SMS vs LKK Match Preview
The Lyca Kovai Kings team is doing an exceptional job this year and they are topping the points tally after registering 4 victories in 5 games. They have acquired 8 points so far and have an exceptional net run rate of +1.763 at the moment. However, the Lyca Kovai Kings' batting lineup depends heavily on the capable shoulders of Sai Sudarshan and he has obliged. He is the leading run-getter for the competition with as many as 330 runs to his credit with an incredible average of 82.50.
Their all-round performances have provided the Lyca Kovai Kings with convincing wins. They are posting big totals on the board consistently in the region of 175 runs or more. The Lyca bowlers have also risen to the challenge well and the top bowler for them has been M Shahrukh Khan. This off-spinner has 9 scalps to his credit so far and is bowling with an average of 8.00. The next most successful bowlers for Lyca are M Mohammed and Manimaran Siddharth who have collected 6 wickets each in the tournament.
The thing that has hurt the Salem Spartans the most is the lack of contributions from their opening batsmen. This has led to insurmountable pressure developing on the middle order to try and rescue the team almost every time. the lone batter that is doing well for them is Kaushik Gandhi. He has scored 129 runs with an average of 43.00. None of the other batsmen has managed to reach the 100-run mark in a combined effort in the competition after 4 matches. As a result of these dismal performances, the Spartans are languishing in the second-last position in the points table.
Spartans have managed just a single win so far in the competition, and have just 2 points so far. They also have a horrific net run rate of -1.048. The last game saw the team having to face a monumental collapse with the entire side being bowled out for 98 runs while batting first. Spartans have several areas they need to improve on and they are the underdogs in the tournament. The LKK outfit is 4 points clear of the Spartans and they have a far better net run rate as well. Spartans will need to play out of their skins to pull this one off.
It is expected that we will get clear skies in Salem later today. You can expect humid and warm conditions during the game.
The SCF Cricket Ground in Salem is a small part that has a quick outfield. The pitch on this ground is pretty flat. Most batters will enjoy the conditions and will find it easier to score runs here than on other surfaces. There are not many expectations from speedsters on this track. However, spinners might do better and have a good record on this track. Most spinners will get some assistance from the wicket. It is expected that we will get clear skies in Salem later today. You can expect humid and warm conditions during the game. The pitch as described earlier is a flat one and will also remain hard as these are the early stages of the competition here. Batters will find it easy to play their shots on this track. Any side that bats first will be looking to achieve a score of 200 runs on this wicket.
Lyca has a great net run rate together with the highest number of points in the tally.
The LKK team will be riding high on confidence and you can expect them to consolidate their position further as they have 8 points and a net run rate of +1.763.
The only batter that has done well for the Spartans is Kaushik Gandhi.
Kaushik Gandhi has scored 129 runs for Spartans with an average of 43.00.
It appears as if the entire sides will be available for selection for this contest. There are no injury updates available as of now.
SMS vs LKK Probable 11
SMS Playing 11
- Abhishek Tanwar (C)
- S Abishiek
- Akash Sumra
- Amit Sathvik (Wk)
- J Gowri Sankar
- Rajendran Karthikeyan
- Kaushik Gandhi
- Maan Bafna
- Sachin Rathi
- Sunny Sandhu
- Muhammed Adnan Khan
LKK Playing 11
- Shahrukh Khan (C)
- S Sujay
- J Suresh Kumar (Wk)
- Sai Sudharsan
- Ram Arvindh
- U Mukilesh
- Atheeq Ur Rahman
- M Mohammed
- Manimaran Siddharth
- Valliappan Yudheeswaran
- K Gowtham
This is going to be a tough and high-pressure match for Salem Spartans. They will need to win the match to remain in contention for a place in the playoffs. Most of their top batters have failed to do well and the team is going to need a terrific showing from these batsmen. Kovai Kings are in top form at the moment and this makes them a strong favorite to win the match. We will bet with LKK to win this encounter.
Sai Sudarshan: Sai Sudarshan has collected a massive haul of 551 runs from his last 10 appearances. He is scoring these runs with an average of 78.71 and a strike rate of 171.65.
M Shahrukh Khan: M Shahrukh Khan has done a good job for LKK with both bat and ball. You can expect some contributions from the all-rounder in this game as well.
Kaushik Gandhi: Kaushik Gandhi has stood among the ruins for Salem so far in the competition. He has scored 175 runs in his last 5 matches with an average of 43.75.
Abhishek Tanwar: Tanwar has picked up 9 wickets for Spartans from the last 5 games with a strike rate of 12 and has bowled with a decent economy rate of 7.50.
SMS vs LKK Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: J Suresh Kumar , A Sathvik
Batters: S Khan (VC), K Gandhi, S Sudarshan (C)
All-rounders: K Gowtham, S Sandhu
Bowlers: M Mohammad, A Tanwar, M Siddharth, J Subramanyam