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TNPL – QUALIFIER 2 – CHEPAUK SUPER GILLIES VS LYCA KOVAI KINGS – FANTASY PREVIEW

Lyca Kovai Kings survived in the Eliminator game against Karaikudi Kaalai and advanced to second Qualifier. On other side Chepauk Super Gillies gets second chance after lost 1st Qualifier to TUTI Patriots. The winner of this game will play in the Final. Qualifier 2 between Chepauk Super Gillies vs Lyca Kovai Kings is scheduled to begins at 7:15 PM IST on Friday, 18th August 2017.

 

CHEPAUK SUPER GILLIES :

The runner-up of last year, Chepauk Super Gillies has an opportunity to make another final and will get a chance to take revenge on Tuti Patriots for those losses in last year final and also in Qualifier 1. Super Gillies had a bad game in the first qualifier on Tuesday, where they bowled out for 114 runs. Except, S Karthik and Antony Dhas none other batters scored 20+ in that game for Super Gillies. While defending the target, Sai Kishore alone bowled well for Super Gillies. In the end, Chepauk team faced heavy defeat in the first qualifier and now set to play knockout game against Lyca Kovai Kings. Super Gillies players had a bad day in that game, but the same lineup done it well throughout league stage. That makes us understand, Super Gillies might go with maximum of one or two changes. The openers Gopinath had good outings in league stages, he may come back well and play big innings in this knockout game. Thalaivan Sargunam had a mixed season, he didn’t get going in 1st Qualifier but expecting him to do well in this game. S Karthik plays some good cricket in recent matches and he scored high score for Super Gillies in the last game. As a wicket keeper he might deserves a place in your fantasy teams. Uthirasamy Sasidev played a good knock against Dragons, but failed against Patriots on Tuesday.

Sathiamoorty Saravanan and the captain Rajagopal Sathish also dismissed for single digit scores other day. Sathish, the veteran all rounder fails continuously with a bat, but contributes with bowl. Saravanan and Sasidev must play a big knocks in the middle and end overs of Super Gillies innings on Friday. Bowling all-rounder Antony Dhas played back-to-back impressive knocks in last two games. He scored match winnings 38 off 21 balls against Dragons and also scored crucial 27 off 17 against Patriots. His contributions are handy in the lower middle-order, but if he starts shine with ball then he will give you plenty of points. Yo Mahesh and co. had a bad day with bowl against Patriots. Tamil Kumaran conceded lot of runs in last 2 matches and may make him to sit out for this game. Ashwath Mukumthan has a chance to get a game on Friday. Sai Kishore bowled well other day, hopefully will do similar job on Friday as well. R Alexander continues to bowl handy economical spells and once he starts to pick wickets, that will be good sign for Super Gillies.

 

LYCA KOVAI KINGS :

Coimbatore based franchise overcome their first hurdle in this knockout stage by defeating Karaikudi Kaalai by 4 wickets in high-scoring thriller. Lyca Kovai Kings now has three victories in a row and looking forward to win fourth one to reach Final on Sunday. Murali Vijay’s arrival helps the team in big way. He also contributes well and works with plan as a captain. Vijay scored 69, 0 and 34 runs respectively in the season, hope for much better knock from him on Friday. His opening partner L Suryaprakash started the season in high note, but struggles to score runs in last few games. He dismissed for just 1 run against Kaalai on Wednesday. Chances are high for him to shine in this do or die game. After two back to back man of the match performances, A Sita Ram dismissed for just 11 runs in the last game. But that game won’t decides his form and he has bright chances to play another match winning knock against Super Gillies. The wicket keeper batsman Ravi Kumar Rohith was the hero of Kovai Kings on Wednesday night. We used to mention continuously that Rohith is a key player and helps you with big fantasy points. Finally he had his moments with an unbeaten century in Eliminator game. He deserves a place once again in all fantasy teams.

Akshay Srinivasan impressed with three consecutive knocks, but unfortunately he dismissed for duck on Wednesday night. Still pick him in your team, we believe that he will play good handy innings on Friday. All-rounder Harish Kumar had a great game against Trichy Warriors where he picked 4 for 23 runs. But he gone expensive in the last game against Kaalai. With bat, he smashed 2 sixes before gets out for 16. He remains as match turner for Kings and expects good show from him in this game. Bowling all rounder Sivakumar was back in the XI, but he didn’t bowl an over in the last game. He is the first guy who had hat-trick of wickets in TNPL history, may be will bowl good spell in this game. M Mohammed had another poor game on Wednesday. He conceded 45 runs in just 3 overs and also fails with bat. As a regular member of the team, he might safe in the XI. In case Syed Mohammad is back to the XI, M Mohammed may make a way for him. B Arun had another good game where he picked 2 wickets against Kaalai. K Vignesh was expensive in the last game, but he will keep his place as he was the most consistent bowler for Kings in the season.

 

KEY PLAYERS :

CHEPAUK SUPER GILLIES :

  • Gopinath
  • Uthirasamy Sasidev
  • Rajagopal Sathish
  • S Karthik
  • Thalaivan Sargunam
  • Antony Dhas
  • Sai Kishore
  • Yo Mahesh

 

LYCA KOVAI KINGS :

  • Murali Vijay
  • A Sita Ram
  • L Suryaprakash
  • Ravi Kumar Rohith
  • Akshay Srinivasan
  • Harish Kumar
  • B Arun
  • K Vignesh

 

POSSIBLE LINEUPS :

CHEPAUK SUPER GILLIES :

1. Gopinath, 2. Thalaivan Sargunam, 3. S Karthik, 4. Uthirasamy Sasidev, 5. Sathiamoorty Saravanan / Baskaran Rahul, 6. Rajagopal Sathish, 7. Yo Mahesh, 8. Antony Dhas, 9. Sai Kishore, 10. Ashwath Mukunthan / Joel Joseph, 11. R Alexander.

 

LYCA KOVAI KINGS :

1. Murali Vijay, 2. L Suryaprakash, 3. A Sita Ram, 4. Ravi Kumar Rohith, 5. Akshay Srinivasan, 6. Harish Kumar, 7. MK Sivakumar, 8. M Mohammed / Syed Mohammad, 9. K Vignesh, 10. B Arun, 11. Thamarai Kannan.

 

 

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