DID vs RTW Match Preview

After a poor show in the TNPL last year, Dindigul Dragons have made some alterations to their squad. They will be hoping for a better performance from their team members this year. The top-order batting lineup for Dindigul appears to be pretty strong this year. The main batter for them is likely to be Vimal Kumar. He has done a good job in various domestic games and you can rest assured that he will try his best in this competition. The Dindigul team management had also brought in Adithya Ganesh to bolster that batting order. He did a good job in the TNPL 2022.

The bowling department for the Dindigul Dragons appears to be pretty strong. They have added some of the better bowlers to the team that did well in IPL 2023 and in domestic cricket. The lead bowler for the team this year will be Varun Chakravarthy. He has a good record in TNPL. He also succeeded in picking up 8 wickets in his last 7 games with an economy rate of just over 7 runs. Other significant bowlers for the Dindigul team are VP Diran, Ravichandran Ashwin, S Arun, and Affan Khader.

The Ba11sy Trichy team is also known as Ruby Trichy Warriors. This team is also entering this year's TNPL after a lackluster performance last year in the same competition. They have also made a few changes to their squad and you can expect a more balanced performance from the team. Their top batter is Ganga Sridhar Raju who will be at the center of the team's batting charge. He succeeded in scoring 230 runs last year in TNPL from 7 matches and with a decent strike rate. Darul Ferrarios is yet another useful batter for Trichy in TNPL 2023.

Although Ferrario managed just 144 runs from 7 matches he looked good for more. Trichy also has a good bowling attack. K Easwaran has joined the Ba11sy Trichy team and you can rest assured that he will one of the top wicket-taking bowlers this year. In the last edition of TNPL, he picked up 9 victims from 6 games. Another experienced bowler in the team is T Natarajan. He is an experienced bowler and can perform well in difficult situations. If you compare man-to-man you will find the Trichy team to be a lot stronger.

Weather Report

The weather for this game in Coimbatore will be hot and humid right through the game.

Pitch Report

The wicket on offer at the SNR College Cricket Ground will be batting-friendly for the most part. The ball might not come onto the bat nicely similar to other tracks but after the dew sets in batting might be relatively simpler. This was evident in their last season with many spinners enjoying the conditions on offer. In the middle overs, the spinners can make life miserable for the batters. The average first innings total at the SNR venue is 159 runs. The highest total scored on this venue is by Nellai Royal Kings who made 236 runs in one of their games. Any team batting first will look to have a score in the region of 170 runs on the board to feel safe. 

Notable stats

Dragons lead the head-to-head between the two sides.

In the 5 matches played between the two teams Dragons have won 3 and Trichy have won 2.

Ramadoss Alexander has a good record for Trichy in the last 3 games.

Ramadoss Alexander has picked up 4 wickets in his last 3 matches with an economy rate of 7.37 and a strike rate of 12.

Team News

Both these teams have made several changes to their composition this year. It might take a while before the teams can function as a cohesive unit. Barring that there are no injury updates available at the moment.

DID vs RTW Probable 11

DID Playing 11

  • Hari Nishaanth (C)
  • Vimal Kumar
  • Baba Indrajith
  • Adithya Ganesh (Wk)
  • C Sarath Kumar
  • S Arun
  • Shivam Singh
  • Subodh Bhati
  • VP Diran
  • Varun Chakravarthy
  • P Saravana Kumar

RTW Playing 11

  • Rahil Shah (C)
  • Ganga Sridhar Raju
  • Daryl Ferrario
  • Akshay Srinivasan
  • K Mani Bharathi (Wk)
  • M Shajahan
  • Karthik Shanmugam
  • P Francis Rokins
  • K Easwaran
  • Ramadoss Alexandar
  • T. Natarajan
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

If you look at the last 5 games played between the two sides, you will find the Dindigul Dragons winning twice while the Trichy team won 3 times. If you look at the teams from both sides, you will find that Trichy's side is more balanced and a better team as a whole. The Trichy bowling attack is suitable for the conditions we are likely to get on this track. However, there are some good bowlers in the Dindigul outfit as well such as Varun Chakravarthy that can make a difference for the Dindigul side. But all-in-all we will bet with Ba11sy Trichy to win the game.

Top Picks

Varun Chakravarthy: Varun Chakravarthy was in good touch last year. He adds value to the Dindigul bowling attack.

Vimal Kumar: One of the better performers with the bat for Dindigul Dragons last year was Vimal Kumar. You can expect him to continue the good work this year as well.

Ganga Sridhar Raju: Raju is a Trichy batter and a lot is expected of him this year. In the solitary game he has played he looked good.

Ramadoss Alexander: This is one of the top bowlers for Trichy having picked up 4 wickets from his 3 matches.

DID vs RTW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: B Indrajith

Batters: A Srinivasan, G Sridhar Raju, S Arun, S Singh S

All-rounders: R Ashwin (C), A Dhas, P Saravana Kumar

Bowlers: T Natarajan, V Chakravarthy (VC), G Kishoor

DID vs RTW Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction