The eighth match of the ongoing Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) will see Tuti Patriots and Lyca Kovai Kings having a go against each other. While the Patriots lost their opening game to the Madurai Panthers, the Kings brushed aside the VB Kanchi Veerans. The Kovai Kings have a decent squad and they will be looking to continue their winning momentum.
Tuti Patriots, on the other hand, are missing their captain Washington Sundar who missed the first match as he was playing in West Indies for India A. He has been picked in India’s T20I squad as well against the Windies and the series starts on August 3. It is still unknown if he has returned home and if at all, he will play in the TNPL this season.
The 8th match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019 will be played between TUTI Patriots and Lyca Kovai Kings at the NPR College Ground, 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.
The Dindigul hasn’t been a high-scoring ground and the four matches so far this season have seen batsmen grinding out the runs. The spinners will have a good time more due to the fact that this will be the second match in two days on the same pitch.
Average first innings score: 140 (Last 4 TNPL 2019 matches)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1, Tied – 1
Probable Playing XIs:
Akshay Srinivasan, Wilkins Victor (WK), V Subramania Siva (C), S Abishiek, Shubham Mehta, Vasanth Saravanan, Karthikeyan R, M Ganesh Moorthi, M Sathya Raj, S Boopalan, Tamil Kumaran/V Athisayaraj Davidson.
Bench – Washington Sundar, Nidish Rajagopal, Subramanian Anand, V Athisayaraj Davidson/Tamil Kumaran, SP Nathan, Murugesan Kamlesh, S Dinesh, Sivagnanan Senthilnathan, A Venkatesh, Ashith Sanganakal.
Lyca Kovai Kings
Shahrukh Khan, Abhinav Mukund (C), Pradosh Ranjan Paul (WK), B Anirudh Sita Ram, Akkil Srinaath, S Manigandan, Malolan Rangarajan, S Ajith Ram, Antony Dhas, T Natarajan, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh.
Bench – Ashwin Venkataraman, Jaganath Sinivas, Suresh Babu, M Raja, Muhammed Khan, Prasanth Rajesh, J Suresh Kumar, N Mohammed Ashik.
There is no news if Washington Sundar returned to India. If he has returned, he will walk back into the side and will also lead the Patriots.
Shahrukh Khan in TNPL 2018:
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Abhinav Mukund, Shahrukh Khan, V Subrmania Siva
Vice-Captain Options – Akshay Srinivasan, Wilkins Victor, B Anirudh Sita Ram
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Wilkins Victor
Batters – Abhinav Mukund (C), Shahrukh Khan, B Anirudh Sita Ram, Akshay Srinivasan (VC), Subramania Siva, S Abishiek
All-Rounders – Malolan Rangarajan
Bowlers – T Natarajan, S Manigandan, M Ganesh Moorthi.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – P Ranjan Paul, Wilkins Victor (VC)
Batters – Abhinav Mukund, Shahrukh Khan (C), B Anirudh Sita Ram, Akshay Srinivasan
All-Rounders – Malolan Rangarajan, Anthony Dhas
Bowlers – T Natarajan, M Ganesh Moorthi, S Boopalan.
Teams are changing the batting order more often. Having the openers of both the teams will be beneficial.
Lyca Kovai Kings are expected to win the match.
*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.
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