DD vs RTW: Last season’s playoff contenders are in for another fight early this season. Both teams are pretty consistent and in with strong chances at qualifying again. This time around, both teams have some new talent. A notable returnee though is Murali Vijay. He is turning up for the Trichy Warriors and playing competitive cricket again after a long gap.
Match: DD vs RTW(Dindigul Dragons vs Ruby Trichy Warriors)
Date: 24th June 2022
Time: 7:15 PM IST
Venue: Indian Cement Company Cricket Ground, Tirunelveli
The weather in Tirunelveli is clear for the evening. A full DD vs RTW game is expected.
The Tirunelveli track is expected to be flat and easy to bat on. Batting second will be a better option.
Hari Nishaanth(c), Vimal Khumar, Karunakaran Mukunth, Rajendran Vivek, K Mani Bharati(wk), RS Mokit Hariharan, M Karthik Saran, M Silambarasan, Rangarej Suthesh, S Kishan Kumar
Murali Vijay, Hemanth Kumar, Amit Sathvik, Anthony Dhas, Muhammed Adnan Khan, Santosh Shiv, MS Sanjay, M Mathivannan, Rahil Shah, P Saravanan Kumar, R Ganesh
Murali Vijay was once India’s premium Test opener and CSK’s premier opening batter. The last four years though have gone downhill for him. He lost his place on both the Test side and the IPL. Now, Murali Vijay is looking to make a comeback again. At 38, he looks like he is enjoying his batting again and the tournament could see Murali Vijay at his free-flowing best again.
Hari Nishaanth spent a lot of time on the bench in the IPL but is still a talent to watch. He is known for his consistency and did well domestically over the last two years. With TNPL bringing out talent each year, his style of play against a new crop of players will be one aspect to watch.
Both teams have some young talent in their line-ups. With Murali Vijay coming back though, RTW has some reputation in their line-up, and if he finds his range, RTW is in with a very strong chance of winning.
Match Prediction: RTW will win the match