SMP vs LKK Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Eliminator TNPL 2022
The first game of the 2022 Tamil Nadu Premier League play-offs sees Siechem Madurai Panthers and Lyca Kovai Kings clash in the Eliminator in Salem on Tuesday evening. The Panthers finished in third place, level on points with second placed Chepauk Super Gillies. The Kovai Kings posted eight points to finish fourth. Read on as we preview this match. The knockout game gets underway at the Salem Cricket Foundation Stadium at 19:15 local time.
The Panthers had a strong 36 run win over Ruby Trichy Warriors in their last match. They have many players who can chip in with bat and ball and they will be a tough opponent in this fixture.
It looked possible that the Kovai Kings could go through the competition without any victories until five games ago. They now have winning momentum and will have plenty of self-belief in their camp.
Madurai Panthers vs Lyca Kovai Kings T20 Match Live streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on Star Sports 1.
SMP vs LKK Match Toss Prediction
Two of the last three group stage games saw the team who won the toss choose to bat first. Although this included Lyca Kovai Kings, we predict that both skippers will want to field first in this game.
SMP vs LKK Match Pitch Report
Although Lyca Kovai Kings and Nellai Royal Kings served up 349 runs in Match 26, the games in Salem have generally been low-scoring. Expect a par score of 155 with a two-paced wicket benefiting the bowlers.
There is a high chance of thunderstorms arriving after the first hour of this game. Expect very humid conditions throughout.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Madurai Panthers vs Lyca Kovai Kings, Eliminator TNPL 2022.
Madurai Panthers Team News & Playing 11
SMP Team News
After losing by 53 runs to IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans in Match 23, Siechem Madurai Panthers made two changes to their XI for Match 27. In came opening batter V Aaditya alongside bowler R Mithun. Vignesh Iyer and Ragupathy Silambarasan missed out, but we expect Silambarasan to come back for this fixture.
SMP Key Players
- Arun Karthik- the 36 year old keeper-batter has scored the second highest number of fours in the tournament and is one of only three players to have hit a century.
- Kiran Akash- with 12 wickets from six appearances, the medium fast bowler is behind only one player in the wicket takers list in the competition.
- Jagatheesan Kousik- the all-rounder delivered with both bat and ball against Ruby Trichy Warriors. He hit 22 runs from 24 balls before taking 4-15 from four overs.
SMP Team Form
The Panthers got back to winning ways in their final group stage game after suffering a heavy defeat in their penultimate match. They have won three of their last four fixtures.
Madurai Panthers Predicted Playing 11
V Aaditya, Arun Karthik, Balchander Anirudh, Jagatheesan Kousik, Rithik Easwaran (wk), NS Chaturved, Sunny Sandhu, P Saravanan, Kiran Akash, Varun Chakravarthy, Ragupathy Silambarasan
Lyca Kovai Kings Team News & Playing 11
LKK Team News
There was one change to the Kovai Kings XI for their final group stage game against Nellai Royal Kings on Saturday. Out came right arm medium bowler Krishnamoorthy Vignesh with 26 year old Manish Ravi replacing him. Ravi took 1-34 and we expect him to retain his place for this crucial clash.
LKK Key Players
- Suresh Kumar- only Nellai Royal Kings’ Sanjay Yadav has scored more runs than Kumar in this competition. He has scored the most fours of any player.
- Ganga Sridhar Raju- the opener shared a first wicket stand of 117 with Suresh Kumar in the last game. Sridhar scored 48 runs from 43 balls.
- Abhishek Tanwar- the right arm medium bowler opened the innings with the ball against Nellai Royal Kings and dismissed lower-order batter M Shajahan.
LKK Team Form
The Kovai Kings won four of their last five games in the 2022 TNPL to clinch fourth spot and a place in the play-offs.
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
SMP vs LKK Dream11 Prediction
MADURAI vs LKK Team Form in Last Five Matches
MADURAI : W L W W L
LKK : W W L W W
Madurai Panthers vs Lyca Kovai Kings Head to Head
Both teams have beaten each other three times across the years of the TNPL. This will be the second time they have met in this season’s competition after they delivered an epic game in Match 8 in Dindigul at the end of June. The Kovai Kings posted 151 thanks to 46 from Suresh Kumar and 50 from U Mukilesh with Ragupathy Silambarasan taking 3-28 for the Panthers. In reply, the Panthers got over the line with two wickets and one ball remaining.
SMP vs LKK Head to Head Stats in T20
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Madurai Panthers vs Lyca Kovai Kings Prediction
The play-off stage is always very interesting and entertaining for neutrals but the Eliminator can be a nervy affair for players and supporters alike. However, with both teams in excellent form, we expect the Panthers and the Kovai Kings to approach this game with a very positive mindset. We are predicting a close match with Siechem Madurai Panthers getting the win and progressing to Friday’s Qualifier 2.
Madurai Panthers are favourites to beat Lyca Kovai Kings at odds of 2.10