Date & Time: Friday, August 02, 15:15 IST
Venue: NPR College Ground, Dindigul, India
Step closer to top 4 spot for the winner
Both Siechem Madurai Panthers and Lyca Kovai Kings have either been hot or cold so far in the tournament. Barring some brilliance from the Kings’ Dhas against the Patriots and the super over in the Panthers-Warriors game, both teams have either won comfortably or lost terribly. The team that wins today will lessen the mid-table crowd and get closer to gaining a top 4 spot.
With Suresh Babu not creating an impact in the game, LKK should bring back their wicket taking leggie – S Manigandan. Madurai on the other hand wouldn’t look to change their winning combination as it was a good team effort in their last outing.
The pitch in Dindigul has continued to assist spinners a bit but has also remained a good batting wicket. An excellent contest between bat and ball is expected again.
The all-rounder has been in smashing form. Coming in with 6-7 overs to go, he has been clearing the ropes comfortably and consistently as well. He has also picked up 5 wickets, holds the joint second highest wicket taker position for the Kings.
He is one of TNPL’s most experienced and consistent players. He has picked up 6 wickets so far at an economy of 5.85. With the wicket assisting a bit of spin, he is a must have in today’s match.
Mr. Consistent for the Panthers over the last season has continued his good form again. He is their highest run getter and also their most dependable batsman. We can expect a great knock from him as the pitch also seems to assist batsmen.
Without much fuss, he has picked up 8 wickets (most for SMP this season) at an economy of 6.66. He has the ability to pick up wickets at crucial junctures. He’s not to be missed out from your Dream11 fantasy cricket teams for today’s match.
The LKK captain has been slightly out of form. After the 70* in the first game, he has managed to score only 27 runs in 3 innings. He has been a consistent performer and also one of the top run getters in TNPL. He is expected to step up, come the big games.