DID vs SMS Match Preview

Baba Indrajith will be leading the team as Ravichandran Ashwin is now out of the side. Even though Dindigul succeeded in getting across the line with 3 balls remaining, it was a great performance with both bat and ball. There are no injury updates available for the game. The 27-year-old batting all-rounder Shivam Singh struck 7 fours near the top of the order in the game on Saturday. The Salem bowlers will be vying for his wicket in this game. Another crucial bowler for Dindigul is Varun Chakravarthy. He could not pick up any wickets in their last couple of games.

The spinner provided an exceptional display of spin bowling in their last match and had figures of 1 for 15 from his four overs. Another left-arm spinner M Mathivannan succeeded in dislodging Nellai Royal Kings' opening batsmen and their skipper Arun Karthik in their last game. He will be keen to have another go at the Salem batsmen. The Dindigul team will be trying to win 3 games on the trot in the TNPL for the 2023 season while entering into this contest. If they succeed in their plans, it will be their 6th win from 7 fixtures.

The Salem Spartans finished their losing streak on Saturday. It will be a huge surprise if they decide to make any changes to their outfit for a game that will be played on the same ground. Just a couple of their bowlers went wicketless in that victory against Tiruppur. The all-rounder Sunny Sandhu hit 6 fours and 2 sixes in his match-winning effort on Saturday. Sandhu can bat aggressively right through his batting effort. Another crucial bowler for Salem is the 29-year-old left-arm spinner N Selva Kumaran. He can bowl precisely in difficult circumstances which will be critical for his team.

Another significant bowler for Salem Spartans is Sachin Rathi. This young bowler went wicketless just once in his last 5 contests. In the game against Saturday, he returned with the best figures in the T20 format. Salem Spartans have lost their games against Siechem Madurai Panthers, Nellai Royal Kings, and Lyca Kovai Kings. After these defeats, they got to winning ways in their last encounter. There are some all-rounders in the Salem outfit such as S Aravind, Maan Bafna, Akash Sumra, Sunny Sandhu, Abhishek Tanwar, and Mokit Hariharan.


Weather Report

There is a possibility of passing thunderstorms during the match, especially at the start of the contest. However, we expect that we will get the entire 40 overs for the match. The relative humidity for the game is likely to be high and the temperatures during the game are likely to be close to high 20s.

Pitch Report

The venue for this game is India Cement Company Ground in Tirunelveli. Both these outfits have played a single match at this ground and have recorded wins. The average first innings total at the venue is 152 runs while we imagine a score in the region of 170 runs or more will be a match-winning score for a side batting first.

Notable stats

Although Salem Spartans won the last match against Dindigul, they do not have a good record against this opposition.

The last match between the two teams was played in July 2022. Salem Spartans won that game but they have lost the three games before that.

Varun Chakravarthy has a great strike rate in TNPL.

Varun Chakravarthy has picked up 11 wickets in his last 7 matches for Dindigul Dragons with a strike rate of 15.27.

Team News

There are no injury updates available for this match. As these two teams are heading into this match with wins in their last game, you can mostly expect unchanged sides for this match.

DID vs SMS Probable 11

DID Playing 11

  • Vimal Khumar
  • Boopathi Kumar
  • Adithya Ganesh
  • Baba Indrajith (C)
  • C Sarath Kumar
  • Suboth Bhati
  • P Saravana Kumar
  • M Mathivannan
  • Varun Chakaravarthy
  • Aushik Srinivas
  • Shivam Singh

SMS Playing 11

  • S Aravind
  • RS Mokit Hariharan
  • Kaushik Gandhi
  • R Kavin (Wk)
  • S Abishiek
  • Sunny Sandhu
  • Muhammed Adnan Khan
  • Akash Sumra
  • Abhishek Tanwar (C)
  • Sachin Rathi
  • Jaganath Srinivas
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

The Salem Spartans succeeded in delivering a solid performance in their last encounter and the Dragons management would have seen that. Dragons are in the number 2 position and it is not for nothing. Their batsmen are in good touch and the team can depend on them for consistency. The Dragons bowling has managed to bounce back and Baba Aparajith will be expecting them to carry forward the momentum into this match. But looking at the current form of these two teams, it is pretty clear that the Dragons are the favorites to win this contest. We will bet with Dindigul Dragons to win the game.

Top Picks

Shivam Singh: Shivam Singh has been in great touch with the bat having scored 262 runs from his last 6 matches with an average of 52.40 and a strike rate of 137.89.

Varun Chakravarthy: Although he did not pick any wickets in his last couple of matches, Varun Chakravarthy has collected a haul of 11 wickets in his last 7 games with a strike rate of 15.27 and an economy rate of 6.17.

Sunny Sandhu: Sunny Sandhu has scored 125 runs from 6 matches with an average of 31.25 and has also picked up 8 wickets in the period.

Abhishek Tanwar: Abhishek Tanwar has picked up 7 wickets from his last 6 matches with a strike rate of 16.28.

DID vs SMS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: B Indrajith , A Ganesh

Batters: K Gandhi, M Adnan Khan, S Singh S

All-rounders: P Saravana Kumar (VC), Mathivannan, S Sandhu (C)

Bowlers: A Tanwar, S Bhati, V Chakravarthy

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