So, finally, we are at the playoffs of the Tamil Nadu Premier League and first up we have the Eliminator game between Siechem Madurai Panthers against Lyca Kovai Kings. SMP have won five matches in the league stage of the TNPL and they thus qualified for the playoffs. They also finished third at the points table after completing all their league games and as for their main players, the SMP will be very much counting on the services of Arun Karthik and Kiran Akash.
For the Lyca Kovai Kings, they managed to achieve four victories in their league games this season and they will look to continue their form to reach the finals of the TNPL this year. For them, their power players will be Suresh Kumar and Shahrukh Khan will be playing a major role. The LKK won their last league game by 5 runs.
Tomorrow’s game will be an important one for both teams and they will try their best to outdo each other. The eliminator is a game where the team that loses, does not get another chance. So, both teams will be at full strength tomorrow to win the eliminator.
The pitch at Salem has helped the spinners a lot throughout the league stage of the TNPL. A score of 140 or more will be a winnable score tomorrow at the surface. Also, the team that has decided to bat first on this surface has won the game.
SMP vs LKK, Eliminator Match Probable Playing XI:
Siechem Madurai Panthers
The Panthers have been in great form this season and they would look to continue the winning momentum in tomorrow’s match as well. They have all of their best players with them at the moment who can help the team win in any situation.
Predicted Playing XI:
Arun Karthik, V Aaditya, Balchander Anirudh, NS Chaturved (c), Rithik Easwaran (wk), Jagatheesan Kousik, Sunny Sandhu, P Saravanan, Kiran Akash, Varun Chakravarthy, R Mithun
Lyca Kovai Kings
The LKK too will not want to miss the opportunity of playing in the finals of the TNPL. Thus, they will try their level best to win tomorrow’s game at any cost. They have some pretty good players in their ranks who have done well for them so as to be able to make it to the playoffs of the tournament.
Predicted Playing XI:
Ganga Sridhar Raju, J Suresh Kumar (wk), Sai Sudharsan, Shahrukh Khan (c), Shijit Chandran, U Mukilesh, Abhishek Tanwar, Balu Surya, S Ajith Ram, R Divakar, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh
Venue: SCF Cricket Ground, Salem
Date: 26th July 2022
Time: 7:15 PM IST
Live Broadcast: Star Sports Network
The better chances are for the team who wins the toss tomorrow. The toss will play a crucial factor in tomorrow’s game and the team who wins it will most probably choose to bat. If we take a look at the teams, then the more probability of winning tomorrow’s contest is for Lyca Kovai Kings.
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