LYC vs KAR Dream11 Team Prediction: Kovai Kings look to break into Top 4 while Karaikudi Kaalai continue searching for a second win.
A season that began with a win for Karaikudi Kaalai didn’t take much time in going on a downward spiral for them. With four defeats from their next four encounters, the side with a seventh place spot at the moment find themselves all but out of the league as they head out to clash heads against Lyca Kovai Kings today.
With scores of 67, 121 and 118 in three of those encounters, the batting segment has in particular made for dismal viewing for the side. They have collapsed completely, falling apart like a house of cards to emerge as the main disruptive reason for the side’s waning form, one which was epitomized in their previous match as they were defeated by 57 runs by TUTI Patriots.
Just about alive in the league by the barest of margins, Kaalai know that today’s encounter is a must win one for them. Not only are they yearning for the two points but a win would also put them on level with Lyca Kovai Kings, a side who are just two points ahead of them at the moment, sitting in fifth place in the league standings.
For the Kings the league hasn’t shaped out according to their ideal game plan either. After winning two matches, the side have gone on a two match losing spree, seeing them being hurtled out of the top 4, a position they still stay within reach of owing to the close nature of their two defeats. And as they look to reserve a spot in the top 4 for themselves, the side know that today’s encounter offers them the easiest chance of doing so as they face off against a crumbling opponent.
LYC vs KAR Dream11 Team Prediction
There is still no confirmed news on the availability of Dinesh Karthik for this encounter with his involvement looking bleak at the moment.
Probable Playing XI
Lyca Kovai Kings
Shahrukh Khan, Abhinav Mukund, M Aushik K,B Anirudh Sita Ram, M Rangarajan, Akkil Srinath, Antony, S Ajith Ram, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, T Natarajan, S Maningdan.
Srikkanth Anirudha, Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Dinesh Karthik, Rajhamany Srinivasan, Maan Bafna, S
Ganesh, R Rajkumar, RD Ashwin Kumar, Sunil Sam, S Kishan Kumar, Ashwath Mukunthan.
Pitch Conditions and Toss
Being a new surface we are going to be dealt for today’s encounter, expect this to be relatively better than the tracks we have gotten till now in the league. And with an average core of 170 for the side batting first of this surface, the runs should be easy to come by here.
— iDream Karaikudi Kaalai (@TeamKaraikudi) August 4, 2019
The side winning the toss will be clearly looking to bat first here with the wicket breaking up and acting sluggishly as the match navigates into its second part.
Dream 11 Picks
There is one clear piton in this facet with Srikkanth Anirudha picked up by us for this encounter. He’s scored 58 and 98 in the league for Kaalai, emerging as the best batsmen for them in what has otherwise made for a tepid outfit.
After scoring 70 in the first match of the league, Kings’ opener Abhinav Mukund failed to get another big score until last time when he came up with 50 for his side as they went in pursuit of a massive score of 195. He comes into our side along with Shahrukh Khan who has managed to provide good amount of runs for his side, scoring 42, 22 and 24 in three encounters.
We are also opting for middle-order batsman Akkil Srinaath from the side while from Kaalai we are bringing in their opener L Suryaprakash after he went onto get a score of 31 in the side’s last match, becoming the only viable option from a side which has failed as a batting unit otherwise.
We have opted for just the two all-rounders over here, brining in Kaalai’s R Rajkumar. With his side known to tumble in quick time when it comes to batting, he’s bound to get some overs in the death period to come out and bat in and along with his four overs of pace, he can provide some good points to our side today.
Maan Bafna comes in from the side as well despite him having a horrid time till now given the batting position he occupies.
With him set to get the new ball along with two overs in the death period as well, pacer T Natarajan from the Kings is our first pick for this one. With 6 wickets in this season and 26 runs in the previous match, we are also opting for Krishnamoorthy Vignesh from the side as we look to pick out the maximum bowling picks from the side.
While we’ve compensated our side with the pace options from Kings, we decided to bring in S Ajith Ram as well with his spin bound to be a treacherous task for Kaalai to negotiate. And with this surface bound to favour the slower bowlers and him picking up two wickets in the last match, Ram is someone who can pick up a good number of wickets today as well.
With 6 wickets in 5 matches, we have Sunil Sam come into our side from Kaalai.
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.