Chepauk Super Gillies are aiming for a resurgence when they face Lyca Kovai Kings at Tirunelveli on Thursday. The Reds are yet to open their account, whilst Kovai have two wins from four games, sitting 5th in the table.
The Gillies gave it all against Idreams Karaikudi Kalai last game, but they lost by 47 runs. Chepauk have the experience of Ganga Sridhar Raju and skipper Gopinath in the top order. These two are capable of adding runs and will prove to be the driving force up the order. Sunny Kumar, Sasidev Uthirasamy, S Karthik will try to keep the batting lineup firm, as all the three are capable of adapting to the situation and play some crucial knocks. Rahul, Murugan Ashwin and Harish Kumar have the capability to hit the ball towards the end and come away with some handy cameos. With the ball, Vishal, Arun, Murugan Ashwin, Alexander and Sunny Kumar Singh are capable of picking wickets at regular intervals and will prove to be vital. Mixture of youth and experience is an added advantage for the Gillies.
LYCA Kovai Kings were the comprehensive victors when they faced Ruby Trichy Warriors by a margin of 8 wickets with 7 overs in the locker. With the experience of Abhinav Mukund, Shahrukh Khan, Rohit R and Akkil Srinath, the Kings have one of the strongest top order force in the Tamil Nadu Premier League. Antony Dhas, Ashwin Venkataraman and Manikandan might are some of the hard-hitters in their side. K Vignesh, Natarajan, Prasanth Rajesh, Ajith Ram and Antony Dhas are the bowlers for the Kings.
Last time when these two went head-to-head, Chepauk were the victorious side beating the Kings by 6 wickets. But, with competition getting increased day by day, it might prove to be an exciting tussle as both the teams aim for a place in the top four.