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TNPL 2024 LKK vs CSG: Match 1 Dream11 Predictions, Fantasy Tips, Teams, Pitch Report & Top Picks

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The stage is set for the opening match of the eighth season of Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) 2024 between Lyca Kovai Kings (LKK) and Chepauk Super Gillies (CSG). The encounter is all set to be played at the SCF Cricket Ground, Salem, India, on Friday, July 05, 2024, at 7:15 PM IST.

Ahead of the game, here is a look at the Dream11 predictions, fantasy tips, pitch report, the top player picks and the best-predicted XIs for the fantasy contests of the match.

Lyca Kovai Kings will come into this match and tournament with the goal of securing their third consecutive TNPL title, having already won their first TNPL title in 2022, a shared one with Chepauk Super Gillies following the final's washout, and their second TNPL title last year.

LKK vs CSG Head-to-Head Stats

Lyca Kovai Kings and Chepauk Super Gillies have faced each other ten times in the Tamil Nadu Premier League. Chepauk Super Gillies have dominated and won six of those, whereas Lyca Kovai Kings have managed to win three times. One match was ended without any result.

Lyca Kovai Kings Won
Chepauk Super Gillies Won
No Result
At SCF Cricket Ground0000
Last Five Matches5131

LKK vs CSG Pitch Report

The SCF Cricket Ground in Salem has developed a reputation for being bowler-friendly. Considering the unique characteristics of the ground and past matches, the team that wins the toss would prefer to field first. Although the pitch conditions are expected to favour fast bowlers initially, spinners will also have a noteworthy impact as the game progresses.

SCF Cricket Ground Stats (TNPL)

Matches: 19
Matches won batting first: 9
Matches won batting second: 10

Average first innings score: 150
Average second innings score: 123
Highest total recorded: 211/6 by NRK vs SMP
Lowest total recorded: 26/2 (5.0 Ov) by SS vs RTW

Fantasy value from the pitch report

  • The pitch will be at its best for batting at the beginning of the innings when the ball is hard and new. So, the top-order batters from both sides will be the best picks for the game. 
  • Spin bowlers from either side will also get you good points.

LKK vs CSG Fantasy Cricket Tips

Lyca Kovai Kings Heavy Fantasy XI

  • J Suresh Kumar, U Mukilesh, and Sachin B will be good choices from Kings' batting line-up.
  • K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, Manimaran Siddharth, M Mohammed and Jhathavedh Subramanyan could be important picks as far as the bowling is concerned.
  • Shahrukh Khan and M. Atheeq Ur Rahman will be excellent picks, as they both will contribute in both innings of the game.

Chepauk Super Gillies Heavy Fantasy XI

  • In the batting department, the trio of Baba Aparajith, Narayan Jagadeesan, and Pradosh Ranjan Paul, along with Darryl Ferrario, will be the must-picks for this game.
  • M Silambarasan, Rahil Shah and TD Lokesh Raj could be good picks from the bowling department.

LKK vs CSG Winner Prediction

A look at the squad and the overall balance of the team, along with their performance in recent years, gives us the idea that Lyca Kovai Kings are the favourites to win the match.

LKK vs CSG Top Player Picks

Shahrukh Khan (LKK)

Skipper and all-rounder Shahrukh Khan is the backbone of the Lyca Kovai Kings. His batting in middle-order and off-spin bowling is an asset for his team. In the previous season, he picked up 17 wickets, which was the highest in that season.

J Suresh Kumar (LKK)

34-year-old wicketkeeper batter was the top run scorer for his team last season. J Suresh Kumar also played a winning knock of 57 runs in the final match for his team last season. He is a must-pick for this game. 

Baba Aparajith (CSG)

A right-handed batter and off-break bowler, Baba Aparajith's excellent all-round skills will be key to Chepauk Super Gillies' success this season.

Narayan Jagadeesan (CSG)

The wicket-keeper batter had a great Ranji Trophy season this year and Narayan Jagadeesan will be looking forward to contribute well for the Super Gillies in the TNPL 2024.

LKK vs CSG Differential Picks

U Mukilesh (LKK)

Mukilesh had a decent season in the previous edition of the TNPL. He also played a winning knock of 51 runs in the final match for his team last season.

M Silambarasan (CSG)

Left-arm orthodox spinner, M. Silambarasan picked up 10 wickets in the previous season. So far, in 41 TNPL games, he has picked up 49 wickets. He is a great fit for this category.

LKK vs CSG Fantasy Expert Advice

Considering the conditions and probable-XIs, a combination of 2-3-3-3 or 2-2-4-3 would be ideal for this fixture.

LKK vs CSG Fantasy Team for Head-to-Head/Small Leagues

Wicketkeepers: Narayan Jagadeesan, J Suresh Kumar
Batters: U Mukilesh, Pradosh Ranjan Paul
All-rounders: Shahrukh Khan, Baba Aparajith, TD Lokesh Raj
Bowlers: M Silambarasan, Rahil Shah, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan

Captain: Shahrukh Khan
Vice-captain: Narayan Jagadeesan

Lyca Kovai Kings: 5 Players; Chepauk Super Gillies: 6 Players

LKK vs CSG Fantasy Team for Winner Takes All/ Grand Leagues

Wicketkeepers: Narayan Jagadeesan, J Suresh Kumar
Batters: U Mukilesh, Darryl Ferrario, Sachin B
All-rounders: Shahrukh Khan, Baba Aparajith, TD Lokesh Raj, M. Atheeq UR Rahman
Bowlers: Abhishek Tanwar, Siddharth M, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan

Captain: Baba Aparajith
Vice-captain: Shahrukh Khan

Lyca Kovai Kings: 6 Players; Chepauk Super Gillies: 5 Players