This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the 28th game of the TNPL between the Ruby Trichy Warriors and Chepauk Super Gillies that is scheduled to take place on the 8th of August 2021.
The leaders of the points table Chepauk Super Gillies will take on the 2nd placed Ruby Trichy Warriors in the last league game of this TNPL. Both the teams have won 4 of their 6 games and are a win away from booking their place in Qualifier 1 without having to wait for other results.
The Chepauk Super Gillies won their last game quite convincingly against the Lyca Kovai Kings by winning by a margin of 36 runs. Batting first, their top-order had a rare failure in the last game and got reduced to 44/4 after 9 overs. But the experienced Rajagopal Sathish showed his class as a batsman scoring 64 from just 32 and he got good company from Sai Kishore who made 31. Eventually, they reached 159/7 in the 20 overs. All the bowlers chipped in with wickets as the Kovai Kings could manage just 123/9.
The Ruby Trichy Warriors secured an easy win by 6 wickets in their chase of 117 runs against Salem Spartans. All their bowlers who bowled picked at least a wicket and were economical. The chase was clinical as they got to the target with 9 balls to spare.
Venue: M Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Pitch and Weather: Few games have been low-scoring, while some have been high-scoring ones as well. This Chennai surface has something for everyone involved. Batsman got runs after getting in, while the pacers have found assistance and spinners get help here most of the time. It will be another game between a total of 140-150. The weather will be partly cloudy, humid with no chances of rain and temperatures will be close to 31 during match time.
Date & Time: August 8, 7.30 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs
Despite a rare top-order failure in the CSG batting, the all-rounders R Sathish and Sai Kishore took them to a match-winning score. But they will their batters to come well before the playoffs.
Ruby Warriors had a near-perfect game against the Spartans last week and will most likely play with the same team in this must-win game.
Ruby Trichy Warriors
Amit Sathvik, Nidhish Rajagopal, Muhammed Adnan Khan, Sumant Jain/ Santhosh Shiv, Antony Dhas, Saravan Kumar, Sunil Sam, Adithya Ganesh(wk), Mathivannan, Rahil(c), M Poiyamozhi
Chepauk Super Gillies
Kaushik Gandhi(c), N Jagadeesan(wk), S Sujoy, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Rajagopal Sathish, Harish Kumar, Sonu Yadav, Maniraman Siddharth, Jagannath Sinivas, Sandeep Warrier, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore
Ruby Trichy Warriors and Chepauk Super Gillies are equally strong at this moment. So it will be hard to predict the winner of the contest and could well be a close finish to the league stages.
Batsmen: CSG’s skipper Kaushik Gandhi can also be picked in the fantasy section and he is one of the important batsmen for the team. From Ruby Trichy, the duo of Nidhish Rajagopal, Muhammed Adnan Khan can be selected in the fantasy. They have been amongst runs in this season.
Wicket-keepers: Amit Sathvik is a great find for Ruby Trichy Warriors in this tournament and has the ability to play long innings for the team. Narayan Jagadeesan is a definite pick in the fantasy XI just for the form he showed in the initial part of the tournament.
All-rounders: Rajagopal Sathish of Super Gillies scored a match-winning knock last game to the impact he creates with the ball and he is an obvious pick in the fantasy XI. Along with the left-arm spinner, Manimaran Siddharth can be selected.
Bowlers: Mathivanan from Trichy has taken 8 wickets from 6 games. He will be a great addition to the fantasy line-up and his fellow bowler P Saravana Kumar, who has also 8 wickets in the tournament can be picked. R Sai Kishore is the lone bowler from CSG who can make the XI for his all-round skills. The final spot in the fantasy can go to M Poiyamozhi, a genuine wicket-taker from RTW.
Fantasy Team: Amit Sathvik, Nidhish Rajagopal, Narayan Jagadeesan(C), Kaushik Gandhi, Muhammed Adnan Khan, M Mathivannan(VC), M Siddharth, Rajagopal Sathish, R Sai Kishore, R Harish Kumar, P Saravana Kumar
Captain: Narayan Jagadeesan
The wicket-keeper batsman is the best pick to be the captain of the team after his recent form in the tournament. He has the ability to play long innings for his team.
Vice-Captain: R Sai Kishore
The left-arm spinner Sai Kishore has been brilliant both with bat and ball since joining the Chepauk Gillies team after his stint with the Indian team in Sri Lanka.