RTW vs LKK Match Preview

The biggest run-getter for Lyca Kovai Kings in the competition so far has been Sai Sudarshan. He has scored 240 runs so far in the tournament. The best bowler for LKK in the competition has been Shahrukh Khan with 5 victims to his credit so far. The Lyca outfit won their last game against a good side viz. Chepauk Super Gillies by a solid margin of 8 wickets. In this game, Chepauk Super Gillies batted first and posted a total of just 126 runs on the board for the loss of 8 wickets. The Chepauk team got off to an awful start and found themselves at 61 for 5 in the 12th over.

But S Harish Kumar played a good inning to take the CSG team to a decent total by hitting 32 from 20 balls. The chase for the Lyca Kovai Kings team was not a promising one. They lost the wicket of B Sachin early on. After this Sai Sudarshan and J Suresh Kumar picked up the responsibility of carrying the innings forward. They succeeded in getting their side across the line in the end. J Suresh Kumar scored 47 runs while Sai Sudarshan continued his brilliant form by scoring 64 runs. These two were responsible for taking the score close to the target and in the end, LKK registered a comfortable win by a margin of 8 wickets with plenty of balls to spare.

The Trichy team has had the dubious distinction of losing both their first couple of games in the tournament. The leading run-scorer for Ba11sy Trichy has been Ganga Sridhar Raju and he has just 54 runs to his kitty. The leading wicket-taker for Trichy has been G Godson with 3 victims under his belt. The Trichy outfit played their encounter against Dindigul Dragons and lost by a margin of 6 wickets. Batting first the Trichy team managed to post a mediocre total of 120 runs on the board before they were bowled out.

Ganga Sridhar Raju who bats near the top of the order batted beautifully as he put together 48 runs from 41 balls. However, the remainder of the batting order just capitulated without a fight. The result of this poor showing was that the Trichy team could muster up just 120 runs from their 20 overs. The Dindigul batters made an aggressive start to the chase. Shivam Singh scored 46 runs from 30 balls and appeared to be in fine nick. The winning runs were hit by Subodh Bhati who hit 19 runs from 8 deliveries to take the Dindigul side across the line in just 15 overs.

Weather Report

The weather conditions during the match are likely to remain cloudy and you can expect some thunderstorms during the game. There are likely to be strong winds prevailing during the game in the region of 26 km/hr. The likelihood of getting a cloud cover and showers during the match can help the faster bowlers and the D/L equation will also come into play during the contest.

Pitch Report

As we have already seen the teams batting second have won more games than the teams batting first. The average 1st innings total scored on this venue is 159 runs. The Nellai Royal Kings have set the highest total scored on the venue which is 209 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. So, the wicket on offer at the venue will be helpful to the batters in general.

Notable stats

The Ba11sy Trichy team has a poor record in their last 5 games against Kovai Kings.

The Kovai Kings team has won their last 5 games against Trichy so they lead this head-to-head 5-0.

Suresh Kumar has an excellent average/strike rate combination.

Suresh Kumar has scored 342 runs from his last 10 games with an average of 42.75 and a strike rate of 149.34.

Team News

Both sides will have their entire unit available for selection for this game from the looks of it.

RTW vs LKK Probable 11

RTW Playing 11

  • Ganga Sridhar Raju (C)
  • Jafar Jamal
  • Francis Rokins
  • Mani Bharathi (Wk)
  • Antony Dhas
  • Daryl Ferrario
  • R Rajkumar
  • Akshay Srinivasan
  • G Godson
  • S Boopalan
  • T Natarajan

LKK Playing 11

  • B Sachin
  • Suresh Kumar (Wk)
  • Sai Sudharsan
  • Ram Arvindh
  • Atheeq Ur Rahman
  • U Mukilesh
  • M Shahrukh Khan (C)
  • M Mohammed
  • Manimaran Siddharth
  • Valliappan Yudheeswaran
  • 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

The Lyca Kovai Kings side has performed much better in the competition so far. The Trichy side had to endure a couple of losses in a row from their first couple of games. You can expect Kovai Kings to register a win in this match and improve their position in the points tally further. We will bet with Lyca Kovai Kings to win this match.

Top Picks

Sai Sudarshan: This Lyca Kovai Kings batter has got off to a terrific start to the competition. He has scored as many as 515 runs from his last 10 appearances for LKK with an average of 73.57 and a strike rate of 159.44.

Suresh Kumar: The LKK batter has scored 342 runs in his last 10 games with an average of 42.75 and a strike rate of 149.34.

Ramadoss Alexander: This Trichy bowler has picked up 4 wickets from 3 games and is bowling with a decent economy rate as well.

M Shahrukh Khan: The Lyca bowler has picked up 10 wickets from 10 matches with an economy rate of 8 and a strike rate of 12.

RTW vs LKK Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: K Mani Bharathi , J Suresh Kumar

Batters: S Khan (VC), G Sridhar Raju , S Sudarshan (C)

All-rounders: R Rajkumar, G Godson

Bowlers: T Natarajan, M Mohammed, V Yudheeswaran, K Easwaran

RTW vs LKK Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction