Date & Time: Wednesday, July 24, 19:15 IST
Venue: NPR College Ground, Dindigul, India
Bowling in spotlight for KK and VBKV today
Both Karaikudi Kaalai and VB Kanchi Veerans’ think tank would have spent more time on their bowling plans going into this clash. Karaikudi Kaalai had conceded 52 runs in their last 4 overs which resulted in a tie against Ruby Trichy Warriors meanwhile VB Kanchi Veerans’ total of 150 was chased down in just 15.2 overs by Lyca Kovai Kings.
Karaikudi Kaalai had one unutilised all rounder in S Swaminathan in their last outing. But they might just stick to their winning combination. 4 of the VB Kanchi Veerans’ bowlers had an economy of over 10 in their last game and they might tweak their bowling line up.
Spinners are getting the purchase from the wicket as expected but the wicket is still good enough to post a high score considering the 2 playing teams today.
The third leading run scorer of TNPL 2018 (347 runs at 154 SR) has picked up his form from where left off in the last season. His 36 ball 58 made the chase difficult for Ruby Trichy Warriors but his back-to back sixes off R Sai Kishore in the super over helped his team get through the line in a tense super over clash.
This 21-year old youngster who has represented India in U19 level has kickstarted the season with a brilliant 41-ball 51 which included 3 maximums. He couldn’t quite impress in the limited opportunities he got in the last season, but this could be his year.
S Mohan Prasath
Left arm spinners seems to be the player of this season and if this trend continues, we could see the 21 year old youngster Mohan Prasath pick up a handful of wickets today. He has been a seasoned campaigner for KK picking up 18 wickets in the last couple of seasons.