Tamil Nadu Premier League 2023: Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings – 6th Match Preview and Updates

TNPL 2023 has begun and has piqued the interest of the general public. Nellai Royal Kings and Lyca Kovai Kings got their seasons off to a good start with convincing victories in their first matches. Lyca Kovai Kings are currently co-champions after the previous season’s final ended in a tie. They will look to extend their title defense with another victory in this match, while the Nellai Royal Kings will be vying for their first title of the season.

The 6th Match between Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings will take place on June 16th, 2023 at SNR College Cricket Ground, Coimbatore.

Match Details to Note

Match: Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings, 6th Match, Tamil Nadu Premier League 2023

Date: June 16, 2023 (Friday)                                                         

Time: 7:15 PM IST

Venue: SNR College Cricket Ground, Coimbatore

Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings

Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings

Lyca Kovai Kings (Match Odds – 1.70):


Lyca Kovai Kings scored 179/7 in 20 overs, with their star player Sai Sudharsan leading the way with 86 runs off 45 balls, 8 boundaries, and 4 sixes. After a top-order collapse, Mukilesh provided good support with his cameo of 33 runs, while skipper Sharukh Khan played a blinder, scoring 25 runs off just 15 balls.

Their bowlers were effective, limiting the opposition to 109 runs. With 3/20, Shahrukh Khan was the standout bowler, while Mohammad chipped in with two crucial wickets. To strangle the opposition batters, Gowtham Kannan, Kiran Akash, Mukilesh, and Subramanyen each contributed a wicket.

Full Squad:

Shahrukh Khan, J Suresh Kumar, M Siddharth, Sai Sudarshan, M Mohammed, Sachin B, Gowtham Thamarai Kannan K, Kiran Akash L, Mukilesh U, Atheeq Ur Rahman MA, Vidyuth P, Yudheeswaran V, Ram Arvindh R, Hemcharan P, Divakar R, Jhathavedh Subramanyan, Sujay S, Om Prakash KM

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Players to watch out for:

Sai Sudharsan

The 21-year-old left-handed top order batter hit eight fours and four sixes in the first game at this venue. He was only dismissed by a run-out and will be upbeat in this match.

Manimaran Siddharth

The slow left-arm orthodox bowler opened the bowling in Monday’s win, conceding only 19 runs in four overs despite going wicketless.

M Shahrukh Khan

Against Tiruppur, the 28-year-old off-spinner combined control with wicket-taking. He dismissed batters in the sixth, ninth, and twentieth overs and will pose a threat throughout the game.

Possible Playing XI:

Sai Sudharsan, U Mukilesh, Shahrukh Khan, B Sachin , Suresh Kumar, Ram Arvind, Atheeq Ur Rahman, M Mohammad, Kiran Akash, M Siddharth, J Subramanyen, Thamarai Kannan

Nellai Royal Kings (Match Odds – 2.15):


Nellai Royal Kings won comfortably by 6 wickets after chasing a small target of 127 runs in 14 overs. Nidhish Rajagopal led the way with 42 runs, while KB Arun Karthik struck 32 runs off 12 balls to set the tone for the chase. Their batting unit was completely untested in their first match and will look to make an impact in this one.

In 20 overs, their bowlers limited the opposition to 126/8. Their bowling trio of Sonu Yadav (4-0-26-2), M Poiyamozhi (4-0-17-2), and Mohan Prasath (4-0-26-3) kept crucial wickets coming at a regular rate. Sandeep Warrior was economical in his two powerplay overs, and Lakshmy Jain contributed a wicket.

Full Squad:

G Ajitesh, VS Karthik, Mohan Prasath, Sandeep Warrier, Arun Karthik, Aswin Crist A, Nidish Rajagopal, Sri Neranjan R, Mithun R, Rithik Easwaran S, Suryapprakash L, Poiyamozhi M, Harish NS, Emmanuel Cherian B, Rohan J, Sugendhiran P, Adithya A, Arun Kumar SJ

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Players to watch out for:

Arun Karthik

With four fours and two sixes and a strike rate of 266.66, the keeper-batter got his team off to a flying start in their chase.

Nidhish Rajagopal

The all-rounder smashed an unbeaten 42 off 26 balls against Siechem Madurai Panthers. He led the team to victory in the previous game and will look to do so again in this one.

Mohan Prasath

The left-arm spinner has seven wickets in his last three Tamil Nadu Premier League matches and can dismiss batters in the middle overs of an innings.

Possible Playing XI:

Arun Karthik, Nidhish Rajagopal, Arun Kumar, Sonu Yadav, Ajitesh, M Poiyamozhi, Mohan Prasath, Lakshay Jain, Sandeep Warrior, R Eashwaran, Karthick Manigandan

Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings Batsmen Worth Watching

Our batting picks for Lyca Kovai Kings are Sai Sudharsan, U Mukilesh, and Suresh Kumar. Only Sudharsan scored more than Mukilesh in the first game, with the 24-year-old hitting 33 runs off 32 balls. Last season, Kumar scored 75 runs off 48 balls in this game.

Our batting lineup for Nellai Royal Kings includes Arun Karthik, Nidhish Rajagopal, and Sri Neranjan. In his game-winning innings against the Panthers, Rajagopal hit four sixes. Last year’s tournament was won by left-hander Neranjan, who scored 47 runs.

Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings Bowlers Worth Watching

Lyca Kovai Kings’ ball carriers are M Shahrukh Khan, M Mohammed, and Manimaran Siddharth. Mohammed bowls a very tight line and scored 2-11 in the first game. The best T20 bowling figures for Siddharth are 4-16.

Nellai Royal Kings’ top bowlers are Sonu Yadav, M Poyamozhi, and Mohan Prasath. On Wednesday, Poyamozhi took 2-17, with both of his wickets coming on the final two balls of the innings. Yadav opened the bowling in Match 3 and finished with 2-26 from four overs.

Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings Toss Prediction

Both captains will look to chase the target in this match, as the chasing teams have won the previous two.

Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings Pitch Report

We anticipate runs in the range of 170-180 runs in this match, and any score less than 160 runs will be easily chased here.

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The SNR college ground has been used for nearly 5 matches, and we expect the pitch to wear and tear in this match, primarily benefiting the slower bowlers. Coimbatore will have cool and pleasant weather, which will make for ideal cricket playing conditions.

Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings Prediction

Lyca Kovai Kings have a strong batting lineup that includes in-form players like Sai Sudharsan and Shahrukh Khan, who has IPL experience. When compared to Kovai Kings, Nellai Royal Kings have batters but lack firepower. Both teams have strong bowling units that performed admirably in their first match. This match is expected to be won by Lyca Kovai Kings. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

Lyca Kovai Kings is the favourite to beat Nellai Royal Kings at the odds of 1.70.

Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings Most Recommended Player for Bet:

In Match 1, Sai Sudharsan scored 86 runs off 45 balls and was named Player of the Match. He is our pick to be the highest run scorer for the Lyca Kovai Kings on Friday.

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