After a pause of one year of the Tournament, the famous Tamil Nadu Premier League is all set to return to action & entertain its fans all over India. The series will be played behind doors this season and all the matches will be played at a single venue- MA Chidambaram Stadium, to prevent the players from exposure to the Virus.
TNPL includes 8 districts of Tamil Nadu that go face to face against all the other teams once. The top 4 teams in the league are then qualified for the semi-finals, the winners face it off in the final.
Lyca Kovai Kings
Lyca Kovai Kings is a team owned by Lyca Productions and was founded in 2016. This team represents Coimbatore city of Tamil Nadu in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL).
The latest Lyca Kings team for the 2021 season consists of the following players:
Coach: Sriram Somayajula
Captain: Shahrukh Khan
|R Kavin||Givindham Arvind||1) T. Natarajan|
|Suresh Kumar||2) Vallianppan Y.||2) Nishaanth Kumar A.|
|Ajith Ram||3) Ganga Sridhar Raju||3) N. Selva Kumaran|
|Srivanandam A.||4) Jothimani G.S||4) Elangovan Srinivasan|
|Shijit Chandran||5) Manish Ravi||5) Abhishek Tanwar|
|Shahrukh Khan||U Mukhilesh||6) Ashwin Venkataraman|
|7) Ateeq Ur Rahman||Sai Sudharsan||7) Krishnamoorthy Vignesh|
Lyca Kovai Kings have never won this tournament before & the Indian yorker king would love to take his team to its first-ever TNPL title. The coach and the players would give their 100% as there might be a chance for inclusion in the 2nd phase of IPL 2021. Lyca will start its campaign against Salem Spartans on the 19th of July at 7:30 p.m. IST.
Below are some records for the Kovai Kings in the 4 seasons so far
|Highest Individual Score||102* by Rohith|
|Best Bowling Figures||4/23 by S. Harish Kumar|
|Maximum Runs in a Season||215 in 7 matches by Anirudh Sita Ram|
|Most wickets in a Season||K. Vignesh – 8 wickets in 7 innings|
|Highest team total:||197/3 vs Thiruvallur Veerans|
Nellai Royal Kings
Nellai Royal Kings is a team owned by the new owners Crown Forts Ltd. and is included in TNPL from this year itself instead of VB Kanchi Veterans. This team represents Tirunelveli city of Tamil Nadu in the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL).
The latest Nellai Kings team for the 2021 season consists of the following players:
|Trilok Nag||Jitendra Kumar CH||Sri Neranjan R.|
|Harish N.S.||Sarath Kumar||Vivek R.|
|Sanjay Yadav||Rohith Ram||Suresh C.|
|Baba Indrajith||Sarathraj A.||Ashwath Mukuntahn|
|Pradosh Ranjan Paul||Veeramani T.||Ajith Kumar T.|
|Senthil Nathan||Suryap Prakash L.|
|V.A. Davidson||Abhinav M.|
Coach: A.G. Guruswamy
Captain: Baba Indrajith
This being the first season for the Nellai Kings, and they would like to begin with a bang & leave a mark in the League. With one of the most talented players and the most aggressive batsmen, as the captain, he would love to take a very young team forward with him.
There isn’t much to speak about them as it is a new team, but this team is filled with extremely talented people and can be a surprise package for the rest of the teams.
Nellai Royal Kings will be playing their first match of the season against Ruby Trichy Warriors on the 21st of July at 7:30 p.m.