TNPL franchises looking to tick all boxes before start of second season
TNPL franchises are set to employ ‘throw down specialists’ or ‘chuckers’ as a part of support staff.
Published - Jun 27, 2017 12:28 am | Updated - Jun 27, 2017 12:28 am
Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) another Indian domestic T20 League was initiated in August 2016 and proved to be a blockbuster for all cricket fans as they got to witness a T20 league which pretty much on the grounds of the most successful T20 tournament, Indian Premier League (IPL).
A total of eight teams participated in the first edition of TNPL where TUTI Patriots clinch the title. However, it is being noted, that only players who are registered in Tamil Nadu are allowed to showcase their talent. Having a successful season in the bag, Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) is all set to organize its second edition which is expected to touch higher echelon. It will start in a month’s time and players are looking to tick all boxes before expressing their skills on the given day.
Throw down specialist
During the second season, TNPL franchises are set to employ ‘throw down specialists’ or ‘chuckers’ as a part of support staff. A throwdown specialist has a different skill set and has the ability to unleash quality throw downs and help batsman in ironing out their mistakes.
Taking a cue for Indian cricket team, TNPL franchises are looking to employ specialist like Raghavindraa, who chuck the ball with side arms as per the player needs. He is a pivotal part of present Indian team.
Veerans and Warriors to walk on Patriots path
TUTI Patriots skipper and Indian Test opener, Abhinav Mukund suggested to employ a throw down specialist, which proved to be a blessing for his team. Following TUTI Patriots strategy, VB Thiruvallur Veerans and Ruby Trichy Warriors are planning to rope in throw down specialist for their respective teams as well.
VB Thiruvallur Veerans head coach and former Indian bowling coach, Bharat Arun said, having a throw down specialist would definitely help his side in having a quality practice.