LYC vs DIN Dream11 : Dindigul Dragons look to wrap up their league stage with a 100% winning record while the Kings eye one final push towards a last 4 spot.
This season of the Tamil Nadu Premier League looks set to be one which will be remembered for the way Dindigul Dragons exerted a complete dominance over the rest of their opponents. The side have stood tall amongst the eight partaking sides in the league, registering six successive wins to sit in the echelons of the league standings.
Having become the first side to have assured themselves of a spot in the qualifiers, sealing their spot as table toppers, Dindigul Dragons will be looking to emerge from the league stage encounters unscathed. Where they had shown their batting might across the league, the side displayed their bowling exuberance as well with the unit acting as the talisman of their win against Kanchi Veerans.
Coming fresh off a win in that low scoring encounter where they chased down the 133 run target set to them with ease, Dindigul Dragons embark on their final league stage encounter against Lyca Kovai Kings. While for Dindigul Dragons this match is about keeping their unbeaten record intact, the Kings on the other hand are entering the fray of the match looking to breach the top 4, something a win would ensure for them.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
With the surface having gotten the much needed hiatus with no cricket being contested over here for a good number of days, the ground team were accorded with more than enough time to work on this track. Expect this wicket to play nicely in favour of the batsmen, clearly a batting first track before the pitch starts opening up for the bowlers in the second part of the match and making strokeplay a difficult task.
Probable Playing 11
- There is still no confirmed news on the availability of Dinesh Karthik for this encounter with his involvement looking bleak at the moment.
Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan (wk), NS, R Vivek, Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Sumant Jain, Mohan Abhinav, M Mohammed, Ramalingam Rohit, M Silambarasan, Jagannathan Kaushik
Lyca Kovai Kings
Abhinav Mukund (c), Malolan Rangarajan, T Natarajan, Shahrukh Khan, Antony, S Ajith Ram, Akkil Srinaath, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, Pradosh(wk), S Manigandan, Anirudh Sita Ram
The Kings might have managed to stem a two match losing spree in their previous encounter with a win against Kaalai but the statute of their opposition today is just too big. What will especially hurt the Kings in this encounter is the fact that they have a paper thin bowling unit, one which could end up facing the brunt of Dindigul Dragons batting unit today.
Dindigul Dragons win this encounter with ease and end the Kings’ chances of making it to the qualifiers.
Tamil Nadu Premier League
Match: Dindigul Dragons vs Lyca Kovai Kings
Date And Time: 7th August, Sunday- 7:15pm IST
Venue: Indian Cement Company Ground, Tirunelveli
Where To Watch: Star Sports 3/HD
- N Jagadeesan, Ravichandran Ashwin, M Silambarasan, Jagannathan Kaushik
Lyca Kovai Kings
- Abhinav Mukund, Malolan Rangarajan, T Natarajan, Shahrukh Khan
Dream 11 Picks
Wicket-Keepers for LYC vs DIN Dream11
With 89 runs in the previous encounter and 361 in 6 matches, N Jagadeesan from Dindigul Dragons is our pick for this encounter. His good innings have helped the side record some massive totals in the league, seeing them cross 150 on 5 occasions and against a bowling line-up which hardly inspires, he can easily get another good score today as well.
Batsmen for LYC vs DIN Dream11
He scored 70 in the first encounter but ever since then, Lycia Kovai Kings opener Abhinav Mukund has found it extremely difficult to score big for his side. However, he managed to get a 50 against Madurai Panthers and some runs against Kaalai as well to make it 179 runs in 6 matches and if the Kings are to get a vital win in this encounter, he’ll need to score for his side again.
With scores of 42, 22 and 24 in his last three matches followed up by 40 in the side’s win against Kaalai, Shahrukh Khan from Lycia Kovai Kings comes into our side as well for this one. From Dindigul Dragons we are picking up only the one player with C Hari Nishaanth coming into our side after scoring 238 runs in 6 matches along with 76 against Kaalai.
All-Rounders for LYC vs DIN Dream11
With his spot in the batting order being pushed up for Dindigul Dragons and his spin seeing him snare wickets, Ravichandran Ashwin is our pick from this facet. The fourth edition of TNPL has shown us that if sides are to taste consummate success, they need to have a formidable spin attack with the pitches massively favouring the rank turners.
Given his batting position and four overs with the ball, Ashwin holds exactly the role we desire from an all-rounder in a T20 encounter. We have also decided to bring in R Rohit from the side while from the Kings we are getting in Malolan Rangarajan.
Bowling Order for LYC vs DIN Dream11
Staying true to our narrative of getting in as many spinners as we can for this match, M Silambarasan from Dindigul Dragons makes his way into our side as well. His left arm offspin has proved to be treacherous to play for right handers with the ball turning away from them making for an ominous variety to get under. It has seen him pick up 10 wickets in 6 matches, a performance which includes figures of 4-13 and we see him getting wickets in this encounter as well.
M Mohammed comes in as well from the side for us while from the Kings we are getting in two bowlers as well. Our approach towards picking out T Natarajan was not only due to his 8 wickets from 6 matches but also due to his left arm pace proving to be difficult to traverse for the right handed heavy batting unit of Dindigul Dragons.
Krishnamoorthy Vignesh from the side completes our pick of players for this encounter.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Jagadeesan has been chosen as our side’s captain while Ashwin will be the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, their performances in recent time, how the two teams have fared in the cricketing fraternity over the course of the last year, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players who are expected to dole out the maximum points.