Dindigul Dragons (DD) will lock horns with Ruby Trichy Warriors (RTW) in the second match of Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2022 at the Indian Cement Company Ground in Tirunelveli on Friday, June 24. 

Under the leadership of Rahil Shah, Ruby Trichy Warriors reached the final of last edition before losing to eventual champions Chepauk Super Gillies. Earlier in the league phase, Ruby Trichy Warriors finished as the table-toppers with 10 points from seven matches.

On the other hand, Dindigul Dragons were knocked out by Chepauk Super Gillies in the second qualifier last season. The Hari Nishaanth-led side earlier finished third in the standings with eight points from seven matches.

DD vs RTW Dream11 prediction

Dindigul Dragons have dominated Ruby Trichy Warriors in the TNPL, winning four of their last five matches.

Going by past head-to-head record, DD will start as favourites against RTW in Friday’s encounter.

DD vs RTW Dream11 team tips for TNPL 2022

Top Tip: Best batter 

Dindigul Dragons captain Hari Nishaanth was the leading run-scorer in the TNPL last season, amassing 368 runs in nine matches at an average of 40.88 and a strike rate of 131.89. Selected by 90.85% fantasy users, Hari Nishaanth will be a great fantasy pick for TNPL 2022 match 2.

Top Tip: Best bowler

Ruby Trichy Warriors’ P Saravana Kumar will be the bowler to watch out for. The right-arm medium pacer finished as the highest wicket-taker in TNPL 2021, picking 13 wickets in nine matches at an economy of 7.84. P Saravana Kumar will look to continue his impressive form in their first match of the season.

Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Among the all-rounders, Dindigul Dragons’ Rajendran Vivek will be the preferred choice. The 31-year-old scored 240 runs in nine matches last season at a strike rate of 157.89 while also maintaining an average of 40. Dindigul Dragons will once again depend on Vivek to contribute with both bat and ball against Ruby Trichy Warriors on Friday.

For the wicket-keeper spot, Ruby Trichy Warriors’ Aditya Ganesh will be the preferred choice over K Mani Bharathi of Dindigul Dragons due to better batting credentials. While Ganesh scored 249 runs in nine matches last edition, K Mani Bharathi managed 187 runs in the same number of matches. 

DD vs RTW full squads

DD squad: 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, Ravichandran Ashwin, R Vivek, M Silambarasan, Gurjapneet Singh, R Vimal Khumar, S Kishan Kumar, S Vigneshwaran

RTW squad: 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, B Rahul, Sunil Sam, M Mathivanan, R Karthik

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