In match 23 of the Tamil Nadu Premier League, it is IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans vs Siechem Madurai Panthers. The match will be taking place at SCF Cricket Ground in Salem. Looking at the two teams, we can see that SMP is sitting at the second spot in the points table while ITT is at sixth winning two and losing three games.
Moreover, SMP will use their advantage to go to the top of the points table by beating ITT and bring further damage to their chances of making it to the playoffs. Players like NS Chaturved, Rithik Easwaran, R Silambarasan and P Sarvanan have been the top performing players for SMP.
ITT on the other hand will look to bag more points and stop the derailment of their team by putting up a splendid performance with both bat and ball against SMP. If we take a look at their last match outings, we can see that ITT faced defeat at the hands of Lyca Kovai Kings but with Dinesh Karthik back into the mix, things for ITT now look much better.
On the other hand, SMP handed a defeat to Salem Spartans and Dindigul Dragons in their last two games and that’s why they are flying at the second spot. It will now be a good chance for ITT to bring one more win to their side as Karthik has returned to the side.
Looking at the conditions in Salem, a score of 165 or above can be expected. The pitch will also be helpful to the bowlers while batsmen may just have to struggle a little bit with the variable bounce present on the pitch at Salem.
ITT vs SMP, Match 23 Probable Playing XI:
IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans
The return of Dinesh Karthik has made things easier for the ITT team. They are now looking a stronger side with the veteran player back. Moreover, Srikkanth Anirudha has scored the most runs against SMP. In their bowling department, M Mohammed has taken 6 wickets in the tournament so far.
Predicted Playing XL: S Aravind, Anirudha, Karthik, Tushar Raheja, Rajkumar, Subramanian Anand, M Mohammed, Maan Bafna, A Crist, L Sathiyannaarayan, Mohan Prasath
Siechem Madurai Panthers
While high flying at the second spot, SMP will have to be wary of the ITT and they will look to get past them and get to the first spot in the points table of the TNPL. The top players for this side are Arun Karthik and Raghupathy Silambarasan who have performed brilliantly with bat and ball respectively.
Predicted Playing XL: Balchander Anirudh, Arun Karthik, Vignesh Iyer, NS Chaturved, Rithik Easwaran, Jagatheesan Kousik, Sunny Sandhu, Raghupathy Silambarasan, P Saravanan, Aushik Srinivas, B Rocky
Venue: SCF Cricket Ground, Salem
Date: 20th July 2022
Time: 7:15 PM IST
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