Dindigul Dragons go up against Ruby Trichy Warriors in the first match of Tamil Nadu Premier League 2022 on Friday, June 24, at Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli from 7:15 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).  

Dindigul Dragons finished third in the group stage in TNPL 2021. They won the Eliminator but were knocked out in Qualifier 2. Captain Hari Nishaanth set the tone at the top of the innings for the Dragons and was their top run-getter in the tournament. Rajendran Vivek provided them with explosive finishes last season including a 26-ball 52 that helped them win the Eliminator.    

Ruby Trichy Warriors won five matches in the group stage in TNPL 2021. They finished top of the standings but lost out in the finals. Adithya Ganesh and Nidhish Rajagopal were the backbone of their batting lineup last season, aggregating 555 runs. The seam-bowling duo of P Saravana Kumar and M Poiyamozhi took 23 wickets together while left-arm spinner M Mathivannan kept the run-rate under check with his economical bowling.

Dindigul Dragons vs Ruby Trichy Warriors Tamil Nadu Premier League 2022 odds

Parimatch odds: Dindigul Dragons: 1.95, Ruby Trichy Warriors: 1.80 

1xBet odds: Dindigul Dragons: 2.03, Ruby Trichy Warriors: 1.79

Betwinner odds: Dindigul Dragons: 2.03, Ruby Trichy Warriors: 1.79

Bet365 odds: Dindigul Dragons: 2.10, Ruby Trichy Warriors: 1.72

10CRIC odds: Dindigul Dragons: 2.01, Ruby Trichy Warriors: 1.77

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

Dindigul Dragons vs Ruby Trichy Warriors head-to-head

Dindigul Dragons have dominated this head-to-head, winning four of the last five encounters against Ruby Trichy Warriors. The visitors' only win came in TNPL 2018.

The Dragons have lost three of their last five matches in the Tamil Nadu Premier League. On the other hand, the Warriors have won four of their last five matches in the TNPL. 

Dindigul Dragons vs Ruby Trichy Warriors probable playing XI

Dindigul Dragons: Vimal Khumar, Hari Nishaanth (captain), K Mani Bharathi (wicket-keeper), Rajhamany Srinivasan, Rajendran Vivek, RS Mokit Hariharan, S Swaminathan, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, M Silambarasan, Rangaraj Suthesh, S Kishan Kumar.

Ruby Trichy Warriors: S Santosh Shiv, Amit Sathvik, Nidhish Rajagopal, Antony Dhas, Adithya Ganesh (wicker-keeper), Muhammed Adnan Khan, P Saravana Kumar, M Mathivannan, M Poiyamozhi, Rahil Shah (captain), MS Sanjay.

Dindigul Dragons vs Ruby Trichy Warriors top picks

Dindigul Dragons: Hari Nishaanth was the highest run-getter for the Dragons last season with 368 runs at an average of 40.88. The Dragons skipper also hit 23 sixes in TNPL 2021.

Ruby Trichy Warriors: P Saravana Kumar is a top pick in this match. The 32-year-old seamer took 13 wickets at an economy rate of 7.84 in TNPL 2021.

Dindigul Dragons vs Ruby Trichy Warriors Tamil Nadu Premier League 2022 prediction 

Ruby Trichy Warriors finished atop the group-stage points table in Tamil Nadu Premier League 2021. Considering their form, the visitors should have the edge in this encounter.

However, Dindigul Dragons have an excellent head-to-head record against the Warriors and cannot be ruled out to get a positive result.

Dindigul Dragons vs Ruby Trichy Warriors Tamil Nadu Premier League 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 31°C

Precipitation: 16%

Humidity: 52%

Wind: 25 km/h