Date & Time: Friday, July 26, 19:15 IST
Venue: Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli, India
Can R Alexander spin Chepauk Super Gillies to another victory?
The competition is getting tougher everyday as there are 6 teams in similar situations (played 2, won 1, lost 1) and are separated only by NRR. Chepauk Super Gillies and Karaikudi Kaalai are also in a similar phase but Chepauk Super Gillies won their previous encounter meanwhile Karaikudi Kaalai suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of VB Kanchi Veerans.
Chepauk Super Gillies might go unchanged for this game after a win in their last game. Karaikudi Kaalai had a completely off day with the bat in the last game and we will have to wait and watch as to who will get the axe.
The last game at this venue recorded the highest number of sixes (30) in a TNPL match ever and that too in a 13-overs-a-side game. Rain might again have a say around the start of the match, but the forecast is clear after 8pm as of now.
The third leading run scorer of TNPL 2018 (347 runs at 154 SR) has picked up his form from where he left off in the last season. He had one off game a couple of days ago but his 36-ball 58 made the chase difficult for Ruby Trichy Warriors and 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.
CSG’s new skipper Kaushik Gandhi is the third leading run scorer in the tournament with 903 runs. Having suffered back to back failures, he would be eager to get some runs for his new franchise and his form in 1st Division matches also suggests the same (top run scorer in Raja of Palayampatti Shield).
In TNPL 2019 Matches – 2, Wickets – 8, Average – 2.50, Economy – 2.50, Strike Rate – 6 The leading wicket taker in TNPL 2019 has been in phenomenal form for Chepauk Super Gillies so far and is coming into this game after a 5-fer.