MPS vs RTW Match Preview

The Madurai Panthers team succeeded in posting a score of 141 runs for the loss of 7 wickets from their quota of 20 overs in their last game. At one stage during their inning, they were reduced to a score of 79 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. They lost their top 4 batsmen within the powerplay and were 18 for 4 at one point. But the batting effort for Madurai was rescued by Washington Sundar. He scored a vital 56 from 30 balls with 5 sixes and 2 fours. He was aided in his effort by Saravanan who scored 21 not out and Sri Abhishek who put together 22 runs.

The Madurai bowling attack also responded to the challenge posed by the opposition openers who scored 59 runs for the first wicket. Murugan Ashwin picked up 3 crucial wickets and Ajay Krishna provided good support from the other end picking up 4 wickets as they tore through the opposition batting line-up. These bowlers were also helped in their cause by Gurjapneet Singh and P Saravanan who picked up one wicket apiece. These bowlers kept the run flow going and helped the team win by a margin of 12 runs.

The Ba11sy Trichy team on the other hand managed to score 155 runs from their quota of 20 overs while responding to a massive target of 212 runs set for them. Jafar Jamal who scored 30 runs and Ganga Sridhar Raju who hit 20 runs played positively and took the attack to the opposition. Daryl Ferrario scored 42 runs while Anthony Das hit 26 runs and Rajkumar scored 22 runs for them. All these batsmen got in but failed to convert the good starts into big scores. They could never threaten to chase down the opposition score after their first couple of overs.

The Ba11sy bowlers were taken to the cleaners by their opposition batters. They hammered more than 200 runs from their stipulated 20 overs. Silamdarasan, Natarajan, Anthony Das, and Monish picked up one wicket apiece in the game. The Ba11sy bowling attack is struggling to do well as a unit thus far. The key players for Ba11sy Trichy are Ganga Sridhar Raju, Natarajan, and Anthony Das in this game. If they bat first the Trichy team will be looking to get close to 180 runs on the board as a smaller total can be chased down with relative ease.


Weather Report

The temperature during the game will hover between 24 and 34 degrees. There are some reports about the possibility of getting some showers during the match. If the rain does come down, we can expect the D/L equation to come into play. This can influence the result of the match.

Pitch Report

We can observe that the wicket has lost its bounce and carry after a few games have been played on it. Scoring runs on this track might not be easy. Even what is considered to be an at-par score has come down and you can expect the side that scores more than 160 runs to defend the total successfully. Any score above 160 runs will be difficult to chase on this venue.

Notable stats

The recent head-to-head between the two teams is tied.

The recent head-to-head in their last 5 matches between the two teams is tied at 2-2 with one game ending in a tie.

K Easwaran has a great strike rate for Trichy.

K Easwaran has picked up 4 wickets from 3 games with a strike rate of 11.

Team News

The Madurai outfit is on a two-game winning streak. They will not be too keen to alter their winning combination. But the Trichy team might decide to make a few changes to their side providing opportunities to the bench. However, Trichy is already out of the competition and this game is just of academic interest to them.

MPS vs RTW Probable 11

MPS Playing 11

  • V Aaditya
  • Hari Nishanth (C)
  • Jagatheesan Kousik
  • Swapnil Singh
  • S Sri Abisek
  • K Deeban Lingesh
  • Suresh Lokeshwar (Wk)
  • Washington Sundar
  • P Saravanan
  • Gurjapneet Singh
  • Murugan Ashwin

RTW Playing 11

  • Ganga Sridhar Raju (C)
  • Mani Bharathi (Wk)
  • Daryl Ferrario
  • Jafar Jamal
  • P Francis Rokins
  • R Rajkumar
  • Antony Dhas
  • Karaparambil Monish
  • R Alexander
  • R Silambarasan
  • 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

The Ba11sy Trichy team has an atrocious record in this year's TNPL. They have not looked like winning any of the games they have played. The Madurai Panthers on the other hand are making a comeback in the competition of sorts by winning their last couple of games. Their batting does look a bit dodgy at the moment but they are winning again. We will bet with SMP to win this game and improve their position in the points table.

Top Picks

Hari Nishant: Hari Nishant has been useful for Seichem Madurai Panthers scoring 114 runs from 5 games with an average of 22.80 and a strike rate of 102.70.

Ganga Sridhar Raju: Ganga Sridhar Raju has scored 159 runs from 5 matches with an average of 31.80 and a strike rate of 106.71.

Gurjapneet Singh: Gurjapneet Singh has picked up 7 wickets in his last 4 games with a strike rate of 12.57 and while bowling with an economy rate of 5.86.

Hari Nishaanth: Hari Nishaanth has scored 114 runs in his last 5 contests with an average of 22.80 and an average of 102.70.


MPS vs RTW Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: K Mani Bharathi

Batters: G Sridhar Raju, D Ferrario, C Hari Nishaanth

All-rounders: S Singh , W Sundar (C), A Dhas

Bowlers: M Ashwin, T Natarajan, R Silambarasan, G Singh (VC)

MPS vs RTW Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction