After a month of exceptional cricket, The Tamil Nadu Premier League 2016 is finally coming to its end, with an exotic final queued up for us. The two finalists are Albert TUTI Patriots and Chepauk Supper Gillies, both of these teams are known for putting up a fight in a match.
The final will be held at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai which makes it feel like a Deja Vu, as both these teams opened this TNPL 2016 with a bang on performance during the opening match at this very stadium. It was Chepauk, who won the opening match by 45 runs, but it has been not so amazing journey ever since for both of these teams. With every team in the tournament performing quite well, these two have to face many hurdles in order to reach this glorious finale.
It is believed that it was the experience of the team’s captain Laxmipati Balaji which help jelling up the team together and boosted their performance as a unit. This is what we think TNPL is all about, helping younger cricketers by let them play under the mentorship of senior players. This is how Indian team has matured and has given World Cricket some great names.
The bowling performance of the team is greatly appreciated who always restrict opponents team under 150 and give batting team a good chance. On the other hand Chepauk team is also known for their all-round performance, even though the team didn’t perform well in the starting part of the tournament.
They have since then bounced right back, secured their place in the final and also had shown us great team spirit. They have some exceptional young bowlers who can control the flow of runs in the powerplays and some wicket taking bowlers for the middle overs too. With their opening duo doing rest of the magic for them, the team will also hope their middle order batsmen to shine in the final.
The teams are as follow:-
Chepauk Super Gillies: Arun Kumar, Rajagopal Sathish (c), Antony Dhas, Gopinath (wk), Joel Joseph, Yo Mahesh, Dakshinamoorthy Kumaran, Sathyamoorthy Saravanan, Thalaivan Sargunam, R Alexander, Aditya Barooah, Jothimani Gowjith Subhash, S Karthik, Ashwath Mukunthan, Baskaran Rahul, Raheel Abdul Rahman, RaviSrinivasan Sai Kishore, Uthirasamy Sachdev, V Shibi Jawahar, SI Vasudevan, PS Nirmal Kumar
TUTI Patriots: Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Umashankar Sushil, Siddharth Ahuja, Akash Sumra, Subramanian Anand, Aswin Crist, V Athisayaraj Davidson, Aushik Srinivas, Lakshmipathy Balaji, M Ganesh Moorthi, Kaushik Gandhi, V Lakshman, Maaruthi Raghav, Abhinav Mukund, SP Nathan, G Nicul Anand, R Sathyanarayan, R Vishaal, Washington Sundar
This is for now, stay tuned for score updates and more interesting articles.