LKK vs NRK Match Preview

The opening duo of B Sachin and Suresh Kumar looked a bit rusty in the season opener and fell cheaply. They will be looking to turn things around here and give the Lyca Kovai Kings a good start. The Kovai Kings’ batting will hinge on the performance of Sai Sudharsan, who is in excellent form at the moment.

He scored a brilliant half-century in the last match. The other batsmen in the middle order include Ram Arvindh, U Mukilesh, Atheek Ur Rahman, and Shahrukh Khan, all of whom are capable of scoring quick runs. Shahrukh Khan was, in fact, excellent with the ball too, picking up 3 wickets.

He was supported well by Jhatavedh Subramanyan at the other end. The seam attack will be made up of M Mohammed, K Gowtham, and Kiran Akash. 

The Royal Kings will once again bank on its excellent bowling attack to reign in the opposition here. The seamers did an excellent job in the last match, picking up 5 wickets, and were quite economical too. Sonu Yadav, Lakshay Jain, and M Poiyamozhi were all among the wickets.

Sandeep Warrier bowled a brilliant spell, giving away just 5 runs in his 2 overs but was wicketless. Albeit, it is just a matter of time before he rattles the stumps. Mohan Prasath will lead the spin attack here and will be supported by all-rounders Arun Kumar and Karthick Manikandan.

Skipper Arun Karthik and Sri Neranjan will be looking to give the team a strong start here. Nidhish Rajagopal was quite impressive in the opening match and scored 42 of just 26 deliveries. The Royal Kings do bat quite deep down the order and that can be an advantage for the team. 

Weather Report

The weather is likely to be a bit humid with temperatures below 30 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the SNR College Cricket Ground is pretty well-balanced, providing equal opportunities to the batsmen as well as the bowlers. The average first-inning score here is between 160-170, which is a par score. The seamers will get some movement early on while the spinners will be able to target to rough patches as the game progresses.

Notable stats

Shahrukh Khan’s Consistent Bowling

Shahrukh Khan has picked up 12 wickets in his last 10 matches. His bowling strike rate is excellent at just 10.91.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


LKK vs NRK Probable 11

LKK Playing 11

  • B Sachin
  • Suresh Kumar (Wk)
  • Sai Sudharsan
  • Ram Arvindh
  • U Mukilesh
  • Shahrukh Khan (C)
  • M Mohammed
  • M Siddharth
  • Kiran Akash
  • Thamarai Kanan
  • J Subramanyan

NRK Playing 11

  • Arun Karthik (C)
  • Arun Kumar
  • Nidhish Rajagopal
  • Sonu Yadav
  • Ajitesh Guruswamy
  • Rithik Easwaran (Wk)
  • Karthick Manikandan
  • Lakshay Jain
  • Mohan Prasath
  • M Poiyamozhi
  • Sandeep Warrier
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Lyca Kovai Kings to win here. While both teams played well in their respective opening fixtures, the Kovai Kings have historically enjoyed an upper hand against the Nellai Royal Kings, and seeing their well-balanced side, we expect that trend to continue. 


Top Picks

Shahrukh Khan: M Shahrukh Khan is an excellent all-rounder playing for the Lyca Kovai Kings. Last season, he scored 187 runs and also picked up 11 wickets.

Arun Karthik: Arun Karthik was the top scorer for the Madurai Panthers last season, scoring 293 runs at an average of 41.85.

M Mohammed: M Mohammed bowled a good spell in the last match, picking up 2 wickets for just 11 runs. We expect him to bowl another good spell here. 


LKK vs NRK Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: A Karthik, G Ajitesh

Batters: S Sudharsan (C), S Khan, N Rajagopal, U Mukilesh

All-rounders: S Yadav (VC), K Gowtham

Bowlers: M Mohammaed, S Mohan Prasath, M Poiyamozhi

LKK vs NRK Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction