Trichy can be the lone wicket-keeping option of the fantasy team. He has been amongst runs in the last edition of TNPL.
Bowlers: Rahil Shah and P Saravana Kumar of Trichy can be picked as the bowlers. Both have experience of playing at this level and can take crucial wickets. Another genuine wicket-taker V Athisayaraj Davidson can be selected as the 3rd bowler.
Fantasy Team: Adithya Ganesh(WK), Baba Aprajith, Baba Indrajith, Rahul Bhaskaran, Laxmesha Surya Prakash, Anthony Dhas, Sanjay Yadav, Akash Sumra, Rahil Shah, V Athisayaraj Davidson, P Saravana Kumar
Captain: Baba Aprajith
Baba Aprajith is a prolific top-order batsman who can bat long and can fetch many points for the fantasy team. He can also bowl off-spinner and take odd wickets.
Vice-Captain: Sanjay Yadav
The all-rounder has an impressive record in domestic cricket for TN and is likely to be one of the key performers in this game as well.