The defending champions Lyca Kovai Kings will face the IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans in the first game of the Tamil Nadu Premier League 2023. The Kovai Kings have made several roster changes and will be looking for strong performances from their players. The Tiruppur Tamizhans failed to make the playoffs last season and will be hoping for a better start this season.
The Lyca Kovai Kings have won four of the last five games against the IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans. It will boost their self-esteem. They have a good track record at this venue and will look to maintain it. To win this game, the Tiruppur Tamizhans must get the best out of their players.
The 1st Match between Lyca Kovai Kings vs IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans will take place on June 12th, 2023 at SNR College Cricket Ground, Coimbatore.
Match Details to Note
Match: Lyca Kovai Kings vs IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans, 1st Match, Tamil Nadu Premier League 2023
Date: June 12, 2023 (Monday)
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Venue: SNR College Cricket Ground, Coimbatore
Last year, Shahrukh Khan’s team finished as co-winners with Chepauk Super Gillies. They have a strong team, and Khan will be hoping for a good start to the season. The Kovai Kings have a good record against the Tiruppur Tamizhans in the past, and the captain will want his team to draw inspiration from those victories.
Opening batsmen Sai Sudharsan and Suresh Kumar will look to establish a big opening wicket stand and set the stage for a big score in the game. In the middle order, the team will need runs from Shahrukh Khan, U Mukilesh, and Ram Arvindh. With the bat, Balu Surya and Atheeq Ur Rahman add to the side’s firepower.
In this game, the side will look for early wickets from Manimaran Siddharth and Hemcharan P to put themselves in a comfortable position. Balu Surya plays an important role in Shahrukh Khan’s middle overs. Valliappan Yudheeswaran and R Divakar must perform admirably in supporting roles.
Sai Sudharsan, U Mukilesh, Ram Arvindh, S Sujay, J Suresh Kumar(w), Shahrukh Khan(c), M Mohammed, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, Kiran Akash, Jhatavedh Subramanyan, Manimaran Siddharth, R Divakar, Valliappan Yudheeswaran, Atheeq Ur Rahman, P Hemcharan, KM Om Prakash, P Vidyuth
Players to watch out for:
In this year’s IPL, the young left-hander scored 96 runs. He enters this match with a high level of reputation and the expectation that he will deliver in this tournament.
M Shahrukh Khan
The 28-year-old captain is in good form, having hit 41 not out for Punjab Kings against Rajasthan Royals in his most recent IPL inning.
In his brief T20 career, the left-arm spinner has already taken three four-wicket hauls. We anticipate that he will enjoy bowling on this pitch in this game.
Possible Playing XI:
Shahrukh Khan (c), J Suresh Kumar (wk), Sai Sudharsan, U Mukilesh, Balu Surya, R Divakar, Ram Arvindh, Manimaran Siddharth, Valliappan Yudheeswaran, Atheeq Ur Rahman, Hemcharan P
Last year, Srikkanth Anirudha’s team failed to make the playoffs, and they will be hoping for a better start this year. The team has made several changes and added new players to its roster. Anirudha will need a strong performance from his players in this game because they are up against a very strong opponent.
As they will face a strong bowling attack, Srikkanth Anirudha and NS Chaturved must get off to a strong start in this game. In the middle order, Alliraj Karuppusamy, K Vishal Vaidhya, and Vijay Shankar must contribute runs. Tushar Raheja and Radhakrishnan will also need to contribute.
They have strengthened their bowling attack for this season, and Ganeshan Periyaswamy and Ajith Ram are expected to bowl well with the new ball. Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore is the team’s most experienced bowler and will look to do well alongside Vijay Shankar. S Manigandan will have to perform admirably in the supporting role.
Balchander Anirudh, NS Chaturved, Alliraj Karuppusamy, Vijay Shankar, Rajendran Vivek, S Ganesh, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, S Ajith Ram, Trilok Nag, K Vishal Vaidhya, S Radhakrishnan, Tushar Raheja, S Manigandan, G Periyaswamy, P Bhuvaneswaran, Rahul Harish, Mohamed Ali, G Parthasarathy, M Ragavan, I Vetrivel
Players to watch out for:
K Vishal Vaidhya
A talent at this level, the left-handed top order batter hit scores of 49, 45, and 84 not out in last year’s tournament.
The former international all-rounder was a standout for Gujarat Titans, who advanced to the IPL Final in 2023. His batting is especially strong.
Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore
The 26-year-old left-arm spinner has been in excellent form in recent games and will benefit from this pitch’s turn.
Possible Playing XI:
Srikkanth Anirudha (c), Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Alliraj Karuppusamy, K Vishal Vaidhya, Tushar Raheja (wk), Ganeshan Periyaswamy, Vijay Shankar, S Manigandan, Ajith Ram, Radhakrishnan
Lyca Kovai Kings vs IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans Batsmen Worth Watching
With the bat, we recommend Sai Sudharsan, M Shahrukh Khan, and Suresh Kumar for Lyca Kovai Kings. Last year, keeper-batter Kumar hit 83 not out in this game. Sudharsan is an outstanding attacking batter who will aim to dominate this tournament.
K Vishal Vaidhya, Vijay Shankar, and Radhakrishnan will bat for IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans. Radhakrishnan has long been expected to be a star at this level, and he is a formidable middle order batsman. Shankar has nine T20 half-centuries to his name.
Lyca Kovai Kings vs IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans Bowlers Worth Watching
Lyca Kovai Kings’ ball carriers are Manimaran Siddharth, K Gowtham, and R Divakar. Gowtham was a Tiruppur player last season and will be looking to get one over on his former teammates in this game. In one of last year’s games, Divakar took 3-40.
IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans bowling tips include H Trilok Nag, Ganeshan Periyaswamy, and Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore. In previous years, Trilok Nag has been a consistent wicket-taker in this tournament. Periyaswamy’s best T20 scores are 3-36.
Lyca Kovai Kings vs IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans Head to Head
Lyca Kovai Kings have defeated IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans in three of the last four meetings between the two teams. The Kings won the previous match between the two teams by 9 wickets with 28 balls remaining.
Lyca Kovai Kings vs IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans Head to Head Stats in T20s
Lyca Kovai Kings vs IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans Toss Prediction
The majority of teams have won the toss and decided to play at this location. Because the wicket is new, the bowlers will have an advantage. It will improve as the game progresses. As a result, the team that wins the toss should bowl first on this track with the goal of dismissing the opposition for a low total.
Lyca Kovai Kings vs IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans Pitch Report
majority of teams have won the toss and decided to play at this location. Because the wicket is new, the bowlers will have an advantage. It will improve as the game progresses. As a result, the team that wins the toss should bowl first on this track with the goal of dismissing the opposition for a low total.
There will be clear skies over Coimbatore, and we will play well. Fast bowlers will benefit from the wicket, and batsmen will likely find it difficult during the game. In this high-pressure game, a total of 170 runs would be a good total.
Lyca Kovai Kings vs IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans Prediction
The IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans have a dreadful record against the Lyca Kovai Kings. To win this game, the team’s top and middle orders must perform admirably. The Lyca Kovai Kings come in with confidence because they have depth in both bowling and batting. It would make them the favorites to win this game. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Lyca Kovai Kings is the favourite to beat IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans at the odds of 1.85.
Lyca Kovai Kings vs IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Sai Sudharsan, who averaged 51.71 for Gujarat Titans in the 2023 IPL, is our pick for Lyca Kovai Kings’ highest run scorer in this match.