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Lanka Premier League, Match 19: GAL vs KAN – Who will win the match? Best Betting Odds

Match Details

The 19th match of the Lanka Premier League 2020 will be played between the Galle Gladiators and the Kandy Tuskers at the Mahinda International Stadium in Hambantota. This match is scheduled to start at 08:00 PM Local Time and IST. The game will be telecasted on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Ahead of this schedule, read some of our betting tips.

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Preview

Galle Gladiators and Kandy Tuskers will clash off in the penultimate match of the league phase in the LPL 2020. The two teams are currently fighting for a place in the semi-finals and winner of their clash will be sealing that. Kandy have won two of their seven games while Galle has won only one. However, the Gladiators are high on NRR compared to the Tuskers making this game a virtual quarter-final.

Pitch Report

The used pitches in Hambantota have been slightly unpredictable of late but are expected to benefit the chasing sides in the night matches.

Average first innings score: 157 ( Last 5 complete matches played on this venue )

Record of chasing teams:  Won – 5, Lost – 0, Tie – 0

Predicted XIs for GAL vs KAN:

Galle Gladiators:

Danushka Gunathilaka, Ahsan Ali, Azam Khan (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (c), Chadwick Walton, Milinda Siriwardana, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Mohammad Amir, Lakshan Sandakan, Asitha Fernando

Kandy Tuskers:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kusal Perera(c), Brendan Taylor(w), Kusal Mendis, Asela Gunaratne, Kamindu Mendis, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dilruwan Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Naveen-ul-Haq, Irfan Pathan.

Expected Top Players

Dhanushka Gunathilaka

Dhanushka Gunathilaka is currently the leading run-getter of the tournament and will be hoping to continue that form to keep his team into the semi-finals.

Asela Gunaratne

Asela Gunaratne After his heroic knock in the previous game, the Kandy Tuskers would be looking up to him during the chase down the order. He becomes a very important pick for this game after his masterclass from the day before.

Mohammad Amir

Mohammad Amir has been easy the best pace bowler of the tournament. He has managed to pick a 5-wicket haul earlier this week and will be hoping to continue that form.

Our Betting Tips

Kandy Tuskers bounced back with a close win over the Jaffna Stallions earlier on Wednesday and is expected to continue that form into their final league match.

Predicted Winner

Kandy Tuskers will win this cricket match.

Lanka Premier League, Match 15: JAF vs DAM – Who will win the match? Best Betting Odds

Match Details

The 15th match of the Lanka Premier League 2020 will be played between the Jaffna Stallions and the Dambulla Viiking at the Mahinda International Stadium in Hambantota. This match is scheduled to start at 08:00 PM Local Time and IST. The game will be telecasted on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.

Preview

Jaffna Stallions and Dambulla Viiking will face off in the LPL 2020 during the Monday’s doubleheader. The two teams have confirmed their place in the semi-finals by winning as many as four matches out of the five they have played thus far. With another three matches left for each team, they will be looking to finish well and focus on overcoming their weaknesses.

Pitch Report

The game played on Saturday night turned out to be a low-scoring game but fresh pitch used for Monday’s match could help the batsmen to score big.

Average first innings score: 157 ( Last 5 complete matches played on this venue )

Record of chasing teams:  Won – 4, Lost – 1, Tie – 0

Predicted XIs for JAF vs DAM:

Jaffna Stallions:

Avishka Fernando, Johnson Charles, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Shoaib Malik, Thisara Perera (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chaturanga de Silva, Binura Fernando, Kyle Abbott, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth.

Dambulla Viiking:

Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Upul Tharanga, Angelo Perera, Samit Patel, Dasun Shanaka (c), Samiullah Shinwari, Anwar Ali, Ramesh Mendis, Malinda Pushpakumara, Kasun Rajitha, Sudeep Tyagi.

Expected Top Players

Thisara Perera

Thisara Perera has been brilliant with his all-round performances in the tournament. He has scored 192 runs in five matches with help of two fifties and also claimed five wickets with the ball.

Dasun Shanaka

Dasun Shanaka has done well with the bat in the tournament as he is currently the second-highest run-getter with 234 runs in 5 matches at an average of 46.80. He has also fared well with the ball on a few occasions.

Avishka Fernando

Avishka Fernando has been doing well with the bat in the tournament having aggregated 209 runs at an average of 52.25 in five matches. Fernando has done well for the Jaffna team with two scores of 80+ while chasing.

Our Betting Tips

We have some expert cricket betting tips for you on this match.  We gave you our potential winners but you need more than that of course. First, as both Dambulla and Jaffna teams confirmed their places in the semi-finals, they might be trying out their bench strength for a couple of games.

Predicted Winner

Dambulla Viiking will win this cricket match.

Lanka Premier League, Match 14: COL vs GAL – Who will win the match? Best Betting Odds

Match Details

The 14th match of the Lanka Premier League 2020 will be played between Colombo Kings and Galle Gladiators at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota. This match is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM Local Time and IST. The game will be telecasted on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.

Preview

Galle Gladiators are one of the two teams in the Lanka Premier League 2020 who are yet to find a place in the knockouts. Gladiators have lost all the five matches they played thus far. They have to win their remaining three matches or at least two of them to get into the semi-finals. They will be facing Colombo Kings on Monday who have won four of the five matches played.

Pitch Report

Fresh wicket is likely to be in use for Monday’s doubleheader which could end up producing a high-scoring game.

Average first innings score: 157 ( Last 5 complete matches played on this venue )

Record of chasing teams:  Won – 4, Lost – 1, Tie – 0

Predicted XIs for COL vs GAL:

Colombo Kings

Thikshila de Silva, Laurie Evans, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Daniel Bell-Drummond, Andre Russell, Angelo Mathews (c), Ashan Priyanjan, Isuru Udana, Qais Ahmad, Dushmantha Chameera, Tharindu Kaushal

Galle Gladiators

Danushka Gunathilaka, Ahsan Ali, Azam Khan (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (c), Chadwick Walton, Milinda Siriwardana, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Mohammad Amir, Lakshan Sandakan, Asitha Fernando

Expected Top Players

Dinesh Chandimal

Dinesh Chandimal has batted in four innings in the tournament and scored 183 runs. In two of them, he scored fifties and bagged a golden duck in the other. He also scored an unbeaten 30+ score in the previous match.

Danushka Gunathilaka

Danushka Gunathilaka is the leading run-getting of the tournament with 284 runs in 5 matches at an average of 71 with a strike rate of 146.39. He also scored 50+ runs in each of the last three matches played.

Andre Russell

Andre Russell has done well in the LPL 2020 having scored 126 runs in 4 matches at an average of 42 with an amazing strike rate of 217.24. He also picked up five wickets while going at an economy under seven.

Our Betting Tips

Given the way both Colombo and Galle teams have performed in the tournament, the Monday’s fixture is likely to be in the favour of Colombo team only.

Predicted Winner

Colombo Kings will win this cricket match.

Lanka Premier League, Match 13: KAN vs COL – Who will win the match? Best Betting Odds

Match Details

The 13th match of the Lanka Premier League will be played between Kandy Tuskers and Colombo Kings at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota. This match is scheduled to start at 08:00 PM Local Time and IST. The game will be telecasted on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.

Preview

Kandy Tuskers and Colombo Kings will face off in the LPL 2020 for the second time on Saturday night. The two teams faced off in the tournament opener where the Colombo team got away in the Super Over after both teams smashed 219 runs in the restricted 20 overs. Colombo currently has three wins from four matches while Kandy has won only one of the five matches played thus far.

Pitch Report

There has a dip in the scores over the last few matches due to a new strip. However, on Saturday, a new pitch was in use for the afternoon game which had a lot of runs. The chasing team could be seen winning even if the target is around 190.

Average first innings score: 167 ( Last 5 complete matches played on this venue )

Record of chasing teams:  Won – 3, Lost – 2, Tie – 0

Predicted XIs for KAN vs COL:

Kandy Tuskers:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kusal Perera (c & wk), Kusal Mendis, Brendan Taylor, Kamindu Mendis, Asela Gunaratne, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dilruwan Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Naveen-ul-Haq, Munaf Patel.

Colombo Kings:

Thikshila de Silva, Laurie Evans, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Daniel Bell-Drummond, Andre Russell, Angelo Mathews (c), Ashan Priyanjan, Isuru Udana, Qais Ahmad, Dushmantha Chameera, Tharindu Kaushal.

Expected Top Players

Dinesh Chandimal

Dinesh Chandimal has batted in three innings in the tournament and scored 148 runs. In two of the 3 innings, he scored fifties and bagged a golden duck in the other match.

Asela Gunaratne

Asela Gunaratne has scored 96 runs in this tournament at an average of 48 and a strike rate close to 150. With the ball, Asela has picked up seven wickets while going at an economy of 8.

Andre Russell

Andre Russell has done well in the LPL 2020 having scored 126 runs in 4 matches at an average of 42 with an amazing strike rate of 217.24. He also picked up 4 wickets at an excellent economy of 6 thus far.

Our Betting Tips

Colombo Kings have got enough firepower to take down any team in the league. Their bowling has been improving in the last few games which will help them to win more matches.

Predicted Winner

Colombo Kings will win this cricket match.

Lanka Premier League, Match 10: DAM vs KAN – Who will win the match? Best Betting Odds

Match Details

The 10th match of the Lanka Premier League will be played between Dambulla Viiking and Kandy Tuskers at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota. This match is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM Local Time and IST. The game will be telecasted on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.

Preview

Kandy Tuskers began the LPL 2020 by smashing a big total of 219 showing their strength but the current situation in the points table after the first week isn’t a promising one. They have played four matches thus far and managed to win only one game. They will now be up against Dambulla Viiking who have two victories in the three matches played thanks to their captain Dasun Shanaka’s knocks. Dambulla Viiking got away with a close win with help of DLS method when they faced Kandy Tuskers in their first game of the tournament.

Pitch Report

Chasing has been slightly easier task under the lights but targets of 200+ will obviously be tough to any team irrespective of the flat tracks in Hambantota.

Average first innings score: 189 (Unaffected matches in this tournament)

Predicted XIs for DAM vs KAN:

Dambulla Viiking:

Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Paul Stirling, Upul Tharanga, Dasun Shanaka (c), Angelo Perera, Samit Patel, Pulina Tharanga, Malinda Pushpakumara, Sachindu Colombage, Kasun Rajitha, Anwar Ali

Kandy Tuskers:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kusal Perera (c & wk), Kusal Mendis, Brendan Taylor, Asela Gunaratne, Kamindu Mendis, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dilruwan Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Naveen-ul-Haq, Munaf Patel

Expected Top Players

Samit Patel

Samit Patel is slowly turning out to be the MVP of the tournament as the English all-rounder picked up 4 wickets and scored 129 runs across 3 matches.

Asela Gunaratne

Asela Gunaratne is the third-highest wicket-taker of the tournament with six wickets in the four matches he played where he also scored 77 runs with the bat.

Dasun Shanaka

Dasun Shanaka is currently the 2nd highest run-getter of the tournament having scored as many as 164 runs in three innings with help of two fifties. Shanaka has scored no less than 30 in any of the three games with a strike rate of 178.26.

Our Betting Tips

Kandy Tuskers haven’t been able to make most of the solid squad they have got so far in the tournament. On the other hand, the Dambulla Viiking are doing well despite being limited in sources.

Predicted Winner

Dambulla Viiking will win this cricket match.

Lanka Premier League, Match 9: GAL vs JAF – Who will win the match? Best Betting Odds

Match Details

The 9th match of the LPL 2020 will be played between Galle Gladiators and Jaffna Stallions at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota. This match is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM Local Time and IST. The game will be telecasted on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.

Preview

The table-toppers Jaffna Stallions will be in action on Thursday afternoon as they take on Galle Gladiators who are placed at the bottom. The Stallions have won all the three matches played that too by a big margin while Gladiators have been on the opposite side. Gladiators, further lose the services of their skipper Shahid Afridi due to personal reasons. Jaffna Stallions defeated quite comfortably when these two sides faced off in the 2nd game of the tournament.

Pitch Report

The pitches at International Stadium in Hambantota has been high-scoring ones and after a day off, we can expect new pitches which won’t be slow like they were on Tuesday.

Average first innings score: 189 (Unaffected matches in this tournament)

Predicted XIs for GAL vs JAF:

Galle Gladiators:

Danushka Gunathilaka (c), Hazratullah Zazai, Azam Khan (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Milinda Siriwardana, Shehan Jayasuriya, Mohamed Shiraz, Mohammad Amir, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Waqas Maqsood.

Jaffna Stallions:

Tom Moores (wk), Minod Bhanuka, Avishka Fernando, Shoiab Malik, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera (c), Duane Olivier, Wanindu Hasaranga, Usman Shinwari, Chaturanga de Silva, Suranga Lakmal.

Expected Top Players

Thisara Perera

The Jaffna captain Thisara Perera has batted only twice in the tournament but has amassed 165 runs at a sensational strike rate of 229.16 alongside picking up 5 wickets with the ball.

Wanindu Hasaranga

Wanindu Hasaranga batted in the lower order and was limited with the bat thus far but has been good with the ball picking up 5 wickets conceding runs at an economy of just 4.41.

Danushka Gunathilaka

Danushka Gunathilaka has scored 140 runs at an average of 75 and a strike rate of 153.06. He is currently among the top run-getters of the tournament thanks to his unbeaten 82-run in the previous game.

Our Betting Tips

Only way Galle Gladiators can get the better of Jaffna Stallions is by improving their batting. Their batting collapses in all most all games have led them to defeats in this tournament.

Predicted Winner

Jaffna Stallions will win this cricket match.

Lanka Premier League, Match 6: KAN vs GAL – Who will win the match? Best Betting Odds

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Match Details

The 6th match of the Lanka Premier League will be played between Kandy Tuskers and the Galle Gladiators at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota. This match is scheduled to start at 08:00 PM Local Time and IST. The game will be telecasted on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.

Preview

Kandy Tuskers and the Galle Gladiators will be part of an interesting battle on Monday night in the Lanka Premier League. The two teams have played two games each in the previous week and lost both of them. Hence, a thrilling encounter can be expected from the two sides as they look to open their points tally. Kandy team is better in the batting department compared to the Galle franchise and it opposite when it comes to the bowling.

Pitch Report

The International Stadium in Hambantota has been a perfect venue for T20 format producing high-scoring matches. The night games do work in the favour of the chasing teams due to the dew factor coming in.

Average first innings score: 197 (Unaffected matches in this tournament)

Predicted XIs for KT vs DV:

Kandy Tuskers:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kusal Perera (c & wk), Kusal Mendis, Asela Gunaratne, Priyamal Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dilruwan Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kaveeshka Anjula

Galle Gladiators:

Danushka Gunathilaka, Hazratullah Zazai, Azam Khan (wk), Dhananjaya Lakshan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Milinda Siriwardana, Shahid Afridi (c), Shehan Jayasuriya, Mohamed Shiraz, Mohammad Amir, Asitha Fernando

Expected Top Players

Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Rahmanullah Gurbaz is currently the third-highest run-getter of the tournament with 83 runs in 2 matches. He has a strike rate over 200 which shows his approach in the batting, especially during the powerplay.

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi has been a surprise package with both bat and ball in the two games played. He scored 70 runs with help of a fifty in two innings and has been quite economical with the ball.

Asela Gunaratne

Asela Gunaratne has been a handy performer for his team Kandy by picking up three wickets for them with the ball. He has also scored 36 runs good performances with both the bat and the ball in hand. He has scored 36 runs and has taken 3 wickets, placing him at the 3rd spot in the wicket-takers’ list.

Our Betting Tips

Kandy Tuskers have got a dangerous top three who are in good form with the bat. Their success could well define their chances of adding points to their tally for the first time in this tournament.

Predicted Winner

Kandy Tuskers will win this cricket match.

Lanka Premier League, Match 5: DAM vs JAF – Who will win the match? Best Betting Odds

Match Details

The 5th match of the Lanka Premier League will be played between Dambulla Viiking and Jaffna Stallions at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota. This match is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM Local Time and IST. The game will be telecasted on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.

Preview

Dambulla Viiking and Jaffna Stallions will be up against each other during the evening game to be played on Monday. Both the teams have won their respective first matches and will be hoping to carry a winning streak. Dambulla edged past Kandy Tuskers on Saturday in a rain-affected game while Jaffna recorded a clinical winning chasing 175 against Galle Gladiators earlier on Friday.

Pitch Report

The pitches at International Stadium in Hambantota has been high-scoring ones but in the afternoon teams might struggle to chase big targets due to slowness in the evening and dawn light.

Average first innings score: 197 (Unaffected matches in this tournament)

Predicted XIs for KT vs DV:

Dambulla Viiking:

Upul Tharanga, Oshada Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Lahiru Madushanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Samit Patel, Anwar Ali, Lahiru Kumara, Sudeep Tyagi, Malinda Pushpakumara, Ramesh Mendis.

Jaffna Stallions:

Tom Moores (wk), Binura Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Avishka Fernando, Shoaib Malik, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera (c), Duanne Olivier, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kyle Abbott, Chaturanga de Silva.

Expected Top Players

Samit Patel

England all-rounder Samit Patel played a crucial inning of 58 runs off 38 balls in the team’s first game and is likely to bowl a handful number of overs.

Avishka Fernando

Avishka Fernando smashed an unbeaten 92 off 63 balls which included 5 fours and 7 sixes during the team’s first match.

Dasun Shanaka

Dasun Shanaka, the Dambulla captain, hammered 73 runs off just 37 balls in Saturday’s game. He has got exceptional record in T20s while playing in Lanka.

Our Betting Tips

Only way Dambulla Viiking can get the better of Jaffna Stallions is through their batting. Dambulla will need to bat out their life to post a huge total and take it out of Jaffna’s reach.

Predicted Winner

Jaffna Stallions will win this cricket match.

Lanka Premier League, Match 3: KT vs DV – Who will win the match? Best Betting Odds

Match Details

The 3rd match of the Lanka Premier League will be played between Kandy Tuskers and Dambulla Viiking at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota. This match is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM Local Time and IST. The game will be telecasted on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.

Preview

After starting the tournament with a Super Over defeat, the Kandy Tuskers will be up against Dambulla Viiking on Saturday afternoon. This game will mark the debut of Dambulla franchise in the Lanka Premier League (LPL). The Kandy team will be hoping to earn points after being unlucky on Thursday. The Tuskers have got a great batting line-up but are short on the bowling. The Viiking look balanced set-up and are likely to get the better of Tuskers.

Pitch Report

The International Stadium in Hambantota which hosted T20s for the first time in seven years provided two high-scoring games. The first match witnessed a total of 438 runs scored by both teams while the second match recorded a match aggregate of around 350 runs.

Average first innings score: 197 (This tournament)

Predicted XIs for KT vs DV:

Kandy Tuskers:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kusal Perera (C and WK), Kusal Mendis, Asela Gunaratne, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ishan Jayaratne/Irfan Pathan, Nuwan Pradeep, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kamindu Mendis, Lasith Embuldeniya, Kaveeshka Anjula

Dambulla Viiking:

Upul Tharanga, Paul Stirling, Oshada Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Angelo Perera/Lahiru Madushanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Samit Patel, Anwar Ali, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Aftab Alam

Expected Top Players

Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Rahmanullah Gurbaz showed his destructive side in the batting during the tournament opener where he cruised to a 21-ball fifty. The Afghanistan keeper-batsman is expected to continue it on Saturday.

Paul Stirling

The Ireland all-rounder Paul Stirling has done exceedingly well in whichever T20 league he has featured in. Stirling could be handy with the ball as well and is expected to be part of the match’s top performers.

Seekkuge Prasanna

The all-rounder Seekkuge Prasanna did not get a chance to bat in the first game but is expected to make most with the ball. He cleaned up Angelo Mathews in the tournament opener in the couple of overs he bowled.

Our Betting Tips

Dambulla Viiking has a perfect mixture of T20 players and their balance could help them to win the match. Kandy Tuskers will need to ensure they post a huge total for earning their first points in the tournament.

Predicted Winner

Dambulla Viiking will win this cricket match.

Lanka Premier League, Match 1: COL vs KAN – Who will win the match? Best Betting Odds

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Match Details

The 1st match of the Lanka Premier League will be played between Colombo Kings and Kandy Tuskers at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota. This match is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM Local Time and IST. The game will be telecasted on Sony Six and Sony Six HD.

Preview

The Lanka Premier League will kick start on Thursday when the Colombo Kings will take on the Kandy Tuskers in the tournament opener shortly after the opening ceremony. All the matches of the tournament will be played at the International Stadium in Hambantota. The Colombo franchise, led by Angelo Mathews, have got the likes of Andre Russell and Isuru Udana on their side. The Kandy team, on the other hand, has got the Indian pacers Irfan Pathan and Munaf Patel in their ranks alongside Brendan Taylor, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Dale Steyn in the overseas category.

Pitch Report

The International Stadium in Hambantota has not hosted a T20 game since the start of 2014. Even the few T20s it hosted until 2013 were the official T20I games which meant LPL will be the first-ever domestic T20 assignment here. Since the same venue hosts the whole tournament, we can expect flat tracks in the first half at least.

Average first innings score: 140 (Unaffected T20 games)

Predicted XIs for COL vs KAN:

Colombo Kings:

Kalana Perera/Lahiru Udana, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Laurie Evans, Angelo Mathews (c), Andre Russell, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Qais Ahmed, Jeffrey Vandersay/Amila Aponso, Dhammika Prasad.

Kandy Tuskers:

Kusal Mendis, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Brendan Taylor, Kusal Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Irfan Pathan, Priyamal Perera, Kamindu Mendis/Dilruwan Perera, Munaf Patel/Naveen-ul-Haq, Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Embuldeniya/Vishwa Fernando

Expected Top Players

Daniel Bell-Drummond

Daniel Bell-Drummond is in good form as he scored 423 runs during the recent T20 blast at an average of 42.3 and a strike rate over 150. The top-order batsman struck three fifties in the 11 innings he batted through that tournament.

Isuru Udana

Isuru Udana is likely to be a crucial bowler for the Colombo Kings for the Thursday’s tournament opener. The slow ball merchant could well end up troubling the Kandy team who are likely to end up conceeding wickets.

Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan showed glimpses of his all-round performances during the Road Saftey T20 series held just before the widespread of the COVID-19 pandemic. He could be a handy choice with the bat and strike bowler for his team Kandy.

Our Betting Tips

Colombo Kings have got a balanced batting unit compared to the Kandy Tuskers which could make a difference if the pitch is flat. However, the Tuskers could come into the game if there is some help for the pacers due to freshness in the pitches. The Kandy teams have got a couple of pace bowlers who can excel in such conditions.

Predicted Winner

Colombo Kings will win this cricket match.

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