Fantasy XI - Nellai Royal Kings (NRK) vs Chepauk Super Gillies (CSG)

WK: G Ajitesh, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Narayan Jagadeesan

BAT: Sanjay Yadav, L Suryaprakash

AR: Sonu Yadav, Baba Aparajith, Harish Kumar

BOWL: Rahil Shah, M Silambarasan, M Poiyamozhi

C/VC: Baba Aparajith, Sonu Yadav

Alternatives: S Mohan Prasath, Arun Karthik, Lakshay Jain

C/VCAlternatives: Sanjay Yadav, Rahil Shah

Salem Cricket Foundational Ground, Salem – Venue Notes

Average First Innings Score in TNPL at Salem: 129

Batting First vs Batting Second in TNPL at Salem: Win Bat 1st - 55.6%, Win Bat 2nd - 44.4%

NRK-CSG Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list in TNPL: R Sanjay Yadav(5), Baba Aparajith(6), Arun Karthik(7), L Suryaprakash(8)

NRK-CSG Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list in TNPL: Sandeep Warrier(6), Son Yadav(8), Rahil Shah(9), S Mohan Prasath(10)

Pitch Report: The games at Salem last season was largely low scoring with an average score of less than 130. Spinners will be expected to dominate if the pitch remains the same and pacers with variation will find success as well.

Predicted Playing XI - Nellai Royal Kings (NRK) vs Chepauk Super Gillies (CSG)

Nellai Royal Kings: Sri Neranjan, Arun Karthik©, G Ajitesh(wk), Rithik Easwaran, Sonu Yadav, P Sugendhiran, L Suryaprakash, M Poiyamozhi, NS Harish, Sandeep Warrier, Mohan Prasath

Impact - Lakshay Jain

Chepauk Super Gillies: Santosh Shiv, Narayan Jagadeesan(c&wk), Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Baba Aparajith, Sanjay Yadav, U Sasidev, Harish Kumar, Ramalingam Rohit, Lokesh Raj, Rahil Shah, M Silambarasan

Nellai Royal Kings (NRK) vs Chepauk Super Gillies (CSG) - Stat Box

Nellai Royal Kings

How players from NRK performed at Salem

Arun Karthik: Inns - 3, Runs - 64, Avg - 32, SR - 86

L Suryaprakash: 45, 19

Rithik Easwaran: Inns - 3, Runs - 18, Avg - 6, SR - 78

Son Yadav: 26, 12 & 2w, 1w, 0w

Nidhish Rajagopal: 0, 9

S Mohan Prasath: 2w, 2w

M Poiyamozhi: 2w

NS Harish: 0w, 0w

Sandeep Warrier: Inns - 3, Wickets - 5, Economy - 5.8

Chepauk Super Gillies

How players from CSG performed at Salem

Baba Aparajith: 37+0w, 43+0w

Narayan Jagadeesan: Inns - 3, Runs - 13, SR - 108

R Sanjay Yadav: 54, 21

U Sasidev: Inns - 3, Runs - 50, Avg - 25, SR - 122

Rahil Shah: 3w, 1w

Harish Kumar: 16+0w, 13+0w

Lokesh Raj: 2w, 1w

M Silambarasan: 1w

Nellai Royal Kings (NRK) vs Chepauk Super Gillies (CSG) - Fantasy Notes

Points to consider

  • Base Team picks: G Ajitesh, Sanjay Yadav, Sonu Yadav, Baba Aparajith, Harish Kumar, Rahil Shah
  • Unless there is an entirely different pitch on offer this season, we should ideally rely less on batters and prefer backing all-rounders along with the bowlers due to the Salem being a low-scoring ground. We will follow this at least for the first two games at the ground before we get a better idea of the pitch and conditions.
  • Narayan Jagadeesan has struggled big time against left-arm orthodox spin this season and S Mohan Prasath will be expected to play a major role in dismissing TNPL's best batter and the CSG skipper in this match. 
  • L Suryaprakash is the 7th highest run scorer at Salem in TNPL. He was pushed down the order in the last match but he looked in great hitting form after he smashed 33 runs off just 14 balls. 
  • Rahil Shah with his controlled line and lengths can dominate on this pitch if it is slow and tricky for the batters. Along with him, Chepauk has M Silamabarasan, who is another quality spinner. Rahiil Shah makes a good case for a differential C/VC while Mohan Prasath can be picked as a differential in your team.


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