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TNPL – MATCH 15 – TUTI PATRIOTS VS LYCA KOVAI KINGS – FANTASY PREVIEW

Defending Champions and current leader of Points Table, Tuti Patriots meets Lyca Kovai Kings in 15th match of Tamil Nadu Premier League – Season II. Tuti Patriots won 4 out of 4 matches and their opponents Lyca Kovai Kings has 1 win, 1 loss and 1 no result to their name. This is going to be must win game for Kovai Kings, but it would be very difficult as Patriots are in full form. Match 15 between Tuti Patriots vs Lyca Kovai Kings is scheduled to start at 7:15 PM IST on Thursday, 3rd August 2017.

 

TUTI PATRIOTS :

It is not easy to win four matches in a row in this kind of format, but Tuti Patriots done that on their way of title defense. Credits goes to the young all rounder Washington Sundar, who received player of the match award thrice in 4 matches. The most recent victory came against Chepauk Super Gillies on Tuesday night and once again Washington Sundar shined with both bat and bowl. He smashed a century in that game and also picked a wicket for 15 runs in 4 overs. He is in mammoth form and no one should miss him in their fantasy teams. His opening partner Kashik Gandhi supports Sundar really well. Gandhi contributed 46, 72, 5 and 35 runs in those four matches. The opening combination of Washington Sundar and Gandhi works really well for Patriots and the runs fest expected to continue on Thursday.

Captain of the team, the experienced wicket keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik played for the first time in the season on Tuesday. Unfortunately, Karthik dismissed for golden duck in that game against Super Gillies. He was in great form all through this year. He will back to form and scores runs for sure in an upcoming matches. As a wicket keeper, he deserves a place in all fantasy teams. Subramanian Anand’s poor form continues as he dismisses for less than 20 runs. He has to play better innings or else he will sits out. Akash Sumra bats in the middle-order, he is yet to score big with bat, but performing better with bowl. He picked 5 wickets in 4 matches and bowls economical spells most of the time. SP Nathan also struggles to score runs in the middle order and he keeps his strike rate less or around 100 only. He may regain his form in this game. Aushik Srinivas claimed 5 wickets in last 3 matches, he bowls bit expensive spells but picks crucial wickets at crucial times. Aswin Crist the key bowler of the team did not play in last 2 matches. Guess that he will be back into the side for this game. Athisayaraj Davidson and Ganesh Moorthi will keep their places safe, but Lakshman may make a way for Crist.

 

LYCA KOVAI KINGS :

Lyca Kovai Kings finished the first season as one of the semi-finalist. But they are at no. 6 in the points table after played 3 matches. Kovai Kings started the season with convincing 6 wickets victory against Karaikudi Kaalai. In the second game, Super Gillies defeated Kovai Kings by 6 wickets and their last game against Dindigul Dragons was abandoned without ball being bowled. As only 4 matches are left to play, Kovai Kings needs to win almost every match to confirm their place in the Qualifiers. The openers Sita Ram and Suryaprakash played well last year and they continued it in this season too. Sita Ram scored 45 in the first game and dismissed for 6 runs in second. His partner Suryaprakash scored 60 and 46 runs respectively in those matches. Suryaprakash will be a key performer for Kovai Kings and chances are high for Sita Ram to score big runs too. Pradosh Ranjan Paul scored only 21 runs in 2 innings and may cause him a place in the XI on Thursday. Akshay Srinivasan may take Pradosh’s place in the XI. He did not score lot of runs last year, but could play better cricket this time around.

The all rounder Harish Kumar dismissed for back-to-back ducks. After his all round performances last year, expectations were high on him. He picked 2 wickets in 2 matches, but he could bowl much better than that. He may find his form back with both bat and bowl and once that happens he will give you plenty of points. Captain Syed Mohammed steadying the middle-order with his handy cameos. He bowled 2 good spells and claimed 4 wickets. He deserves a place in fantasy teams. Wicket keeper Ravi Kumar Rohith two quick knocks in end overs, hope for more runs from him in this game. Deeban Lingesh played as lower order batsman, but he was not impressive. He may make a way for Tarun Srinivas. M Mohammed bowled expensive spells in both matches. He has chances to be dropped, but his quick knock of 26 off 12 balls against Gillies may keeps him in the XI. Sivakumar was back in the side who claimed first hat-trick in TNPL history. He is very useful bowling all rounder and deserves a place in your teams. Krishnamoorthy Vignesh and Ajith Ram bowled good spells and both will keep their places in the XI.

 

KEY PLAYERS :

TUTI PATRIOTS :

  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Kaushik Gandhi
  • Washington Sundar
  • Akash Sumra
  • Aushik Srinivas
  • Aswin Crist
  • Athisayaraj Davidson

 

LYCA KOVAI KINGS :

  • Suryaprakash
  • A Sita Ram
  • Syed Mohammad
  • Ravi Kumar Rohith
  • Harish Kumar
  • Siva Kumar
  • Ajith Ram
  • Krishnamoorthy Vignesh

 

POSSIBLE LINEUPS :

TUTI PATRIOTS :

1. Washington Sundar, 2. Kaushik Gandhi, 3. Dinesh Karthik, 4. SP Nathan, 5. Subramanian Anand, 6. Akash Sumra, 7. Aushik Srinivas, 8. Aswin Crist / V Lakshman, 9. Santhosh Shiv / Siddarth Ahuja, 10. Athisayaraj Davidson, 11. Ganesh Moorthi.

 

LYCA KOVAI KINGS :

1. Anirudh Sita Ram, 2. L Suryaprakash, 3. Pradosh Ranjan Paul / Akshay Srinivasan, 4. Ravi Kumar Rohith, 5. Harish Kumar, 6. Syed Mohammed, 7. Deepan Lingesh / Tarun Srinivas, 8. M Mohammed, 9. MK Sivakumar, 10. Krishnamoorthi Vignesh, 11. Ajith Ram.

 

 

Anand Thiyagarajan

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