Sai Sudharsan – Purple Patch Continues As Kovai Kings Beat Salem Spartans

After an outstanding stint with Gujarat Titans (GT) in the IPL 2023, Sai Sudharsan continues his purple patch in TNPL 2023. Right now, he is the leading run-scorer in the tournament so far. Even in the last game against Salem Spartans, he scored a valuable 41 runs off 28 balls as Lyca Kovai Kings (LKK) beat Salem Spartans by 79 runs. Today, we will talk about the outstanding run Sai Sudharsan is having right now and about his IPL 2023 performances.

Sai Sudharsan – The most expensive player in TNPL 2023

Lyca Kovai Kings signed Sai Sudharsan for a whopping INR 21.6 lakh in the TNPL 2023 auction. He becomes the most expensive player in TNPL 2023.

With this, the amount paid by LKK in TNPL is more than his IPL contract with GT. GT bought him for an INR 20 lakh in the IPL 2023 auction.

Sai Sudharsan showed his worth in IPL 2023

Sai Sudharsan came in as a first impact player when Kane Williamson got injured during the first game between GT and CSK. He came in and played a crucial cameo to get the team over the line in a run chase.

Overall, he played 8 innings and scored 362 runs with an average of 51.71 and with a good strike rate of 141.41. Sai scored 3 half-centuries including an outstanding inning of 96 in the IPL 2023 final. Unfortunately, he ended up on the losing side as CSK chased down a revised target of 171 in 15 overs.

But Sai Sudharsan shows his worth in the IPL 2023 and GT will look to retain him for the IPL 2024. The franchise will also look to increase his contract price considering his performances recently.

Sai justifying his price tag in TNPL 2023

His good form continues in TNPL 2023. Till now, he has scored 371 runs in 6 innings with an average of 74.20 and an astonishing strike rate of 172.56. He is a leading run scorer in the tournament so far.

Sai Sudharsan is one of the mainstays for Lyca Kovai Kings (LKK) in the batting order and wins games for the team almost every game. His ability to pace the inning makes him a very important batter in the team and he is scoring runs for fun right now. Sai Sudharsann knows when to go hard at the bowlers and when is the time to do the holding one end. Let’s now break down his TNPL 2023 performances.

Sai Sudharsan in TNPL 2023

Player of the Match against IDream Tiruppur Tamizhans (ITT)

Sai Sudharsan becomes the player of the match in the very first game of TNPL 2023 against ITT. He played an outstanding knock of 86 and LKK scored 179 on the board. LKK bowlers did the job for them and restrict ITT to just 109. LKK won that game by 70 runs.

Sai’s 90 against Nellai Royal Kings (NRK) went in vain

Sai scored a valuable 90 runs in the first inning and LKK put 181 runs on the board. Guruswamy’s 112 helps the team to chase down the target on the last ball. And Sudharsan’s 90 went in vain.

LKK bowlers help LKK to win easily against Chepauk Super Gillies (CSG)

LKK bowlers restrict CSG to a small total of 126 only. Sai Sudharsan’s 64 and Wicketkeeper J Suresh Kumar’s 47 helped the team to get over the line with 8 wickets and 21 balls to spare.

A rare failure for Sai against Ba11sy Trichy (BT)

Although LKK won the game against BT, Sai Sudharsan failed to make an impact with the bat. He only scored 7 runs when LKK was chasing a small total of 118. S Sujoy scored 72 off 59 balls and LKK chased down the target with 10 balls to spare. He becomes the man of the match as well.

LKK breaks the winning run of Dindigul Dragons (DD)

With the courtesy of Sai Sudharsan, LKK scored a big total of 206 on the board. He scored 83 off 41 balls with 8 fours and 4 sixes. DD got all out for 147 in 19.1 overs and LKK won the game by 59 runs.

Sai Sudharsan becomes the man of the match for his outstanding knock. DD lost their first game in TNPL 2023.

A valuable 41 against Salem Spartans (SS)

Sai also played a valuable knock of 41 runs off 28 balls against SS in last night’s affair. With the help of Ram Arvindh, LKK scored 199 on the board. Ram scored a quick-fire 50 off just 22 balls with 2 fours and 5 sixes.

SS only managed to score 120 in the 2nd inning. LKK won its 5th game and sitting at the top of the points table. They become the first team to qualify for the next stage.

LKK’s last league stage match will be against Siechem Madurai Spartans on July 2. LKK will hope that Sai Sudharsan continues his good form in the knockouts as well. He will be one of the key players in the last stage of the tournament.

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