Lyca Kovai Kings vs Madurai Panthers Betting Tips & Prediction – TNPL 18th Match

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By: Prateik K
Prediction Lyca Kovai Kings vs Madurai Panthers

Betting Tips for Lyca Kovai Kings vs Madurai Panthers

Panthers won by 23 runs

Winner Odds

Lyca Kovai Kings – 1.74 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.174 if Lyca Kovai Kings wins) BET NOW
Madurai Panthers – 2.10 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.210 if Madurai Panthers wins) BET NOW

More Odds & Betting Tips

  • The odds in the Fifty Score in Match market for Yes selection are set at 1.17 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.117). The No selection has odds of 4.45 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.445) in the same market. BET NOW
  • Lyca Kovai Kings and Madurai Panthers share odds of 1.90 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.190) in the Highest Opening Partnership market. The odds for a draw in this market are set at 19.00 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.1900). BET NOW
  • In the Handicap market for Team with Highest 1st 6 Overs Score, Lyca Kovai Kings and Madurai Panthers share odds of 1.90 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.190). BET NOW
  • The Over 20.5 runs selection in the Fall of 1st Wicket market has odds of 1.80 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.180). While the odds for Under 20.5 has odds of 2.00 (bet Rs.100 and win Rs.200). BET NOW

LKK vs MP Match Odds by 10Cric & Betway


TNPL Match 18 Squad Comparison

Lyca Kovai Kings

With 2 wins in 4 matches, Lyca Kovai Kings are placed at number 5 in the points table of TNPL 2019. Kovai’s top order consisting of Shahrukh Khan and Abhinav Mukund hasn’t fired after their opening match and the onus of scoring runs has since been on Antony Das and Akkil Srinath. Antony Das playing at number 6, scored 63 off 26 balls, chasing a target of 156 in 13 overs against TUTI Patriots. He followed it up with another 13-balls 32 runs innings in the next match against Ruby Trichy Warriors. In both these matches, batting second and first, majority runs came from the lower middle-order as the top order was out cheaply on both occasions.

In the last match against Chepauk Super Gillies, Shahrukh Khan and Abhinav Mukund got off to a slow start, building a 45-runs opening partnership before Shahrukh Khan was dismissed in the 8th over. Malolan Rangarajan and Anirudh Sita Ram were promoted to play at number 3 and 4 while Pradosh Ranjan Paul batted at number 5. The middle-order collapsed and Kovai Kings finished with 115-9. Pradosh Paul could have been a better choice for number 3 and the Kings would have learned from their mistakes – the slow run rate in early overs, openers not playing long innings, changing number 3 batsman immediately after his last good innings.

K Vignesh, T Natarajan, and all-rounder Antony Das will be key bowlers for Kovai Kings. S Ajith Ram hasn’t had much success with his left-arm orthodox bowling. Though he could be very handy if the skipper Abhinav Mukund gets him to bowl at the right time in the innings.

Madurai Panthers

After losing to Kanchi Veerans defending a total of 138 runs, Madurai Panthers tied the score, chasing 142 in their next match against Ruby Trichy Warriors. Madurai won the super over quite convincingly registering their 2nd win of the season. Arun Karthik finally gave Madurai the start they were looking for since quite some time. His 46 off 26 balls didn’t receive support from the other end, as Madurai kept losing wickets in the middle. Jagatheesan Kousik stayed unbeaten on 35 off 33 balls, batting at number 5.

Arun Karthik, Shijit Chandran, and Jagatheesan Kousik have been key batsmen for Madurai Panthers so far. The last match saw a new star all-rounder in Abhishek Tanwar, as he hit two sixes in the super over, and later picked 2 wickets for 3 runs bowing the super over. Earlier, the Madurai bowlers made a solid comeback after the opposition’s 98 runs opening stand. Kiran Akash picked 2 for 33, while Rahil Shah finished with 2 for 17 in his 4 overs. Selva Kumaran was economical as well with none for 23 in his 4.

Our Prediction for Lyca Kovai Kings vs Madurai Panthers

Lyca Kovai Kings are favourites to win this match

Last match played at this venue was turned on its head by one big inning towards the end from TUTI Patriots skipper. We had highlighted the ability to make a comeback in later part of the innings as a match deciding factor in our prediction for the match.

In this match, Lyca Kovai Kings has a strong opening pair who is desperate to score runs. While there are in-from all-rounders down the order with great strike rates. Madurai’s batting too has a strong opening batsman and a struggling middle order. In such a scenario, toss will play a big role, and any team scoring 160 above batting first will have the advantage.

The odds offered on betting sites for previous match between Karaikudi Kaalai and TUTI Patriots change a lot during the match. Since the toss, and for a long duration during the 1st innings, Karaikudi were the favourites, while towards the end equation changed and Patriots were favourites after the 1st innings.