Nellai Royal Kings are favorites to win
Match 4 of the 2022 Tamil Nadu Premier League sees Salem Spartans and Nellai Royal Kings go head to head on Saturday evening. For Salem Spartans, this is their opening match of this season’s tournament, they finished seventh in 2021. Nellai Royal Kings have already recorded their first win of this competition after beating the 2021 Champions, Chepauk Super Gillies, in a super over. This match begins at the Indian Cement Company Ground at 15:15 local time.
Salem Spartans managed to sneak in a victory before the end of last year’s disappointing season. They will be raring to go and will fancy their chances of pulling off a shock opening win.
Nellai Royal Kings showed that they must be taken seriously this year by beating the 2021 Champions on Friday. They will be hoping to catch Salem Spartans cold before they get going in the league.
TV channels: This match will be shown live on Star Sports 1.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Disney Hotstar.
Although there will be slightly more humidity by the end of the game, we predict that it will not make a huge difference. We predict that both skippers will want to field first.
We expect to see another pitch-friendly surface in this match. However, there are still opportunities for batters to trust their technique and score quick runs.
Slightly rising humidity levels throughout this fixture. Cloudy from start to finish but with the temperature still in the high 20s towards the end of the game.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Salem Spartans vs Nellai Royal Kings, TNPL 2022.
Although the Spartans finished above only IDream Tirupur Tamizhans in last year’s standings, they were an entertaining outfit and in some ways deserved better. They have a fully fit squad list to choose from for their opening fixture of the tournament.
In spite of having a poor season, the Spartans concluded their last campaign with a win. However, that was back in August and will count for very little ahead of this match.
Akshay Srinivasan, Umashankar Sushil (wk), Vijay Shankar, S Abishiek, Darly Ferarrio (c), Murugan Ashwin, Rajendran Karthikeyan, M Ganesh Moorthi, S Boopalan, TD Lokes Raj, Ganeshan Periyasamy
Any team who begins a new tournament or regular long season by beating the reigning champions will be full of confidence. It would be a big surprise if the Royal Kings make any changes with this game taking place on the same pitch.
Nellai Royal Kings ended last season in strong form and have now strung together three successive victories in the TNPL.
Laxmesha Suryaprakash, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Baba Aparajith, Baba Indrajith (c) (wk), Sanjay Yadav, G Ajitesh, Jitendra Kumar, M Shjahan, NS Harish, H Trilok Nag, V Athisayaraj Davidson
After six games of T20 cricket in the TNPL between the two sides, they are locked together on three wins each. It was Nellai Royal Kings who came out on top in last season’s game, winning the clash by 8 wickets and 9 balls remaining. There were no half-centuries from either side in the 2021 clash and one score of fifty and above will go a long way to gettin the victory.
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Nellai Royal Kings will be very keen to back up their super over win with another victory over Salem Spartans. If they do so, then pundits across the globe will start to consider just how strong the Royal Kings are. As the Spartans are fresh, we expect to see an enthusiastic and keen fielding approach but it is their runs which will define their season. Overall we are backing Nellai Royal Kings to win this clash.
Nellai Royal Kings are favorites to beat Salem Spartans at the odds of 2.00