Lyca Kovai Kings vs Salem Spartans TNPL 2021 Match 1 Preview.
Lyca Kovai Kings vs Salem Spartans, Highlights
- These two are set to lock horns in the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
- Lyca Kovai Kings vs Salem Spartans is set to kickoff the 5th season of Tamil Nadu Premier League.
- Both teams are ready to start off this season with a big victory.
- This is the first match Salem Spartans are playing since they were renamed from Tuti Patriots.
- Lyca Kovai Kings failed to qualify for the playoffs last season by a small margin. They look forward to placing in the top 4 this time.
- This is Salem Spartan’s first-ever season since they were rebranded from Tuti Patriots. They have a lot to prove in this match. Their last iteration placed 6th in the last season so they have to prove themselves and at least qualify for the playoffs.
- Lyca Kovai Kings won 4 out of the 7 matches played and finished 5th. They failed to qualify by a thin margin. This season they look forward to qualifying with their captain Shahrukh Khan showing massive improvements in IPL. he will definitely be the focus of their entire team this time around.
- There are three key players in the Spartan’s squad. Vijay Shankar, Murugan Ashwin, and Ganeshan Periyswamy. KH Gopinath and Akshay Srinivasan bring some much-needed experience in the batting department. Meanwhile, M Ganesh Moorthi and B Pranesh offer their expertise in the bowling side. It will be a challenge for the young captain, Daryl S Ferrario to lead his team in their very first match. But he has spoken about his situation and mentioned that Vijay Shankar and M Ashwin have been of real help.
“We’re happy that we have two IPL players and Vijay Shankar has represented India as well. They were interacting with the players well and giving a lot of input.”
Daryl S Ferrario about Vijay Shankar and M Ashwin
- In the Kovai King’s camp, their captain Shahrukh Khan looks forward to boosting his team towards victory. He is the only top player in the team really which puts them at a disadvantage against the Spartans. However, they are well-stocked in the batting department. Ganga Sridhar Raju, Ashwin Venkatraman, and Abhishek Tanwar all contributing to that department. Shahrukh Khan’s performance in the IPL made him a star player and the Kovai Kings will be looking at him to lead them to victory this time.
“Obviously there is going to be more pressure this year than last year because of my performance. I’ll try to keep it simple and focus on the job”
Shahrukh Khan about today’s game against the Salem Spartans
You can watch this match live on Disney+Hotstar and Star Sports at 7:30 pm.