Wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik says the newly launched Tamil Nadu Premier League “seems like a mini IPL”. Karthik has been amazed by the buzz created by the tournament.

Karthik will be leading Tuti Patriots against Chepauk Super Gilles in the inaugural TNPL came here on Wednesday.

“It should be an interesting match. Both the teams are well balanced,” he said.

But, Karthik, will not be able to continue in the league as he will have to join Duleep Trophy team. But he would surely be available for the knockout games if his team qualified.

“Abhinav (Mukund) will be missing the first three or four matches but he could be playing for us after that.

“It is a good tournament. It will help cricket in the districts,” said Karthik.

Karthik added, “The boys are already showing so much enthusiasm.

“They are throwing themselves on the ground during fielding. They have never quite been a part of such a build-up to a tournament.”

The Patriots coach Monty Desai  talking about Karthik said, “Karthik is a leader with a calm mind.”

In the absence of Karthik Kaushik Gandhi will be the captain of the Patriots team.

Super Gillies captain R. Sathish said that it could be a typical Chepauk wicket, having a lot of runs in it.

Sathish said, “I want my players to play with freedom as if they are playing in the nets. I want my players to enjoy their cricket.”

Super Gillies coach Hemang Badani said,  “Every team has done its homework. Getting the right cricketers through the player draft is never easy. But I believe we have a good team.”

The Tamil Nadu Premier League planned on the lines of Karnataka Premier League which launched last year. After the success of Indian Premier League, the state premier league will offer a platform to youngsters  to show their  talent.

  • SHARE
    Sports Crazy man, Live in cricket, Love writing, Studied English journalism in Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Chose sports as the subject for study, Born 24 years ago during the 1992 Cricket world cup. When he is not writing love to watch movies and reading books and novels.

    Related Posts

    After Kohli’s Lavish Praise, Amir Gives His Reply as Bromance Between the Two Continues

    It has been a very healthy rivalry between India’s captain and premier batsman Virat Kohli and Pakistan speedster Mohammad Amir. It was Amir’s sensational...
    India Vs New Zealand, Sourav Ganguly, Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Spinner, Men in Blue, Favourites, Limited-Overs Series,

    India Vs New Zealand: Predicted XI of Black Caps for 1st ODI at Wankhade

    Led by Kane Williamson - New Zealand, who are expected to give a tough fight to India in its den, is sweating it out...

    WWE: TLC PPV 2017 Match Card, Preview & Prediction

    Since its innovation back in 2009, WWE TLC PPV had always been scheduled in December. This year, for the first-time-ever, it is being held two months...

    If I Get To 618, That Will Be My Last Test Match: Ravichandran Ashwin

    India’s spin bowling spearhead Ravichandran Ashwin spoke in a patronising fashion when he was recently asked if he would like to go past Anil...

    WWE Rumour: The Undertaker to Return at Survivor Series PPV

    As reported earlier, the main reason why Kane has joined forces with the opponents of The Shield was to seek vengeance against Roman Reigns. At Wrestlemania,...