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Kovai Kings starts favourite against Patriots
Tuti Patriots will be aiming for an all-round improvement when it takes on Kovai Kings in the 4th Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) match at the NPR College Ground, Natham, Dindigul on Thursday.
The Patriots’ opening match against defending champion Madurai Panthers was a forgettable affair as it could only muster 124-8 in 20 overs before eventually losing by nine wickets. The bowling also faltered as it conceded 19 wides.
In contrast, Kovai has no such worries and will be hoping to continue its winning ways after defeating VB Kanchi Veerans by eight wickets in the opening match of the season.Tuti Patriots can gain confidence from its head to head record against Kovai, which it has defeated twice in three meetings.
Head to Head: Kovai Kings 1, Tuti Patriots 2. 2018 league record: Kovai Kings third; Tuti Patriots fifth
Kovai Kings: M Shahrukh Khan, Abhinav Mukund (captain), Pradosh Ranjan Paul (WK), Malolan Rangarajan, B Anirudh Sita Ram, W Antony Dhas, Thangarasu Natarajan, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, Akkil Srinaath, S Manigandan, S Ajith Ram, J Suresh Kumar, Ashwin Venkatraman, Muhammad Adnan Khan, RS Jaganath Srinivas
Tuti Patriots: Akshay V Srinivasan, Wilkins Victor (WK), V Subramania Siva (captain), Abishiek S, S Shubham Mehta, S Vasanth Sarvanan, R Karthikeyan, M Ganesh Moorthi, M Sathya Raj, S Boopalan, Tamil Kumaran, K Rahul Raj, SP Nathan, S Akash Sivan, Senthil Nathan