TNPL 2021: Nellai Royal Kings lock horns with on Ruby Trichy Warriors

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Jul 20, 11:00 AM

Photo Credits: Twitter
Photo Credits: Twitter

Nellai Royal Kings will take on Ruby Trichy Warriors in the third encounter of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) in Chennai. 

The Tamil Nadu Government had officially given approval for holding the TNPL earlier but the competition is being held behind closed doors without any spectators in the stands. The 2020 edition of the TNPL was cancelled due to Covid-19 outburst in the country. 

Baba Indrajith and Baba Aparajith are the two prominent names who might feature in this clash for Kings. 

Earlier, Warriors suffered a blow after Murali Vijay and Anirudha Srikkanth pulled out citing personal reasons. The two players were replaced by Varun Totadri and S. Kesav Krishna. “Due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances, we couldn’t get both the stalwarts (Vijay and Anirudha) available for the tournament. We needed certain gaps to be filled so that’s one of the reasons why we have gone for the two replacements,” said RTW mentor Sreekumar Nair. 

Match Details

Match: NRK vs RTW, 3rd Match, Tamil Nadu Premier League 2021

Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Telecast: Star Sports Network

Pitch Report

The track at MA Chidambaram Stadium might help the bowlers, especially spinners in the middle overs. But the dew factor can also play some role in the later stage of the match. Nevertheless, if you win the toss, elect to field first.

Probable XI

NRK: R Vivek Kumar, B Aparajith, A Kumar, B Indrajith, S Kumar, S Yadav, A Mukunthan, T Nag, T Veeramani, NS Harish, A Davidson

RTW: K Mukunth, A Ganesh, B Rahul, M Khan, S Aniruddha,A Dhas, S Sam, S Jain, K Shanmugam, A Sumra, R Shah, P Saravan-Kumar

Fantasy XI

S. Anirudha, B. Aparajith (C), K. Mukunth, M. Abhinav, A. Dhas, G. Karthik Shanmugam (VC), S. Yadav, A. Mukunthan, P. Saravan Kumar, S. Sam, V. Athisayaraj Davidson 

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