The Lyca Kovai Kings will face the Nellai Royal Kings in the final group match of the TNPL 2022 for both teams. This game is far more crucial for the Lyca Kovai Kings than it is for the Nellai Royal Kings.
The Nellai Royal Kings have already qualified for the playoffs and will finish first in the table regardless of the outcome of this match. The Lyca Kovai Kings are currently fourth in the table but could drop out if they lose and the IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans win their match.
The 26th Match between Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings will take place on July 23rd, 2022 at SCF Cricket Ground in Salem.
Match Details to Note
Match: Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings, Match 26, Tamil Nadu Premier League 2022
Date: July 23, 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 7:15 PM IST
Venue: SCF Cricket Ground, Salem
Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings Team Previews
The Lyca Kovai Kings have three wins this season, but the good news is that they have all come in their last four games. After a sluggish start, the Lyca Kovai Kings are coming into their own at the perfect time. J Suresh Kumar has been the Lyca Kovai Kings’ standout batter. So far, he has scored 277 runs, nearly a hundred more than the next best player on the team, and he has also hit the most fours and sixes. His contribution to the team cannot be overstated.
Shahrukh Khan has not had the most productive season with the bat, but he is surprisingly one of the team’s top wicket-takers. He, Sai Sudharsan, and U Mukilesh form the batting order. This is a solid batting lineup, aided by the return of Abhishek Tanwar in the lower order.
Tanwar is also the most important bowler on the team. He has 12 scalps, and his battle against the Nellai Ryal Kings batting lineup will be critical to the match’s outcome. The rest of the bowling lineup is below-average and prone to leaking runs.
Lyca Kovai Kings Squad
Ganga Sridhar Raju, J Suresh Kumar(w), Sai Sudharsan, Shahrukh Khan(c), Shijit Chandran, U Mukilesh, Abhishek Tanwar, Balu Surya, S Ajith Ram, R Divakar, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, T Natarajan, Ashwin Venkataraman, Mohan Abhinav, M Raja, Manish Ravi, N Selva Kumaran, Govindhan Aravindh, Valliappan Yudheeswaran, Ishwar Suresh
Predicted XI: Ganga Sridhar Raju, S Chandran, Abhishek Tanwar , J Suresh Kumar, Sai Sudharsan, Balasurya, Shahrukh Khan, U Mukilesh, Ajith Ram, R Divakar, K Vignesh
The Nellai Royal Kings have been pushed close in a couple of matches, but have always found a way to win. Without a doubt, winning every single match will boost the team’s confidence. With 322 runs, 28 sixes, and a strike rate of 190.53 with an average of 161, Sanjay Yadav is having the TNPL of his dreams!
These are incredible numbers, and you can bet that Sanjay Yadav will be playing for an IPL team next season!
Baba Aparajith and L Suryaprakash have also performed admirably with the bat. Surprisingly, Baba Inderjith has been unable to attend the party and is running low on runs. The batting strength in the Nellai Royal Kings camp is fantastic, and we believe a spectacular collapse will be required to stop this juggernaut.
This lineup also has a lot of bowling options, giving the Nellai Royal Kings a lot of flexibility. Right now, NS Harish, R Sanjay Yadav, and K Easwaran stand out among the group.
Nellai Royal Kings Squad
Sri Neranjan, Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Baba Aparajith, Sanjay Yadav, Baba Indrajith(w/c), G Ajitesh, NS Harish, Jitendra Kumar, M Shajahan, V Athisayaraj Davidson, K Easwaran, Trilok Nag, Rohan Raju, Vikram Jangid, Pradosh Paul, M Rooban Raj, T Veeramani, Arya Yohan Menon, Krish Jain, Karthick Manikandan, Akash Dev Kumar, G Satheesh Kumar
Predicted XI: Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Sri Neranjan, Baba Aparajith, Baba Indrajith (c & wk), G Ajitesh, Sanjay Yadav, NS Harish, Jitendra Kumar, M Shajahan, V Athisayaraj Davidson, K Easwaran
Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings Toss Prediction
In this match, teams will look to bowl first because the pitch will soften as the game progresses and the early moisture may help the bowlers. Lately, chasing has been the best option in T20 matches.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The Salem pitch has been slow, and the batters have struggled to time the ball fluently here. Bowlers will have the upper hand on this pitch, and we anticipate average scores of 140-150 runs.
On match day, Salem will have bright and breezy weather with little to no chance of rain. Dew may settle down and cause problems for bowlers in the second inning.
Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings Match Prediction
The Nellai Royal Kings have been outstanding, with their batting and bowling units complementing one another and 4-5 different players contributing to the team in both departments. Lyca Kovai kings rely heavily on Suresh Kumar and Sai Sudharsan in the batting line-up to lay the foundation, but their bowling unit is working well together and hunting as a pack. We anticipate that the Nellai royal kings will continue their winning streak in this match as well.
Nellai Royal Kings is the favourite to beat Lyca Kovai Kings at the odds of 1.65.
- Nellai Royal Kings have won all six of their league matches this season.
- Lyca Kovai kings have 6 points from 6 games, with 3 wins and 3 losses.
- Nellai Royal Kings won three chasing matches and three defending matches, while Lyca Kovai Kings won three chasing matches and three defending matches.