NRK vs SMS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jun 22, 2023

NRK vs SMS Match Prediction - Jun 22, 2023

The Tamil Nadu Premier League for the 2023 season is well and truly underway now. The teams have started to position themselves to qualify for the next stage of the competition. The Nellai Royal Kings team began their season on a positive note by registering a couple of good wins. However, they lost their next game against Tiruppur Tamizhans. The Salem Spartans began their campaign by losing the 1st game of the new season. But they did manage to stage a comeback of sorts by winning the next game. They will be keen to develop a winning momentum in this game. Nellai Super Kings on the other hand will look to get back to the winning ways again.

Nellai Royal Kings vs Salem Spartans Head-To-Head

The Salem Spartans and Nellai Royal Kings have played each other on 6 occasions in the TNPL. Both these teams have won three matches each in the competition. If you take a careful look at the last few games played between them, you will find that Nellai Royal Kings have won the last couple of games between the two teams. This is the first time these two outfits are meeting each other in this year's TNPL. The two sides played each other last time during TNPL 2022 at Tirunelveli and Nellai won the game by 5 wickets.

Nellai Royal Kings vs Salem Spartans Live Streaming and Broadcast

Tamil and other Indian cricket fans can view this game between Nellai Royal Kings and Salem Spartans on Star Sports Network if you are looking to see the game on TV. Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 1 Tamil channels will broadcast this match. The live streaming of this match will also be available on the FanCode app.

NRK vs SMS Team Previews

Nellai Royal Kings

In the last match they played in TNPL, the Nellai Royal Kings side was bowled out for a small score of 124 runs from 18.1 overs. The top run-getter for them in this game was Sonu Yadav who scored 35 runs. He was supported by R Eashwaran and Ajitesh who scored 15 and 20 runs respectively. But these innings were cameos and the major chunk of runs needs to come from the top-order batting and this is where things went wrong for Nellai. They were quickly reduced to 49 for 5 at the halfway stage of the game.

The Nellai batting order will need to pull up their socks quickly to make a major contribution to the game. The Nellai Royal Kings bowlers could not prevent the opposition batters from reaching the target as it was too small a total to defend. Their opponents reached the target easily within 18.2 overs. The main bowlers Sonu Yadav and Lakshay Jain managed to pick 2 and 1 wickets each during the middle of the inning. But the other significant bowler Sandeep Warrior gave away far too many runs during the powerplay overs.

L Vignesh bowled economically though but the target set was just not enough for the bowlers to do anything about it. The key players going into this contest are Sonu Yadav, M Poiyamozhi, and Sri Ranjan. This last game was the 10th match of the TNPL and it was played between Nellai Royal Kings and IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans. The target of 125 runs for a win was achieved in 18.2 overs by the Tiruppur side for the loss of just 3 wickets. P Bhuvaneswaran was the pick of the bowlers for Tiruppur winning the player of the match award for a fifer.

Nellai Royal Kings Playing 11

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

Salem Spartans

In their last appearance in the TNPL, Salem Spartans chased a competitive total of 139 runs while batting second for the loss of 5 wickets from 15.2 overs. The batting charge for Salem Spartans was led by Kaushik Gandhi who is also their skipper. He led from the front by scoring 52 runs from 32 balls with 3 sixes and 3 fours. He was well-supported during this effort by Amit Sathvik who scored a cameo of 22 runs. But there was a top-order collapse during the Salem innings with three wickets falling quickly.

Salem bowlers were in good nick during the Trichy innings. They succeeded in restricting their opposition to a score of 139 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. The pick of the bowlers for Salem was Abhishek Tanwar as he returned with figures of 3 wickets from 4 overs. And he gave away just 9 runs in these 4 overs. Apart from his R Karthikeyan and Sunny Sandhu picked up 2 wickets apiece. Other bowlers such as Ganesh Moorthy and Sachin Rathi managed to collect one wicket apiece while strangling the opposition batter during their overs.

The key players for Salem going into this game are Abhishek Tanwar, Kaushik Gandhi, and Amit Sathvik. In the 7th game of TNPL, Salem Spartans took on Ba11sy Trichy on 18th June. The Ba11sy Trichy team managed to set a modest target. The Spartans bowlers were right on the money giving away little to the Ba11sy batters. The pick of the bowlers, Abhishek Tanwar, was awarded the prize of being the player of the match. All the top 5 batsmen from the Salem team contributed to the score making it hard for the Trichy bowlers to get breakthroughs regularly. 

Salem Spartans Playing 11

V P Amith Sathvik, R Kavin, Kaushik Gandhi, Maan Bafna, S Abishiek, Sunny Sandhu, Muhammed Adnan Khan, Abhishek Tanwar, Akash Sumra, Sachin Rathi, Rajendran Karthikeyan.

NRK vs SMS Toss Prediction

As we can find the current trend in the T20 games, both the captains winning the toss will prefer to chase a target for this game. The last couple of games played at the NPR College Cricket Ground in Dindigul were won by the team batting second.

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

Pitch and Conditions

The venue of NPR College Ground has now been utilized for as many as six matches. So, it is quite likely that this surface has roughed up a little. This means we can see the slower bowlers getting some purchase from the track. You can expect scores in the region o 170 to 180 runs being scored during the game. Any total of fewer than 160 runs can be chased successfully on this pitch.

We are likely to get nice and cool weather for this match. The conditions on offer will be excellent for a game of cricket. However, there are some chances of getting showers in the afternoon. The temperatures during the game are likely to remain close to 34 degrees. You can expect cloudy conditions for this game that can help the quicker bowlers.

NRK vs SMS Betting Tips

The Salem Spartans side has a powerful batting order and there are some in-form players in it such as Maan Bafna and K Gandhi who have a lot of experience playing in the TNPL. The Nellai Royal Kings also have many good batsmen and they have sufficient firepower. Both these sides have a terrific bowling attack and have done a good job so far in the competition. All-in-all we expect Nellai Royal Kings to come out trumps in this game.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Arun Karthik to score more than 23 runs in the game.



Arun Karthik has been among runs consistently in the recent past. You can bet on him to score more than 23 runs during his innings in this contest.

  1. 10CRIC


    G. Ajitesh to score a fifty.



G Ajitesh has looked good in recent games. You can bet on him to score over 50 runs in this game.

  1. Rajabets


    Nellai Royal Kings to score over 5 runs in their 1st over.



All batsmen start looking for runs even from the first over itself in T20 cricket. You can bet on the Nellai openers to get more than 5 runs in their first over of the inning.

Today Match Prediction

Nellai Royal Kings To Win the Match, 1.55

Bet Tip Here

Who will win NRK vs SMS

Nellai Royal Kings 82.86% (87)
Salem Spartans 17.14% (18)
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