Man of the Match: Antony Dhas
Can TUTI Patriots overcome raging Kovai Kings?
Our prediction is Lyca Kovai Kings will win the match!
|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 had a massive win in their first match against VB Kanchi Veerans by 8 wickets. Skipper Abhinav Mukund led the charge in the chase and scored an unbeaten 70 runs in the process. Shahrukh Khan provided an early burst with his knock of 40 runs in just 21 balls. Their opening partnership of 84 runs almost sealed the match in their favor.
Earlier, their bowling unit restricted the opposition team to an average score of just 150 runs. S Manigandan and T Natarajan kept taking wickets at regular intervals and kept the run rate under control. Anthony Dhas and K Vignesh bowled economically and helped to build pressure on the batsmen. Kovai Kings bowling unit performed as a team and restricted the opposition team`s batting.
TUTI Patriots have a poor start to the season losing their first match by 9 wickets against the Madurai Panthers team. A Srinivasan played responsibly and scored a vital score of 55 runs which helped their team to a respectable total of 124 runs. Subramania Siva had a good 74-run partnership with Srinivasan where he scored 28 runs. After his wicket, Patriots slumped from 79/2 in 10 overs to 124/8 in 20 overs.
Their middle order failed miserably and no batsmen to able to build a partnership. Their bowlers were unable to build any pressure in defending the meager total. M Ganesh Moorthi tried his best and had decent bowling figures of 4-0-29-1 while the rest of bowlers gave runs at over 9 RPO. The chase was completed in just 12.2 overs with 46 balls & 9 wickets remaining which is a massive margin by T20 standards.
Abhinav Mukund– Skipper Abhinav Mukund scored a brilliant 70* off 44 balls opening the batting and helped his team chase down the target with ease. He smashed 12 boundaries in his knock.
T Natarajan – T Natarajan is one of the impressive youngsters in the TNPL circuit. The batsmen were not able to score against him in the death overs the last match and he had brilliant figures of 4-0-21-2. He is the strike bowler for their team and his ability to deceive the batsmen makes him a wicket-taker.
A Mukund - 70* runs (44 balls), 12X4s
S Manigandan - 4-0-40-3
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
|B Anirudh Sita Ram||22||23||2||0||95.65|
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
Subramania Siva– Subramania Siva is one of the talented batsmen in the TNPL circuit and he can play big knocks consistently. He scored 28 runs last match and build a crucial partnership with Akshay Srinivasan. He will be hoping to make a big score in this match.
V Narayanan – Vasanth Narayanan had a forgetful match with both bat and ball in hand. He scored just 11 runs and leaked 17 runs in his single over. He must look to prove his all-round credentials in this match.
A Srinivasan - 55 runs (41 balls), 3X6s, 3X4s
M Ganesh Moorthi - 4-0-29-1
Tamil Kumaran, Vasanth Saravanan, V Subramania Siva (c), Wilkins Victor (wk), M Ganesh Moorthi, Akshay Srinivasan, S Abishiek, S Boopalan, Shubham Mehta, M Sathya Raj, Karthikeyan R
|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|
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
Dindigul pitch has aided batsmen this season but has also some help for the bowlers if they bowl in good areas. The average first innings score here is 157 runs. The weather forecast looks cloudy and rainy with nearly 40% chances of rain. The DL equation and match interruptions may come into picture in this match.
Chasing team has won 2 out of 4 matches played here this season and one more match ended as a tie. Teams are unsure of the safe target on this pitch. Both captains will look to chase down the target here.
Kovai Kings team are in good form and momentum with their captain leading from the front. They have good batting and bowling unit which is firing on all cylinders currently. TUTI Patriots struggled to put a good show the bat and ball in their first match and will look to regain momentum with a victory. So we expect Lyca Kovai Kings to win this match.