TNPL 2021, Match 23: SS vs NRK Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update

It's a must-win game for both sides to stay in the hunt.

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Daryl Sundar Ferrario of Salem Spartans. (Photo by: R. Parthibhan/Focus Sports/ TNPL)


Salem Spartans will go head-to-head against Nellai Royal Kings in the 23rd match of the TNPL 2021 on Thursday. Salem Spartans are undergoing a rough phase at the moment, having lost 3 successive matches on the trot. There has been a considerable downgrade in terms of their batting performance, which is the main cause behind their downfall in this tournament. It’s a must-win game for them to give themselves a chance of making it into the playoffs.

On the other hand, Nellai Royal Kings are back on the winning ways. They went on beat Dindigul Dragons to claim their second victory in this competition. The top 4 batters have contributed well with the bat, which provided them with a 5-wicket victory with 7 balls to spare. At present, they are at the 6th spot in the standings with 5 points.

Match Details:

Salem Spartans vs Nellai Royal Kings, Match 23

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Date & Time: 5th August at 7:30 PM IST & Local Time

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report:

Since continuous cricket has been played over the last 2 weeks, the wicket has become slower than normal and the teams are not able to convert the starts into big scores. Anything over 160 is a match-winning total on this wicket.

Probable Playing XIs for SS vs NRK:

Salem Spartans

Akshay Srinivasan, S Abhishiek, Vijay Shankar, Umashankar Sushil (wk), Daryl Ferrario (c), Ravi Karthikeyan, Murugan Ashwin, M Ganesh Moorthi, AVR Ratham, Ganeshan Periyaswamy, Lokesh Raj


Nellai Royal Kings

Baba Aparajith (c), Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Sanjay Yadav, Baba Indrajith (wk), Jitendra Kumar, Arjun Murthy, Sri Neranjan, Trilok Nag, Athisayaraj Davidson, NS Harish

Top Picks for SS vs NRK Dream11 Match:

Top Picks – Salem Spartans

Vijay Shankar still has not delivered the performances for his standards. So far in this tournament, he has scored 72 runs in 4 innings and has picked up 3 wickets with the ball.

Daryl Ferrario is the leading run-scorer for Salem Spartans in this tournament. He has scored 94 runs in 4 innings at an average of 23.5.

Top Picks Nellai Royal Kings

Baba Aparajith was the player of the match in the last game against Dindigul Dragons, where he scored 44 runs from 42 deliveries. Overall in this tournament, he has mustered 115 runs and scalped 4 wickets.

Coming at number 3, Pradosh Ranjan Paul is doing his job really well for the Kings. In 4 innings, he has scored 109 runs at an average of 27.25, with the highest score of 62.

SS vs NRK Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

PlayerStatistics (This Tournament)Dream11 Points
Vijay Shankar72 runs and 3 wickets221
Daryl Ferrario94 runs176
Baba Aparajith115 runs and 4 wickets309
Pradosh Ranjan Paul109 runs and151
Sanjay Yadav84 runs and 5 wickets309

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SS vs NRK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Baba Indrajith, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Baba Aparajith, Akshay Srinivasan, Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Daryl Ferrario (vc), Vijay Shankar, Sanjay Yadav (c), Murugan Ashwin, Trilok Nag, Ganeshan Periyaswamy

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SS vs NRK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Baba Indrajith, Baba Aparajith (c), Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Daryl Ferrario, S Abhishiek, Vijay Shankar (vc), Sanjay Yadav, Murugan Ashwin, Athisayaraj Davidson, Lokesh Raj

Today’s SS vs NRK Probable Winners:

Nellai Royal Kings are expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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.

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