Date & Time: Friday, August 02, 19:15 IST
Venue: NPR College Ground, Dindigul, India
Winner goes straight into playoffs
Both the teams are in red hot form. After a loss in their respective opening games, the VB Kanchi Veerans and the Chepauk Super Gillies have not looked back. The Gillies are coming off a crushing 9 wicket win over the Kings, while the Veerans beat the Patriots by 58 runs in their last game. A win today will take a team through to the playoffs and also strengthen their case to finish in the top 2. VB Kanchi Veerans’ opening batsmen have been a worry but other than that, they seem to be settled. Chepauk Super Gillies have found a new opening pair which is excelling. With K Gandhi moving to the middle order, they look like an all-round team.
Both teams should go in with the same eleven. No reason to change their winning combination.
The pitch which is already assisting the spinners is expected to slow down a touch more. But it should still hold good for a good contest between bat and ball. The wind will be a factor in the evening games with short boundaries as well.
He is the second highest run getter this season so far. His ability to bat through the innings and finish off games is an asset. His consistency adds to the reasons as to why he is a must have.
He is the best and most reliable batsman in the team. He is one player who has the ability to bat through and score at a good pace as well. He is 4th in the list of top run getters this season.
The old all rounder has impressed one and all with his big strikes in the death overs combined with his canny medium pace. He has scored 107 runs at a SR of 205 and picked up 7 wickets at an economy of 5.42 as well.
Be it a quick wicket in the powerplay or tight stuff at the death, he has been the go to man. He has 7 wickets at an economy of 5.73 which is commendable for someone who bowls at the death and in the powerplay. His slingy action aids to his good numbers.