This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the 1st Qualifier of the TNPL between the Ruby Trichy Warriors and Chepauk Super Gillies that is scheduled to take place on the 10th of August 2021.
Two of the best teams of this edition of TNPL, Ruby Trichy Warriors and Chepauk Super Gillies who finished at the top of the standings will take on each other in the 1st Qualifier of this TNPL. While the RTW, by the virtue of winning 5 of its 7 games were at first, the defending champions Chepauk Super Gillies made the qualifiers after ending on 2nd with 4 wins.
This will be the 2nd meeting in 3 days for these 2 sides in this edition. It was the Rahil Shah-led Ruby Warriors who ended up winning the last league match against CSG by 7 wickets, ensuring their 1st position finish.
Batting first, the Kaushik Gandhi-led CSG had a disastrous start losing both their openers Narayan Jagadeesan and skipper himself in quick succession. But it was their no.3 batsman Radhakrishnan whose 55 ensured the Gillies reach a score of 132 despite lack of support from the other end. P Saravana Kumar of Ruby Warriors was the pick of the bowlers taking 3/24 while Anthony Dhas ended with 2/23.
Chasing 133, the Ruby Warriors despite losing Satwik early, the pair of Santhosh Shiv and eventual top-scorer Nidhish Rajagopal got their team off to a decent start. But it was the 75-run stand between Rajagopal and keeper Adithya Ganesh that took the Trichy Warriors comprehensively over the finish line. They won their game by 7 wickets.
Venue: M Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Pitch and Weather: This Chennai surface has something for everyone involved. Few games have been low-scoring, while some have been high-scoring ones as well.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 10, 7.30 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs
The defending champs Chepauk Super Gillies will be mindful of the fact their top-order, especially the openers have failed in the last games. But they will be happy that the young batsman Radhakrishnan took his opportunity by top-scoring for the team with 55 runs in the last game. He might very well be reatined for this qualifier ahead of Sujoy and we could see the same team playing.
On the other hand, Ruby Warriors will be happy with the team’s form in general in the lead up to the important Qualifier game. Ruby Warriors had a near-perfect game against the Gillies on Sunday 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, Saravana Kumar, Sunil Sam, Adithya Ganesh(wk), Mathivannan, Rahil(c), M Poiyamozhi/ Aakash Sumra
Chepauk Super Gillies
Kaushik Gandhi(c), N Jagadeesan(wk), S Sujoy, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Rajagopal Sathish, Harish Kumar, Sonu Yadav, Maniraman Siddharth, Jagannath Sinivas, Ramadoss Alexander, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore
Ruby Trichy Warriors may have beaten the Chepauk Super Gillies the last time these 2 sides met in this TNPL, but both teams are equally strong. So this will be close and exciting contest between them.
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, Nidhish Rajagopal can be selected as he has been in top form throughout the competition. Radhakrishnan of CSG had a great game last time around against the Trichy Warriors scoring 55 in a low-scoring match.
Wicket-keepers: Narayan Jagadeesan is a definite pick in the fantasy XI just for the form he showed in the initial part of the tournament. Also can be picked is the RTW’s experienced Keeper-batsman Adithya Ganesh.
All-rounders: Rajagopal Sathish of Super Gillies scored a match-winning knock 64 in one of the games for CSG and he has also created impact with the ball. So he is an obvious pick in the fantasy XI. S Harish Kumar and Anthony Dhas, the veterans from either team can be selected as the other 2 all-rounders.
Bowlers: Mathivanan from Trichy has taken 9 wickets from 7 games. He will be a great addition to the fantasy line-up and his fellow bowler P Saravana Kumar, who has taken a whopping 11 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.
Fantasy Team: Nidhish Rajagopal(C), Narayan Jagadeesan(VC), Radhakrishnan, Kaushik Gandhi, Adithya Ganesh, M Mathivannan, Rajagopal Sathish, R Sai Kishore, R Harish Kumar, P Saravana Kumar, Anthony Dhas
Captain: Nidhish Rajagopal
With 4 scores of 45 or more in the 7 innings he has played in this TNPL, Nidhish Rajagopal of RTW is one of the most consistent players in the league. So he can be made the captain.
Vice–Captain: Narayan Jagadeesan
The wicket-keeper batsman is the best pick to be the vice-captain of the team as he is capable of playing a long innings. Despite his lack of form in recent games, he is a safe bet as a vice-captain.