The Lyca Kovai Kings will take on the Salem Spartans in the 11th match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League 2022. Both teams have yet to win a game and will try their hardest here. The Kovai Kings have lost their last game to the Madurai Panthers, while the Spartans have lost their only game to the Nellai Royal Kings.
The Salem Spartans have won the last three meetings between the two teams and would like to extend their winning streak. The Spartans have several experienced players on their roster, which gives them confidence. The Kovai Kings are no pushovers, and with both teams looking for their first win of the season, we expect a close game here.
The 11th Match between Lyca Kovai Kings vs Salem Spartans will take place on July 6th, 2022 at NPR College Ground, Dindigul.
Match Details to Note
Match: Lyca Kovai Kings vs Salem Spartans, 11th Match, Tamil Nadu Premier League 2022
Date: July 06, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 3:15 PM IST
Venue: NPR College Ground, Dindigul
Lyca Kovai Kings vs Salem Spartans Team Previews
Shahrukh Khan’s team has now suffered two consecutive defeats, and they will need to recover quickly. In the previous game, the team did well in defending a low total, but they were defeated by the Madurai Panthers by 5 wickets off the penultimate ball. They need to win this game and stand tall to regain their confidence.
Openers Ganga Sridhar Raju and Suresh Kumar have looked good, and the team would benefit from a strong performance from them. Sai Sudharsan has failed in both games, and he must perform in the middle order alongside U Mukilesh and Shijit Chandran. Khan is one of the tournament’s best finishers, and he and Abhishek Tanwar will have to deliver big blows.
Abhishek Tanwar and Balu Surya looked good with the new ball in the previous game, which would boost the team’s confidence. Valliappan Yudheeswaran gave up runs and will have to perform well in the middle overs of the game against S Ajith Ram and R Divakar. Khan took four wickets, and the team would like to see him repeat his performance.
Lyca Kovai Kings Squad
Ganga Sridhar Raju, J Suresh Kumar (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Shijit Chandran, U Mukilesh, Shahrukh Khan (c), Abhishek Tanwar, Balu Surya, R Divakar, S Ajith Ram, Valliappan Yudheeswaran, Ashwin Venkataraman, Mohan Abhinav, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, M Raja, Manish Ravi, N Selva Kumaran, Govindhan Aravindh, Ishwar Suresh
Predicted XI: Shahrukh Khan (c), Ganga Sridhar Raju, J Suresh Kumar (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Shijit Chandran, U Mukilesh, S Ajith Ram, R Divakar, Abhishek Tanwar, Balu Surya, Valliappan Yudheeswaran
Murugan Ashwin wants his team to overcome the upset in their first game of the season. After a promising start, they were defeated by the Nellai Royal Kings by 5 wickets. They face a team that has lost both of its games so far, and the team hopes to earn its first points of the season in this game.
Jafar Jamal and Gopinath both failed to convert their starts in the previous game, and the team will need a better performance from them here. R Kavin and Daryl Ferrario appeared to be in good form and would need to score runs in the middle order. The lower middle order’s poor performance cost them the previous game, and the team will need runs from S Abhishek, Ashwin, and B Praanesh in this one.
Their bowling attack struggled in their previous game, and they will need tight spells with the new ball from M Ganesh Moorthi and Praanesh. As the most experienced bowler on the team, Ashwin will have to lead from the front. They’d also look for good spells by G Periyaswamy, G Kishoor, and Ravi Karthikeyan.
Salem Spartans Squad
Jafar Jamal, Gopinath, R Kavin (wk), Daryl Ferrario, Ravi Karthikeyan, S Abishiek, Murugan Ashwin (c), B Praanesh, M Ganesh Moorthi, G Kishoor, G Periyaswamy, Lokesh Raj, Akshay Srinivasan, S Ganesh, S Boopalan, Rajendran Karthikeyan, Dinesh Vedaguru, Jeet Jain, Pranav Kumar, R Rishi
Predicted XI: Murugan Ashwin (c), Gopinath, Jafar Jamal, S Abishiek, R Kavin (wk), Daryl Ferrario, Ravi Karthikeyan, G Kishoor, M Ganesh Moorthi, G Periyaswamy, B Praanesh
Lyca Kovai Kings vs Salem Spartans Toss Prediction
As we have seen in the games played here, it has been an excellent surface for chasing. The wicket is good, and the bowlers will struggle to defend a score in the second innings. The team that wins the toss will undoubtedly choose to bowl first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
NPR College Ground in Dindigul is a small field with short boundaries. Batsmen have always liked to bat here because the outfield is quick and allows them to score runs in boundaries. Fast bowlers struggle on this surface because there is no help for them. Spinners do well on this surface because the ball turns sharply.
On July 6, the skies over Dindigul will be clear, and we anticipate a good batting surface. The ball would land nicely on the bat, allowing batsmen to play their strokes. On this track, we don’t expect to see much from fast bowlers. The team batting first will attempt to score 180 runs.
Lyca Kovai Kings vs Salem Spartans Match Prediction
Both of these teams have yet to taste victory and will be desperate to do so in this upcoming match. It would become increasingly difficult to return to the top half of the points table as the tournament progressed. Both teams will fight hard, and it could be anyone’s game. Given the two teams’ lineups and the other factors mentioned above, betting on the Lyca Kovai Kings makes more sense in this match. Choose the Kings to win.
Lyca Kovai Kings is the favourite to beat Salem Spartans at the odds of 1.50.
- The Salem Spartans have won their last three games against the Lyca Kovai Kings.
- Lyca Kovai Kings have lost both of their games, and they will be under pressure to perform.
- R Kavin, Daryl Ferrario, and S Abhishek are among the Salem Spartans’ strong ball hitters.