DID vs LKK Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jun 25, 2023
Three teams are currently lying in the top position in the points table of TNPL 2023. These 3 sides viz. Dindigul Dragons, Lyca Kovai Kings, and Nellai Royal Kings all have 6 points at the moment. Lyca Kovai Kings have won 3 out of their 4 matches and the Nellai side has a similar record. The Dindigul Dragons team is yet to drop a match in the tournament. They have played 3 and won 3. Dindigul also has the best net run rate and as a result, they are in the top position of the TNPL points chart. LKK and NRK sides are located in the 2nd and 3rd position respectively.
So, this match between Lyca Kovai Kings is a battle for achieving the top position in the point table. Keep in mind that Lyca Koval Kings is the defending champion in the TNPL. Both these sides have recorded 3 wins each and are in good form at the moment. Dindigul Dragons beat Chepauk Super Gillies in their last contest. The Kovai Kings team is also going into this match with a win over Ba11sy Trichy in their last attempt. The Dindigul Dragons team has dominated the proceedings in all the matches they have played. They arguably have the best bowling attack in the competition and are using it to their advantage. The Kovai team is not doing too badly either but their top order is a little shaky. This can be a serious problem for the team. In any event, you can expect a close game of cricket in this matchup.
Dindigul Dragons vs Lyca Kovai Kings Head-To-Head
This is the first time Dindigul Dragons are meeting Lyca Kovai Kings this year in TNPL. These teams have played each other 6 times earlier in this competition. The Dindigul Dragons have won 4 of these matches while Lyca Kovai Kings have won 2. The last game between these two teams was played in Tiruneli last year in June. The Dindigul Dragons won this match easily by a margin of 5 wickets. The Dindigul Dragons have won the last three games between these two sides.
Dindigul Dragons vs Lyca Kovai Kings Live Streaming and Broadcast
This game will be broadcasted on TV for Indian viewers. Cricket enthusiasts can view this matchup between Lyca Kovai Kings and Dindigul Dragons live on Star Sports Network. The match will be aired on Star Sports 1 Tamil and Star Sports 3. This game can be accessed even on the FanCode app.
DID vs LKK Team Previews
The last game played by Dindigul Dragons was against Chepauk Super Gillies. This game turned out to be a thriller as they beat the combined defending champions Chepauk Super Gillies by a margin of a single run. Due to this victory, the Dindigul team has made its way to the top of the points table. It remains to be seen whether they can maintain their form through to the playoffs. One thing is certain, they will be relying on their strengths to reach the Eliminators round of the competition.
Rahul and Shivam Singh got their team to a good start in this last match. The team will be hoping that these two provide another big opening wicket stand in this match. Baba Indrajith has performed his duties well and he will look to build more partnerships with the likes of Ashwin and Boopathi Kumar in the Dindigul middle order. This lower middle order was responsible for rescuing the Dragons in their last match. They will again be expecting good contributions from the likes of C Sarath Kumar, Adithya Ganesh, and Suboth Bhati.
The Dindigul teams boast a good bowling attack. They will be expecting some good spells with the new balls from S Arun and P Saravana Kumar. Varun Chakravarthy and Ashwin have plenty of experience. They can create a lot of problems for the Kovai Kings batters in their middle order. The support bowlers will be led by Suboth Bhati who will be looking to bowl some tight overs in the middle. But Varun Chakravarthy holds the key to the Dindigul bowling. He has picked up 8 wickets from just 3 games and is bowling with an average of 8.4 at the moment.
Dindigul Dragons Playing 11
Ravichandran Ashwin, Baba Indrajith, Shivam Singh S, Adithya Ganesh, Boopathi Vaishna Kumar, C Sarath Kumar, Suboth Bhati, M Mathivannan, Saravana Kumar P, Varun Chakravarthy, VP Diran.
Lyca Kovai Kings
The Lyca Kovai Kings have not done too badly either in the competition. They have won 3 out of their last 4 matches. They beat Ba11sy Trichy in their last encounter in TNPL. The skipper Shahrukh Khan will be keen to maintain the same winning momentum going into this big game. They are up against a good side though and will need some high-quality performances from their key players. The most important aspect will be their batting. They need to do well with the bat to win this game and move to the top of the table.
In their last game against Ba11sy Trichy, S Sujay did a good job with the bat. He will be again looking to get his side off to a flyer together with J Suresh Kumar. The presence of Sai Sudarshan adds a bit of strength to the Lyca middle order. He will be looking to score some vital runs with U Mukilesh, and Ram Arvindh in the middle order. The lower middle order will be managed by the likes of M Mohammad and Shahrukh Khan. They will be doing all the heavy-duty work lower down the batting order.
The Lyca Kovai Kings bowlers Manimaran Siddharth and Thamarai Kannan were right on the money in their last game. They will be looking to put the Dindigul team under pressure in this matchup. Other bowlers such as M Mohammad, Valliappan Yudheeswaran, and Jhatavedh Subramanyan need to bowl in the right areas during the middle order batting for Kovai Kings. Shahrukh Khan will be keen to put all his experience to use and get his side through to a win in this stiff contest. He will also be the crucial support bowler for Lyca.
Lyca Kovai Kings Playing 11
Suresh Kumar, S Sujay, Sai Sudharsan, Ram Arvindh, U Mukilesh, Shahrukh Khan, M Mohammed, Manimaran Siddharth, Valliappan Yudheeswaran, Atheeq Ur Rahman, Jhatavedh Subramanyan.
DID vs LKK Toss Prediction
As the evidence from last year suggests, this wicket will be easy to bat on. Opting to chase a target has been the trend in modern T20 cricket for almost all the teams. Many teams succeed by following this trend of chasing a total. This is likely to continue in the match as well and winners of the toss will have no hesitations in fielding first on this venue.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
Pitch and Conditions
The SCF Cricket Ground in Salem is a good venue for the batters. The ground has short boundaries and the outfield is lightning-fast. All these settings at the ground make for batting-friendly settings. The track will offer pretty much nothing to the bowlers. The fast bowlers are more likely to struggle but there might be some help to the spinners when the pitch gets roughened up later during the match.
You can expect overcast conditions for this match to be played tomorrow in Salem. Although the track is likely to be flat, the spinners may get some purchase from it in the later overs. Any team batting first here will look to get scores in the region of 180 runs on the board.
DID vs LKK Betting Tips
These two teams are currently positioned at the top of the points table in number one and number two places. There is little that separates the two teams and it will be a battle of nerves for the two sides. The Lyca Kovai Kings have done a good job against Dindigul Dragons in general but this year they are up against a tough opposition. The Lyca bowlers will have to deliver big time to win this match. Dragons on the other hand have a powerful bowling unit that will be difficult to get away. We will bet with Dindigul Dragons to win this contest.
Bonus Cricket Bets
Sai Sudarshan has been batting brilliantly for some time now. You can expect him to score more than 30 runs in the match.
This is T20 cricket and many batters succeed in getting a fifty on batting-friendly tracks. You can bet on someone from either side to get a half-century.
The top batter from either side can end up with a score of over 61 runs in the game.