Dindigul dragons have emerged as the massive force this season as they have won all the matches they have played so far in the tournament. They are getting better and better every time and the last match is nothing but a cakewalk for them. In their last encounter of this edition, they are set to play against Lyca Kovai kings and they love to finish the league stages of the season with a stunning victory. Their batsmen Narayan Jagadeesan and their bowler Silambarasan is topping the batting and bowling chart respectively and they will look to repeat the same performance that will help them to emerge undefeated throughout the league stages of the tournament. They are led by experienced India bowler Ravichandran Ashwin who has got all the skills to make his team winning matches every time.
Lyca Kovai kings on another hand are finding themselves under different position as they have to win this match to progress into semi-finals. They have earned their third victory in the tournament last game and they need to win this game to earn a semi-final berth without much hassle. Apart from the win they also have to depend on other results that will help them to seal the semi-final berth. Led by captain Abhinav Mukund they have got the players who can win the matches on their own but for the major problem is they are not clicking as a unit. Sometimes their fielding also let them down. To win against Dindigul dragons is an uphill task for them but with the players in their ranks, they can do that if they play up to their potential.
Dindigul pitch is a flat track that favors the batsmen. The team that bats first will have a slight advantage over the team that bats second. Because the chasing team has to bat under lights. Batting first and putting a challenging total onboard will the ideal gameplan for all the teams. But if the bowlers can able to hit in right areas they can also able to taste some success.
Expected playing XI:
Ravichandran Ashwin (c), Hari Nishanth, Narayan Jagadeesan (wk), R Vivek, NS Chaturved, Sumant Jain, M Mohammed, Ramalingam Rohit, M Silambarasan, Jagannathan Kaushik, Mohan Abhinav.
Lyca Kovai Kings:
Abhinav Mukund (c), T Natarajan, Shahrukh Khan, Antony Dhas, S Ajith Ram, Malolan Rangarajan, Akkil Srinath, S Manigandan, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, Muhammed Khan, Pradosh Ranjan Paul (wk)
Players to watch out for:
Wicket-keeper batsmen Narayan Jagadeesh has been one of the top performers this season for Dindigul dragons. As he stops the leading run-scorer chart. He will look to repeat the same performance in today’s match which will help his team to end the tournament in winning note.
Silambarasan is one of the top-class bowlers who can hit the right areas and trouble the batsmen. He will look to pick up the early wickets that will help his team to get off a flying start with the ball.
Lyca Kovai Kings:
Another talented batsman Abhinav Mukund will look to find some form that will help him to reclaim his lost spot in national team through strong performances in domestic matches. He will look to put up some strong performance that will help his team to pull off a victory in today’s match against Dindigul dragons.
Natarajan is left-arm swing bowler who has got all the variation to trouble the batsmen. He will look to make an early impact with the ball that will help the team to get early wickets and put pressure on Dindigul batsmen.
Today’s match will be a cakewalk for Dindigul dragon if Lyca Kovai kings can’t able to put the right pressure on them.