TNPL 2021: TNPL Squads, Schedule, Venue, Broadcasters & All you need to know

TNPL 2021: Squads, Fixtures, Timings, Venue, Broadcasters, Live Streaming, and All you need to know

All the games will take place at the iconic MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Madurai Panthers
Madurai Panthers. (Photo Source: TNPL)

Fans must have their eyes on the calendar as the fifth edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) is set to get underway on July 19. The past seasons of the competition have seen some exciting T20 action with cricket stars from Tamil Nadu state showcasing their prowess. Notably, just like numerous cricket competitions, TNPL couldn’t take place in 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis. Hence, players would be raring to make a mark in the 2021 season.

All the games will take place at the iconic MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. However, no spectators will be allowed at the venue all thanks to the global pandemic. Nevertheless, fans can catch live action on Television and OTT platforms. TNPL 2021 will see eight teams participating over 28 days for the prestigious title.

Chepauk Super Gillies, Dindigul Dragons, LYCA Kovai Kings, Salem Spartans, iDream Tiruppur Tamizhans, Ruby Trichy Warriors, Nellai Royal Kings, and Siechem Madurai Panthers are the eight sides featuring in the competition. With TNPL following the Round-Robin format, all the teams will meet each other once in the group stage. The top four sides will advance to the playoffs while the rest would be knocked out.

Teams finishing at the top two of the points table will lock horns in Qualifier while the third and fourth-placed team will meet in the Eliminator. The winner of Qualifier one would advance to the finals, whereas the winner of Eliminator will meet the loser of Qualifier 1 in Qualifier2. This clash would determine the second finalist. Subsequently, the summit clash would take place and all eight sides would be determined to feature in that contest.

Speaking of the winners of previous seasons, Tuti Patriots (Salem Spartans) won the inaugural edition in 2015. Chepauk Super Gillies emerged victorious in the 2016 and 2019 seasons while Siechem Madurai Panthers lifted the title in 2018. Hence, the trophy is still elusive for as many as five teams and it would be interesting to see how the competition unfolds.

Notably, international stars like Ravichandran Ashwin, Washington Sundar, and T Natarajan won’t be able to feature in the competition due to national duties. Nevertheless, the tournament would still witness several talented cricketers from the state, and hence, fans can expect an exciting tussle between the bat and the ball.

Tamil Nadu Premier League 2021 Squads

Chepauk Super Gillies

B Arun, S Vijayakumar, Rajagopal Sathish, R Ram, RS Jaganath Srinivas, V Santhana Sekar, Manimaran Siddharth, S Sujay, S Harish Kumar, V Arun Kumar, H Prasidh Akash, R Sai Kishore, Narayan Jagadeesan, V Sai Prakash, M Kaushik Gandhi, R Alexander, U Sasidev, Sonu Yadav, Rahul D, Sandeep Warrier, Radhakrishnan S and R Ajith Kumar

Siechem Madurai Panthers

R Mithun, V Gowtham, PS Nirmal Kumar, NS Chaturvedi, P Praveen Kumar, B Anirudh Sita Ram, KB Arun Karthik, R Rohit, R Aushik Srinivas, J Kousik, DT Chandrasekar, V Aaditya, R Silambarasan, M Shahjahan, K Deeban Lingesh, Varun Chakravarthy, J Subramanyam, Rajkumar K, Sughendiran P, Saravanan PK, Aaditya V, Sunil Sam and L Kiran Akash

Ruby Trichy Warriors

B Rahul, Akash Sumra, ME Yazh Arun Mozhi, M Poiyamozhi, Rahil S Shah, S Santosh Shiv, W Antony Dhas, Aditya Ganesh, Nidhish S Rajagopal, R Ganesh, Sumant Jain, Muhammed Adnan Khan, P Saravana Kumar, VP Amith Sathvik, G Hemanth Kumar, K Mukunth, G Karthick Shanmugam, Mathivanan and Karthik R

Salem Spartans

B Praanesh, S Abishiek, Akshay V Srinivasan, Murugan Ashwin, S Boopalan, Daryl S Ferrario, M Ganesh Moorthi, Gopinath KH, TD Lokesh Raj, G Periyasamy, S Shubham Mehta, U Sushil, M Vijay Kumar, Vijay Shankar, Kishoor G, Aarif A, Suganesh M, Abhinav Vishnu, Rathnam AVR, R Karthikeyan and Washington Sundar

Nellai Royal Kings

H Trilok Nag, CH Jitendra Kumar, Sanjay Yadav R, V Athisayaraj Davidson, T Ajith Kumar, M Abhinav, NS Harish, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, S Sharun Kumar, Baba Indrajith, Baba Aparajith, Ashwath Mukunthan, L Suryap Prakash, S Senthil Nathan, Jitendra Kumar CH, Rohit Ram R, Sathraj A, Veeramani T, Sri Neranjan R, Vivek R, Suresh C and Arjun P Murthy

Lyca Kovai Kings

P Shijit Chandran, J Suresh Kumar, J Gowjith Subash, K Vignesh, GR Manish, R Kavin, G Aravindh, V Ganga Sridhar Raju, U Mukilesh, Abhishek Tanwar, MA Atheeq Ur Rahman, N Selva Kumaran, Ashwin Venkataraman, B Sai Sudharsan, Nishanth Kumar Alwar, Shahrukh Khan, Srinivasan E, Thangarasu Natarajan, Kiran Kasshyap, Yudheeswaran V, Anandakumar S and S Ajith Ram

Dindigul Dragons

K Vishal Vaidhya, S Arun, Advaith Sharma, R Suthesh, S Swaminathan, L Vignesh, R Srinivasan, RS Mokit Hariharan, S Lokeshwar, C Hari Nishaanth, C Ashwin, MS Sanjay, V Lakshman, K Mani Bharathy, AR Siva Murugan, Gurjapneet Singh, R Vimal Khumar, Kishan Kumar S, Vigneshwaran S, Ravichandran Ashwin, R Vivek and M Silambarasan

iDream Tiruppur Tamizhans

S Dinesh, S Manigandan, RI Raajkumar, S Mohan Prasath, S Siddharth, S Aravind, Maan K Bafna, P Francis Rokins, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, Aswin Crist A, Tushar Raheja, A Karuppusamy, C Shriram, M Mohammed, Mohammed Ashik N, Affan Khader M, Adithya Giridhar, Saathiyaannaryan L, M Rooban Raj, Mohan Prasath S, Maan K Bafna, R Rajkumar,  Natarajan ST, Ashwin Balaji S, and Dinesh Karthik

Tamil Nadu Premier League 2021 Schedule

July 19, Lyca Kovai Kings vs Salem Spartans – 7.30 PM IST

July 20, Chepauk Super Gillies vs Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans – 7.30 PM IST

July 21, Nellai Royal Kings vs Ruby Trichy Warriors – 7.30 PM IST

July 22, Dindigul Dragons vs Siechem Madurai Panthers – 7.30 PM IST

July 23, Ruby Trichy Warriors vs Lyca Kovai Kings – 7.30 PM IST

July 24, Chepauk Super Gillies vs Nellai Royal Kings – 3:30 PM IST

July 24, Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans vs Salem Spartans – 7.30 PM IST

July 25, Siechem Madurai Panthers vs Ruby Trichy Warriors – 3.30 PM IST

July 25, Lyca Kovai Kings vs Dindigul Dragons – 7.30 Pm Ist

July 26, Nellai Royal Kings vs Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans – 7.30 PM IST

July 27, Dindigul Dragons vs Ruby Trichy Warriors – 7.30 PM IST

July 28, Salem Spartans vs Chepauk Super Gillies – 3.30 PM IST

July 28, Siechem Madurai Panthers vs Lyca Kovai Kings – 7.30 PM IST

July 29, Ruby Trichy Warriors vs Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans – 7.30 PM IST

July 30, Dindigul Dragons vs Salem Spartans – 7 PM IST

July 31, Lyca Kovai Kings vs Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans – 3.30 PM IST

July 31, Siechem Madurai Panthers vs Nellai Royal Kings – 7.30 PM IST

August 01, Salem Spartans vs Ruby Trichy Warriors – 3.30 PM IST

August 01, Chepauk Super Gillies vs Dindigul Dragons – 7.30 PM IST

August 02, Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans vs Siechem Madurai Panthers – 7.30 PM IST

August 03, Nellai Royal Kings vs Dindigul Dragons – 7.30 PM IST

August 04, Siechem Madurai Panthers vs Chepauk Super Gillies – 7.30 PM IST

August 05, Salem Spartans vs Nellai Royal Kings – 7.30 PM IST

August 06, Chepauk Super Gillies vs Lyca Kovai Kings – 7.30 PM IST

August 07, Idream Tiruppur Tamizhans vs Dindigul Dragons – 3.30 PM IST

August 07, Salem Spartans vs Siechem Madurai Panthers – 7.30 PM IST

August 08, Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings 3.30 PM IST

August 08, Ruby Trichy Warriors vs Chepauk Super Gillies – 7.30 PM IST

Playoffs

August 10, Qualifier 1 – 7.30 PM IST

August 11, Eliminator – 7.30 PM IST

August 13, Qualifier 2 – 7.30 PM IST

August 15, Final- 7.30 PM IST

TNPL Broadcast Details

TV – Star Sports Network

Live Streaming – Hotstar (app and website).