This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the 27th game of the TNPL between the Lyca Kovai Kings and Nellai Royal Kings that is scheduled to take place on the 8th of August 2021.
The sixth-placed Lyca Kovai Kings led by Shah Rukh Khan will take on Nellai Royal Kings who are in third place with 3 wins on Sunday. The Kovai Kings will hope to get their third win of the season in their seventh game.
Nellai Royal Kings have registered two back-to-back wins with the last game victory against Salem Spartans by eight wickets. Davidson, NS Harish, and Baba Aparajith were star performers with the ball as all bowlers got two wickets. In the batting department, Sanjay Yadav played a match-winning knock of 41 runs in 26 balls assisted by 38 runs of skipper Baba Aparajith as they finished the run chase for Royal Kings.
Lyca Kovai Kings lost their last close match by 2 runs against IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans. While bowling first, Abhishek Tanwar and Mukilesh picked two wickets as they restricted opponents to 162. Sai Sudarshan was the star with the bat as he scored 51 runs in 36 deliveries. However, he couldn’t complete the chase for his team.
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Pitch and Weather: The pitch of M Chidambaram Stadium has looked unpredictable so far. Few games have been low-scoring, while some of them are high-scoring ones as well. This Chennai surface has something for everyone involved. Batsman got runs after getting in, while the pacers have found assistance due to overcast conditions and spinners get help here most of the time. It will be another game between a total of 150 to 160. The weather will be cloudy with the temperatures touching 32C.
Date and Time: August 8, 3.30 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs
Nellai Royal Kings would like to stick with the same XI as they won their last match. The bowlers did a perfect job as the three main bowlers picked two-two wickets and restricted opposition to 120. The batsmen are performing regularly well for Royal Kings so they will be unchanged in this match.
Lyca Kovai Kings had a close game against Tamizhans so they will be unchanged as well. Mukilesh bowled a brilliant spell in the last match and Sai Sudharsan was the top scorer of the Kovai Kings.
Lyca Kovai Kings
Ganga Sridhar Raju, J Suresh Kumar (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Ashwin Venkataraman, Shahrukh Khan (c), Abhishek Tanwar, U Mukilesh, N Selva Kumaran, S Ajith Ram, R Divakar, Valliappan Yudheeswaran
Nellai Royal Kings
Baba Aparajith (c), Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Baba Indrajith (wk), Sanjay Yadav, Arjun Murthy, Jitendra Kumar, Sri Neranjan, NS Harish, Trilok Nag, V Athisayaraj Davidson
Nellai Royal Kings will be favorites to win against the Lyca Kovai Kings to make it 4 out of 7 in this season. Lyca Kovai Kings are in third last position and Royal Kings is at third position in the points table.
Batsmen: Nellai Royal Kings skipper Baba Aparajith can be picked. He scored 38 runs and picked two wickets in the last match. L Suryaprakash will also open for Royal Kings in this match. Sai Sudharsan made a 36-ball half-century in the last match for Lyca Kovai Kings. Ganga Sridhar Raju scored 30 runs in 17 balls. Shah Rukh Khan can be picked as the third batsman for Kovai Kings.
Wicket-Keeper: Baba Indrajith is a lone option in the wicket-keeping section. The middle-order batsman is the consistent performer for Royal Kings.
All-Rounders: Sanjay Yadav is a consistent performer and contributes to all departments. He scored 125 runs in six matches and also picked six wickets in this season for Nellai Royal Kings. Abhishek Tanwar also picked six matches for Lyca Kovai Kings this season.
Bowlers: A Davidson picked 9 wickets in six matches for Nellai Royal Kings. His teammate, N Harish from Royal Kings can be picked as another choice for the fantasy team. He picked 5 wickets with a brilliant economy rate of 5 in this season. S Ajith Ram can be picked as the third bowling option.
Captain – Baba Aparajith
The right-handed opening batsman has been the most consistent performer with both, bat and ball for Nellai Royal Kings so he will be the best pick for captain in this match.
Vice-Captain – Sanjay Yadav
Sanjay Yadav has done with the bat by scoring 125 runs and also picked 6 wickets so he will be the best pick for vice-captain in this match.