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|S Ajith Ram||3.0||0||20||0||6.67|
|M Prasanth Rajesh||3.0||0||24||0||8.00|
|Ravi Kumar Rohith||5||6||1||0||83.33|
|S Ajith Ram||7||2||0||1||350.00|
|M Prasanth Rajesh||29||24||2||1||120.83|
The Dindigul Dragons have made their way into the finals of the TNBPL and are awaiting the winner of this match as their opponent. The Siechem Madurai Panthers will be taking on the Lyca Kovai Kings in the second qualifier. This will be the second attempt for the Madurai Panthers to try and make it into the finals while the Lyca Kovai Kings have reached this stage after winning their eliminator against Karikudi Kaalai.
The momentum seems to be with the Lyca Kovai Kings coming into this game but the Siechem Madurai Panthers cannot be counted out either. With everything to play for, this match promises to be an exciting one.
An extremely poor bowling performance from the Madurai Panthers was the chief cause behind their loss in the first match. Their lead bowlers were unable to keep a close lid on the opposition scoring and seemed to run out of ideas when the going got tough.
The Madurai Panthers have now lost their last two games including one to the Lyca Kovai Kings. For a team that did so wonderfully well during the league stage, losing form now is just heartbreaking.
The Madurai Panthers have to forget their last two performances and focus on what got them here so far. Arun Karthik, among the batsmen, has been absolutely brilliant for the Panthers. He has the ability to win matches for the team on his own and it is his early wicket that has led to a Madurai Panthers batting collapse.
If Karthik can somehow find a way to get some big runs then the Panthers are going to be in business. He has to get some support from players like Rohit, Saragunam, Chandran, Kousik, and Karthikeyan. The Madurai Panthers must also keep in mind that its bowling is often not up to the mark so the batsmen have to compensate for them as well.
A very poor day for the bowlers will have to be forgotten by the team management and they must hope that the lead bowlers return to form in this match. Shah, Kousik, CHakravarthi, and Tanwar need to perform as a team otherwise the strong Lyca Kovai Kings batting is going to make them pay once again.
Arun Karthik, D Rohit, XT Sargunam, Shijit Chandran, R Karthikeyan, Jagatheesan Kousik, Lokesh Raj, Varun Chakravathi, Tushar Raheja, AB Tanwar, Rahil Shah.
The Lyca Kovai Kings did not play their best cricket in the eliminator but were still able to get through. They batted first and only scored 137 runs, which for a strong batting lineup, is at least 20 runs below par.
Shahrukh Khan has led the team brilliantly from the top of the order and he is going to need to fire in the second qualifier. The Lyca Kovai Kings have more depth in their batting than the Madurai Panthers, though.
Abhinav Mukund scored a useful fifty in the last match and he is someone the team can depend on for runs in most situations. Similarly, an aggressive Rohith and Antony Dhas add heft to the middle order.
Having these players on the side gives the confidence to someone like Shahrukh Khan to go out and play his natural game from the get-go. It is not a situation where his wicket will effectively mean the end of the batting assault.
The man behind the Lyca Kovai Kings resurgence, though, is a bowler. T Natarajan has been in blistering form in the last few games and has picked plenty of wickets without giving away too many runs. He took four in the eliminator at the expense of just 24 runs.
He is going to lead the attack, no doubt, and his four overs could determine the direction of this game.
Shahrukh Khan, Abhinav Mukund, Ravi Kumar Rohith, Ashwin Venkataraman, Antony Dhas, S Ajith Ram, M Prasanth Rajesh, R Mithun, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, T Natarajan, S Manigandan.
The team winning the toss is likely to bat first
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Dindigul has been a good batting venue and we think the same will be on display in this important game. Some showers have been predicted on match day and that should freshen up the pitch a little. The weather should clear up by the time the match starts and we expect a full game to be played out. A score of around 170 should be seen as par.
Back the Lyca Kovai Kings to win