Date & Time: Monday, July 29, 19:15 IST
Venue: India Cements Company Ground, Tirunelveli, India
Can Karaikudi Kaalai break Dindigul Dragons’ unbeaten streak?
We are already into the second half of the season where every win and loss counts for the teams heading into the business end of the tournament. That’s why this phase is so crucial for Karaikudi Kaalai, who have won just a single game out of the three that they have played so far. Another loss here will have a serious impact on their chances of making it into the Top 4. The return of Dinesh Karthik is a huge boost to the side in that regard. On the flip side, Dindigul Dragons is marching their way in the tournament with their unbeaten streak and now they seek to continue the same against Karaikudi Kaalai.
Dindigul Dragons have no reason to change their winning combination. Dinesh Karthik is likely to replace R Kavin in the side for Karaikudi Kaalai.
The surface in Tirunelveli has slowed down considerably in the past few games and it might get even slower for Monday’s clash. The forecast is quite clear for the day.
After his match-winning innings against Madurai, Jagadeesan has followed it up with another half-century against Tuti Patriots. He is in second place in the run-getters chart of the season with 157 runs from 3 games. There is every chance he will continue the purple patch as Karaikudi Kaalai have struggled to pick wickets early, so far in this season.
He is yet to come up with a match-defining spell with the ball but he compensated it with brisk knocks for the side. He is only behind Jagadessan when it comes to runs scored for the side. He is the leading all-rounder of the tournament so far with runs scored over 100 and 5 wickets picked.
His return to the side will certainly give an immense boost to the team which is low on confidence. His ability to change the game from any situation makes him a must-have player in the Dream11 cricket team for today’s match.