The action is just about getting started in the TNPL 2019 and we’ve witnessed some great games of cricket already. On Sunday, it will be the Lyca Kovai Kings against the VB Kanchi Veerans. With this game, all the eight teams in the tournament would have played at least one game each. The Kings has a decent season in 2018 where they finished third on the points table. They won the Eliminator but were knocked out in the second qualifier.
Clearly, the team will want to bring up a better performance this time around, go one step ahead and reach the final. The VB Kanchi Veerans, however, had a contrasting season where they finished seventh on the table. They only managed to win one game in the tournament and have got some amends to make. In a tournament such as this, all the teams will want to make the early inroads and thus we’ve got a great contest on our hands.
The 4th match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019 will be played between Lyca Kovai Kings and VB Kanchi Veerans at the NPR College Ground in Dindigul.
The match starts at 7:15 PM local time (IST) (1:45 PM GMT).
This game will be live on Star Sports and live streaming is available on Hotstar.
After three games in 2019, the NPR College Ground is producing outcomes exactly opposite to that of 2018 i.e. low scoring night matches and high-scoring afternoon games. Dindigul Dragons defended 115 in the tournament opener while the total of 124 fell too small on the 2nd day for a team like Madurai Panthers with aggressive batting display.
Average first innings score: 153 (Last seven TNPL matches played in the night)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 4
Probable Playing XIs:
Lyca Kovai Kings:
Abhinav Mukund (C), Malolan Rangarajan, T Natarajan, Shahrukh Khan, Antony Dhas, J Suresh Kumar, S Ajith Ram, B Anirudh Sita Ram, Muhammed Khan (WK), Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, M Raja.
Bench – Akkil Srinaath, Jaganath Sinivas, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Suresh Babu, S Manigandan, Prasanth Rajesh, J Suresh Kumar.
VB Kanchi Veerans:
Rajagopal Sathish, Aushik Srinivas, Baba Aparajith (C), K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, Suresh Lokeshwar (WK), R Silambarasan, Sanjay Yadav, K Vishal Vaidhya, P Francis Rokins, RS Mokit Hariharan, U Vishal.
Bench – R Divakar, C Shriram, U Mukilesh, S Arun, K Deeban Lingesh, S Siddharth, Rangaraj Suthesh.
(Will be added where there an update)
Rajagopal Sathish in TNPL 2018:
233 runs from seven innings at an average of 77.66. He scored two fifties and had a strike rate of 182.03.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Baba Aparajith, Shahrukh Khan, RS Mokit Hariharan, Rajagopal Sathish.
Vice-Captain Options – Abhinav Mukund, B Anirudh Sita Ram, Sanjay Yadav, P Francis Rokins.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Suresh Lokeshwar
Batters – Abhinav Mukund, Shahrukh Khan (VC), Rajagopal Sathish, B Anirudh Sita Ram
All-Rounders – Malolan Rangarajan, Baba Aparajith (C), RS Mokit Hariharan
Bowlers – T Natarajan, Aushik Srinivas, S Ajith Ram
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Muhammed Khan
Batters – Shahrukh Khan, Rajagopal Sathish, B Anirudh Sita Ram (VC), P Francis Rokins
All-Rounders – Baba Aparajith, RS Mokit Hariharan (C), J Suresh Kumar
Bowlers – Aushik Srinivas, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, M Raja
With quite a lot of consistent batsmen present in both the teams, it will be ideal to pick more from the side that would be batting first.
VB Kanchi Veerans have got the depth in all departments compared to the Lyca Kovai Kings.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
- World Cup
- Abhinav Mukund
- Baba Aparajith
- Rajagopal Sathish
- RS Mokit Hariharan
- Shahrukh Khan
- Lyca Kovai Kings
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