Tamil Nadu T20 League 2023, Match 8: DD vs SMP Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Tamil Nadu T20 League 2023

8th Match: DD vs SMP



Dindigul Dragons will square off with Madhurai Panthers in the 8th match of the ongoing Tamil Nadu T20 League. NPR College Ground in Dindigul will host the game. 

DD have got off to a winning start in this league season and made their vision clear by snatching a 6-wicket victory against Ba11sy Trichy. They are presently sitting in the 4th place in the points table and will try to replicate a similar performance to keep on with their winning momentum. 

Ravichandran Ashwin-led Dindigul Dragons showed their outstanding bowling efforts as they restricted RTW to an average score of 120 runs in the first match. Varun Chakravarthy was the star of the show as he picked 3 wickets along with R. Ashwin, Suboth Bhati and Saravana Kumar claiming 2 wickets apiece. During the 2nd innings, DD batters performed their job well, with opener Shivam Singh hitting 46 runs. The Dragons chased down the target in just 14.5 overs with 6 wickets to spare. 

On the other hand, SMP suffered a defeat by 6 wickets in their inaugural match against the Nellai Kings. Their margin of defeat was so huge that it majorly affected their Net Run Rate and they slipped to the bottom of the league leaderboard. 

While batting first, the Panthers posted only 126 runs which was a below-par target in a T20 cricket match. Skipper Hari Nishaanth carried his team, scoring 64 runs in the process, saving the team from an extremely low score humiliation. No other batters provided good support which led to their failure. The bowling department also failed gradually to safeguard the target. The Panthers managed to pick up only 4 wickets that too including a run-out. Bala Surya, V Gowtham, and Dev Rahul picked up one wicket each but it was a little too late as the Kings claimed victory in just 13.4 overs.


Match Details

Match: DD vs. SMP, 8th Match, Tamil Nadu T20 League 2023

Date: Sunday, June 18, 2023

Time: 7:15 PM

Venue: NPR College Ground, Dindigul


Pitch Report

The pitch at the NPR Cricket Ground in Dindigul is well-balanced and hence assists both the batting and bowling sides. A total of 160 is the average first-inning score here. 


DD vs. SMP Squads

DD: Baba Indrajith (wk), S Arun, Shivam Singh, P Saravana Kumar, Boopathi Kumar, Vimal Khumar, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), M Mathivannan, Varun Chakravarty, C Sarath Kumar, Suboth Bhati, G Kishoor, Adithya Ganesh, ME Tamil Dhileepan, Hemanth Kumar, Affan Khader, Rohan Bhutra, P Vignesh, VP Diran, Advaith Sharma

SMP: S Karthik (wk), Hari Nishanth (c), Jagatheesan Kousik, Washington Sundar, Swapnil Singh, K Deeban Lingesh, Murugan Ashwin, Sudhan Kandepan, Balu Surya, Gurjapneet Singh, Dev Rahul, P Saravanan, V Gowtham, Krish Jain, S Sri Abisek, Shijit Chandran, V Aaditya, Anton A Subikshan, Ajay Krishna, M Ayush


DD vs. SMP Probable Playing XIs

DD: R Ashwin (c), Suboth Bhati, Saravana Kumar, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Singh, Vimal Khumar, Baba Indrajith, Sarath Kumar, S Arun, M Mathivannan, Adithya Ganesh

SMP:  Hari Nishaanth (c), Bala Surya, Dev Rahul, V Gowtham, Washington Sundar, Murugan Ashwin, Swapnil Singh, S Karthik, Jagatheesan Kousik, D Sudhan, Gurjapneet Singh


Match Prediction

Dindigul Dragons under the leadership of R. Ashwin will go into this game as favourites to win this match. They have strong batters and the spin duo of Ashwin and Chakravarthy will give real-time trouble to the opponent batters.


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