SMS vs RTW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jun 18, 2023

SMS vs RTW Match Prediction - Jun 18, 2023

Both, the Salem Spartans and Ba11sy Trichy will be searching for their first win of the season as they face off against each other at the NPR College Cricket Ground in Dindigul for match number 7 of the ongoing TNPL.

Salem Spartans vs Ba11sy Trichy head-to-head record

Both teams have played 6 matches against each other so far. Ba11sy Trichy has won 4 of those encounters, while the Salem Spartans have won just 2.

Salem Spartans vs Ba11sy Trichy Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Sony Liv App or can be watched live on the Sony Ten Sports Network. 


SMS vs RTW Team Previews

Salem Spartans

The Salem Spartans had a terrible run in the last season, where they managed to win just 1 of their 7 fixtures and finished at the bottom of the points table. They haven’t had the best of starts this season too as they lost their opening match against the Chepauk Super Gillies.

In a surprise move, the Salem Spartans sent bowling all-rounder Akash Sumra to open the batting in the last match, along with Amit Sathvik. The former seemed to be middling the ball well and we might yet again see him in the opening role.

The Spartans have roped in Kaushik Gandhi, who led the Super Gillies to the Finals in the last season, and he will play an important role in the middle order. He will be supported by the likes of S Aravind and Mokit Hariharan, as well as all-rounders Maan Bafna and S Abishiek. Adnan Khan played a brilliant cameo of 47 off just 15 deliveries in the last match but that wasn’t nearly enough to see them through.

Talking about the bowling, the seam attack will be led by Abhishek Tanwar, who was the leading wicket-taker for the last season. He will be supported by Sunny Sandhu and Sachin Rathi. The spin duties will be performed by G Ganesh Moorthi as well as all-rounders Mokit Hariharan and Akash Sumra. 


Salem Spartans Playing 11

Kaushik Gandhi, Maan Bafna, Muhammed Adnan Khan, Sachin Rathi, RS Mokit Hariharan, M Ganesh Moorthi, V P Amith Sathvik, Sunny Sandhu, Abhishek Tanwar, Rajendran Karthikeyan, Akash Sumra.

Ruby Trichy Warriors

Much like their opponents, Ba11sy Trichy too had a terrible outing last time around, finishing second-last on the table and they too will be looking to make amends here. However, things didn’t go according to the plan in the season opener as they lost to the Dindigul Dragons by 6 wickets.

Skipper Ganga Sridhar Raju was excellent with the bat in that match, playing a gritty knock of 48 runs. However, he received no support from the other end because as many as 5 of the top 7 players were dismissed for single-digit scores.

All-rounder R Rajkumar put up good resistance but it was too little too late for Trichy as they were dismissed for a modest total of 120. The team has some capable batsmen including Akshay Srinivasan, Jafar Jamal, Daryl Ferrario, and Mani Bharthi. They will need to step up here if Trichy wants to win. M Shajahan, Anthony Dhas, and Rajkumar provide depth to the batting which can be an advantage here.

T Natarajan, who had a decent outing in the recently concluded IPL, will lead the pace attack here along with Ma Silambarasan, while R Alexander and S Boopalan will take care of the spin. Again, having plenty of all-rounders gives the captain a good amount of flexibility to shuffle between the bowlers. 


Ruby Trichy Warriors Playing 11

Ganga Sridhar Raju, Jafar Jamal, P Francis Rokins, K Mani Bharathi, Akshay V Srinivasan, Daryl S Ferrario, Antony Dhas, Ravi Rajkumar, G Godson, S Boopalan, T Natarajan.

SMS vs RTW Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first here. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at the NPR Cricket Ground is well-balanced, providing equal opportunities to the batsmen as well as the bowlers. The average first-inning score here is around 160. The quicker bowlers will get some movement off the seam here. The outfield here is pretty quick, which is an advantage for the batsmen.

The weather is expected to be warm and we may see some showers interrupting the play. If the DLS method does come into play, it will be an advantage for the chasing team. 


SMS vs RTW Betting Tips

Both teams haven’t had the best of starts to the season and have struggled to perform in all departments. However, looking at the on-paper strengths and weaknesses, we feel that Ba11sy Trichy has a slight edge here. They have a pretty deep batting line-up and also have some quality bowlers on their side.

Bet on Ba11sy Trichy to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. FairPlay


    Highest Opening Partnership

    Ba11sy Trichy (1.85)


Trichy is likely to start with Ganga Sridhar Raju and Jafar Jamal here. Sridhar Raju showed excellent form in the opening match, while Jafar Jamal has some solid stats backing him. We are therefore backing Trichy to have the highest opening partnership here.

  1. 10CRIC


    Ba11sy Trichy First Over Runs

    Over 5.5 (1.80)


Ba11sy Trichy has a good opening pair playing for them. The bowling attack for the Spartans isn’t the strongest one around and with a good pitch at their disposal, we can expect Trichy to get off to a brisk start.

  1. Betway


    Highest Individual Score

    Under 62.5 (1.85)


While there are some good batsmen in both teams, we do not see any of them scoring over 62.5 runs here.

Today Match Prediction

Ruby Trichy Warriors To Win the Match

Bet Tip Here

Who will win SMS vs RTW

Salem Spartans 59.24% (93)
Ruby Trichy Warriors 40.76% (64)
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