NRK vs MPS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jul 08, 2023

The Nellai Royal Kings and the Siechem Madurai Panthers will face off against each other at the SCF Cricket Stadium in Salem on Saturday in an Eliminator. The winner of this match will move on to Qualifier 2, where it will play against the losing team from Qualifier 1.

Nellai Royal Kings vs Siechem Madurai Panthers head-to-head record

Both teams have played against each other in 7 matches so far. The Nellai Royal Kings have a clear advantage with 5 wins, while the Madurai Panthers have won 2.

Nellai Royal Kings vs Siechem Madurai Panthers Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Disney+ Hotstar App or can be watched live on the Star Sports Tamil channel. 


NRK vs MPS Team Previews

Nellai Royal Kings

While the Nellai Royal Kings haven’t been in the best of forms this season, they have played well enough to win 5 of the 7 Group Stage matches and finished 3rd on the points table. They come into this contest on the back of an 8-wicket win over Trichy in a rain-marred encounter.

Skipper Arun Karthik has shown good form at the top of the order and has managed to put up a decent score in most of his outings. However, the same cannot be said about his opening partner, L Suryaprakash, who has struggled to middle the ball.

Ajitesh Guruswamy is the highest run-getter for Nellai this season and will once again be the key player for the team here. Nidhish Rajagopal, Sri Neranjan, and Rithik Easwaran will feature in the middle order, while all-rounder Sonu Yadav adds depth to the batting. The latter will be seen in the pace attack which is led by M Poiyamozhi and Sandeep Warrier.

S Mohan Prasath and Lakshay Jain have picked up 12 wickets between them and will take care of the spin department. 


Nellai Royal Kings Playing 11

Arun Karthik, Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Ajitesh G, Rithik Easwaran, Nidhish Rajagopal, R Sonu Yadav, P Sugendhiran, NS Harish, M Poiyamozhi, S Mohan Prasath, SS Warrier.

Madurai Panthers

With 4 wins in 7 matches, the Madurai Panthers managed to scrape through to the playoffs, claiming the final spot. However, the team will need to pull out a special performance here to keep themselves alive in the tournament.

C Hari Nishaanth and S Lokeshwar have been pretty consistent at the top of the order and are among the top two scorers for the team. They will once again look to give their team a solid start. The middle order features the likes of Jagatheesan Kousik, Swapnil Singh, and V Aaditya.

While all of them are good players, they haven’t been able to get going in a big way and have squandered away some good starts by playing loose shots. Coming to the bowling Gurjapneet has been the pick of the bowlers with 13 wickets and is the joint-highest wicket-taker of the tournament. He will spearhead the pace attack along with Ajay Krishna.

The spin department consists of Murugan Ashwin, P Saravanan, and Swapnil Singh, all of whom have shown decent form. 


Madurai Panthers Playing 11

Hari Nishanth, S Lokeshwar, Krish Jain, V Aditya, Jagatheesan Kousik, Swapnil Singh, S Sri Abisek, P Saravanan, Murugan Ashwin, Gurjapneet Singh, Ajay Krishna.

NRK vs MPS Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will likely opt to bowl first. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Salem isn’t the easiest to bat on and provides equal opportunities to the bowlers too. The quicker bowlers will get some movement off the surface early on in the game and can claim wickets provided they are disciplined with line and length.

However, once the batsmen settle down, it will get easier for them to play the big shots. The average first-inning score here is around 160.

The weather is expected to remain warm and humid with temperatures of between 26 and 30 degrees Celsius. 


NRK vs MPS Betting Tips

Both teams have had some highs and lows this season and there is little separating the two in terms of form. However, looking at the records and the forms of some of the players, we feel that the Nellai Royal Kings have a slight edge here. Although, we expect the Madurai Panthers to put up a strong resistance and we should have a closely fought encounter on our hands.

Bet on the Nellai Royal Kings to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Highest Opening Partnership

    Madurai Panthers (1.85)


The opening pair for Madurai is in good form and Hari Nishaanth and S Lokeshwar are the top two scorers for the team. On the other hand, Nellai opener L Suryaprakash hasn’t been in the best of forms. We are therefore expecting Madurai to put up a bigger opening partnership.

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    Arun Karthik Total Runs

    Over 22.5 (1.83)


Arun Karthik has shown good form this season. He has scored 23 or more runs in 2 of his last 3 innings and scored a century in his previous appearance on this ground. We are therefore backing him to play well here.

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    Highest Individual Score

    Under 61.5 (1.85)


The pitch at Salem has hosted quite a few matches in recent weeks and has become increasingly slower. The batsmen will likely find it difficult to get going and play a big inning here.

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    Most match 6s

    Nellai Royal Kings (2.16)


Nellai Royal Kings has a strong batting line-up and a couple of its players are in good form. Ajitesh Guruswamy and Arun Karthik are among the top 10 six hitters in the team and we are banking on them to hit a few here too.

Today Match Prediction

Nellai Royal Kings To Win the Match

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Who will win NRK vs MPS

Nellai Royal Kings 77.78% (70)
Madurai Panthers 22.22% (20)
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