Ruby Trichy Warriors are favorites to win
Match 2 of the 2022 Tamil Nadu Premier League sees Dindigul Dragons and Ruby Trichy Warriors meet on Friday evening. Dindigul Dragons finished in third place in the league and third place overall in the 2021 tournament. Ruby Trichy Warriors finished top of the group stage but lost in the final. The match begins at The Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli at 19:15 local time.
Dindigul Dragons won four games during the group stage last year and won their Eliminator fixture in the knockout phase. They were competitive throughout the 2021 competition and we expect them to be strong in this match.
Ruby Trichy Warriors went into the 2021 final after winning four consecutive games but were beaten by Chepauk Super Gillies. They have a very strong squad this year and will be confident of getting off to a winning start.
TV channels: This match will be shown live on Star Sports 1.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Disney Hotstar.
Dindigul Dragons were one of the few teams to opt to field first more often than bat first during the 2021 tournament. Irrespective of who wins the toss we expect to see Ruby Trichy Warriors bat first in this game.
Spinners will enjoy bowling on this pitch which will have a lack of pace and bounce. Any score above 180 should be sufficient to win the game.
The game will begin with a temperature of 31 degrees and will drop to 29 by the end of the match. There is no threat of rain.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Dindigul Dragons vs Ruby Trichy Warriors, TNPL 2022.
Gurjapneet Singh is the only player from Dindigul Dragons XI in their last game from the 2021 competition who is no longer with the side and we expect Vishal Vaidhya to take his place in the team. The Dragons will be looking for more consistent batting contributions from their middle order this season.
Dindigul Dragons finished only two points behind Ruby Trichy Warriors in the group stage last year. They will just need to slightly improve their performances to improve on their results.
Vimal Khumar, Hari Nishaanth (c), K Mani Bharathi (wk), Rajhamany Srinivasan, Rajendran Vivek, RS Mokit Hariharan, S Swaminathan, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, M Silambarasan, Vishal Vaidhya, Rangaraj Suthesh
Slow left arm spinner Rahil Shah led the Warriors to the final in 2021 and he will captain the team again this season. The Warriors won two of their four opening games last year and they will be keen to get off to a winning start with a fully fit squad in this match.
Ruby Trichy Warriors played some excellent cricket last year and were in fine form ahead of the final. They should be one of the stronger sides again this year.
Santosh Shiv, Amit Sathvik, Nidhish Rajagopal, Antony Dhas, Adithya Ganesh (wk), Mohammed Adnan Khan, P Saravana Kumar, M Mathivannan, M Poiyamozhi, Rahil Shah (c), Yazh Arun Mozhi
Although Ruby Trichy Warriors finished top of the group stage last season, they were beaten by Dindigul Dragons. Mokit Hariharan was the star with the bat for the Dragons, he scored 41 not out from 26 balls with an innings which included four fours and one six. The Warriors have lost to Dindigul Dragons in four of the five matches they have contested in the TNPL
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Ruby Trichy Warriors will still be hurting from losing last year’s final and it will be very interesting to see how they perform in this game. Dindigul Dragons will feel that they were not far away from a successful season in 2021 and, with more consistent bowling and middle-order batting this year, they will be confident of reaching the final at least. Our prediction is for a close match with bowlers dominating on both sides. Overall, we are backing Ruby Trichy Warriors to win.
Ruby Trichy Warriors are favorites to beat Dindigul Dragons