TNPL 2019: Match 17, Karaikudi Kaalai vs TUTI Patriots: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

TNPL 2019: Match 17, Karaikudi Kaalai vs TUTI Patriots: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

While a win is extremely important, both these teams should also focus on their Net Run Rate.

Karaikudi Kaalai
Karaikudi Kaalai. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Two teams languishing down in the second half of the points table, Karaikudi Kaalai and TUTI Patriots will face each other in the 17th game of TNPL 2019. Out of four games thus far, both these side only won one. The Kaalais won their first encounter against the Ruby Trichy Warriors. Things boiled down to the Super Over in this encounter and they managed to just get over the line.

The Patriots, on the other hand, managed to win the shortened 13-over per side game against the Lyca Kovai Kings. At this moment, considering their recent form, there isn’t much to differentiate between both these teams. Even though one of them will win this game, their NRR isn’t good and they’ll have to work hard to enter the knockouts.

Match Details:

The 17th match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2019 will be played between Karaikudi Kaalai vs TUTI Patriots at the NPR College Ground, Dindigul.

The match starts at 7:15 PM local time (IST) (1:45 PM GMT).

This game will be live on Star Sports and live streaming is available on Hotstar.

Pitch Report

It isn’t one of those high scoring tracks at Dindigul. Batsmen have got to be more reasonable about their approach and should focus on getting their team to a decent total.

Average first innings score: 142 (4 unaffected night matches in TNPL 2019)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2


Probable Playing XIs:

Karaikudi Kaalai

V Aditya, Srikkanth Anirudh (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rajhamany Srinivasan, Maan Bafna, M Shajahan, R Rajkumar, RD Ashwin Kumar, S Mohan Prasath, Velidi Lakshman, Sunil Sam.

Bench – S Kishan Kumar, Ashwath Mukunthan, Yo Mahesh, S Swaminathan, T Ajith Kumar, R Kavin.

TUTI Patriots

Akshay Srinivasan, Sivagnanan Senthilnathan, Murugesan Kamlesh (wk), A Venkatesh, V Subramania Siva (c), S Abishiek, Vasanth Saravanan, SP Nathan, M Sathya Raj, M Ganesh Moorthi, Tamil Kumaran.

Bench: Wilkins Victor, Karthikeyan R, S Boopalan, Rahul Raj, Akash Sivan, Ashith Sanganakal, S Dinesh, Shubham Mehta, Subramanian Anand.

Team News:

Will be updated if there is any injury or if a player is unavailable.


Power Picks:

S Sam in last 5 TNPL games:

5 matches
7 wickets
23.57 average

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – S Aniruddha, R Rajkumar, S Sam

Vice-Captain Options – Akshay Srinivasan, Dinesh Karthik, M Bafna


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – M Kamlesh, Dinesh Karthik, S Aniruddha (c)

Batters – Akshay Srinivasan (vc), S Siva, M Shahjahan

All-Rounders – R Rajkumar

Bowlers – D Kumaran, M Ganesh Moorthi, B Senthil Nathan, S Sam

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Dinesh Karthik (vc), S Anirudha

Batters – Akshay Srinivasan, S Nathan, V Saravanan

All-Rounders – R Rajkumar (c), M Bafna

Bowlers – M Ganesh Moorthi, B Senthil Nathan, S Sam, S Mohan Prasath.


Expert Advice:

Dinesh Karthik is an absolute game-changer. Although he hasn’t played a great deal of cricket of late, you must have him in your Dream11 Fantasy team. You can also consider having him as the multiplier.

Probable Winners:

Karaikudi Kaalai is predicted to win this game.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.