On Friday evening in Coimbatore, Nellai Royal Kings and Ruby Trichy Warriors meet in Match 19 of the 2022 Tamil Nadu Premier League. The Royal Kings are the competition’s pacesetters, having won all five games this season. Ruby Trichy Warriors, the 2021 runners-up, have only one win in three matches. Continue reading for a preview of this game. The match begins at 19:15 local time at the SNR College Cricket Ground.
Nellai Royal Kings have a perfect tournament record and will come into this game full of confidence and momentum. They won their previous match by 6 wickets with 4.3 overs to spare.
The Ruby Trichy Warriors appear to be a shadow of the team that won the 2021 competition’s group stage. They won their first game of the season, but have since lost three in a row.
Match Details to Note
Match: Nellai Royal Kings vs Ruby Trichy Warriors, 19th Match, Tamil Nadu Premier League 2022
Date: July 15, 2022 (Friday)
Time: 7:15 PM IST
Venue: SNR College Cricket Ground, Coimbatore
Nellai Royal Kings Team News:
The Royal Kings reshuffled their batting order and made two changes to their lineup prior to their win over IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans in their previous match. Sri Neranjan and Pradosh Ranjan Paul were replaced by Laxmesha Suryaprakash and M Rooban Raj.
Nellai Royal Kings Squad
NS Harish, Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Baba Aparajith, Sanjay Yadav, Baba Indrajith(w/c), G Ajitesh, M Rooban Raj, Jitendra Kumar, M Shajahan, V Athisayaraj Davidson, K Easwaran, Trilok Nag, Rohan Raju, Vikram Jangid, Pradosh Paul, T Veeramani, Sri Neranjan, Arya Yohan Menon, Krish Jain, Karthick Manikandan, Akash Dev Kumar, G Satheesh Kumar
Players to watch out for:
The third batter hit six fours and two sixes in the previous game. So far in the 2022 TNPL, he is averaging 47.50 and has 190 runs.
Only Arun Karthik has scored more runs in this year’s tournament than Sanjay Yadav. Yadav has three half-centuries already.
The medium fast bowler returned excellent figures against the Tamizhans, which was unsurprising given his stellar performance throughout the competition.
Possible Playing XI:
NS Harish, Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Baba Aparajith, Sanjay Yadav, Baba Indrajith (c) (wk), G Ajitesh, M Rooban Raj, Jitendra Kumar, M Shajahan, Athisayaraj Davidson, K Easwaran
Nellai Royal Kings Team Form
The Royal Kings could not have asked for a better start to their campaign. They are aiming for their sixth consecutive competition victory.
Ruby Trichy Warriors Team News:
In an attempt to halt a run of consecutive defeats, Ruby Trichy Warriors made three changes to their starting lineup for their most recent match. Murali Vijay, Akash Sumra, and Gokul Moorthi were brought in, but the bowling attack was severely depleted. M Poiyamozhi is expected to return for this game.
Ruby Trichy Warriors Squad
Amit Sathvik(w), Santosh Shiv, Nidhish Rajagopal, Murali Vijay, N Niranjan, Akash Sumra, S Gokul Moorthi, M Mathivannan, R Ganesh, Ajay Krishna, Rahil Shah(c), Antony Dhas, Adithya Ganesh, MS Sanjay, ME Yazh Arun Mozhi, M Poiyamozhi, P Saravana Kumar, Muhammed Adnan Khan, P Sugendhiran, Atheeq Ur Rahman, Hemanth Kumar, Jasper Benjamin
Players to watch out for:
The former Indian international showed his class against Lyca Kovai Kings, finishing with a strike-rate of 174.28.
Despite struggling with the bat, the all-rounder returned excellent figures of 1-23 from 3 overs in the previous game.
The 25-year-old is one of the few players in this competition to have delivered a maiden. Against the Kovai Kings, he dismissed the dangerous Sai Sudharsan.
Possible Playing XI:
Amit Sathvik (wk), Santosh Shiv, Nidhish Rajagoppal, Murali Vijay, N Niranjan, Akash Sumra, Gokul Moorthi, M Mathivannan, M Poiyamozhi, Ajay Krishna, Rahil Shah (c)
Ruby Trichy Warriors Team Form
The Warriors have only defeated the Dindigul Dragons once this season, and that was in Match 2 of the tournament. They are having difficulty competing.
Nellai Royal Kings vs Ruby Trichy Warriors Head to Head
These two teams have been very evenly matched in the TNPL over the years, with Nellai Royal Kings holding a one-game lead in the series. Last year, Ruby Trichy Warriors won by a whopping 74 runs in this match. Amit Sathvik was the standout performer, scoring 71 runs off 52 balls in an innings that included six fours and two sixes.
Nellai Royal Kings vs Ruby Trichy Warriors Head to Head Stats in T20
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Nellai Royal Kings vs Ruby Trichy Warriors Toss Prediction
In the 2022 TNPL, no captain has won the toss and chosen to bat first. If either captain wins the toss ahead of this match, we predict that they will choose to field first.
Nellai Royal Kings vs Ruby Trichy Warriors Pitch Report
For this match, we anticipate a low bounce pitch. The spin bowlers will almost certainly get some turn, and we predict a par score of no more than 165.
As the game progresses, the humidity will rise, and the temperature will remain in the mid-20s.
Nellai Royal Kings vs Ruby Trichy Warriors Prediction
This game will be decided on the field, and there is always the possibility of an upset, but a quick glance at the league table shows that Nellai Royal Kings are flying high in the 2022 TNPL. Ruby Trichy Warriors have talented players, but we do not believe they will be able to produce a team performance in this game. Nellai Royal Kings are expected to win again and extend their lead at the top of the table.