TUTI Patriots vs Lyca Kovai Kings, 8th Match Prediction2019-07-26
NPR College Ground, Dindigul
Lyca Kovai Kings
Lyca Kovai Kings
Man of the Match: Antony Dhas
?Jones TUTI Patriots and Lyca Kovai Kings came face to face three times so far, and Patriots won 2 games while Kings succeeded once.
?Consistent Lyca Kovai Kings have reached to knock-out rounds in all previous seasons and they hold the ingredients to breach the boundary this team.
?Patriots could not enter the playoffs in 2018, however, they were the runners-up in 2017 and they were the winners of TNPL 2016.
CRICBETTINGBUZZ PREDICTION: Lyca Kovai Kings will defeat Jones TUTI Patriots to take their tally to four points, while JTP will remain at the bottom without a point.
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Lyca Kovai Kings have won their first match of the season, crushing VB Kanchi Veerans by 8 wickets while chasing 151 runs in just 15.2 overs, thanks to glittering innings by their openers. On the other hand, Jones TUTI Patriots had crumbled to 124 runs in their opening game against Siechem Madurai Panthers. The team, especially their batsmen lacked application while facing Panthers.
These two teams’ previous encounter in 2018 was pretty close, which JTP won by just 11 runs, defending the total of 182 runs. JTP need to open their account while LKK looks solid after their first win.
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JTP were the winners of the foundational Tamil Nadu Premier League (2016). They had defeated Chepauk Super Gillies by a huge margin of 122 runs after scoring 215 in 20 overs, batting first. Their openers Abhinav Mukund (52 balls 82) and Kaushik Gandhi (43 balls 59) had put the Gillies under tremendous pressure and the bowlers did the rest to award the team with the Championship. In 2017, they again reached the final after beating CSG in the Qualifier 1, however, in the final, Gillies overwhelmed the Patriots by 6 wickets.
Last year, it was the first time JTP failed to reach the playoffs, despite having same points as Karaikudi Kaalai (3rd place) and Lyca Kovai Kings (4th place), due to net-run-rate. Overall in 3 seasons, in 25 outings, with 18 wins and 7 losses, they have a very good winning ratio of 70.90%.
JTP lost their first match of TNPL 2019 against Madurai Panthers by 9 wickets. Their middle and lower middle-order collapsed against Panthers' bowlers. Srinivasan (41 balls 55) and the skipper V Subramania Siva (21 balls 28) helped JTP to cross 120 marks, but it was too less for any opponents to chase in the T20 format. M Ganesh Moorthi got the only wicket of Panthers’ in A Sarath Raj.
Shahrukh Khan, RS Jaganath Sinivas, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, S Manigandan, T Natarajan, N Mohammed Ashik, Malolan Rangarajan, B Anirudh Sita Ram, Abhinav Mukund, Akkil Srinaath, Antony Dhas
|A V Srinivasan||55||41||3||3||134.15|
|S Vasanth Saravanan||11||13||1||0||84.62|
|M Ganesh Moorthi||4.0||0||29||1||7.25|
|M Ganesh Moorthi||4.0||0||29||1||7.25|
V Subramania Siva (c), Tamil Kumaran, Vasanth Saravanan, Wilkins Victor (wk), M Ganesh Moorthi, Akshay Srinivasan, S Abishiek, S Boopalan, Shubham Mehta, M Sathya Raj, Karthikeyan R
The Kings reached in the semi-final of TNPL 2016 after securing 8 points in the league stage, but Chepauk Super Gillies defeated LKK by 17 runs to end their hopes for the final. Again in 2017, they managed to enter the playoffs thanks to two abandoned matches. They defeated Karaikudi Kaalai in the Eliminator, by 4 wickets, but then lost to that year’s champion team Chepauk Super Gillies in the Qualifier 2.
Their efforts and intensity continued in 2018 when they again reached the playoffs by securing 3rd place in the points table. But the fortune did not offer a different outcome to them, as they again lost in the Second Qualifier to that year’s champion Madurai Panthers. In the previous three seasons, they have won 11 out of 21 matches.
The Kings started this season with a smashing win over VB Kanchi Veerans, chasing 151 by 8 wickets remaining. T Natarajan (2 for 21) and S Manigandan (3 for 40) were the key bowlers for the Kings while Abhinav Mukund (70* off 44) and Shahrukh Khan (21 balls 40) ensured an easy victory and a couple of points to open the account.
Shahrukh Khan (325 in 9 innings, 3 half-centuries) was the top scorer for LKK in TNPL 2018 followed by Abhinav Mukund (256 runs in 9 innings). T Natarajan was the highest wicket-taker for LKK last year with 12 wickets in 8 innings with an economy rate of 5.02.
M Ganesh Moorthi, SP Nathan, Sathiamoorty Vasanth Saravanan, V Athisayaraj Davidson, Dakshinamoorthy Kumaran, Nidhish Rajagopal, Murugesan Kamlesh, Subramania Siva, Akshay V Srinivasan, Sivagnanan Senthilnathan, S Abishiek
|B Anirudh Sita Ram||22||23||2||0||95.65|
Abhinav Mukund (c), Malolan Rangarajan, T Natarajan, Shahrukh Khan, Antony Dhas, S Ajith Ram, B Anirudh Sita Ram, Akkil Srinaath, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, Pradosh Ranjan Paul (wk), S Manigandan
The venue for this match is NPR college Ground, Dindigul. Out of 39 T20 domestic games played on this ground, 15 matches are won by the teams batting first while 24 times the teams batting second have won. The average score by the teams batting first here is 157. Highest and lowest scores on this ground are 203/6 (Dindigul Dragons) and 59/10 (Siechem Madurai Panthers) respectively.
The conditions become easy for batting on as the game progresses. So, chasing looks a better option here. The team winning the toss should opt to bowl first.
While head-to-head, TUTI Patriots defeated the Kovai Kings twice in 3 games, overall LKK has shown consistent results in all 3 seasons. JTP were the champions of TNPL 2019 but their graph did show a decline especially in 2018 when they failed to enter the playoffs. Again, this year their defeat against Siechem Madurai Panthers exposed their batting line up issue and Kovai Kings seem to have an edge over JTP at the moment, especially after their impressive win over VB Kanchi Veerans. Thus, we predict Lyca Kovai Kings will beat Jones TUTI Patriots.
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