- Match: Siechem Madurai Panthers vs LYCA Kovai Kings (SMP vs LKK)
- Date- 26 July 2022
- Match Format- T20
- Venue- Salem Cricket Foundation Ground
- Time- 7:15 PM (IST)
- Weather- Hot (31 degrees Celsius)
Siechem Madurai Panthers vs LYCA Kovai Kings Today Match Prediction Preview:
Welcome to the SMP vs LKK Today Prediction curated by Kheltalk cricket experts. Madurai Panthers will now face Kovai Kings in TNPL 2022 on 26 July 2022 at Salem Cricket Foundation Ground. Keep on reading for more information on the SMP vs LKK game.
In the Eliminator, Madurai Panthers will look to take down their rivals Kovai Kings. Both teams have had some close battles in the past and this match could see the same fate too. In their last meeting, Panthers chased down 151 in the final over of the match and won the game by just two wickets. NS Chaturved led the team from the front with his mammoth 75 from just 45 deliveries. That contest did affect Kovai Kings’ chances of finishing at number three. Panthers grabbed the number three spot with 5 wins and 2 losses in the tournament.
Top Batsmen for SMP vs LKK
Suresh Kumar- 9 Matches, 407 runs, 154.16 strike rate
Sai Sudharsan– 10 Matches, 280 runs, 130.23 strike rate
NS Chaturved– 10 Matches, 298 runs, 137.32 strike rate
Arun Karthik– 10 Matches, 268 runs, 135.35 strike rate
Top Bowlers for SMP vs LKK
Abhishek Tanwar– 9 Matches, 15 wickets, 6.78 economy rate
M Shahrukh Khan– 10 Matches, 10 wickets, 8.30 economy rate
Ragupathy Silambarasan– 9 Matches, 15 Wickets, 7.49 economy rate
L Kiran Akash– 7 Matches, 13 Wickets, 8.37 economy rate
SMP vs LKK Today Match Prediction Scenarios
Scenario 1- If SMP bats first
- First Innings score prediction- SMP is expected to score 150
- Result prediction- SMP are likely to win by 10 runs
Scenario 2- If LKK bats first
- First Innings score prediction- LKK is expected to score 140
- Result prediction- SMP are likely to win by 2 wickets
SMP vs LKK Today Match Prediction, TNPL 2022, Who Will Win the Match?
Madurai Panthers to win
Madurai Panthers have lost only two matches in the tournament and have won five to finish at number three. They also have defeated Kovai Kings in their last encounter. This makes them the favorites in the Eliminator. The former champions know how to handle pressure and pull off close matches. This makes them a better team than Kovai Kings who had failed under pressure.
For Madurai Panthers, NS Chaturved and Ragupathy Silambarasan have been the stars. In fact, Chaturved’s top score came against Kovai Kings. For the Kings, Suresh Kumar and Abhishek Tanwar are the players to watch out for. Interestingly, Shahrukh Khan is one among the leading wicket-takers for the team. The aggressive all-rounder hasn’t done much with the bat this time around but has managed to pick up 10 wickets in his last 10 T20s.
Team Update/Players Availability/Injury News
- Both teams are likely to go with the same playing XI
- Chaturved, Silambarasan, and Shahrukh Khan hold the key for their respective teams
SMP vs LKK Probable Playing 11
SMP Playing XI
V Aaditya, Arun Karthik †, Balchander Anirudh, NS Chaturved (c), Jagatheesan Kousik, K Rajkumar, Sunny Sandhu, L Kiran Akash, Varun Chakravarthy, Ragupathy Silambarasan, Aushik Srinivas
LKK Playing XI
Ganga Sridhar Raju, Suresh Kumar, Sai Sudharsan, Shijit Chandran, U Mukilesh, M Shahrukh Khan (c), Abhishek Tanwar, Balu Surya, R Divakar, Ajith Ram, Valliappan Yudheeswaran
Squad for SMP vs LKK, TNPL 2022
R Mithun, V Gowtham, PS Nirmal Kumar, NS Chaturved, P Praveen Kumar, B. Anirudh Sita Ram, KB Arun Karthik, R Rohit, R Aushik Srinivas, J Kousik, DT Chandrasekar, V Aaditya, R Silambarasan, M Shahjahan, K Deeban Lingesh, Varun Chakravarthy, L Kiran Akash, Jhathavedh Subramanyan, K Rajkumar, P Sugendhiran, P K Saravanan, B Rocky
P Shijit Chandran, J Suresh Kumar, J Gowjith Subash, K Vignesh, GR Manish, R Kavin, G Aravindh, V Ganga Sridhar Raju, U Mukilesh, Abhishek Tanwar, MA Atheeq Ur Rahman, N Selva Kumaran, Ashwin Venkataraman, B Sai Sudharsan, Nishaanth Kumar Alwar, Shahrukh Khan, Thangarasu Natarajan, S Ajith Ram, E Srinivasan, K Kiran Kasshyap, S Anandakumar, V Yudheeswaran