Chepauk Super Gillies go up against Nellai Royal Kings in the first match of Tamil Nadu Premier League 2022 on Thursday, June 23, at Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli from 7:15 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).  

Chepauk Super Gillies were brilliant in the second half of Tamil Nadu Premier League 2021 and clinched the title. They won four out of the last five group stage matches last season before winning the Qualifier 2 and the Final. Narayan Jagadeesan was their top run-getter and Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore was their top wicket-taker in TNPL 2021.

Nellai Royal Kings, meanwhile, missed out on making it to the TNPL playoffs on net run-rate and finished fifth last season. They won three and lost three matches in TNPL 2021. Baba Aparajith was both the top run-getter and top wicket-taker for the Kings last season. 

Chepauk Super Gillies vs Nellai Royal Kings Tamil Nadu Premier League 2022 odds

Parimatch odds: Chepauk Super Gillies: 1.70, Nellai Royal Kings: 2.08 

1xBet odds: Chepauk Super Gillies: 1.64, Nellai Royal Kings: 2.00

Betwinner odds: Chepauk Super Gillies: 1.64, Nellai Royal Kings: 2.00

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Chepauk Super Gillies vs Nellai Royal Kings head-to-head

Chepauk Super Gillies have dominated this head-to-head, winning four of the last five encounters. Three of the four wins came after batting first for the defending champions. Nellai Royal Kings, however, won the last encounter between these two sides by seven wickets.

Chepauk Super Gillies vs Nellai Royal Kings probable playing XI

Chepauk Super Gillies: Kaushik Gandhi (captain), Narayan Jagadeesan (wicket-keeper), Radhakrishnan, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Rajagopal Sathish, S Harish Kumar, Sonu Yadav, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Manimaran Siddharth, B Arun, Ramadoss Alexander.

Nellai Royal Kings: Baba Aparajith (captain), Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Sri Neranjan, M Rooban Raj, Baba Indrajith (wicket-keeper), Sanjay Yadav, Jitendra Kumar, NS Harish, H Trilok Nag, V Athisayaraj Davidson.

Chepauk Super Gillies vs Nellai Royal Kings top picks

Chepauk Super Gillies: Narayan Jagadeesan will be a no-brainer for this fixture. The opener was the top run-getter for the Gillies in Tamil Nadu Premier League 2021 with 336 runs in nine innings at an average of 37.33. The defending champions will be hoping for their star batter to perform again this season.   

Nellai Royal Kings: Baba Aparajith will be the top pick for this game. The 27-year-old all-rounder scored 181 runs at an average of 30.16 and took nine wickets at an economy rate of 5.71 in Tamil Nadu Premier League 2021. He is the backbone of the Kings and will be keen to make a mark in this season's opener.

Chepauk Super Gillies vs Nellai Royal Kings Tamil Nadu Premier League 2022 prediction 

Chepauk Super Gillies won the Tamil Nadu Premier League last year. The defending champions will be favourites in this encounter.

However, Nellai Royal Kings won the head-to-head encounter last year so they cannot be ruled out.  

Chepauk Super Gillies vs Nellai Royal Kings Tamil Nadu Premier League 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 36°C

Precipitation: 40%

Humidity: 65%

Wind: 19 km/h