Karaikudi Kaalai vs Lyca Kovai Kings, free match prediction 04 Aug 2019

04 Aug 2019 | 19:15 | MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India
139/7 in 20.0 6.95
154/7 in 20.0 7.70 winner

Lyca Kovai Kings beat Karaikudi Kaalai by 15 runs

TNPL2019 gives a visit to Chennai!

Our prediction is Lyca Kovai Kings will win the match!

  • Karaikudi Kaalai has just 2 points from 5 matches and is placed in 7th position in the points table.
  • Lyca Kovai Kings have 6 points from 5 matches and is in fifth place in the points table.
  • Lyca Kovai Kings has lost their last two matches while Karaikudi Kaalai has lost their last 4 matches on a trot.
  • Karaikudi Kaalai team`s only win came in a super over contest against Ruby Trichy Warriors.
  • Tournament: Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019
  • Format: Twenty20
  • Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India
  • Toss: WIN the toss, BOWL First

Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Dindigul Dragons 7 6 1 0 0 12 0.694
Chepauk Super Gillies 7 5 2 0 0 10 1.391
Madurai Panthers 7 5 2 0 0 10 0.703
VB Kanchi Veerans 7 4 3 0 0 8 0.552
Lyca Kovai Kings 7 4 3 0 0 8 0.255
TUTI Patriots 7 2 5 0 0 4 -1.151
Ruby Trichy Warriors 7 1 6 0 0 2 -0.486
Karaikudi Kaalai 7 1 6 0 0 2 -2.019
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
12 0.694 7 6 1 0 0
10 1.391 7 5 2 0 0
10 0.703 7 5 2 0 0
8 0.552 7 4 3 0 0
8 0.255 7 4 3 0 0
4 -1.151 7 2 5 0 0
2 -0.486 7 1 6 0 0
2 -2.019 7 1 6 0 0
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Match Preview

TNPL2019 makes its presence felt at Chennai and this is the only league match to take place here. Lyca Kovai Kings have a small chance to qualify for the play-offs and they have to win all their matches and depend on the other results too. Skipper Abhinav Mukund and Anthony Das have been the only players to score half-centuries this season. M Shahrukh Khan, Akil Srinaath, and P Ranjan Paul have played small cameos of the 20s & 30s but failed to convert them into a good score. T Natarajan has been not at his best this season but still leads the bowling charts for his team with 7 scalps. K Vignesh and S Ajith Ram have controlled the run flow with their disciplined bowling. Anthony Dhas and Jaganath Srinivas were taken for over 50 runs in their 4 overs in the last match. Kovai Kings need to win both their remaining matches to keep their hopes of entering the play-offs alive. 

Karaikudi Kaalai team is out of the playoff contention after their fourth consecutive loss in the last match. Skipper Anirudha Srikanth is the only batsmen in the team to make a substantial score so far after 5 matches. No other batsmen is yet to cross a total of 100-run tally combined in all the matches. R Srinivasan, Maan Bafna, and V Aditya are struggling to bat and are dismissed for low scores in all the matches. Their bowling unit has given away over 170 runs in all the matches played so far. Sunil Sam, S Mohan Prasanth, R Rajkumar and V Lakshman have leaked runs at an economy of over 9 RPO. Their bowling unit failed to create an impact in their matches and lake the penetration to take wickets consistently. 

Teams Preview

Karaikudi Kaalai Preview

Key Players:

Maan Bafna – Maan Bafna is having his worst season with just 43 runs and alone wicket in the 5 matches he played. He needs to improve his performance with both bat and ball and make an impact as an all-rounder in the team.    

S Aniruth – Skipper Anirudha has made 173 runs at a strike rate of 150+ in the tournament till now. No other batsmen have provided support to him in the batting order and he has waged a lone battle with the bat in hand.

Recent Stats    

S Anirudha – 173 runs, Strike rate -151, Hs – 98

 

Sunil Sam – 6 wickets, Economy – 8.8 RPO, BB – 2/25

Karaikudi Kaalai Predicted Playing XI:

Srikkanth Anirudha (c & wk), Sunil Sam, L Suryaprakash, Velidi Lakshman, D Karthik, S Swaminathan, Rajhamany Srinivasan, R Rajkumar, S Mohan Prasath, Maan Bafna, V Aditya

Karaikudi Kaalai Key Players From Previous Game Of Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
A Mukumthan 8 15 0 0 53.33
S Ganesh 7 8 1 0 87.5
S Anirudha 5 10 1 0 50
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

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

Lyca Kovai Kings Preview

Key Players:

Anthony Dhas – Anthony Dhas started the season well with some scintillating performance but faded away as the season progressed. He has scored 109 runs at a strike rate of 188 and has taken 6 wickets so far. 

L Vignesh – L Vignesh is the only impressive bowler in their team with 6 wickets at an economy rate under 7 RPO. He did not get the required support from other ends to build pressure on the opposition`s batting unit. 

Recent Stats

A Mukund – 147 runs, Strike rate -125, Hs – 70*

 

T Natarajan – 7 wickets, Economy – 8.5 RPO, BB – 4/33

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 Srinivas, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, Muhammed Khan, N Mohammed Ashik (wk)

Lyca Kovai Kings Key Players From Previous Game Of Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019

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

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

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

MA Chidambaram pitch has traditionally favored the spinners and we can expect the same this time too. The average score in this pitch will be around 160 runs. The weather looks cloudy with 30-40 % chances of rain on the match day. 

Toss: WIN the toss, BOWL First

MA Chidambaram pitch has traditionally favored the spinners and we can expect the same this time too. The average score in this pitch will be around 160 runs. The weather looks cloudy with 30-40 % chances of rain on the match day. 

Winning Prediction

Both teams are struggling in this tournament but Kovai Kings have fared better than Karaikudi Kaalai`s team till now. And Lyca Kovai Kings still have a chance to enter play-offs so they have a lot to play for. We expect Kovai Kings to win this match. 

Author: Dhinesh Kumar