The Salem Spartans will face the Madurai Panthers in the 16th game of the Tamil Nadu Premier League in 2022. The Spartans lost their previous game to the Lyca Kovai Kings, and they will be looking for their first win of the season here. The Panthers have looked strong recently, winning by a large margin against the Dindigul Dragons.
The Panthers have won three of their last four games, which bodes well for their chances here. Their batsmen have been in good form, and they hope to capitalize on that. A loss would be detrimental to the Spartans’ standing on the points table. It will be fascinating to see how the Spartans approach this crucial game.
The 16th match between Salem Spartans vs Madurai Panthers will take place on July 11th, 2022 at SNR College Cricket Ground, Coimbatore.
Match Details to Note
Match: Salem Spartans vs Madurai Panthers, 16th Match, Tamil Nadu Premier League 2022
Date: July 11, 2022 (Monday)
Time: 7:15 PM IST
Venue: SNR College Cricket Ground, Coimbatore
Salem Spartans vs Madurai Panthers Team Previews
Murugan Ashwin’s team has lost both games so far and is currently at the bottom of the points table. They were defeated by the Lyca Kovai Kings by 8 wickets in their previous game and will look to regain form here. Ashwin wants his batsmen to perform well at the top because the team’s fortunes are suffering due to a lack of runs.
Jafar Jamal has failed in both games, and the team expects him to perform better as he opens the batting with Gopinath. R Kavin, Akshay Srinivasan, and Ashwin must form partnerships in the middle order to lead the side to a big score. Pranav Kumar must improve his down-order strike rate and add quick runs with Daryl Ferrario and S Abishiek.
Their bowling attack has struggled in both games, and this is an area where they will need to improve in this game. Because the Panthers have a strong batting line-up, M Ganesh Moorthi and G Periyaswamy must bowl good lines with the new ball. Ashwin is the team’s most experienced bowler, and he will need to motivate Pranav Kumar and B Praanesh to perform well here.
Salem Spartans Squad
Jafar Jamal, Gopinath, R Kavin (wk), Akshay Srinivasan, Murugan Ashwin (c), Daryl Ferrario, Pranav Kumar, S Abishiek, B Praanesh, M Ganesh Moorthi, G Periyaswamy, Vijay Shankar, Ravi Karthikeyan, Lokesh Raj, S Ganesh, S Boopalan, Rajendran Karthikeyan, G Kishoor, Dinesh Vedaguru, Jeet Jain, R Rishi
Predicted XI: Murugan Ashwin (c), Jafar Jamal, Gopinath, R Kavin (wk), Daryl Ferrario, S Abishiek, M Ganesh Moorthi, G Periyaswamy, B Praanesh, Akshay Srinivasan, Pranav Kumar
NS Chaturved’s team arrives with a resounding victory over the Dindigul Dragons. The team won the previous game by 7 wickets after restricting the opponents to a low total. With a win, they hope to carry this confidence forward and improve their position on the points table. Their opponents are in poor form, which Chaturved hopes to exploit here.
Arun Karthik has looked in good form, and the team would like to see him perform well at the top alongside Vignesh Iyer. Chaturved and Balchander Anirudh look promising in the middle order, and they will look to add runs alongside Jagatheesan Kousik. They bat deep, and with Sunny Sandhu and Thalaivan Sargunam’s range of strokes, this line-up is formidable.
After a poor performance against Nellai Royal Kings the previous game, their bowlers made a strong comeback in the last game. Sandhu and Kiran Akash bowled brilliantly with the new ball, as was to be expected. Varun Chakravarthy also bowled well, which is encouraging for the team. They would also like to see R Silambarasan, B Rocky, and Kousik bowl better lines with their good spells.
Madurai Panthers Squad
Arun Karthik, Vignesh Iyer, Balchander Anirudh, NS Chaturved (c), Jagatheesan Kousik, Rithik Easwaran (wk), Sunny Sandhu, Kiran Akash, R Silambarasan, Varun Chakaravarthy, B Rocky, Aushik Srinivas, Thalaivan Sargunam, Jhatavedh Subramanyan, K Deeban Lingesh, R Mithun, S Senthil Nathan, V Gowtham, K Rajkumar, P Saravanan, V Aaditya, M Ayush
Predicted XI: NS Chaturved (c), Balchander Anirudh, Arun Karthik, Vignesh Iyer, Jagatheesan Kousik, Rithik Easwaran (wk), Sunny Sandhu, Kiran Akash, R Silambarasan, Varun Chakaravarthy, B Rocky
Salem Spartans vs Madurai Panthers Toss Prediction
The majority of the teams in this tournament have won games by chasing scores. In this format of the game, the chasing team always has an advantage because they can pace the innings according to the situation. As a result, whoever wins the toss here will have no hesitation in bowling first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
SNR College Cricket Ground in Coimbatore is a small ground that is ideal for batsmen. The ball lands nicely on the bat, allowing batsmen to play their strokes freely. Once the ball gets old, there isn’t much on this track for fast bowlers. Spinners did well because the dry surface causes the ball to turn sharply.
On July 11, the skies over Coimbatore would be clear. We expect some assistance for the bowlers early in the innings because the wicket is new. The wicket would be flat, allowing batsmen to easily play their strokes. The team batting first in this game must aim for a total of 180 runs or more.
Salem Spartans vs Madurai Panthers Match Prediction
The Salem Spartans must rise to the occasion here. They have yet to win a game, and their batting lineup has been disappointing. In this game, the team would have to focus on forming alliances. The Madurai Panthers enter this game with a lot of confidence. Their batting lineup has been in good form, making them the favorites to win this game.
Madurai Panthers is the favourite to beat Salem Spartans at the odds of 1.42.
- Arun Karthik and NS Chaturved have combined for more than 300 runs for the Panthers, adding strength to the batting.
- Salem Spartans have lost both of their games, and the team’s confidence is low.
- Madurai Panthers have won three of their four games, and their key players are in good form.