DID vs MPS Match Preview

Skipper Hari Nishanth played a valiant inning of 64 runs in the first match for the Madurai Panthers, albeit for a losing cause. He will be looking for better support from his opening partner, S Karthik. Madurai doesn’t have the strongest middle order in the league. Batsmen like K Deeban Lingesh, J Kousik, Swapnil Singh, and Sudhan Kandepan, while being good players, haven’t been consistent in the past.

They will need to up their game here if Madurai wants to win. A lot of responsibility will be hanging on the shoulders of Washington Sundar, who is one of the most experienced all-rounders in the league. He will be seen in the seam department along with Gurjapneet Singh and Dev Rahul.

Shivam Singh was quite impressive with the bat for the Dindigul Dragons, as he scored 46 of just 30 deliveries. He is likely to open the batting here with Vimal Khumar and Baba Indrajith will come in at number 3. The Dindigul Dragons have a pretty strong middle order, consisting of batsmen like Adithya Ganesh and S Arun, as well as all-rounders like P Saravana Kumar, C Sarath Kumar, and Subodh Bhati.

However, the Dindigul Dragon’s biggest strength lies in its bowling attack. The team has two excellent spinners in the form of Ravichandran Ashwin and Varun Chakaravarthy. The duo scalped 5 wickets between them in the last match and helped restrict the opposition to just 120 runs.

The pace attack is equally impressive, with Saravana Kumar, Suboth Bhati, and S Arun all taking wickets. 

Weather Report

There will be some rain here during the afternoon but the skies should clear up by the evening. 

Pitch Report

There will be some movement here for the quicker bowlers, especially early on in the game. However, the pitch does settle down and becomes easier to bat on as the match progresses. The spinners too will be in action here. A score of around 160 can be considered a par score here.


Notable stats

J Kousik's Economical Bowling

Kousik has been an economical bowler for the Madurai Panthers. In the last 10 matches, he has picked up 6 wickets and has an economy rate of just 6.06 runs per over.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


DID vs MPS Probable 11

DID Playing 11

  • S Karthik (Wk)
  • Hari Nishanth (C)
  • J Kousik
  • Washington Sundar
  • Swapnil Singh
  • K Deeban Lingesh
  • Murugan Ashwin
  • Balu Surya
  • Sudhan Kandepan
  • Deb Rahul
  • Gurjapneet Singh

MPS Playing 11

  • Baba Indrajith (Wk)
  • S Arun
  • Shivam Singh
  • Adithya Ganesh
  • Saravana Kumar
  • Boopathi Kumar
  • Vimal Khumar
  • Ravichandran Ashwin (C)
  • Varun Chakaravarthy
  • Suboth Bhati
  • C Sarath Kumar
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Dindigul Warriors to win here. They were clinical in their performance in the opening match, unlike the Panthers, who were completely dominated by the opposition. The Dindigul Warriors have a well-balanced side and playing in front of a home crowd will be an added advantage. 


Top Picks

C Hari Nishanth: Hari Nishanth was one of the top scorers for Dindigul last season and has started well here by scoring 64 runs in the opening match for the Madurai Panthers.

Varun Chakaravarthy: Chakaravarthy had an excellent outing in the recently concluded IPL and has carried forward his form here too, picking up 3 wickets in the first match.

Ravichandran Ashwin: Ashwin has an excellent record in T20s and can also bat well, scoring quick runs towards the end of an innings. 


DID vs MPS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: B Inderjith, A Ganesh

Batters: C Hari Nishanth, S Arun, S Singh

All-rounders: W Sundar, R Ashwin (C), P Sarvana

Bowlers: V Chakravarthy (VC), M Ashwin, S Bhati

DID vs MPS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction