Salem Spartans (SS) will square off against Nellai Royal Kings (NRK) in the fourth match of Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2022 at the Indian Cement Company Ground in Tirunelveli on Saturday, June 25. The match will start at 7:15 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Led by Baba Aparajith, Nellai Royal Kings defeated defending champions Chepauk Super Gillies (CSG) in the opening match of TNPL 2022 on Thursday.
Put into bat, Nellai Royal Kings rode on Laxmesha Suryaprakash’s 50-ball 62 and Sanjay Yadav’s unbeaten 87 off just 47 balls to post 184/4 in their allotted 20 overs. In reply, captain Kaushik Gandhi (64) and Sonu Yadav (34) powered Chepauk Super Gillies to 184/7 in their 20 overs. In the Super Over, CSG managed nine runs which were later chased down by NRK with a ball to spare.
On the other hand, Salem Spartans will start their TNPL 2022 campaign against NRK on Saturday. The Murugan Ashwin-led Salem Spartans will hope for an improved showing in the ongoing edition of TNPL, having finished seventh last season with just five points from seven matches.
SS vs NRK Dream11 prediction
Heading into Saturday’s encounter, Nellai Royal Kings will start as favourites against Salem Spartans, having secured a dominant eight-wicket win last season. Furthermore, NRK will be brimming with confidence after stunning the defending champions in their last match. Going by recent form and past head-to-head record, NRK are likely to beat SS in Tirunelveli.
SS vs NRK Dream11 team tips for TNPL 2022
Top Tip: Best batter
Nellai Royal Kings’ Laxmesha Suryaprakash will be the batter to watch out for. The NRK opening batter scored 62 runs off 50 balls against Chepauk Super Gillies to help his side post a competitive total on the board. With his impressive innings, Suryaprakash has already accumulated 90 fantasy points and will be a great fantasy pick for this match at just 8.5 credits.
Top Tip: Best bowler
In the bowling department, Ganeshan Periyaswamy was the wrecker-in-chief for Salem Spartans last season. The right-arm medium pacer picked 11 wickets in seven matches at an economy of just 6.26. At 8.5 credits, Periyaswamy will be a worthy fantasy pick for this upcoming TNPL clash.
Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
Among the various all-rounders on display, in-form Nellai Royal Kings’ Sanjay Yadav will be the overwhelming choice. The 27-year-old smashed an unbeaten 87 off just 47 balls and followed it up by bagging two wickets. Having already accrued 174 fantasy points, picking Sanjay Yadav in any fantasy team is a no-brainer.
For the wicket-keeper spot, Salem Spartans’ R Kavin will be the preferred choice over Pradosh Ranjan Paul of Nellai Royal Kings. Apart from fulfilling his wicket-keeping responsibilities, R Kavin can play some crucial innings coming lower down the batting order. R Kavin has been selected by more than 60% fantasy users and will be a valuable addition to any fantasy team at 8.5 credits.
SS vs NRK full squads
Salem Spartans: Murugan Ashwin (captain), R Kavin (wicket-keeper), B Praanesh, S Abhishek, Akshay V Srinivasan, S Boopalan, Daryl S Ferrario, M Ganesh Moorthi, KH Gopinath, TD Lokesh Raj, G Periyasamy, S Shubham Mehta, U Sushil, M Vijay Kumar, Vijay Shankar, Washington Sundar, G Kishoor, A Aarif, M Suganesh, Abhinav Vishnu, A V R Rathnam, R Karthikeyan, Karthikeyan R
Nellai Royal Kings: Baba Aparajith (captain), H Trilok Nag, CH Jitendra Kumar, Sanjay Yadav, V Athisayaraj Davidson, T Ajith Kumar, M Abhinav, NS Harish, Pradosh Ranjan Paul (wicket-keeper), S Sharun Kumar, Baba Indrajith, Ashwath Mukunthan, Laxmesha Suryaprakash, S Senthil Nathan, Arjun P Murthy, M Sarath Kumar, R Rohith Ram, A Sarathraj, T Veeramani, R Sri Neranjan, R Vivek, C Suresh
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