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Dambulla Viiking vs Colombo Kings, free match prediction 11 Dec 2020

11 Dec 2020 | 19:30 | Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
203/3 in 20.0 10.15
205/4 in 18.5 10.88 winner

Toss Winner - Colombo Kings won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Colombo Kings beat Dambulla Viiking by 6 wickets

Resurgent Colombo Kings lock horns with table-toppers Dambulla Viking

  • Colombo Kings registered a close win over Jaffna Stallions.
  • Opener Laurie Evans smashed his maiden century in the competition for Colombo Kings.
  • Dambulla Viking registered a hard-fought win over Galle Gladiators.

Expect Colombo Kings clinch top spot in the league tables.

  • Tournament: Lanka Premier League 2020
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
  • Toss: To Bat

Lanka Premier League 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Dambulla Viiking 7 5 1 0 1 11 0.483
Colombo Kings 7 5 2 0 0 10 0.408
Jaffna Stallions 8 4 3 0 1 9 0.788
Kandy Tuskers 7 2 5 0 0 4 -0.664
Galle Gladiators 7 1 6 0 0 2 -0.516
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
11 0.483 7 5 1 0 1
10 0.408 7 5 2 0 0
9 0.788 8 4 3 0 1
4 -0.664 7 2 5 0 0
2 -0.516 7 1 6 0 0
Name
DHK
CLK
JST
KDT
GGD

dhk vs clk Match Prediction & Analysis

Dambulla Viking will be looking to finish the top of the table in the preliminary stages when they take on Colombo Kings in the 20th match of Lanka Premier League at Hambantota on Friday.

In their previous game, Dambulla Viking registered a four-wicket win over Galle Gladiators, courtesy splendid performances from Ramesh Mendis, Angelo Perera and Samiullah Shinwari. Captain Dasun Shanaka will be looking to field their strongest playing XI for this fixture.

On the other hand, Colombo King managed to eke out a narrow victory over Jaffna Stallions. With this result, Colombo Kings have climbed to second position with 10 points to their name. Captain Angelo Matthews will be hoping that the side can continue their winning momentum in this final round-robin game.

Teams Preview

Dambulla Viiking Preview

The franchise have played excellent cricket and currently lying at the top of the league table. In their previous encounter, Dambulla Viking won the toss and opted to bowl first. Kasun Rajitha, Ramesh Mendis and Dasun Shanaka put in splendid performances for Dambulla Vikings and claimed two wickets each.

Chasing 169 runs for victory, Dambulla Viking got off to a poor start as opener Paul Stirling perished for a first-ball duck. Former Sri Lankan opener Upul Tharanga also failed to replicate his heroics from the previous game and departed after scoring just nine runs.

With the side placed in a precarious position at 23 for 2 after 3.3 overs, wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella and Angelo Perera led the fightback for Dambulla Viking for 53-run partnership for the third wicket.

Angelo Perera played well and scored 45 runs off 31 balls with the help of four fours and one six, whereas Niroshan Dickwella chipped in with 38 runs off 30 balls with the help of four boundaries and one six.

Samit Patel and Captain Dasun Shanaka also gave their wickets away to see Viking lose their sixth wicket with the side needing another 41 runs to win the game.

For Dambulla Viking, Afghanistan all-rounder Samiullah Shinwari put in a match-winning performance with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 46 not out off 20 balls with the help of six fours and two sixes. He was well supported by Ramesh Mendis, who chipped in with 13 runs off 7 balls with the help of one four and one six.

Dambulla Viiking Predicted Playing XI:

Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Paul Stirling, Angelo Perera, Dasun Shanaka (c), Samit Patel, Samiullah Shinwari, Ramesh Mendis, Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, Sudeep Tyagi

Dambulla Viiking Key Players From Previous Game Of Lanka Premier League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Shenwari 46 20 6 2 230
A Perera 45 31 4 1 145.16
N Dickwella 38 30 4 1 126.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Rajitha 4.0 0 31 2 7.75
R Mendis 4.0 0 28 2 7
D Shanaka 4.0 0 38 2 9.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Rajitha 4.0 0 31 2 7.75
R Mendis 4.0 0 28 2 7
D Shanaka 4.0 0 38 2 9.5

Dambulla Viiking Actual Playing XI:

Niroshan Dickwella, Kavindu Nadeeshan, Pulina Tharanga, Samiullah Shenwari, Lahiru Kumara, Upul Tharanga, Dasun Shanaka, Anwar Ali, Malinda Pushpakumara, Samit Patel, Angelo Perera

Colombo Kings Preview

Batting has been their strength for Colombo Kings so far this season, while bowling unit will need to improve their skills against Dambulla Vikings.

Despite losing the toss, Colombo Kings batted first and managed to post a competitive total of 173 runs for the loss of four wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

Opener Laurie Evans was the standout performer for Colombo Kings and notched up his maiden century for the side in Lanka Premier League. The 33-year old put in an exceptional batting performance and finished the innings with the top-score of 108 not out off 65 balls with the help of nine boundaries and five sixes.

All-rounder Andre Russell produced a quick-fire 21 off 14 balls with the help of two fours and one six. Captain Angelo Matthews also chipped in with 15 runs off 14 balls with the help of one six.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Qais Ahmed, Andre Russell and Isuru Udana to make crucial breakthroughs in this contest. Medium-pacer Andre Russell claimed three wickets, while Isuru Udana, Qais Ahmed and Dushmantha Chameera claimed one wicket apiece.

Colombo Kings Predicted Playing XI:

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

Colombo Kings Key Players From Previous Game Of Lanka Premier League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
L Evans 108 65 9 5 166.15
A Russell 21 14 2 1 150
A Mathews 15 14 0 1 107.14
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Russell 4.0 0 46 3 11.5
I Udana 3.0 0 20 1 6.67
D Chameera 3.0 0 26 1 8.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
A Russell 4.0 0 46 3 11.5
I Udana 3.0 0 20 1 6.67
D Chameera 3.0 0 26 1 8.67

Colombo Kings Actual Playing XI:

Laurie Evans, Angelo Mathews, Lahiru Udara, Ashan Priyanjan, PHT Kaushal, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal, Thikshila de Silva, Himesh Ramanayake, Qais Ahmad

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 24 0 mm. 5.17 k/h From: NNE 92%
03h 26 0 mm. 5.24 k/h From: NNE 48%
06h 29 0 mm. 3.67 k/h From: NNE 23%
09h 30 0 mm. 3.82 k/h From: ENE 2%
12h 28 0 mm. 4.36 k/h From: ENE 5%
15h 26 0 mm. 5.85 k/h From: NE 26%
18h 25 0 mm. 5.93 k/h From: NNE 18%
21h 24 0 mm. 4.87 k/h From: NNE 28%

Weather Conditions

With the weather expected to be clear skies with light winds, the surface will something for the quick bowlers. The batsmen will certainly enjoy the wicket prepared for the game at Hambantota.

Venue Details

In the previous meeting between the two teams, Dambulla Viking registered a 28-run win over Colombo Kings.

Toss: To Bat

Both the sides will be keen to win the toss and bat first. The average first innings score at the venue is around 160 to 170 runs.

DHK vs CLK Winning Prediction

Based on current form, Colombo Kings will be expected to win their game against Dambulla Viking. With likes of Laurie Evans, Dinesh Chandimal and Andre Russell in excellent form for Kings this season, the side will be keen to dominate the proceedings with the bat in this final round-robin game.

On the other hand, Dambulla Vikings will need to raise their game with the ball in order to push Colombo Kings in this contest

Expect Colombo Kings clinch top spot in the league tables.

Author: Shoaib Z.