Dindigul Dragons vs Lyca Kovai Kings, August 11, TNPL Eliminator Match Prediction
August 11, 2021 12:00 pm
On August 11, all eyes will be on Dindigul Dragons vs Lyca Kovai Kings, the Eliminator 1 match of Tamil Nadu Premier League 2021. The winner of the game will face Chepauk Super Gillies in Qualifier 2 on August 12 to decide who will play Ruby Trichy Warriors in the final on August 15. We preview the match and forecast the result.
Match Predictions and Team Previews
The two sides last met in match nine of TNPL in Chennai on 25th July. Kovai Kings batted first and began solidly with a 108-run stand for the first wicket. After Suresh Kumar was out in the 13th over, GS Raju was joined at the wicket by Sai Sudharsan and the pair took the score to 201 without further loss of wickets. Raju top scored with 90 from 57 balls while Suresh Kumar made 58 and Sai Sudharsan remained not out on 40. For Dragons, Rangaraj Suthesh who took one for 26 was the only successful bowler.
When Dragons replied, they lost opener S Arun with the scoreboard reading 23/1 in the fifth over. However, a 2nd wicket partnership of 153 between C Hari Nishanth and K Mani Bharathi put them in the driver’s seat at 176/2 in the 14th over. Although Dragons lost three more wickets without the addition of any more runs, they cruised to a 5-wicket victory with two overs to spare. K Mani Bharathi top scored with 81 from 32 balls, while C Hari Nishanth scored 70 from 37. For Kovai Kings, GS Raju who took 2 for 8 was the most successful bowler while Elangovan Srinivasan and N Selvakumaran took a wicket each.
Dragons have won four and lost three of their last seven matches while Kovai Kings have won and lost three each of their last seven games played, with one match ended without result.
DD: S Dinesh, S Siddharth, N Mohammed Aashik, Maan Bafna, P Francis Rokins, M Mohammed, R Rajkumar, Alliraj Karuppusami, Aswin Crist, S Mohan Prasath, K Gowtham, Thamarai Kannan
LKK: GS Raju, S Kumar, A Venkatraman, S Sudharsan, Shahrukh Khan, U Mukilesh, A Tanwar, A Ram, NS Kumaran, V Yudheeswaran, R Diwakar
Dragons and Kings have won two matches each of the last five games between the sides, with one match abandoned due to rain.
In our eliminator match prediction, we believe that Dragons will beat Kovai Kings in the eliminator on August 11.
Dragons vs Kovai Kings Betting
Bookmakers favour Dindigul Dragons to prevail over Kovai Kings in the eliminator of TNPL 2021 on August 11.
While the h2h record between the sides is even at two wins each, Dragons have been in better form this season.