Date & Time: Thursday, August 08, 19:15 IST
Venue: Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli, India
A chance for the Panthers to sneak into the Top 2
MAD need a win to better their chance of making it to the Top 2. They are all but into the playoffs though unless something miraculous happens. KAR went to the bottom of the table on Tuesday. All they can take out of this game is some pride and maybe find new talents for next season. Contestants Outlook The Panthers have had a couple of hiccups here and there but with time, they have looked more and more balanced. Their batting is led by the ever consistent A Karthik who has got really good support from the all-rounders and bowlers. The Kaalai on the other hand have been heavily reliant on S Anirudha. When he scores they have a total to fight with but otherwise, they fall like linchpins. They should look to finish on a high though.
MAD have no reason to chop and change as this match will determine whether they finish in the top 2 or not. KAR might rest a few players and give a chance to the guys who have been warming the bench.
It is expected to be a very good batting wicket and the batsmen will enjoy batting on it. The pacers might something out of it if they bend their backs.
He has had a terrific TNPL and he will look to finish on a high. There are no left arm spinners or express pacers to trouble him in the MAD team.
The key to MAD’s successful campaign has been in blistering nick and will look to take his side to the playoffs with a bang. The last time these two sides met, he was the MoM.
He is a utility cricketer who scores important runs and picks up important wickets. He is also a gun fielder and these make him a must have.
The all-rounder has been putting up decent performances but has not made a huge impact to win a game on his own yet. He is surely capable of that with bat and ball. Today might be the day for him.