Salem Spartans (SS) will take on Ba11sy Trichy (BT) in the seventh match of Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2023 at NPR College Ground in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu on Sunday, June 18. The match will start at 3:15 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

Led by captain Abhishek Tanwar, Salem Spartans will look to bounce back after suffering a 52-run defeat against Chepauk Super Gillies in their opening fixture.

Similarly, the Ganga Sridhar Raju-led Ba11sy Trichy will also aim to register their first win after going down to Dindigul Dragons by six wickets in their campaign opener.

SS vs BT Dream11 prediction

Ba11sy Trichy have a superior head-to-head record against Salem Spartans in TNPL history. 

Ba11sy Trichy won their last four matches against Salem Spartans in the T20 tournament. On the other hand, the Spartans have registered two victories so far.

Going by past head-to-head record, Ba11sy Trichy will start as favourites against Salem Spartans on Sunday.

SS vs BT Dream11 team tips for TNPL 2023

Top Tip: Best batter 

Ba11sy Trichy captain Ganga Sridhar Raju scored 48 off 41 balls against Dindigul Dragons in their last match. The 30-year-old southpaw smashed four boundaries and two sixes to help his side post a respectable total on the board. Raju has accrued 64 fantasy points and will be a decent pick at 8.5 credits.

Top Tip: Best bowler

In the bowling department, Ba11sy Trichy’s T Natarajan will be the overwhelming choice. The left-arm pacer bowled brilliantly in their opening fixture against the Dragons. Natarajan conceded just 15 runs in his three overs, and also bagged the important wicket of Vimal Khumar. At 9 credits, the former India international will be a quality investment for this upcoming match.

Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

As far as all-rounders are concerned, Salem Spartans’ Sunny Sandhu will be a great pick at 8 credits. The 19-year-old picked up two wickets against a star-studded Chepauk Super Gillies outfit. He also scored 19 runs off just 14 balls coming lower down the batting order. Having already accumulated 90 fantasy points, Sunny Sandhu is a must-pick in any fantasy team.

For the wicket-keeper spot, Amit Sathvik of Salem Spartans will be the fantasy recommendation over Ba11sy Trichy’s Mani Bharathi. Apart from fulfilling his wicket-keeping responsibilities, Amit Sathvik can contribute with the bat. The Spartans wicketkeeper-batter will be a valuable addition to any fantasy team at 7.5 credits.

SS vs BT TNPL 2023 playing XI (probable)

Salem Spartans playing XI (probable): Amit Sathvik (wicketkeeper), Akash Sumra, S Aravind, RS Mokit Hariharan, Kaushik Gandhi, Maan Bafna, S Abishiek, Sunny Sandhu, Muhammed Adnan Khan, Abhishek Tanwar (captain), Sachin Rathi

Ba11sy Trichy playing XI (probable): Ganga Sridhar Raju (captain), Jafar Jamal, Akshay Srinivasan, Daryl Ferrario, Mani Bharathi (wicketkeeper), Shajahan, Antony Dhas, R Rajkumar, R Alexander, R Silambarasan, T Natarajan

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