MPS vs IDTT Match Preview

A win here will take the Panthers to the playoffs but a loss will eliminate them. There is everything on the line of them in this match.

Washington Sundar and Suresh Lokeshwar will be looking to give Madurai a solid start here. Sundar has done a decent job with the bat, scoring 119 runs in 6 innings. Skipper Hari Nishaanth has led his team from the front and is the leading run-scorer for his team.

He, along with Jagatheesan Kousik, will be the key batsman for the Madurai Panthers in the middle order as others like Deeban Lingesh and Sri Abisek haven’t been very consistent. Gurjapneet Singh and Ajay Krishna will be leading the pace attack here.

Gurjapneet has been particularly impressive, picking up 11 wickets. Madurai has plenty of variety in its spin attack too, as Murugan Ashwin, Swapnil Singh, and P Saravanan are all in good form. With the bowling in good shape, the onus will be on the batsmen to perform well here. 

Tushar Raheja and S Radhakrishnan have done a good job for Tiruppur, giving them some brisk starts. Raheja is the leading run-scorer with 144 runs, while Radhakrishnan is close behind with 141. Balchander Anirudh and Vijay Shankar have batted well in patches and will lend stability to the middle order.

R Sai Kishore has been among the key players for the Tiruppur Tamizhans this season. He has put up an excellent all-round show, scoring 122 runs and also picking up 7 wickets. He will lead the spin attack along with S Gohulmoorthi and S Ajith Ram.

P Bhuvaneswaran has done a brilliant job with the new ball and is the joint-highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 13 wickets. Trilok Nag looked promising in the previous match where he picked up 2 wickets for 21 runs and can again play an important role here. 

Weather Report

There is a forecast of rain here which can lead to delays. 

Pitch Report

The track in Tirunelveli is well-balanced, providing equal opportunities to the batsmen and the bowlers. The average first-inning score here is around 165, and anything over that will be tricky to chase. The quicker bowlers will get some movement early on, while the spinners will come into play during the latter half.

Notable stats

Gurjapneet Singh’s excellent bowling

Gurjapneet Singh has been an excellent asset for the Madurai Panthers this season. He has picked up 11 wickets in 6 matches at a strike rate of 11.81 and has a miserly economy rate of 5.95 runs per over.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


MPS vs IDTT Probable 11

MPS Playing 11

  • Suresh Lokeshwar (Wk)
  • Hari Nishaanth (C)
  • Jagatheesan Kousik
  • Swapnil Singh
  • Washington Sundar
  • Sri Abisek
  • Murugan Ashwin
  • Deeban Lingesh
  • P Saravanan
  • Gurjapneet Singh
  • Ajay Krishna

IDTT Playing 11

  • S Radhakrishnan
  • Tushar Raheja (Wk)
  • R Sai Kishore
  • Vijay Shankar
  • S Gohulmoorthi
  • NS Chaturved (C)
  • Rajendran Vivek
  • S Ajith Ram
  • A Karuppusamy
  • P Bhuvaneswaran
  • Trilok Nag
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. They have a well-balanced team at their disposal and the batting looks in good shape, especially when compared to that of Madurai. The latter’s middle order hasn’t been in the best of forms and that could be an Achilles heel for them in this game. 


Top Picks

R Sai Kishore: R Sai Kishore has put up an all-round show this season. He has scored 122 runs at a strike rate of 167.12 and has also picked up 7 wickets.

P Bhuvaneswaran: Bhuvaneswaran is the joint-highest wicket-taker of the tournament. He has picked up 13 wickets at an excellent strike rate of 8.60 and his bowling average is good too, at 13.61.

C Hari Nishaanth: Hari Nishaanth is the leading run-scorer for Madurai, scoring 134 runs at a strike rate of 113.55. 


MPS vs IDTT Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: T Raheja

Batters: C Hari Nishanth, R Vivek, S Radhakrishnan

All-rounders: V Shankar, W Sundar, R Sai Kishore (C), S Singh, J Kousik, P Bhuvaneswaran (VC)

Bowlers: G Singh

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