Lyca Kovai Kings vs VB Kanchi Veerans, free match prediction 21 Jul 2019

21 Jul 2019 | 19:15 | NPR College Ground, Dindigul
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Kovai Kings face-off Kanchi Veerans at Dindigul

  • LYCA Kovai Kings lost to Madurai Panthers in the Qualifier 2 last season.
  • VB Kanchi Veerans ended the league stage at seventh place with just a lone win out of their seven matches. 
  • VB Kanchi Veerans lone win last year was against the LYCA Kovai Kings by 18 runs. 
  • LYCA Kovai Kings won 2 out of 5 matches they played at Dindigul last season whereas VB Kanchi Kings lost all their 4 matches at this venue

Our Prediction is Lyca Kovai Kings will win the match!

  • Tournament: Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019
  • Format: Twenty20
  • Venue: NPR College Ground, Dindigul
  • 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

Lyca Kovai Kings start their campaign with their match against VB Kanchi Veerans at NPR College Ground, Dindigul. Kovai Kings are led by experienced TN Player Abhinav Mukund. Abhinav Mukund and Shahrukh Khan will open the batting and are one of the best opening pair in the TNPL circuit. They both had a combined tally of almost 600 runs in the last TNPL season. Ravi Rohit, Anthony Dhas, and Ashwin Venkatramanan will form the middle order batting line-up and they need to score runs more consistently.

Kovai Kings have a very strong bowling line-up and in the last season, 3 bowlers featured in the top five wicket-takers list. T Natarjan and K Vignesh form a formidable left-right pace bowling combo and their ability to bowl cutters will trouble batsmen in the end overs.  Ajith Ram, S Manigandan, and Rajesh will control the middle overs with the spin bowling combination. Four bowlers from LYCA Kovai Kings took more than 10 wickets last season. 

VB Kanchi Veerans had a disastrous season last year with just a lone win out of their seven league matches. Baba Aparjith leads the side and his form will be vital to overturn his team`s fortunes this season. Their batting unit struggled to score freely last season and no batsmen crossed the total tally of 150 runs last season. Mokit Hariharan, Francois Rokins, Vishal Vaidhya, and Baba Aparjith all ended up having an average season and they just put up two 50+ scores in the entire season.

Aushik Srinivas was the lone bright spot in the bowling department last season and he took 9 wickets at an economy rate of 6.8 RPO. Diwakar fared better with the ball bowling in good areas and got some crucial wickets last season. Suni Sam, Debaesh Lingesh, and Sanjay Yadav were leaking runs at a high economy rate and did not get enough wickets to trouble the opposition batting. 

Teams Preview

Lyca Kovai Kings Preview

Key Players:

M Shahrukh Khan – Shahrukh Khan had an impressive season last year and he was the top run-scorer for the team. He scored 325 runs at a strike rate of 140 with three fifties in 9 matches.    

T Natarajan – Left-arm bowler Natarjan can bowl deceptive yorkers, cutters, and slow balls that are tough to handle for any batsmen. He took 12 wickets at an economy of just 5 RPO last season. 

Lyca Kovai Kings Predicted Playing XI:

Abhinav Mukund (c), Ravi Kumar Rohith (wk), T Natarajan, Shahrukh Khan, Antony Dhas, Ashwin Venkataraman, S Ajith Ram, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, S Manigandan, R Mithun, Prasanth Rajesh

VB Kanchi Veerans Preview

Key Players:

Baba Aparjith – Baba Aparjith is one of the very experienced players in TN circuit and he has been playing for more than 5 years now. He should score more runs ta the top to set up the batting innings of his team this season.     

Ausghik Srinivas – Srinivas took 9 wickets last season at an economy rate of 6.8 RPO. He was the only bowler who took more than 5 wickets and gave away runs at an economy rate less than 7.5 RPO last season.  

VB Kanchi Veerans Predicted Playing XI:

Aushik Srinivas, Baba Aparajith (c), S Siddharth, K Vishal Vaidhya, P Francis Rokins, K Deeban Lingesh, RS Mokit Hariharan, S Chandrashekar (wk), R Divakar, C Shriram, U Vishal

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

Dindigul pitch will aid the bowlers and might ease out and help batsmen as the match progresses. The average first innings score here is 157 runs. The weather forecast looks cloudy and rainy with nearly 30% chances of rain. 

Toss: WIN the toss, BOWL First

Winning Prediction

Lyca Kovai Kings have a better side than VB Kanchi Kings on paper and they have performed well last season and will look to continue their winning momentum this season too. But, VB Kanchi Veerans will bury the last season`s results and start afresh campaign this year. We expect LYCA Kovai Kings to start this season with a win. 

 

Author: Dhinesh Kumar