LYC vs VBK Dream11 Team and Match Predition: Third placed in TNPKL 3, Lyca Kovai Kings look to continue their ascendancy in the marquee league in their opening match of the tournament
The most consistent and dependable side in Tamil Nadu Premier League, Lyca Kovai Kings begin their sojourn in the league today when they square off against VB Kanchi Veerans. The only side to have qualified for the qualifiers in all the three seasons of the league, for last year’s third placed Kings, this edition of TNPL is all about taking the next step forward.
While keeping the main bunch of players intact, the side went onto build on the foundation by roping in 4 astute players to further strengthen their outfit. And they’ll be looking to dole out a flawless playing 11 today, one which can help them amass their first win of the league in their opener itself.
Elsewhere for their opponents, KB Vanchi Veerans, TNPL 2018 was one to forget. The side finished in a harrowing seventh place with the team completely falling apart to be cleaned apart by their compatriots. It was a horrendous outing for the side, one they’ll be looking to overturn in the 2019 instalment of the league after going for a massive overhaul in the auctions.
Lyca Kovai Kings vs VB Kanchi Veerans Match Prediction
Despite being such a reliable unit, surprisingly the Kings record against Veerans isn’t one which falls in their favour. Veerans have won two encounters out of the three contested between the two sides and will be eyeing another win as they look to add to their lead.
What does tilt this match in the Kings favour though is the nature of the track which is going to be laid out infront of us. Apart from the one match that ended in a drawn result as both the sides went onto pile on 171, the other two fixtures have been low scoring affairs with the bowling coming to the fore.
And with this being the fourth match being played on this surface inside the space of 3 days, expect the pitch to be a sluggish one, one where the ball stops and comes onto the bat, making strokeplay extremely difficulty. This is where the Kings will flourish, having depth in their batting unit which will help them go ahead and win this one.
Wicket-Keeper for LYC vs VBK Dream11
Kings’ wicket-keeper N M Mohammed Ashik is our choice for this match not only due to his capabilities as a batsman but the fact that he’ll be heavily involved in dismissals as well to get in vital points into our side.
Batsmen for LYC vs VBK Dream11
233 runs in 7 innings, one that include 2 50s in it, mean that Rajagopal Sathish is our first selection for this particular encounter. He forms an extremely important component of the Veerans’ batting setup, a player who’ll be relied to act as the fulcrum for the side and come up with the runs if his side are to throw the kitchen sink and more at the opposition.
From the Kings we have captain Abhinav Mukund and B Anirudh Sita Ram being selected by us. They are by far going to be the better batting unit in this match and these are bound to be among the runs especially if the side opt to chase.
All-Rounders for LYC vs VBK Dream11
We finally compensate our side with selections from the Veerans’ side by getting in Baba Aparajith and Mohit Hariharan into our side. These two look to be the best picks to indulge in from the side with both being given main roles in both the departments of the game.
The lone selection from the Kings comes in the form of Malolan Rangarajan.
Bowling Order for LYC vs VBK Dream11
Having discussed in detail about how the Veerans are bound to fizzle out when it comes to recording a big score in this one, we have decided to rope in an entire trio of bowling options from the Kings. Wickets are going to tumble at will and these three will be among a good bagful of wickets to encapsulate in unison strong points for us.
Jaganath Sinivas, M Raja and S Ajith Ram all come in from the side while we have Aushik Srinivas complete our Dream 11 side from the Veerans.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Mukund is our captain for this match while we have gone ahead with Satish as our vice-captain.
Lyca Kovai Kings
Abhinav Mukund (C), Malolan Rangarajan, T Natarajan, Shahrukh Khan, Antony Dhas, J Suresh Kumar, S Ajith Ram, B Anirudh Sita Ram, Muhammed Khan (WK), Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, M Raja.
VB Kanchi Veerans
Rajagopal Sathish, Aushik Srinivas, Baba Aparajith (C), K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, Suresh Lokeshwar (WK), R Silambarasan, Sanjay Yadav, K Vishal Vaidhya, P Francis Rokins, RS Mokit Hariharan, U Vishal.
Tamil Nadu Premier League
Match: Lyca Kovai Kings vs VB Kanchi Veerans
Date And Time: 21st July, Friday- 7:15pm IST
Venue: NPR College Ground, Dindigul