Man of the Match: Antony Dhas
Can the Warriors score their first points at the expense of Kovai Kings?
Our Prediction is Kovai Kings to win!
|Chepauk Super Gillies||7||5||2||0||0||10||1.391|
|VB Kanchi Veerans||7||4||3||0||0||8||0.552|
|Lyca Kovai Kings||7||4||3||0||0||8||0.255|
|Ruby Trichy Warriors||7||1||6||0||0||2||-0.486|
Kovai Kings put an excellent show with the bat despite losing their last match against TUTI Patriots in a shortened game. Anthony Dhas played one of his best knock ever scoring 63 runs in just 26 balls. He smashed 7 massive sixes and 2 boundaries in the process. Dhas scored 63 runs in the 71-run partnership with Akkil Srinaath (32 runs). Kings top order failed in this match after an impressive performance in their first match. Anthony Dhas was the highest wicket-taker with 3 wickets in the match. He was rightly awarded Man of Match for his performance despite his team`s loss. K Vignesh took the wickets of both the openers early in the match. Their bowling unit struggled to control run flow with every bowler giving runs at an economy rate of over 9 RPO. Kovai Kings will take the confidence of their valiant chase of 155 runs in 13 overs after reeling at 11/3 in 2 overs.
Ruby Trichy Warriors are the only team that is yet to score points. They failed to chase an average score of 148 runs in the second match. They were reduced to 50/5 in the 12-over mark. Only three batsmen crossed the two-digit score and they were dismissed for just 107 runs. They missed the services of Murali Vijay in this match after his massive knock in the first match. Their bowling unit did a commendable job to restrict the opposition to an average score of 148 runs. Skipper Sai Kishore, L Vignesh, and K Vignesh were very economical with the ball and picked up crucial wickets too. Saravan Kumar produced 2 wickets and is their leading wicket-taker in two matches. All the bowlers took at least a wicket and made their presence felt in their last match. They fell agonizingly close in the first match losing the super-over contest.
C Ganapathy – Ganapathy is one of the well-known performers in the Tamil Nadu Circuit. He has scores of just 17 & 8 in the two matches played so far. He will be looking to make a mark in this match.
Saravan Kumar – Saravan is taking wickets regularly and has 5 wickets in the two matches he played. But, he has been giving away runs at a higher economy rate in both the matches. He will look to control the run flow of this match.
M Vijay – 81 runs, Strike rate – 144, HS -81
Saravan Kumar – 5 wickets, Economy – 9 RPO, BB – 3/40
Chandrasekar Ganapathy, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, Aditya Barooah, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore (c), Maaruthi Raghav, R Sathyanarayan, Mani Bharathi (wk), M Poiyamozhi, Kannan Vignesh, S Aravind, Saravan Kumar
|S Kumar P||22||18||1||1||122.22|
|K Mani Bharathi||14||12||0||1||116.67|
|S Kumar P||4.0||0||39||2||9.75|
|S Kumar P||4.0||0||39||2||9.75|
K Mani Bharathi, Adithya Ganesh, Aditya Barooah, Saravana Kumar P, M Poiyamozhi, Lakshminarayanan Vignesh, S Aravind, Kannan Vignesh, Chandrasekar Ganapathy, Ravisrinivasan S Kishore, K Mukunth
A Mukund – Skipper Abhinav Mukund was dismissed for a duck of the very first ball he faced. He played to brilliant knock of 70* runs to guide his team to chase in the first match. He is a classy batsman who can score runs with proper cricketing shots.
Anthony Dhas – Dhas had a dream match scoring 63 runs and also took 3 wickets in the last match. Anthony Dhas played one of the blinders of the TNPL smashing 7 massive sixes. Dhas can turn the match in just a couple of overs with his hitting.
A Mukund – 70 runs, Strike rate – 142, HS -70
K Vignesh – 3 wickets, Economy – 6.8 RPO, BB – 2/27
Abhinav Mukund (c), Malolan Rangarajan, T Natarajan, Shahrukh Khan, Antony Dhas, B Anirudh Sita Ram, Akkil Srinaath, Jaganath Srinivas, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, S Manigandan, N Mohammed Ashik (wk)
|N Mohammed Ashik||19||14||0||2||135.71|
Shahrukh Khan, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, S Ajith Ram, S Manigandan, T Natarajan, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Malolan Rangarajan, B Anirudh Sita Ram, Abhinav Mukund, Akkil Srinaath, Antony Dhas
Tirunelveli pitch is a good batting pitch and batsmen find scoring easier early in the match. The pitch tends to slow down as the match progresses. The average first innings score here is 158 runs. The weather forecast looks cloudy but has just 10% chances of rain on the match day.
Teams batting first have won both the matches played here so far. The pitch gets slower in the second innings and batsmen will find it hard to time the ball.
Kovai Kings have a destructive batting order in good form and rhythm with the likes of Mukunf, Anthony Dhas, Shahrukh Khan, and Akkil Srinaath. Ruby Trichy Warriors have an ill-performing batting order and they will miss the services of Murali Vijay. Both team bowlers have leaked runs in the tournament.
We expect Kovai Kings to win this match.