The TNPL 2022 league phase has reached its conclusion, and teams are vying for a spot in the top four. Every match and every win is critical for each team’s qualification. However, this match will have no bearing on the qualification race because both Salem Spartans and Ruby Trichy Warriors are expected to finish in the league phase. Ruby Trichy Warriors lost their remaining matches after winning the first, while Salem Spartans have yet to earn their first points this season.
The 24th Match between Salem Spartans vs Ruby Trichy Warriors will take place on July 21st, 2022 at SCF Cricket Ground in Salem.
Match Details to Note
Match: Salem Spartans vs Ruby Trichy Warriors, Match 24, Tamil Nadu Premier League 2022
Date: July 21, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 7:15 PM IST
Venue: SCF Cricket Ground, Salem
Salem Spartans vs Ruby Trichy Warriors Team Previews
The Salem Spartans have experimented with different batting orders, lineups, and even being overly aggressive on the powerplay. Nothing has worked, and the Salem Spartans remain winless after five games.
Gopinath and Ferrario are two batters who could make an impact in the batting order, but we don’t think the Salem Spartans’ batting is good enough to bet on.
M Ashwin should benefit from the spin-friendly conditions in Salem, and there are a couple of other capable bowlers in the squad. Perhaps the most noticeable lack of the Salem Spartans has been a consistent approach to the games. If you bet on them, you’d be hoping for pure luck because they have nothing going for them.
In their most recent game, Salem Spartans struggled to a 113/6 victory over Chepauk Super Gillies. In the previous game, Gopinath batted 45 balls and scored 42 runs. Their batters D Ferrario, A Srinivasan, R Karthikeyan, and Jafar Jamal must perform with the bat in this match because they have yet to score a century this season.
In the previous game, Murugan Ashwin and Ravi Karthikeyan bowled economically and chipped in with a wicket. G Kishoor has taken the most wickets for them, with six. Ganesh Moorthi, DS Ferrario, and Periyasamy have bowled well in terms of economy rate but have yet to pick up a wicket this season.
Salem Spartans Squad
R Kavin, Vijay Shankar, Lokesh Raj, S Boopalan, Rajendran Karthikeyan, B Praanesh, Dinesh Vedaguru, Jeet Jain, Pranav Kumar, R Rishi, Gopinath, S Ganesh (wk), Daryl Ferrario, Jafar Jamal, Ravi Karthikeyan, Akshay Srinivasan, Murugan Ashwin (c), S Abishiek, G Kishoor, G Periyaswamy, M Ganesh Moorthi
Predicted XI: Gopinath, S Ganesh (wk), Daryl Ferrario, Jafar Jamal, Ravi Karthikeyan, Akshay Srinivasan, Murugan Ashwin (c), S Abishiek, G Kishoor, G Periyaswamy, M Ganesh Moorthi
Murali Vijay’s availability for this match gave the Ruby Trichy Warriors a huge boost. He started out slowly but has since improved dramatically. He has hit the ball cleanly, easily cleared the boundary, and even scored a century in his most recent outing.
Vijay has demonstrated unequivocally that, even at this late stage in his career, he is a cut above the rest of the TNPL field. Unfortunately, he is the lineup’s only batter with some experience. If he gets out cheaply, the rest of the batting order will fall apart.
The Ruby Trichy Warriors have also struggled with their bowling. In TNPL 2022, their offense has given up the most runs on average. Picking wickets has been difficult for them, as has limiting runs. This is the risk you must accept if you back the Warriors. Of course, whether the Salem Spartans have the batting power to exploit the Warriors’ bowling is another question entirely.
Ruby Trichy Warriors lost by 66 runs after failing to chase down a massive total of 237 runs. Murali Vijay scored 121 runs off 66 balls, including 7 boundaries and 12 sixes. He received no help from the other end, as the next highest score from their batters was only 13 runs.
Ruby Trichy Warriors Squad
N Niranjan, Akash Sumra, M Mathivannan, MS Sanjay, ME Yazh Arun Mozhi, M Poiyamozhi, Muhammed Adnan Khan, P Sugendhiran, Atheeq Ur Rahman, Hemanth Kumar, Jasper Benjamin, Amit Sathvik, Murali Vijay, Santosh Shiv, Nidhish Rajagopal, Adithya Ganesh (wk), Antony Dhas, Rahil Shah (c), P Saravana Kumar, S Gokul Moorthi, Ajay Krishna, R Ganesh
Predicted XI: Amit Sathvik, Murali Vijay, Santosh Shiv, Nidhish Rajagopal, Adithya Ganesh (wk), Antony Dhas, Rahil Shah (c), P Saravana Kumar, S Gokul Moorthi, Ajay Krishna, R Ganesh/ME Yazh Arun Mozhi
Salem Spartans vs Ruby Trichy Warriors Toss Prediction
In this match, teams will look to bowl first because the pitch will soften as the game progresses and the early moisture may help the bowlers. Lately, chasing has been the best option in T20 matches.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The Salem pitch has been slow, and the batters have struggled to time the ball fluently here. Bowlers will have the upper hand on this pitch, and we anticipate average scores of 140-150 runs.
On match day, Salem will have bright and breezy weather with little to no chance of rain. Dew may settle down and cause problems for bowlers in the second inning.
Salem Spartans vs Ruby Trichy Warriors Match Prediction
Both teams’ batting has struggled a lot this season, with Ruby Trichy Warriors’ Murli Vijay being the only batter in excellent form this season, which could be a big plus if he stays in the crease for his team. Warriors’ bowlers have taken wickets on a regular basis while easily going at runs at over 8.5 RPO, whereas Spartans have effectively strangled the run flow but have failed to take wickets on a regular basis and have mostly been let down by their batters. We expect Ruby Trichy Warriors to win this match primarily because of M Vijay’s recent form and track record against Salem Spartans.
Ruby Trichy Warriors is the favourite to beat Salem Spartans at the odds of 1.50.
- The Salem Spartans have lost all five of their games this season.
- Ruby Trichy Warriors have 2 points from 5 matches and are currently on a 4-match losing streak.
- Ruby Trichy Warriors have a three-match winning streak against Salem Spartans dating back to 2018.