Nellai Royal Kings (NRK) will lock horns with Chepauk Super Gillies (CSG) in Qualifier 1 of Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2022 at the Salem Cricket Foundation Stadium on Wednesday, July 27. The game will start at 7:15 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

Led by Baba Indrajith, Nellai Royal Kings have been the most dominant team in the ongoing edition of TNPL. With six wins and just one loss, NRK qualified for the playoffs after finishing at the top of the TNPL 2022 standings with 12 points from seven matches.

On the other hand, Chepauk Super Gillies finished second in the standings to book their place in the first qualifier of the ongoing T20 tournament. The Kaushik Gandhi-led side registered five victories and suffered two defeats as they accumulated 10 points from seven matches.

NRK vs CSG Dream11 prediction

Nellai Royal Kings pipped Chepauk Super Gillies in the Super Over during their league encounter in TNPL 2022. 

Furthermore, the Kings have won their last two meetings against the Super Gillies. 

However, CSG have won three of their last five matches against NRK.

Going by recent form and head-to-head record, NRK will start as favourites against CSG in Qualifier 1.

NRK vs CSG Dream11 team tips for TNPL 2022

Top Tip: Best batter 

Chepauk Super Gillies captain Kaushik Gandhi will be the batter to watch out for in the first qualifier of TNPL 2022. The 32-year-old has been a consistent performer for CSG with the bat at the top of the order, scoring 185 runs in seven matches at an average of 26.42. Gandhi has accumulated 324 fantasy points and will be a worthy fantasy pick at 9.5 credits.

Top Tip: Best bowler

In the bowling department, one must pick in-form CSG bowler R Sai Kishore in their fantasy cricket team. The left-arm spinner has claimed seven wickets in just four matches at an impressive economy of 5.66. At just 8.5 credits, Kishore is a smart pick as he will look to add more points to his fantasy tally of 374 points.

Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Among the all-rounders, Nellai Royal Kings’ Sanjay Yadav is a must-have fantasy pick for TNPL 2022 Qualifier 1. The 27-year-old is currently the leading run-scorer in TNPL 2022, amassing 376 runs in seven matches at a staggering average of 125.33 and at a strike rate of 188. Having already accrued 772 fantasy points, Sanjay Yadav can be a worthwhile investment at a steep price of 10.5 credits.

For the wicket-keeper spot, Chepauk Super Gillies’ Narayan Jagadeesan should be the preferred choice over Ajitesh G of Nellai Royal Kings. Jagadeesan, who has already amassed 299 fantasy points, has been selected by over 90 per cent fantasy players. Jagadeesan can be a valuable addition to any fantasy team at 9.5 credits.

NRK vs CSK playing XI (probable)

Nellai Royal Kings playing XI (probable): Sri Neranjan R, Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Baba Aparajith, Sanjay Yadav, Baba Indrajith (captain), Ajitesh G (wicket-keeper), Rooban Raj M, M Shajahan, NS Harish, V Athisayaraj Davidson,  Easwaran K

Chepauk Super Gillies playing XI (probable): Kaushik Gandhi (captain), Narayan Jagadeesan (wicket-keeper), Radhakrishnan, Sai Kishore, Rajagopal Sathish, Sonu Yadav, Uthirasamy Sasidev, S Harish Kumar, Manimaran Siddharth, Ramadoss Alexander, Sandeep Warrier

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