This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the Final of the TNPL between the Ruby Trichy Warriors and Chepauk Super Gillies that is scheduled to take place on the 15th of August 2021.
Top two teams who finished at top-two positions in the points table and after winning their qualifier matches, all set to kick-start the final match of this TNPL 2021. Both the teams will aim to win the title and finish the tournament on a winning note.
Ruby Trichy Warriors are unbeaten in their last four matches of TNPL 2021. They played their last match against the competitor for this Final match, Chepauk Super Gillies. On the other hand, Chepauk Super Gillies lost only two of their last seven matches in this TNPL.
In the last meeting of Qualifier 1, Ruby Trichy Warriors managed to win by five wickets. While bowling first, they restricted Super Gillies to a score of 153. Saravan Kumar picked two wickets and Mathivannan assisted him by picking one wicket. In the batting department, middle-order batsman Rajagopal scored 66 runs and Adithya Ganesh also scored a match-winning half-century for their side.
On the other hand, Chepauk Super Gillies won the Qualifier 2 by 8 wickets against Dindigul Dragons. While bowling first, Sai Kishore bowled a match-winning spell of 3/14 in his four overs. R Alexander also picked two wickets by conceding just three runs. In the batting department, the skipper Kaushik Gandhi scored 53 runs and finished the comfortable chase for his team.
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Pitch and Weather: MA Chidambaram Stadium has given a neutral track so far in this tournament. While the pacers get extra bounce and pace with the new ball, batsmen also enjoyed the ball coming to the bat. The spinners will also come into the game during the second inning of the match. It will be another game between a total of 150 to 160. The weather will be clear throughout the match as the temperature will be around 30°C on Sunday.
Date & Time: August 15, 7.30 IST
Probable Playing XIs
Ruby Trichy Warriors won four back-to-back matches including Qualifier 1, so they are unlikely to make any changes in this match. Their openers failed to generate any impact in the last match so they will look to score runs. Rajagopal and Adithya Ganesh contributed in the middle order. Mathivannan and Saravan Kumar will be the key wicket-takers for the Warriors.
On the other hand, Chepauk Super Gillies will also be unchanged as they won Qualifier 2 comfortably by eight wickets. Sai Kishore and R Alexander are the key wicket-takers along with Sonu Yadav. Kaushik Gandhi and Jagadeesan will be open for the side and both batsmen are running in good form.
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 have won both the matches in the last two meetings against Chepauk Super Gillies. However, Super Gillies bowled well in the last match but Ruby Trichy Warriors will start as favorites in this final of the tournament.
Batsmen: Kaushik Gandhi has scored 182 runs in this season of TNPL and also scored 53 runs in the second qualifier against Dragons. S Radhakrishnan also can be picked as second batsmen from CSG. He scored 82 runs in 54 balls in the last meeting against the Warriors. From the Ruby Trichy Warriors, N Rajagopal is the fourth-highest run-scorer in this season with 280 runs to his name.
Wicket-Keeper: Narayan Jagadeesan is a definite pick in the fantasy XI as he scored 246 runs for CSG. Adithya Ganesh also showed great form as he scored 239 runs with an impressive average of 79.
All-Rounders: Rajagopal Sathish is the consistent performer with both bat and ball for CSG in this tournament. He scored 29 runs and picked one wicket with an economical spell in the last head to head. Anthony Dhas can be picked as the second all-rounder in this match.
Bowlers: R Sai Kishore was the man of the match in Qualifier 2 as the spinner ended with 3/14. M Siddharth has picked 10 wickets in this season of TNPL. P Saravan Kumar is the highest wicket-taker in this season with 13 wickets. Mathivannan can be picked as the fourth bowling option in this match.
Fantasy Team: Nidhish Rajagopal(VC), Narayan Jagadeesan(C), Radhakrishnan, Kaushik Gandhi, Adithya Ganesh, M Mathivannan, Rajagopal Sathish, R Sai Kishore, M Siddharth, P Saravana Kumar, Anthony Dhas
Captain – Narayan Jagadeesan
N Jagadeeshan is the best pick to captain in this match. Although he struggled to score runs in the recent match his experience and ability to score runs in crucial matches will make him the best option in this match.
Vice-Captain – Nidhish Rajagopal
Nidhish Rajagopal scored a half-century in the last match and he has also contributed with the ball in this season. He can be the best pick to be vice-captain in this final of TNPL 2021.