Chepauk Super Gillies are favorites to win
Chepauk Super Gillies take on Nellai Royal Kings on Thursday afternoon in the 2022 Tamil Nadu Premier League.. The 2021 tournament was won by Chepauk Super Gillies who beat Ruby Trichy Warriors in the final in August last year. Nellai Royal Kings finished in fifth place. The match begins at The Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli at 19:15 local time.
Chepauk Super Gillies were not unbeatable last season and lost three games on their way to lifting the trophy. However, they won the big games when it mattered and they will be full of desire to begin this campaign strongly.
Nellai Royal Kings were very hard to predict across the competition last year. They crumbled in their final game which prevented them from reaching the top four but they will be confident ahead of a new campaign.
TV channels: This match will be shown live on Star Sports 1.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Disney Hotstar.
Although there were a few exceptions during the group stage, the vast majority of games saw the toss winning captain choose to field first. We expect both skippers to want to bat second in this opening match.
The highest score in the TNPL at the Indian Cement Company Ground is 206. We expect a par score to be around 170 - 175 with spin bowlers getting plenty of assistance from the surface.
Partly cloudy and hot throughout this fixture. Expect the humidity levels to increase as the game progresses.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Chepauk Super Gillies vs Nellai Royal Kings, TNPL 2022.
Chepauk Super Gillies had a sticky start last year with a no-result against IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans before losing to Nellai Royal Kings. However, it did them no harm in the long-run and we expect them to line up with the same XI who won the 2021 final.
Although Chepauk Super Gillies lost their final group stage game and the Qualifier 1 last year, they ended the campaign with successive victories and the title.
Kaushik Gandhi (c), Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), Radhakrishnan, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Rajogopal Satish, S Harish Kumar, Sonu Yadav, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Manimaran Siddharth, B Arun, Ramadoss Alexander
Baba Aparajith’s side will be looking for more consistency this season after producing some impressive results last year but not managing to qualify for the play-offs. Although Nellai have picked up some interesting new signings, we expect them to stick with the majority of the same XI that we saw in 2021.
Nellai Royal Kings were beaten by Lyca Kovai Kings in their final game last year. The result ended Nellai Royal Kings’ winning run at two games.
Baba Aparajith (c), Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Arya Yohan Memon, Sri Neranjan, Baba Indrajith (wk), Sanjay Yadav, Jitendra Kumar, NS Harish, H Trilok Nag, V Athisayaraj Davidson
Chepaul Super Gillies have beaten Nellai Royal Kings in four out of their five meetings so far. However, it was Nellai Royal Kings who won the group stage match between the sides last year.
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This opening match sees the 2021 winners against the fifth place side from last year and we expect an entertaining fixture to kick off the tournament. We predict that we will see plenty of wickets for the spin bowlers and are backing Chepauk Super Gillies to win the match.
Chepauk Super Gillies are favorites to beat Nellai Royal Kings