Rejuvenated Karaikudi Kaalai aims long jump in points tally as they clash table-topper Dindigul Dragons in first clash of double-header on Sunday (11 September) at NPR College Ground.
Fixture: Dindigul Dragons vs Karaikudi Kaalai, 23rd Match/ DDD vs KK
Time/Date: 02:30 PM IST/ 09:00 AM GMT/ 02:30 PM Local/ 11 Sep
Venue: NPR College Ground, Dindigul
Karaikudi Kaalai had disappointing start to TNPL campaign having lost first two matches but they bounced back strongly and now they are running with three-match winning streak. They look competitive and they have improved a lot as a unit. Their first win came against TUTI Patriots when they clinched a close finish by 8 runs.
Kaalai have gone through many changes in batting line-up with Anirudha Srikanth playing in the middle-order who scored 45 runs of 29 balls including three sixes. Subramanium Badrinath has been impressive and has inspired the younger members with some superb batting.
R Sonu Yadav four wickets haul in last game helped Kaalai clinched important game and stay alive in this tournament. R Rajkumar grabbed four-wickets haul against Madurai Super Giants on September 6 bundled out Giants for 97 runs. Duo gives positive vibes to the team as far as bowling department is concern however batting too looks good.
Meanwhile, Dindigul Dragons sitting at the top of table will look to consolidate their position at the top. They have lost only one game so far and that came against Chepauk Super Gillies in their last game when they were handed six runs defeat.
They need one more win to qualify for the play-offs and will bank on N Jagadeesan and Ganga Sridhar Raju, their in-form batsmen. And their bowling is one of the best as T Natarajan’s yorkers have confused batsmen.
The only area of concern is their middle-order’s failure to finish off the game as both of Dragons’ run-chases went right down to the wire.
Which TV Channel will telecast matches of TNPL 2016?
TV Channels: Star Sports
DDD vs KK Live score: Cricbuzz.com, ESPNcricinfo.com & YahooCricket.com
Where to watch Online Streaming: Starsports.com & Hotstar.com
What is the full squad of Karaikudi Kaalai & Dindigul Dragons TNPL 2016?
Dindigul Dragons Squad: S Badrinath(c), Srikkanth Anirudha, A Jerome, S Lokeshwar, M Shajahan, Santha Moorthy, R Sonu Yadav, S Sujay, S Swaminathan, K Vishal Vaidhya, Sunil Sam, M Vijay Kumar, Suresh Babu, Rajhamany Srinivasan, Shoaib Md Khan, R Rajkumar, S Mohan Prasath, Kiran Akash, Chandrasekar Ganapathy, M Abhinav
Karaikudi Kaalai Squad: Murali Vijay(c), Adhithya Giridhar, S Ajith Ram, Devendra Anchit, B Anirudh Sita Ram, B Arun, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, S Harish Kumar, Murugesan Kamlesh, M Mohammed, Ravi Kumar Rohith, Vijay Shankar, MK Sivakumar, Akshay Srinivasan, L Suryaprakash, JS Mohammad, S Tarun Srinivas, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh
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