Chepauk were disappointing against Tuti Patriots in the 1st Qualifier while the eliminator saw Kovai edge their way against Karaikudi to enter into the Qualifier 2. Rajagopal Sathish and Murali Vijay will go head-to-head once again in the TNPL Playoffs. Last time when Chepauk and Kovai met in the playoffs, Chepauk came out on top beating them by 17 runs. This promising game will be held at ICL Cricket Ground, Tirunelveli on Friday. Winner will meet Albert Tuti Patriots in the finals.
Chepauk is one of those few sides who have very deep batting lineup. The fellow batsmen KH Gopinath, Thalaivan Sargunam, Vasanth Saravanan, Rajagopal Sathish, Antony Dhas, Sasidev and Karthik have been among runs in this tournament. Removing these batsmen will never get to be easy. These batsmen will bat can either ways, destructive from the start or, start slowly and heave the bowlers, once they are settled. Once, these batsmen looked settled, bowlers will be having a tough time. Yo Mahesh, Sai Kishore, Alexander, Sathish, Antony Dhas and Tamil Kumaran are the bowling tools that Chepauk possess. Enigmatic with the ball, they can change the tie quickly. Batsmen will be cataclysmic when they come to bowl. While the Kovai Kings have Murali Vijay, Akshay Srinivasan, Rohith, Harish Kumar, K VIgnesh and Syed Mohammed who can showcase their talent at the biggest stage. But, Chepauk will try to menace Kovai Kings this game after a distraught last game.
Both the sides will be looking to clinch a spot in the finals. However, the men in Red and Gold will try to ameliorate their performance this time around and enter into the finals.