IDTT vs SMS Match Preview

Tushar Raheja and S Radhakrishnan will look to give the IDream Tirrupur Tamizhans a good start here. Both have been in decent form this season and have done the bulk of the scoring for the team. All-rounder R Sai Kishore, who has been pushed up the order thanks to his hard-hitting abilities played a nice cameo in his last outing and will be looking to put up another good show here.

While the team does have some good players in the middle order, including Vijay Shankar, Balchander Anirudh, and Rajendran Vivek, they have lacked consistency. Coming to the bowling, P Bhuvaneswaran is in good form, picking up 10 wickets, and is the leading wicket-taker for the Tamizhans this season.

He will once again lead the pace attack along with G Periyaswamy and A Karuppusamy. However, more will be expected from the spinners R Sai Kishore and S Manigandan. 

Kaushik Gandhi, who led the Super Gillies to the Finals in the last season, has been the standout performer with the Spartans this time around. He is the top-scorer for his team with 133 runs, including 2 half-centuries. However, he has failed to receive support at the other end.

Openers Amit Sathvik and Mokit Hariharan have failed to give the team a good start in any of the matches. Even the middle-order batsmen, including S Abisheik, Adnan Khan, and Maan Bafna have failed to get going. The story continues with the bowling too, as except for seamers Abhishek Tanwar and Sunny Sandhu, none of the bowlers have managed to make an impact.

The spinners, M Ganesh Moorthi and R Karthikeyan have managed to pick up just 5 wickets between them. The Spartans will need to come up with a special effort if they want to win here. 

Weather Report

The weather is expected to remain humid with overcast skies and temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

This is the first match of the season that will be played in Tirunelveli, so we should have a fresh surface on offer. A score of around 150 is a par score here. While the seamers will need to be disciplined with their line and length, the spinners have enjoyed success here as the ball grips the surface.

Notable stats

Sunny Sandhu's Consistent Bowling

Sunny Sandhu has been a consistent performer with the ball in TNPL. In his last 6 outings, he has picked up 9 wickets at a strike rate of 13.33.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


IDTT vs SMS Probable 11

IDTT Playing 11

  • S Radhakrishnan
  • Tushar Raheja (Wk)
  • R Sai Kishore
  • Vijay Shankar
  • Balchander Anirudh
  • Rajendran Vivek
  • NS Chaturved (C)
  • S Ajith Ram
  • A Karuppusamy
  • G Periyaswamy
  • P Bhuvaneswaran

SMS Playing 11

  • Amit Sathvik (Wk)
  • Mokit Hariharan
  • Kaushik Gandhi
  • Maan Bafna
  • S Abishiek
  • Sunny Sandhu
  • Abhishek Tanwar (C)
  • Akash Sumra
  • Adnan Khan
  • Rajendran Karthikeyan
  • M Ganesh Moorthi
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 Tiruppur Tamizhans to win here. While they too haven’t been in the best of forms, they have done marginally better when compared to the Salem Spartans. The latter has been found lacking in all departments and will find it difficult to bounce back here. 


Top Picks

Kaushik Gandhi: Kaushik Gandhi is the highest scorer for the Spartans this season. He is averaging 33.25 and has a strike rate of 129.12.

P Bhuvaneswaran: He is second on the list of top wicket-takers of the season with 10 wickets. He has an excellent strike rate of 8.90 and an economy rate of 8.69.

R Sai Kishore: R Sai Kishore is a quality spinner and will likely be quite effective on the pitch here. He can also swing the bat to good effect. 


IDTT vs SMS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: T Raheja

Batters: K Gandhi, M Adnan-Khan, S Radhakrishnan

All-rounders: V Shankar, S Sandhu, P Bhuvaneswaran (VC)

Bowlers: A Tanwar, M Ganesh Moorthi, R Sai Kishore (C), G Periyaswamy

IDTT vs SMS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction