The eighth match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League 2022 will have Madurai Panthers go head-to-hand against Lyca Kovai Kings. Both teams have had contrasting starts so far. While the Panthers won their first encounter, Lyca Kovai Kings suffered a defeat in their opening match. The Panthers are ranked second on the points table, while the Kovai Kings are languishing at second last position at seventh place.
Panthers had their opening match against Chepauk Super Gillies. Kiran Akash was the pick of the bowlers, claiming 3 wickets for 34 runs in 4 overs, while Varun Chakravarthy picked up 2 wickets for 28 runs in his 4 overs. Thanks to these bowling performances, they reduced Super Gillies to a total of 135 and successfully chased down the target with 11 balls to spare. Balchander Anirudh shone brightly with the bat, scoring 58 off 41 balls, while Arun Karthik scored 31 off 22 balls.
Predicted Playing XI:
Arun Karthik (wk), K Rajkumar, B Anirudh Sita Ram, NS Chaturved (c), Jagatheesan Koushik, M Shajahan, R Mithun, Ramalingam Rohit, R Silambarasan, Kiran Akash, Aushik Srinivas.
Lyca Kovai Kings
Kings put up a strong batting performance in their opening match, having notched a total of 188 runs. U Mukilesh was the top scorer with the bat, scoring 49 off 25 balls. Wicketkeeper-batter Suresh Kumar scored 37 off 24 balls and Ganga Sridhar Raju scored 33 off 28. But the bowlers let the team down as Dindigul Dragons chased the target with 4 balls to spare. R Divakar and Captain Shahrukh Khan picked up 2 wickets each.
Predicted Playing XI:
Ganga Sridhar Raju, Sai Sudharsan, Ashwin Venkataraman, U Mukilesh, Shahrukh Khan (c), J Suresh Kumar (wk), Abhishek Tanwar, N Selva Kumaran, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, S Ajith Ram, Elangovan Srinivasan.
Match Details :
Madurai Panthers vs Lyca Kovai Kings
Venue: NPR College Ground, Dindigul
Date & Time: 30 June, 7:15 PM IST
Live Broadcast : Star Sports Network
Live Streaming: Voot Select
So far in the tournament, teams batting second have found it easier. Both the captains will be looking to win the toss and bowl first as chasing under lights has been easy until now.