TNPL 2019, LKK vs iDKK Preview: Lyca Kovai Kings start favourites against iDream Karaikudi Kaalai
Lyca Kovai Kings will be hoping to extend their dominance over iDream Karaikudi Kaalai and rise in the points table during their 4th Sankar Cement Tamil Nadu Twenty20 Premier League (TNPL) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Sunday.
LKK has blown hot and cold winning two and losing three, including two back to back defeats, ahead of their Chennai trip. iDKK, on the other hand, have struggled since their opening victory against Ruby Trichy Warriors. They have lost their last four games with the margin of defeats – 110 runs to VB Kanchi Veerans, 54 runs to Chepauk Super Gillies, 10 wickets to Dindigul Dragons and by 57 runs to Tuti Patriots -- a big cause for concern.
iDKK will have to dig really deep if they are to come out trumps against LKK, to whom they have lost four times in their last five meetings. Their only victory against LKK came in the first season.
LKK have four points from five matches and are placed fifth in the standings while iDKK are placed seventh with just two points from five matches.
Match 22: iDream Karaikudi Kaalai v Lyca Kovai Kings
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
When: August 4, 2019 (Sunday)
Match timings: 7:15 P.M. onwards
Live on: Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 (Tamil), Vijay Super
Head to Head: iDKK 1; LKK 4
2018 league record: iDKK fourth; LKK third
2019 record: iDream Karaikudi Kaalai WLLLL; Lyca Kovai Kings WLWLL
2019 top performers: Aniruda Srikkanth 173 runs, Sunil Sam 6 wickets (iDKK); Abhinav Mukund 147 runs, Thangarasu Natarajan 7 wickets.
iDream Karaikudi Kaalai: Aniruda Srikkanth (captain), Dinesh Karthik (WK), V Aaditya, L Surya Prakash, R Srinivasan, Maan K Bafna, M Shajahan, R Rajkumar, Yo Mahesh, S Swaminathan, Sunil Sam, V Lakshman, S Mohan Prasath, S Kishan Kumar, Ashwath Mukunthan, R Kavin, RD Ashwin Kumar.
Lyca Kovai Kings: M Shahrukh Khan, Abhinav Mukund (captain), Pradosh Ranjan Paul (WK), Malolan Rangarajan, B Anirudh Sita Ram, W Antony Dhas, Thangarasu Natarajan, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, Akkil Srinaath, S Manigandan, S Ajith Ram, J Suresh Kumar, Ashwin Venkatraman, Muhammad Adnan Khan, RS Jaganath Srinivas.
Umpires:M Kuppuraj, R Rajesh Kannan.TV umpire:JR Madanagopal.
Match referee:S Sharath.