The Chepauk Super Gillies & Dindigul Dragons will come into a face-off in Qualifier 2 of the TNPL 2021 on August 13 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Super Gillies had a tense outing in the first round of the TNPL 2021. On the basis of a superior run rate, they finished second on the Points table which helped them to earn two chances to qualify for the final of the TNPL 2021. However, after losing back-to-back clashes against the Ruby Trichy Warriors, they might be worried about qualifying for the final.
In Qualifier 1 on Tuesday, the Chepauk Super Gillies lost by five wickets. S Radhakrishnan’s unbeaten 54-ball 82 went in vain as the Ruby Trichy Warriors chased the target of 154 with one ball to spare. On the other hand, Dindigul Dragons are placed third on the Points table. Thus they have to win three matches in a row to qualify for the TNPL 2021 final.
After winning their first match in the Eliminator, the Dragons are heading for another must-win fixture on Friday against the Super Gillies. In the first eliminator, the Dragons were in good form as they defeated IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans by six wickets. R Vivek’s unbeaten 28-ball 57 helped them to chase down 146 with 18 balls left. However, in the league stage, the Dindigul Dragons lost to the Super Gillies by 24 runs. With both the teams eyeing a win in the crucial Qualifier 2 to get direct entry to the TNPL 2021 final, you can expect a crackling contest on cards.
Match: Chepauk Super Gillies vs Dindigul Dragons, TNPL 2021, Qualifier 2.
Date and Time: August 13, Friday, 07:30 PM IST
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
The weather will be cloudy with fewer chances of rain. The temperature will be around 31 degrees Celsius with humidity in the high-60s.
The pitch at the Chepauk is a slow & low one, however, still, the batsmen had their dominance in the TNPL 2021. Even in the last two matches of the league stage, the teams chasing found it easy to chase the targets. Thus batting second should be a choice of the team winning the toss.
Predicted Playing XIs
Chepauk Super Gillies
Playing XI: Kaushik Gandhi (c), N Jagadeesan (wk), Jaganath Sinivas, S Radhakrishnan, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Rajagopal Sathish, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Harish Kumar, Sonu Yadav, Manimaran Siddharth, Dev Rahul
Playing XI: Suresh Lokeshwar (wk), Hari Nishanth (c), Mani Bharathi, Rajhamany Srinivasan, RS Mokit Hariharan, R Vivek, M Silambarasan, S Swaminathan, Gurjapneet Singh, Rangaraj Suthesh, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh
Already being two-time Champions, the Super Gillies could have an edge over Dindigul Dragons. However Dragons are also in a good form, probably the team chasing the target could win Qualifier 2.
TV and Live Streaming Details:
TV: Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Disney+Hotstar
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