MPS vs NRK Match Preview

S Karthik and Hari Nishaanth are expected to open the batting for the Madurai Panthers this season. Nishanth was the top run-getter for the Dindigul Dragons with 172 runs in 7 matches last season. Shijith Chandran comes in from the Lyca Kovai Kings and will add strength to the middle order.

Madurai Panthers have Washington Sundar, who brings in plenty of domestic as well as international experience and will play an important role here. Along with him, Jagatheesan Kousik is the other all-rounder on the squad. Ajay Krishna had a decent outing with the all for the Ruby Trichy Warriors last season and he will play for the Panthers here.

V Aaditya and Murugan Ashwin are two quality spinners in the team, while Dev Rahul, Gurjapneet Singh, and V Gowtham will lead the pace attack. 

The Nellai Royal Kings have let go of two of their top scorers from the last season, Sanjay Yadav and Baba Aparajith, and it will be interesting to see how they cope with such a big void. Arun Karthik, who was the top run-getter for the Madurai Panthers in the last season has been brought in to reinforce the batting.

He will be supported by Sri Neranjan, Laxmesha Suryaprakash, and Guruswamy Ajitesh. Aswin Crist picked up 11 wickets in 7 matches in the last season while playing for the Tiruppur Tamizhans and will lead the pace attack here along with Emmanuel Cherian and Sandeep Warrier.

Karthick Manikandan, NS Harish, and S Mohan Prasath are the 3 quality spinners on the team. 

Weather Report

The weather will be warm and humid with temperatures between 30-32 degrees. 

Pitch Report

The SNR Stadium in Coimbatore has a well-balanced pick. The seamers will be able to get some movement early on but the batsmen will be able to play their shots once they settle in. The average first-inning score here is around 160. The spinners will come into play as the match progresses.

Notable stats

Guruswamy Ajitesh’s explosive batting

Guruswamy Ajitesh is known for his explosive brand of batting. In 9 matches, he has scored 129 runs at an average of 43.00 and a strike rate of 243.99.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


MPS vs NRK Probable 11

MPS Playing 11

  • S Karthik (Wk)
  • Hari Nishaanth
  • D Sudhan
  • Shijit Chandran
  • Washington Sundar (C)
  • Jagatheesan Kousik
  • PK Saravanan
  • V Gowtham
  • Murugan Ashwin
  • Ajay Krishna
  • Gurjapneet Singh

NRK Playing 11

  • Arun Karthik (C)
  • Guruswamy Ajitesh (Wk)
  • Laxmesha Suryaprakash
  • Nidish Rajagopal
  • Sonu Yadav
  • Aswin Crist
  • Sri Neranjan
  • Sandeep Warrier
  • NS Harish
  • P Sugendhiran
  • S Mohan Prasath
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 Nellai Royal Kings to win here. While they have lost a couple of their key batsmen, the team has acquired certain excellent players to strengthen the squad. Also, the Nellai Kings enjoy a good record against the Madurai Panthers. 


Top Picks

Arun Karthik: Arun Karthik scored 293 runs in the last season at an average of 41.45 and a strike rate of 127.399.

Aswin Crist: Aswin Crist was the leading wicket-taker for the Tiruppur Tamizhans last season. He picked up 11 wickets at a strike rate of 13.00.

Hari Nishaanth: Hari Nishaanth has scored 652 runs in his T20 career at an average of 26.08. 


MPS vs NRK Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: A Karthik (C), G Ajitesh (VC), S Karthik-II

Batters: C Hari Nishanth, L Suryaprakash, D Sudhan

All-rounders: S Yadav, A Crist

Bowlers: M Ashwin, S Warrier, N Harish

MPS vs NRK Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction