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Desperate Kaalais Look To Pose Threat To Kovai Kings

Karaikudi Kaalai currently find themselves seventh on the points table, with their dream of reaching the semi-final pretty much vanishing. Their net run-rate is also the worst in the tournament and have taken a lot of beating in their recent fixtures. But they will be coming into this fixture fearlessly, so they might pose a challenge to the Kings.

On the other hand, Lyca Kovai Kings currently have 4 points in five games and they definitely have an outside chance of reaching the final four despite their poor net run-rate. They have some good senior players on their side and they will be banking heavily on them in their remaining fixtures to go over the line.

Head to Head Battle

Matches

Karaikudi Kaalai

Lyca Kovai Kings

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Karaikudi Kaalai likely Playing XI

Dinesh Karthik’s return failed to spark an upturn in form and India’s back-up wicket-keeper was absent again last time out. After another batting collapse, however, Karaikudi Kaalai need to bolster their batting line-up and his return would see V Aditya and S Ganesh – who kept tidily in his place last time out – drop back out.

Probable XI: Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Srikkanth Anirudha (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Maan Bafna, Rajhamany Srinivasan, M Shajahan, R Rajkumar, Ashwin Kumar, Sunil Sam, Mohan Prasath, Velidi Lakshman.

Lyca Kovai Kings likely Playing XI

Ranjan Paul could be back behind the stumps after Mohammed Ashik was out first ball last time out. An extra body in the bowling attack would be useful too, after a couple of expensive bowling figures last time out. If termed fit, S Manigandan could be that man.

Probable XI: M Shahrukh Khan, Abhinav Mukund (c), P Ranjan Paul (wk), M Rangarajan, Anirudh Sita Ram, Antony Dhas, Akkil Srinaath, Ajith Ram, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh, Thangarasu Natarajan, S Manigandan.

Match Timings- 7:15 pm IST and local

Broadcast Details- Star Sports 3, Star Sports 3 HD.