TNPL 2019: Match 8, TUTI Patriots vs Lyca Kovai Kings: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

TNPL 2019: Match 8, TUTI Patriots vs Lyca Kovai Kings: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Washington Sundar is unlikely to play even this match.

Abhinav Mukund
Abhinav Mukund. (Photo Source: R. Parthibhan /Focus Sports/TNPL)

The eighth match of the ongoing Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) will see Tuti Patriots and Lyca Kovai Kings having a go against each other. While the Patriots lost their opening game to the Madurai Panthers, the Kings brushed aside the VB Kanchi Veerans. The Kovai Kings have a decent squad and they will be looking to continue their winning momentum.

Tuti Patriots, on the other hand, are missing their captain Washington Sundar who missed the first match as he was playing in West Indies for India A. He has been picked in India’s T20I squad as well against the Windies and the series starts on August 3. It is still unknown if he has returned home and if at all, he will play in the TNPL this season.

Match Details:

The 8th match of the Tamil Nadu Premier League 2019 will be played between TUTI Patriots vs Lyca Kovai Kings at the NPR College Ground, Dindigul.

The match starts at 7:15 PM local time (IST) (1:45 PM GMT).

This game will be live on Star Sports and live streaming is available on Hotstar.


Pitch Report

The Dindigul hasn’t been a high-scoring ground and the four matches so far this season have seen batsmen grinding out the runs. The spinners will have a good time more due to the fact that this will be the second match in two days on the same pitch.

Average first innings score: 140 (Last 4 TNPL 2019 matches)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1, Tied – 1

Probable Playing XIs:

TUTI Patriots

Akshay Srinivasan, Wilkins Victor (WK), V Subramania Siva (C), S Abishiek, Shubham Mehta, Vasanth Saravanan, Karthikeyan R, M Ganesh Moorthi, M Sathya Raj, S Boopalan, Tamil Kumaran/V Athisayaraj Davidson.

Bench – Washington Sundar, Nidish Rajagopal, Subramanian Anand, V Athisayaraj Davidson/Tamil Kumaran, SP Nathan, Murugesan Kamlesh, S Dinesh, Sivagnanan Senthilnathan, A Venkatesh, Ashith Sanganakal.

Lyca Kovai Kings

Shahrukh Khan, Abhinav Mukund (C), Pradosh Ranjan Paul (WK), B Anirudh Sita Ram, Akkil Srinaath, S Manigandan, Malolan Rangarajan, S Ajith Ram, Antony Dhas, T Natarajan, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh.

Bench – Ashwin Venkataraman, Jaganath Sinivas, Suresh Babu, M Raja, Muhammed Khan, Prasanth Rajesh, J Suresh Kumar, N Mohammed Ashik.

Team News

There is no news if Washington Sundar returned to India. If he has returned, he will walk back into the side and will also lead the Patriots.


Power Picks:

Shahrukh Khan in TNPL 2018:

Innings: 9

Runs: 325

Average: 36.11

Strike-Rate: 141.30

50s: 3

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Abhinav Mukund, Shahrukh Khan, V Subrmania Siva

Vice-Captain Options – Akshay Srinivasan, Wilkins Victor, B Anirudh Sita Ram

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Wilkins Victor

Batters – Abhinav Mukund (C), Shahrukh Khan, B Anirudh Sita Ram, Akshay Srinivasan (VC), Subramania Siva, S Abishiek

All-Rounders – Malolan Rangarajan

Bowlers – T Natarajan, S Manigandan, M Ganesh Moorthi.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – P Ranjan Paul, Wilkins Victor (VC)

Batters – Abhinav Mukund, Shahrukh Khan (C), B Anirudh Sita Ram, Akshay Srinivasan

All-Rounders – Malolan Rangarajan, Anthony Dhas

Bowlers – T Natarajan, M Ganesh Moorthi, S Boopalan.


Expert Advice:

Teams are changing the batting order more often. Having the openers of both the teams will be beneficial.

Probable Winners:

Lyca Kovai Kings are expected to win the match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.