TNPL 2023: CSG vs ITT Match 5 Pitch Report, Key Players and Fantasy Predictions


CSG vs ITT Match Overview

CSG vs ITT match overview

Chepauk Super Gillies will square off against iDream Tiruppur Tamizhans in match 5 of the TNPL 2023 at SNR College Cricket Ground in Coimbatore.  Chepauk won their first match against Salem Spartans quite comfortably while Tamizhans lost their opening match against Lyca Kovai Kings. 

Pitch Report

It is a used wicket and it offers assistance to both batters and bowlers. Out of the four matches played here this season, two were won by the teams batting first and the other two by the chasing side. Therefore, captains need to recognize their strengths first and decide whether they would bat first well or bowl first well.

CSG vs ITT Teams Analysis

CSG vs ITT teams analysis

Chepauk Super Gillies

They are coming into this contest with a huge win over Salem Spartans. The team will be led by the wicketkeeper batter N Jagadeesan who comes with a lot of experience this season. They look solid and effective in all the departments. They would want to replicate the previous match’s performance in this fixture.

Pradosh Paul was promoted to the top order in the very first match and he did justice with his match-winning innings. Besides this, Captain N Jagadeesan, Sanjay Yadav and Baba Aparajith looked in good touch and made vital contributions to the team total that reached above 200.

The bowling unit is well-versed with Rocky Bhaskar, M Viju Arul and M Silambarasan. Bhaskar and Arul picked up 2 wickets each while Silambarasan picked up a wicket. B Aparajith bowled a terrific spell where he took 2 wickets.

iDream Tiruppur Tamizhans

They would be disappointed by their defeat in the first match and the margin was huge 70 runs. The team will be led by the crafty left-arm spinner R Sai Kishore. After winning the toss, they opted to bowl first but Lyca Kings had a solid batting line-up and thrashed their bowlers to set a huge target of 180 runs. While chasing, they got bundled out on just 109 runs.

They have the likes of Vijay Shankar who had a fine IPL season this year, R Sai Kishore, NS Chaturved and the wicketkeeper batter Tushar Raheja.

Only Vijay Shankar and Sai Kishore shone with the ball and picked up 3 and 2 wickets respectively. It was their batting which let them down. Except for T Raheja, no other batter crossed 20 run mark and lacked the confidence to play strokes. They have to work in both departments if they want to win against a much stronger Chepauk side.

CSG vs ITT Head-to-Head Records

CSG vs ITT head-to-head records

When these teams faced each other, Chepauk dominated the match proceedings. 

Total MatchesCSG wonITT wonNo result

CSG vs ITT Key Players To Watch

We will take the stats of the last match played by both teams to understand their players’ form.

CSG vs ITT key players to watch

Chepauk Super Gillies

S Rate
Pradosh Paul88160
B Aparajith29152.627
S Yadav31258.3
R Bhaskar26.5
M Viju Arul29

iDream Tiruppur Tamizhans

S Rate
T Raheja33100
V Shankar36.5
R Sai Kishore26

CSG vs ITT Squads

CSG vs ITT squads

Chepauk Super Gillies

N Jagadeesan (c & wk), Baba Aparajith, Rajagopal Sathish, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Santosh Shiv, M Silambarasan, Pradosh Paul, Rocky Bhasker, S Madhan Kumar, B Iyappan, R Sibi, M Viju Arul, S Harish Kumar, Sanjay Yadav, Ramalingam Rohit, Lokesh Raj

iDream Tiruppur Tamizhans

Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore (c), Balchander Anirudh, NS Chaturved, Alliraj Karuppusamy, Vijay Shankar, Rajendran Vivek, S Ganesh, S Ajith Ram, Trilok Nag, G Periyaswamy, K Vishal Vaidhya, S Radhakrishnan, S Manigandan, P Bhuvaneswaran, Rahul Harish, Mohamed Ali, G Parthasarathy, M Ragavan, I Vetrivel

CSG vs ITT Winning Fantasy Predictions

CSG vs ITT winning fantasy predictions

Chepauk Super Gillies

  • Pradosh Paul played a brilliant knock of 88 runs in the last match. He can fire again at the top order. His strike rate was quite impressive.
  • Baba Aparajith can give his all-rounder performance once again. He is a must-pick because he bats at the top order and also bowls well. He is expected to deliver again.
  • Sanjay Yadav is an explosive middle-order batsman. His strike rate was above 250 and therefore he can play a good little cameo to push the scoreboard faster.
  • Rocky Bhaskar could prove his worth again. He is expected to be among the wicket-takers again.
  • M Viju Arul is a good revelation. He picked up 2 wickets in the last match and the team would expect him to deliver again in the middle and the death overs.

iDream Tiruppur Tamizhans

  • Vijay Shankar, the impressive all-rounder can once again steal the show both with his bowling and batting skills. He bats in the middle order to stabilize the innings and can bowl in the middle overs to pick some crucial wickets.
  • The skipper R Sai Kishore who had a successful previous season and was among the leading wicket-takers in the TNPL 2022, could be effective with his spin bowling again.
  • The wicketkeeper Tushar Raheja can make some quick runs at the top order. He can provide a platform for others to capitalize on it.
  • Vishal Vaidya had a fine last season and therefore he is expected to show his batting skills this season again.

CSG vs ITT Predicted Playing XI

CSG vs ITT predicted playing

Chepauk Super Gillies

N Jagadeesan (c & wk), Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Baba Aparajith, Uthirasamy Sasidev, Rajagopal Sathish, Sanjay Yadav, S Harish Kumar, M Silambarasan, Rahil Shah, Ramalingam Rohit, M Viju Arul

iDream Tiruppur Tamizhans

Tushar Raheja (wk), NS Chaturved, K Vishal Vaidhya, Balchander Anirudh, Vijay Shankar, Rajendran Vivek, S Radhakrishnan,  R Sai Kishore (c), S Ganesh, Ganeshan Periyaswamy, S Ajith Ram

CSG vs ITT Fantasy Playing XI

CSG vs ITT fantasy playing XI

Based on the above stats, this could be the winning fantasy team.

  • Wicketkeepers:  Tushar Raheja
  • Batters:  Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Baba Aparajith, Sanjay Yadav, K Vishal Vaidhya
  • All-Rounders:  S Harish Kumar, Vijay Shankar, S Radhakrishnan
  • Bowlers: M Viju Arul, R Sai Kishore, Rahil Shah
  • Captain:  Baba Aparajith / Vijay Shankar
  • Vice-captain: R Sai Kishore / Pradosh Ranjan Paul


Chepauk would be pleased with their last match performance and they would want to dominate the contest. They have ticked all the boxes so far. On the other hand, Tamizhans need to introspect before coming into this contest. They are going to face a strong opponent and they have to come up with new strategies and plans. Will Chepauk win this cricket game with ease or Tamizhans upset the opposition? Only time will tell as we are eagerly waiting for this match.

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