MPS vs LKK Match Preview

The Madurai Panthers captain Hari Nishaanth recorded the lowest score out of the 5 batsmen used by Madurai against Ba11sy Trichy. All the 6 bowlers used by Panthers were among wickets and picked up at least one wicket. Due to some sort of contributions from practically all the players from the side, and no injury updates, there are no changes expected to the Madurai team ahead of this game. The wicket-keeper batsman Suresh Lokeshwar played a controlled inning in the last match and allowed their fellow teammates to play attacking shots.

Suresh Lokeshwar is a reliable batter close to the top of the batting order. The team India all-rounder Washington Sundar has succeeded in finding form in the last couple of encounters of Tamil Nadu Premier League 2023. Sundar remained unbeaten in the last couple of matches with the bat and also collected a scalp in the game on Thursday. Another crucial player for Madurai is the left-arm spinner P Saravanan. He picked up all his 3 scalps in one over against Ba11sy Trichy. Seichem Madurai Panthers are going into this match trying to achieve 4 successive wins.

Everything seems to be working out fine for the Lyca Kovai Kings during this season. The batsman S Sujay is in terrific form near the top of the order and Sai Sudarshan is also in terrific form with the bat while playing at the number three position. As they are taking on the in-form Madurai Panthers, there are no changes expected to the Lyca side in the game. With a great performance in the last few games, S Sujay has proved the decision to not include him in the team early on in the competition was not a correct one. He smacked 6 boundaries in his last innings.

The 24-year-old left-arm orthodox spinner Manimaran Siddharth has bowled pretty well right throughout the competition. He picked up 1 wicket for 15 runs from his quota of 4 overs in the last contest. Another significant bowler for Lyca Kovai Kings is the 29-year-old seamer, Gowtham Thamarai Kannan. He will bowl with the new ball in this match. In his last couple of games, Kannan has picked up 6 wickets in total, giving away 38 runs. Kings are placed right at the top of the table and are in great form at the moment.


Weather Report

The wicket on offer at this venue is a balanced one. There will be some assistance from the track to the batsmen and the bowlers. The weather for this game is likely to be cloudy and the temperatures during the game will be close to 37 degrees during the game.

Pitch Report

This game between Madurai and Lyca teams will be hosted at the venue of India Cement Company Ground. This is the third match this season to be played at this place. Although Salem Spartans won the first game played earlier yesterday while batting first, it was a closely fought affair. The team batting first will look to score over 185 runs on this venue.

Notable stats

Madurai Panthers hold the edge in the recent head-to-head between the two sides.

If you look at the last five matches between the two sides, you will find Panthers leading the head-to-head 3-2. But Kovai Kings won the last match between the two teams by a margin of 20 runs.

Sai Sudarshan has a terrific average and strike rate combination at the moment.

Sai Sudarshan has scored 524 runs from his last 10 matches for LKK with an average of 65.50 and a strike rate of 170.12.

Team News

There are no injury updates available at the moment from either side. They are both going into this game with wins in their last matches. So, they are unlikely to make any changes to the team combination.

MPS vs LKK Probable 11

MPS Playing 11

  • Suresh Lokeshwar (Wk)
  • Hari Nishaanth (C)
  • Jagatheesan Kousik
  • Swapnil Singh
  • Washington Sundar
  • Sri Abisek
  • Murugan Ashwin
  • K Deeban Lingesh
  • P Saravanan
  • Gurjapneet Singh
  • Ajay Krishna

LKK Playing 11

  • S Sujay
  • Suresh Kumar (Wk)
  • Sai Sudharsan
  • Atheeq ur Rahman
  • U Mukilesh
  • Ram Arvindh
  • M Shahrukh Khan (C)
  • M Mohammed
  • Manimaran Siddharth
  • Gowtham Thamarai Kannan
  • Jhatavedh Subramanyan
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

Both Lyca and Madurai teams have fared well during the league stages of the TNPL competition and are all but through to the knockout stages of the competition. But Madurai will need a win here. The Lyca team has a better record though and they are our favorites to win this game.

Top Picks

Sai Sudarshan: Sai Sudarshan is currently in the form of his life. He has hammered 524 runs from his last 10 appearances with an average of 65.50 and a strike rate of 170.12.

M Shahrukh Khan: Shahrukh Khan has picked up 14 wickets from 10 matches with a strike rate of 9.42.

Gurjapneet Singh: The Madurai bowler has picked up 9 victims from 5 matches with a strike rate of 11.77 and is bowling economically as well with an economy rate of 5.60.

Suresh Kumar: Suresh Kumar has picked up 254 runs from his last 10 appearances with an average of 28.22 and a strike rate of 137.29.


MPS vs LKK Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: J Suresh Kumar

Batters: S Sujay, C Hari Nishanth, S Sudharsan (C)

All-rounders: S Khan (VC), S Singh, W Sundar

Bowlers: M Ashwin, M Siddharth, P Saravanan, G Singh

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