இதை தமிழில் படிக்க இங்க கிளிக் செய்யவும்
Panthers won by 5 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
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Madurai Panthers have the winning momentum on their side with 4 consecutive wins in the last 4 games of TNPL 2019. However, they would want to improve on their batting from the last match against Karaikudi. Madurai lost 8 wickets chasing a target of 94 runs at Tirunelveli with Arun Karthik out for a duck. While he remains the most important factor in Madurai’s batting line up, skipper Shijit Chandran at number 4 is a reliable batsman too. Jagatheesan Kousik hasn’t fired in last couple of matches, though he had impressed with his hitting earlier against Kovai Kings scoring 43 off 23 balls. However, the middle order batsmen tend to play the big shots and up the run rate towards the end, after the top order has scored a decent amount of runs in the early overs.
Jagatheesan Kousik had success with the ball, and his all-round ability makes him crucial in team’s victory. Abhishek Tanwar is also a bowler who’s had success with the ball, though a bit expensive at times like Kousik, he is handy with the bat too. Against Chepauk, Madurai had scored 172 batting first without a fifty in the innings. Kiran Akash and Rahil Shah along with Abhishek Tanwar did a great job with the ball to defend the total successfully. The last time Madurai played Kanchi Veerans was at this venue, where Panthers put 138-9 batting first, and lost by 7 wickets. Knowing this, Madurai would be looking to get to a good total if they bat first against Kanchi Veerans in the eliminator match.
After 2 successive losses to Chepauk and Dindigul, Kanchi Veerans won their last and must win league stage game against Trichy to qualify for the eliminator. This was the second time Kanchi Veerans successfully chased a target this season and became the second team to do so. Their bowlers did well to restrict Trichy to 121-7, and later Baba Aparajith followed it up with an unbeaten 50 off 35 balls to take his side to victory. Suresh Lokeshwar too played an important innings of 40 runs opening with Vishal Vaidhya.
Lokeshwar, Baba Aparajith, Sanjay Yadav and Rajagopal Sathish are crucial batsmen for Kanchi Veerans. It is important for Kanchi to time the entry of these batsmen well to make the most out of their potential. Baba Aparajith is in good touch and one of his fifties came batting second and in a wining cause. His team would need more of his batting skills in this game as Madurai on the other hand are doing well with the ball. It is to be seen where Lokeshwar continues to open the innings or S Siddharth gets the opening slot and Lokeshwar comes in at number 4. Lokeshwar scored unbeaten 50 against Madurai chasing 139 earlier this season. Rajagopal Sathish, R Silambarasan, and K Thamarai Kannan form the bowling arsenal for Kanchi. Rajagopal Sathish is an effective all-rounder who’s had success with both bat and ball. While R Silambarasan had picked a fifer the last time these two teams met.
VB Kanchi Veerans are likely to win this match
Both teams have good hitters in the side and good all-rounders in the batting line-up. While Madurai is on a roll and definitely has the winning momentum with them, Kanchi Veerans have fought well in times of crisis with both bat and ball. Kanchi Veerans are more likely to make comeback from early losses, than Madurai Panthers.
While betting sites have Madurai Panthers as favourites, given the two teams’ lineups and their form, betting odds are likely to change as the match progresses.