Tuskers XI (TUS) will square off against Bulls XI (BUL) in the second match of Pondicherry T20 2022 at the Cricket Association Puducherry Siechem Ground on Monday, July 11. The match will start at 8:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Led by former captain Parandaman Thamaraikannan, Tuskers XI were knocked out in the semi-finals last season by eventual champions Panthers XI. Having registered three wins and six losses, Tuskers XI earlier finished fourth in the Pondicherry T20 2021 league standings with seven points.
On the other hand, Bulls XI had a disappointing campaign last season as they finished fifth in the six-team tournament. The Marimuthu Vikneshwaran-led side bagged six points from 10 matches with three victories and seven defeats.
TUS vs BUL Dream11 prediction
Bulls XI have an edge over Tuskers XI in the head-to-head record in the Pondicherry T20 cricket tournament, winning two of the three matches so far.
Furthermore, Bulls XI defeated Tuskers XI on both occasions last season.
Going by their recent head-to-head record, Bulls XI will start as favourites against Tuskers XI going into Monday’s clash.
TUS vs BUL Dream11 team tips for Pondicherry T20 2022
Top Tip: Best batter
Tuskers XI’s Kamaleeshwaran Ambikapathy will be the batter to watch out for. Representing his former team Lions XI, the 20-year-old amassed 210 runs in 10 matches last season at an impressive strike rate of 153.52. Kamaleeshwaran will be a worthy fantasy pick at 9 credits.
Top Tip: Best bowler
In the bowling department, Naarayanan KR of Tuskers XI could be the standout pick. Selected by 79.6 per cent fantasy users, Naarayanan could spell trouble for the Bulls XI batting line-up. At 9 credits, the right-arm pacer will be a great fantasy pick for this upcoming Pondicherry T20 match.
Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
As far as all-rounders are concerned, Bulls XI captain Marimuthu Vikneshwaran will be the overwhelming choice. The 29-year-old scored 138 runs in 10 matches at a strike rate of 104.54. Apart from his batting capabilities, Vikneshwaran can also bowl some crucial overs. The Bulls all-rounder could prove to be a match-winner on his day and will be a decent pick at 9.5 credits
For the wicket-keeper spot, Bulls XI’s Surendiran P will be the preferred choice over Tuskers XI glovesman Ayyanar R. Surendiran P is known to be a quality wicket-keeper and can also contribute with the bat. At 8.5 credits, Surendiran P could be a valuable addition to any fantasy team.
TUS vs BUL full squads
TUS squads: Ayyanar R (captain/wicket-keeper), Vignesh K, Akash Kargave, Kamaleeshwaran Ambikapathy, Murugan P, Nitin Kumar S, Ragavan Ramamoorthy, Satish Jangir, Priyam Ashish, Shinon Shijith, Thennavan N, Dhinesh Sekaran, Muhammad Salmanul Faris, Kushal Prajapat, Matham M, Naarayanan KR, Nitesh Thakur N, Rajaram S, Santhamoorthy S, Saurabh Yadav
BUL squads: Marimuthu Vikneshwaran (captain), Abhilash Kulkarni, Faizan Alam, Gautham Srinivas, Jay Pandey, Rajasekar Reddy, Bhupender Chauhan, Bogapurapu Swaroop, Lawrence Jawaharraj, Ashok Kumar R, Mohan Doss R, Siddarth Naidu, Surendiran P (wicket-keeper), Bharat Sharma, Pooviarasan Manogaran, Sagar Udeshi, Sathya Kumar, Vengadeshwaran N
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