NRK vs SMS Match Preview

The Nellai Royal Kings team had to take a heavy defeat at the hands of IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans in the 10th game of the competition. Most of their players are doing a good job though. Evidence of this could be seen in the first couple of games for the Nellai team that won both these contests. There are not many chances of changing their teams for this game. Nellai is going into this game with their skipper Arun Karthik at the helm. Karthik has played more than 90 T20 contests in his time. He has scored 1200 runs during this period and has a good strike rate as well.

In their defeat against Tiruppur, Sonu Yadav was the best player for Nellai Royal Kings. Sonu Yadav succeeded in hitting 35 runs with the bat and also contributed with the ball picking up 2 victims for 23 runs while turning his arm over. Another significant player for Nellai Royal Kings has been M Poiyamozhi. The 32-year-old is a bowling all-rounder for Nellai and has a top record in the competition. He might find the weather conditions to his liking in this game. Royal Kings team won their first game by a margin of 6 wickets and the second by a margin of 4.

The Salem Spartans did not do a good job in their second game against Chepauk Super Gillies. But they were a much-improved team on Sunday. They will be striving hard to beat Nellai as it is a good unit and it will not be easy to beat them in these conditions. There are no injuries reported during the competition for Salem yet. The experienced right-hander, Kaushik Gandhi was the sole batter from the Spartans that could score more than 22 runs in their last contest. He hit 3 sixes and 3 fours during his effort.

The young all-rounder Sunny Sandhu has caught the eyes of many people with his performance with both bat and ball. He picked up a 2-wicket haul for 27 runs on this track against Ba11sy Trichy. The Spartans captain Abhishek Tanwar bowled an excellent spell during this game in TNPL. He picked up a wicket right in the first over of his spell. But Salem Spartans was defeated heavily by Chepauk Super Gillies in their 1st match. However, they proved to be too versatile for the Trichy outfit in the game on Sunday.

Weather Report

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.

Pitch Report

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.

Notable stats

Abhishek Tanwar has a terrific strike rate for Salem Spartans with the ball.

In the 3 matches he has played for Spartans; Abhishek Tanwar has picked up 7 wickets with a strike rate of 10.28.

Kaushik Gandhi has a terrific average in the competition.

The Spartans skipper has collected 121 runs thus far in the tournament with an average of 60.50.

Team News

There do not seem to be any injury worries from both sides for this match. You can expect full teams to be up for selection.

NRK vs SMS Probable 11

NRK Playing 11

  • Arun Karthik (C)
  • Nidhish Rajagopal
  • Arun Kumar
  • Sonu Yadav
  • Ajitesh
  • M Poiyamozhi
  • Mohan Prasath
  • Lakshay Jain
  • Sandeep Warrior
  • R Eashwaran
  • Karthick Manigandan

SMS Playing 11

  • Amit Sathvik (Wk)
  • Akash Sumra
  • Maan Bafna
  • K Gandhi
  • Mokit Hariharan
  • S Abhishek
  • Adnan Khan
  • Sachin Rathi
  • Ganesh Moorthy
  • Sunny Sandhu
  • Abhishek Tanwar (C)
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

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.

Top Picks

Guruswamy Ajitesh: From his last 10 matches for Nellai, Ajitesh has scored 211 runs with an average of 42.20 and a top strike rate of 203.85.

Kaushik Gandhi: Kaushik Gandhi is doing a commendable job in the competition for Spartans. He has collected 121 runs so far with an average of 60.50.

Sonu Yadav: Yadav has picked up 7 wickets from his last 4 games with a strike rate of 12.85.

Abhishek Tanwar: Abhishek Tanwar has picked up 7 victims from his last 3 outings with a strike rate of 10.28.

NRK vs SMS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: A Karthik , G Ajitesh

Batters: K Gandhi, M Hariharan, M Adnan Khan

All-rounders: S Yadav (C), S Neeranjan, S Sandhu (VC)

Bowlers: A Tanwar, S Mohan Prasath, M Poiyamozhi

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