Karaikudu Kaalai vs Lyca Kovai Kings, 22nd Match Prediction 04 Aug 2019

Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019

Karaikudu Kaalai vs Lyca Kovai Kings, 22nd Match Prediction

2019-08-05

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Karaikudi Kaalai

6.95 139/7 in 20.0
7.70 154/7 in 20.0

Lyca Kovai Kings

6.95 139/7 in 20.0
7.70 154/7 in 20.0 Cricbettingbuzz
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Lyca Kovai Kings won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz Lyca Kovai Kings beat Karaikudi Kaalai by 15 runs

Man of the Match: Shahrukh Khan

KK vs LKK Prediction

Manish Khorgade

?Karaikudi Kaalai won only one out of their 5 games so far this season. They are currently at seventh place in the point table.

?Lyca Kovai kings registered two wins out of their 5 games. They are currently at fifth place in the point table.

?With just 2 points and poor run rate, Karaikudi Kaalai is practically out of the playoff race.

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Match Preview

The 22nd match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019 will be played between Karaikudi Kaalai and Lyca Kovai Kings at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Sunday.

Since their first match victory against Ruby Trichy Warriors in a tied game that was decided by the Super Over, Karaikudi Kaalai has hurtled from one defeat to another. Besides, the inclusion of international star Dinesh Karthik in the side also didn’t help them much. After losing their previous game, they have very little chance of making it to playoffs even after winning the remaining games. With just 2 points from five games and poor NRR, Karaikudi Kaalai side is virtually out of the playoffs race. But Karaikudi Kaalai will be looking to play for the pride and get few more wins under the belt. Karaikudi Kaalai skipper S Anirudha has been the only player to cross in total 100+ runs from the earlier 5 games that truly justifies the failures of their campaign so far this season.

On the other hand, Lyca Kovai Kings, following back to back defeats in the last two TNPL 2019 games, their chances of making it to playoffs are in jeopardy. They lost the two previous games against dominant Chepauk Gillies and Madurai Panthers sides.  They have only 2 points from the last 5 games. Now, they are in the toughest phase of the tournament as they need to win their remaining games in order to hope for the playoffs of the ongoing tournament. However, it would require a commanding performance from both the batting and bowling unit. They need to seek resurgence against Karaikudi Kaalai to move closer to playoffs.

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Teams Preview

Karaikudi Kaalai

Karaikudi Kaalai has been very inconsistent so far in the competition and will look to produce a clinical performance against Kovai Kings to get the second win of the season. For Karaikudi Kaalai, the lack of runs from top-order batsmen has been their main cause for their failure in this season. Though their chances are making it to the playoffs is very negligible even after winning their remaining games, the sides would be keen to win few more games.

Skipper Srikkanth Anirudha, the only player in the side, who have shown some intent in batting. On the contrary, all the other batsmen not even able to score in total 80+ so far this season. 

The top-order batsmen, L Suryaprakash, V Aditya and R Srinivasan need to step up in their upcoming games of the season.

Karaikudi Kaalai also surrounded with bowling concerns so far this season. Sunil Sam with just 6 wickets has been the leading wicket-taker for the side. It defines the bowling unit efforts in the earlier games. Opponent batsmen didn’t face any difficulties from this bowling unit. They will surely need to put the more intense fight in the remaining games and get some confidence from the season.

Karaikudi Kaalai Actual Playing XI:

Rajhamany Srinivasan, S Swaminathan, Yo Mahesh, Sunil Sam, Maan Bafna, Laxmesha Suryaprakash, R Rajkumar, M Shajahan, RD Ashwin Kumar, S Ganesh, S Anirudha

Karaikudi Kaalai Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
L Suryaprakash 31 30 3 1 103.33
R Ashwin Kumar 30 14 3 2 214.29
R Srinivasan 21 19 1 1 110.53
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Mukumthan 3.0 0 25 1 8.33
S Kishan Kumar 2.0 0 15 1 7.5
R Rajkumar 4.0 0 39 1 9.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Mukumthan 3.0 0 25 1 8.33
S Kishan Kumar 2.0 0 15 1 7.5
R Rajkumar 4.0 0 39 1 9.75
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Karaikudi Kaalai Predicted Playing XI

V Aditya, Srikkanth Anirudha (c), Rajhamany Srinivasan, Maan Bafna, Dinesh Karthik (wk), S Swaminathan, R Rajkumar, Velidi Lakshman, Sunil Sam, M Shajahan, S Mohan Prasath

Lyca Kovai Kings

It’s a very significant game for the Kovai Kings, they need to put up a clinical performance in all aspects of the game to win this match. In batting, the team is relying heavily upon their key players Shahrukh Khan and Abhinav Mukund. Skipper Abhinav Mukund has been their principal batsman in the side and once again the onus will be on him to deliver the match-winning performance. He is the leading scorer in the side, with 147 runs from 5 games at an average of 36.75.

Opener batsman M Shahrukh Khan hasn't had the best of the season so far. He got a good start but failed to convert it to a big one. He will be desperate to score big and provide a solid platform upfront.  He possesses great skills to take apart opponent bowling attacks in the Power Play.  

For Kovai Kings, Antony Dhas has been a boost as the all-rounder scored runs and grabbed crucial wicket in last game.  In last 5 games, he scored 109 runs and he is also the team’s second-best bowler with six wickets. More importantly, his batting strike rate of 187.93 in the tournament so far.

The bowling unit consists of Thangarasu Natarajan, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh and S Ajith were very average so far this season. The opponent batsmen didn't face any resistance from the bowling unit. Thangarasu Natarajan had impressive last season and with 12 wickets he was the highest wicket-taker for the side. However, he didn't look up to the mark in this season, picked only 7 wickets so far from five games. He is strike bowler and his good form is very important for Kovai Kings in the upcoming games.

Lyca Kovai Kings Actual Playing XI:

Shahrukh Khan, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, S Ajith Ram, S Manigandan, T Natarajan, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Malolan Rangarajan, Abhinav Mukund, Akkil Srinaath, Antony Dhas, Muhammed Adnan Khan

Lyca Kovai Kings Key Players From Previous Game
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
A Mukund 50 38 4 1 131.58
K Vignesh 26 10 1 3 260
S Khan 24 12 4 1 200
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Ajith Ram 4.0 0 17 2 4.25
K Vignesh 4.0 1 31 1 7.75
T Natarajan 4.0 0 39 1 9.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
S Ajith Ram 4.0 0 17 2 4.25
K Vignesh 4.0 1 31 1 7.75
T Natarajan 4.0 0 39 1 9.75
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Lyca Kovai Kings Predicted Playing XI

Abhinav Mukund (c), T Natarajan, Shahrukh Khan, Antony Dhas, S Ajith Ram, B Anirudh Sita Ram, Akkil Srinaath, Jaganath Sinivas, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, Muhammed Khan, N Mohammed Ashik (wk)

Pitch And Weather Conditions

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai will host its first match of the TNPL 2019. The track is generally a high scoring venue compared to other venues of TNPL games. Average first inning score at this venue is 164.

Toss Prediction

Out of last 57 TNPL matches played at this venue, 34 matches were won by the team batting first while 22 games team batting second and one game ended in a tie. The records are in favor of the team batting first.

We anticipate the team winning toss will certainly look to bat first.

Winning Prediction

Karaikudi Kaalai has nothing to lose in this game, while Kovai kings will be playing their most important game of the season. Both the sides are relying heavily on their skipper in batting. However, Lyca Kovai Kings have the better bowling attacked when compared with the Karaikudi Kaalai bowling. So, Lyca Kovai kings should be able to get over the line and get their third win of the season.

We predict Lyca Kovai Kings will win this match!

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