Jonty Rhodes enters the mentor list of TNPL 2017 for the Ruby Trichy Warrior

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With lots of cricket veterans mentoring the 2nd season of Tamil Nadu Premier League ( TNPL 2017 tips ), hopes are getting high for a high performing series for this season. There have been a good number of  team mentors taking the teams to the highest levels.

Along the side is another historical name that has been added to the list. Jonty Rhodes, the man with an on ground achievement of an awesome cricket series from his role in the South African side is going to mentor Ruby Trichy Warriors.

The team administration has appointed this legendary South Africa’s cricket master to play the role of their team mentor for this season’s TNPL league. This was further confirmed with the tweet shared by the  franchise from their official Twitter account stating, “It’s a Bird…It’s a Plane…It’s @JontyRhodes8!

Jonathan Neil “Jonty” Rhodes is one of those former South African cricketers who have shown their charisma in the Test and One Day International crickets. Referred as the greatest fielder of the modern era cricket, he has received a warm welcome from the team and the team is already doing great under his guidance.

The head coach of the Trichy Warriors, Tinu Yohannan shared his views on the appointment saying, “The mere presence of a legendary player like Rhodes can motivate the players. I am excited to welcome him to the team. It will be a privilege to have him in our midst. His presence in the dressing room and during the practice sessions can be invaluable. He can pass on a lot of knowledge to the young players. He (Rhodes) will be with the team for two days. Though he will be with the team only for one match, it will be good to have him with us. With his experience, he can pass on valuable tips to the Warriors players.

Alongside, Lance Klusener, another former veteran from the South African cricketers’ bunch has joined Lyca Kovai Kings for training them for the season. He already has the experience of coaching the squads with his mentorship to the Kings, during the first season of TNPL for the previous year. Also, Muttiah Muralitharan, the Sri Lankan legend is mentoring the VB Thiruvallur Veerans.

Patriotism flows in cricket too as Vignesh picks TNPL over the Australian tour

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A few weeks ago prior to the beginning of the TNPL series, Tamil Nadu’s pace bowler K Vignesh was almost ready to miss the second season of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL). This 22-year-old chap trying his hands as the Kovai Kings pacer had a scheduled travel due for Australia on July 29 under an exchange programme between MRF Pace Foundation and Cricket Australia.

With the strings taken aback, however, he is now going to stay intact for the entire TNPL series that is began with the start show of Lyca Kovai Kings’ opening match against S Badrinath’s Karaikudi Kaalai on Sunday July 23rd in Tirunelveli.

Vignesh, who played for the Kovai Kings during the first season and grabbed 11 wickets, unfolded the truth behind skipping the trip to Australia as M Vijay and Vijay Shankarare going to be  unavailable for the greater portion of the tournament as Vijay is backed by a wrist injury and Vijay Shankar is going to in the team of India ‘A’ squad for the South African tour. Further, he said, “I will play the entire TNPL.

I am not going to Australia because Vijay and Vijay Shankar are not available for Kovai. If I also would have not been available, it would have been a huge setback for Kovai”.

Even though this was a great opportunity for him to learn the best tricks from Australian coaches at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane, he doesn’t regret his decision and say, “I’ve no complaints. I’m playing in a big tournament like the TNPL. If I do well and get my rewards, I could have an opportunity of playing in the IPL soon. As far as the Australia stint is concerned, I’m not sure whether I will be going after the TNPL or whether I will have to wait till next year.”

His words spoke in the favour of the tournament saying, “I’m really looking forward to the TNPL as I will be playing in a big tournament after a long time. The TNPL is going to be bigger and better this year. So, the expectations and amount of pressure is going to be high. I’m hopeful of putting up a big performance abd tips.”