LKK vs NRK Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Qualifier TNPL 2022
Qualifier 2 of the 2022 Tamil Nadu Premier League sees Lyca Kovai Kings take on Nellai Royal Kings with a place in Sunday’s Final on the line. Lyca Kovai Kings beat Siechem Madurai Panthers by 20 runs (DLS) in Tuesday’s Eliminator. Nellai Royal Kings lost to Chepauk Super Gillies in Qualifier 1 on Wednesday. Read on as we preview this match. The game gets underway at the SNR College Cricket Ground, Coimbatore at 19:15 local time.
The Kovai Kings are one of the form teams in the tournament and have lost to only Nellai Royal Kings across their last six matches. Confidence is flowing through the batters and bowlers.
Nellai Royal Kings were unbeaten until two games ago but now are looking to avoid their third successive defeat. However, they have a very strong line-up throughout the team.
Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings T20 Match Live streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on Star Sports 1.
LKK vs NRK Match Toss Prediction
Every skipper who won the toss chose to field first during the games at Coimbatore earlier this month. We predict that both captains will do the same in this match.
LKK vs NRK Match Pitch Report
Although we did see a score of 236-2 from Nellai Royal Kings earlier in the tournament here, we expect a par score around 180. Spinners will get assistance from the pitch with swing bowlers enjoying the overhead conditions.
We expect to see very humid conditions, which will increase as the game progresses, along with a constant threat of a thunderstorm on Friday evening in Coimbatore.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings, Qualifier TNPL 2022.
Lyca Kovai Kings Team News & Playing 11
LKK Team News
Shahrukh Khan captained an unchanged side from the 5 run win over Nellai Royal Kings in Match 26 for the Eliminator against Siechem Madurai Panthers. Although the batting order is always subject to change, we expect to see the same XI on the field for this game.
LKK Key Players
- Suresh Kumar- only Nellai Royal Kings’ Sanjay Yadav has scored more runs than the Kovai Kings opener. He has scored 53 boundaries in the tournament.
- Ganga Sridhar Raju- the 29 year old left-handed opener top scored with 49 not-out from 40 balls in the Eliminator. He hit 48 runs from 43 balls in the previous game and is in excellent form.
- Abhishek Tanwar- the medium pacer is the leading wicket taker in the competition. He is averaging 13.13 per dismissal with his wickets coming every 11.1 balls.
LKK Team Form
The Kovai Kings looked down and out of this tournament six games ago, but after losing only one of those matches which followed, they are now peaking at just the right time.
Lyca Kovai Kings Predicted Playing 11
Ganga Sridhar Raju, Suresh Kumar (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Shahrukh Khan (c), Abhishek Tanwar, U Mukilesh, Shijit Chandran, Ajith Ram, Balu Surya, R Divakar, Manish Ravi
Nellai Royal Kings Team News & Playing 11
NRK Team News
The Royal Kings gave 17 year-old leg-spinner Karthick Manikandan his debut against Chepauk Super Gillies with Rooban Raj left out of the XI. Manikandan impressed with 3-14 from his four overs and he will certainly retain his place in the side for this game.
NRK Key Players
- Sanjay Yadav – the left-hander hit 103 not out and took a wicket in his last appearance on this pitch. He will be the batter that his team looks towards to produce the goods in this game.
- NS Harish – the left-arm spinner took three wickets across his two games in Coimbatore earlier in the competition. We predict that he will be very tough to face in this clash.
- Karthick Manikandan – the right-arm leg-spinner dismissed three big name players on his debut on Wednesday. Looking ahead to this fixture, none of the batters on the opposition side will be confident of keeping him out.
NRK Team Form
The Royal Kings have lost their last two games by five wickets and five runs respectively. They have not become a poor team overnight and have plenty of good performances to look back on.
Nellai Royal Kings Predicted Playing 11
Sri Neranjan, Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Baba Aparajith, Sanjay Yadav, Baba Indrajith (c) (wk), G Ajitesh, Karthick Manikandan, M Shajahan, NS Harish, Athisayaraj Davidson, Easwaran
LKK vs NRK Dream11 Prediction
LKK vs NRK Team Form in Last Five Matches
LKK : W W W L W
NRK : L L W W W
Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings Head to Head
As with all games in the play-offs, this will be the second time that Lyca Kovai Kings and Nellai Royal Kings have met in the 2022 TNPL. It was only six days before this game, in Match 26, when the Kovai Kings became the first side to inflict a defeat on the Royal Kings this season. Suresh Kumar scored 75 runs from 48 balls and took the Player of The Match Award. Overall, the Kovai Kings lead 4-2 in the head to heads.
LKK vs NRK Head to Head Stats in T20
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Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings Prediction
The Qualifier 2 game of any tournament is always a nervy affair for the players with a huge build-up before the game. Nellai Royal Kings are suddenly a beatable side and Lyca Kovai Kings were the first team to prove this. We are predicting a close contest in the early stages with both teams trading blows. But overall, we expect to see Nellai Royal Kings exact revenge from Match 26, win the game and proceed to the final.
Nellai Royal Kings are favourites to beat Lyca Kovai Kings at odds of 1.74