NRK vs MPS Match Preview

Skipper Arun Karthik has shown good form at the top of the order for the Nellai Royal Kings 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. 

For the Madurai Panthers, 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. 

Weather Report

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

Pitch Report

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.

Notable stats

M Poiyamozhi’s Dependable Bowling

M Poiyamozhi has been a consistent performer with the ball for the Nellai Royal Kings. He has picked up 11 wickets in 7 matches at a strike rate of 12.81. His economy rate is pretty good too, at just 6.85 runs per over.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


NRK vs MPS Probable 11

NRK Playing 11

  • Arun Karthik (C)
  • Nidhish Rajagopal
  • Lakshay Jain
  • Rithik Easwaran (Wk)
  • Ajitesh Guruswamy
  • L Suryaprakash
  • Sonu Yadav
  • NS Harish
  • M Poiyamozhi
  • Mohan Prasath
  • Sandeep Warrier

MPS Playing 11

  • Hari Nishaanth (C)
  • V Aaditya
  • Jagatheesan Kousik
  • Sri Abisek
  • Anton Subikshan
  • Swapnil Singh
  • S Lokeshwar (Wk)
  • Murugan Ashwin
  • P Saravanan
  • Gurjapneet Singh
  • Ajay Krishna
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. They have a stronger batting unit, with Ajitesh Guruswamy and Arun Karthik in particularly good form. The bowling is pretty well-rounded too. Also, the Royal Kings enjoy an excellent head-to-head record against the Madurai Panthers. 


Top Picks

Sonu Yadav: Sonu Yadav has played an important role in the Royal Kings’ success so far. He has scored 98 runs at a strike rate of 124.05 and has also picked up 6 wickets.

Ajitesh Guruswamy: Ajitesh Guruswamy is the leading run-scorer for the Nellai Royal Kings. He has scored 261 runs at an average of 65.25 and a strike rate of 163.12.

Gurjapneet Singh: Gurjapneet Singh is the joint-highest wicket-taker for this tournament. He has picked up 13 wickets at a bowling strike rate of 13.00 and a strike rate of 11.80. 


NRK vs MPS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: S Lokeshwar, G Ajitesh, A Karthik

Batters: C Hari Nishanth, N Rajagopal

All-rounders: S Yadav (C), S Singh (VC), J Kousik

Bowlers: G Singh, M Poiyamozhi, S Lakshay Jain

NRK vs MPS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction