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Lyca Kovai Kings vs Dindigul Dragons, TNPL T20 2022, Today Match Prediction

Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli, India

188/8 in 20.0

9.40

190/5 in 19.2

9.83
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Dindigul Dragons won the toss and chose to bowl first

Dindigul Dragons beat Lyca Kovai Kings by 5 wickets

Lyca Kovai Kings’ quest for a perfect start to the season

  • Lyca Kovai Kings have lost the last three out of four games they have played against the Dindigul Dragons
  • Dindigul Dragons have a strong batting line-up with Hari Nishanth, Mani Bharathi, and RS Mokit Hariharan on the team
  • Dindigul Dragons have already played on this track, and they have better knowledge of the conditions

Dindigul Dragons to win

Tournament: Tamil Nadu Premier League 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli, India | Toss: To Bowl

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NRK
MPS
RTW
IDTT
LKK
CSG
DID
SMS
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
2
2
0
0
0
4
0.595
1
1
0
0
0
2
0.736
1
1
0
0
0
2
0.537
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
2
0
0
0
-0.409
1
0
1
0
0
0
-0.537
1
0
1
0
0
0
-1.154

Lyca Kovai Kings start their campaign in the Tamil Nadu Premier League 2022 as the side takes on the Dindigul Dragons in the 5th match. Kovai Kings hadn’t looked the best side last year with inconsistent performances and they would be aiming to make a promising start. The Dragons suffered a big loss in their opening game against the Ruby Trichy Warriors and they would be aiming for their first points of the season.  

The Dindigul Dragons have enjoyed a good record against the Lyca Kovai Kings winning the last three out of four games against them. This would make the side confident heading into this contest. The Kovai Kings are known for being slow starters in the tournament and they would need to overcome this in their first game of the season.  

Lyca Kovai Kings Preview

Shahrukh Khan’s side had been knocked out in the Eliminator game last year by the Dindigul Dragons. The side lacked consistency throughout the season and Khan would like to see a better show from his players as they start their campaign against the same opponent. They have a stronger bowling attack this year and the Kovai Kings skipper would like to capitalize on it here.  

The side would be looking for a strong start from Ganga Sridhar Raju and Suresh Kumar as both these players had enjoyed a good run last season. Khan is the mainstay of this batting line-up, and he will have to deliver the good in the middle order with Sai Sudharsan and U Mukilesh. S Ajith Ram is a good finisher, and the side would want to see him score quick runs in this game.  

T Natarajan brings experience to this attack, and he would aim to grab early wickets sharing the new ball with Abhishek Tanwar. N Selva Kumaran and U Mukilesh will be tasked with bowling well in the middle overs as they take on a good batting side. The Kings have depth in their bowling with Valliappan Yudheeswaran and R Divakar in the team.  

Lyca Kovai Kings Predicted Playing XI:

Shahrukh Khan (c), T Natarajan, Ganga Sridhar Raju, J Suresh Kumar (wk), Sai Sudharsan, U Mukilesh, N Selva Kumaran, Abhishek Tanwar, S Ajith Ram, Valliappan Yudheeswaran, R Divakar

Lyca Kovai Kings Actual Playing XI:

J Suresh Kumar, U Mukilesh, Ganga Sridhar Raju, Valliappan Yudheeswaran, M Raja, S Ajith Ram, M Abhinav, Shahrukh Khan, Sai Sudharsan, R Divakar, Shijit Chandran

Dindigul Dragons Preview

It wasn’t the kind of start that Hari Nishanth would have expected. The side was completely outplayed by the Ruby Trichy Warriors going down by 8 wickets. Their strong batting line-up failed to deliver on a good batting surface and the bowlers also lacked teeth. Having got used to the conditions Nishanth would like his players to bounce back and get their first points of the tournament.  

Hari Nishanth got a start in the last game, and he will look to set up a good opening wicket stand with AG Pradeep here. Mani Bharathi and Vishal Vaidhya shall need to convert their starts in this contest. The side has depth in the batting with RS Mokit Hariharan, R Vivek, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, and Karaparambil Monish being good hitters of the ball.  

Rangaraj Suthesh and Lakshminarayanan Vignesh shall look to strike with the new ball after failing to do so in the last game. Nishanth looked good in the last game, and this would add to the side’s confidence. They would also like to see tight bowling from M Silambarasan and Manoj Kumar in this game.

Dindigul Dragons Predicted Playing XI:

Hari Nishanth (c), Mani Bharathi (wk), Manoj Kumar, AG Pradeep, K Vishal Vaidhya, R Vivek, RS Mokit Hariharan, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, M Silambarasan, Rangaraj Suthesh, Karaparambil Monish

Dindigul Dragons Actual Playing XI:

Rangaraj Suthesh, K Vishal Vaidhya, R Vivek, Karaparambil Monish, M Silambarasan, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, RS Mokit Hariharan, Manojkumar T, K Mani Bharathi, Hari Nishanth, Andimani Ganga Pradeep

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
27
0 mm.
3.24 k/h
From: W
100%
03h
29
0 mm.
4.22 k/h
From: W
61%
06h
31
0 mm.
6.77 k/h
From: WNW
68%
09h
33
0 mm.
7.45 k/h
From: WNW
87%
12h
33
0 mm.
6.99 k/h
From: WNW
99%
15h
29
0 mm.
5.35 k/h
From: W
88%
18h
27
0 mm.
5.42 k/h
From: W
93%
21h
26
0 mm.
4.67 k/h
From: W
100%

Weather Conditions

The skies over Tirunelveli would have clear skies on June 26 and we expect it to be a high-scoring contest. The wicket is flat, and this is allowing batsmen to play their strokes freely. There isn’t much assistance on this surface for the bowlers. The side batting first would need at least 180 on the board to feel comfortable.

Venue Details

Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli is a good batting surface, and the venue has a lightning-fast outfield. We have seen high-scoring games here in the past as batsmen are able to play their strokes freely. Fast bowlers have struggled on this track. Spinners have done well as the ball turns sharply on this surface.

Toss: To Bowl

The surface would be good to bat on and chasing score would be easy on this track. Putting up a score on this track would be a huge challenge and the side that wins the toss is likely to opt for bowling first and aim at dismissing the opponents for a small total.

We expect to see a close contest here. Lyca Kovai Kings would be playing the first game of the season and there would be pressure on the side to perform here. Their batting line-up will need to do well as they take on a tough opposition. The Dindigul Dragons have a strong batting unit, and this would put them ahead in the game.

Dindigul Dragons to win

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