Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings: August 8, TNPL 2021 Prediction
August 8, 2021 12:00 pm
On August 8, Chennai will be the host venue for Lyca Kovai Kings vs Nellai Royal Kings, match 27 of Tamil Nadu Premier League 2021. After 6 matches, NRK are in third place on the points table, while LKK who have played 5 matches are three rungs below them in 6th place. We preview the match and predict the outcome.
Match Predictions and Team Previews
The two sides last met at Dindigul on 21 July 2019. Nellai Royal Kings then known as VV Kanchi Veerans batted first and lost two quick wickets by the second over. A couple of good partnerships later they were well placed at 114 for three in the 17th over. Some lusty hitting in the death overs helped NRK to a score of 150 for six in their allotted overs.
Suresh Lokeswar top scored with 51 from 41 balls while there were also useful cameos from Baba Aparajith, Sanjay Yadav, and Francis Rokins.
For Kovai Kings, Manikandan who took 3/42 was the best bowler, while Natarajan (2/21) and Vignesh (1/21) were the other two wicket takers.
When Kovai Kings replied, they were off to a brilliant start with an opening stand of 84 in just 6.5 overs. After Shahrukh Khan got out, Abhinav Mukund carried on in the same vein. Another 50-run partnership with Balachander Anirudh helped his side scale the target with eight wickets and nearly 5 overs to spare. Mukund top scored with an unbeaten 70 off 44 balls, while Shahrukh made 40 from 21. For NRK, Rangaraj Suthesh was the only wicket taker with figures of 2/41.
NRK have won three and lost two of their last five completed matches. LKK have lost two and won four of their last six. While NRK are coming into this game off back-to-back wins, LKK have lost tow of their last three games.
LKK: GS Raju, S Kumar, A Venkatraman, S Sudharsan, Shahrukh Khan, U Mukilesh, A Tanwar, A Ram, NS Kumaran, V Yudheeswaran, R Diwakar
NRK: Baba Aparajith, L Suryaprakash, PR Paul, S Yadav, Baba Indrajith, A Murthy, S Neranjan, NS Harish, T Veeramani, HT Nag, VA Davidson
The two sides have won two each of four matches played between them in the past.
In our match 27 prediction, we believe that Nellai Royal Kings to beat Kovai Kings in the match on August 8.
Kovai Kings vs Kings Betting
Bookmakers favour Nellai Royal Kings to beat Kovai Kings in match 27 of TNPL 2021 on August 8.
While the teams have shared two wins each in the h2h record between them, NRK are in superior form this season.