Chepauk Super Gillies will take on Lyca Kovai Kings in second semifinal of Tamil Nadu Premier League (2016) at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Saturday (17 September). Chepauk Super Gillies were most successful team of inaugural season of TNPL who grabbed top spot in points table with five wins and two losses while Lyca Kovai Kings made finished fourth in table with four wins out of 7 matches.
Fixture: Chepauk Super Gillies vs Lyca Kovai Kings, 2nd Semifinal/ CSG vs LKK
Time/Date: 06:30 PM IST/ 01:00 PM GMT/ 06:30 PM Local/ 17 Sep
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Super Gillies were second team to qualify for semifinal after Dindigul Dragons while Lyca Kovai Kings made it to semifinal on the basis of slightly better run-rate than Karaikudi Kaalai and VB Thiruvallur Veerans, each having 8 points.
Both teams won their last game in contrasting styles. Chepauk won their game convincingly against the VB Thiruvallur Veerans by 41 runs to be the first side to qualify for the semis while Kovai eked out a 16 run win against the Dindigul Dragons.
Gopinath, Thalaivan Sargunam and Vasanth Saravanan are three batsman from Super Gillies who earned place in top ten leading run-scorer list. Gopinath is leading run-scorer for Chepauk with 229 runs at average of 38.17 including two half-century. Sargunam is just behind Gopinath with 226 runs while Saravanan is at ninth position in TNPL leading scorer tally with 186 runs.
Kovai’s strength lies in their bowling and the side has a knack of defending low-scoring totals. Led by pacers M Mohammed, K Vignesh and Harish Kumar, the side is also backed up by the experience of MK Siva Kumar.
Suryaprakash has also had a few good knocks and will looking to carry his form from the last match into the semifinal. Captain Syed J Mohammed will hope to click with the bat and ball in the absence of Murali Vijay. Skipper R Satish has also had some handy knocks for his side but the rest of the middle order has been rather untested.
Which TV Channel will telecast matches of TNPL 2016?
TV Channels: Star Sports
CSG vs LKK Live score: Cricbuzz.com, ESPNcricinfo.com & YahooCricket.com
Where to watch Online Streaming: Starsports.com & Hotstar.com
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What is the full squad of Lyca Kovai Kings & Chepauk Super Gillies TNPL 2016?
Chepauk Super Gillies Squad: Arun Kumar, Rajagopal Sathish(c), Antony Dhas, Gopinath, Joel Joseph, Yo Mahesh, Dakshinamoorthy Kumaran, Sathiamoorty Saravanan, Thalaivan Sargunam, R Alexander, Aditya Barooah, Jothimani Gowjith Subhash, S Karthik, Ashwath Mukumthan, Baskaran Rahul, Rajeel Abdul Rahman, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Uthirasamy Sasidev, V Shibi Jawahar, SI Vasudevan, PS Nirmal Kumar
Lyca Kovai Kings Squad: Murali Vijay(c), Adhithya Giridhar, S Ajith Ram, Devendra Anchit, B Anirudh Sita Ram, B Arun, K Gowtham Thamarai Kannan, S Harish Kumar, Murugesan Kamlesh, M Mohammed, Ravi Kumar Rohith, Vijay Shankar, MK Sivakumar, Akshay Srinivasan, L Suryaprakash, JS Mohammad, S Tarun Srinivas, Krishnamoorthy Vignesh
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