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Galle Gladiators vs Dambulla Viiking, Lanka Premier League 2020, Today Match Prediction

09 Dec 2020 | 19:30 | Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
168/7 in 20.0 8.40
174/6 in 20.0 8.70 winner

Toss Winner - Dambulla Viiking won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Dambulla Viiking beat Galle Gladiators by 4 wickets

Dambulla Viking take on Galle Gladiators with an eye on semifinal berth

  • Dambulla Viking previous game against Jaffna Stallions was called off due to heavy showers.
  • Captain Dasun Shanaka and opener Upul Tharanga have been consistent performers for Dambulla Vikings this season.
  • Galle Gladiators registered their first win of the competition.

Expect Dambulla Viking to seal their place in the semifinals of the tournament.

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

Lanka Premier League 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Jaffna Stallions 6 4 1 0 1 9 1.243
Dambulla Viiking 6 4 1 0 1 9 -0.203
Colombo Kings 6 4 2 0 0 8 0.431
Galle Gladiators 6 1 5 0 0 2 -0.514
Kandy Tuskers 6 1 5 0 0 2 -0.871
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
9 1.243 6 4 1 0 1
9 -0.203 6 4 1 0 1
8 0.431 6 4 2 0 0
2 -0.514 6 1 5 0 0
2 -0.871 6 1 5 0 0
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ggd vs dhk Match Prediction & Analysis

Dambulla Viking will be looking to claim top-spot in the competition when they face Galle Gladiators in the 17th match of 2020 Lanka Premier League at Hambantota on Wednesday.

Galle Gladiators finally managed to break their five-match losing streak with a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Colombo Kings. Despite winning this game, Gladiators will be keen to win their remaining two fixtures and end the competition on a winning note.

On the other hand, Dambulla Viking will be looking to secure their semifinal berth against Galle Gladiators. Captain Dasun Shanaka will be hoping that the side can deliver the goods with bat and ball in this must-win game.

Teams Preview

Galle Gladiators Preview

The franchise managed to break their winless streak against Colombo Kings, courtesy splendid bowling performances from Mohammad Amir, who claimed his maiden five-wicket haul in the competition.

Pacer Mohammad Amir put in splendid bowling performance and picked up five wickets to restrict Colombo Kings for 171 all out in 20 overs. Besides Amir, Lakshan Sandakan claimed three wickets and conceded 33 runs in his four overs.

Chasing 172 runs for victory, openers Ahsan Ali and Danushka Gunathilaka got the side off to a flying start. The duo put on a 97-run partnership to see Gladiators take control of the game.

The big positive was opener Ahsan Ali finding form with the bat against Colombo Kings. He notched up first half-century of the competition. He smashed nine boundaries and one six in his innings.

His opening partner, Danushka Gunathilaka continued his excellent form with the bat and scored 38 runs off 28 balls with the help of five boundaries.The openers perished in quick succession to see Galle Gladiators lose two wickets with 107 runs on the board.

Captain Bhanuka Rajapaksa and wicket-keeper Azam Khan came together at the crease and produced an unbeaten 64-run partnership to take Gladiators to their first win of the competition.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa remained unbeaten till the end and scored 37 runs off 24 balls with the help of six fours and one six, whereas Azam Khan chipped in with a quick-fire 35 off 16 balls with the help of three fours and three sixes.

Galle Gladiators Predicted Playing XI:

Danushka Gunathilaka, Ahsan Ali, Azam Khan (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (c), Chadwick Walton, Sahan Achchige, Shehan Jayasuriya, Lakshan Sandakan, Mohammad Amir, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Nuwan Thushara

Galle Gladiators Key Players From Previous Game Of Lanka Premier League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
A Ali 56 38 9 1 147.37
D Gunathilaka 38 28 6 0 135.71
B Rajapaksa 37 24 6 1 154.17
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Amir 4.0 0 26 5 6.5
L Sandakan 4.0 0 33 3 8.25
D Lakshan 4.0 0 34 1 8.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Amir 4.0 0 26 5 6.5
L Sandakan 4.0 0 33 3 8.25
D Lakshan 4.0 0 34 1 8.5

Galle Gladiators Actual Playing XI:

Ahsan Ali, Nuwan Thushara, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Sahan Arachchige, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shehan Jayasuriya, Mohammad Amir, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lakshan Sandakan, Azam Khan, Chadwick Walton

Dambulla Viiking Preview

Dasun Shanaka-led unit have played excellent cricket so far this season and currently lying at second place in the league table with a net run-rate of -0.203.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the opening pair of Upul Tharanga and Niroshan Dickwella to get the side off to a good start.

Captain Dasun Shanaka will be given the task of providing quick runs in the later stages of the innings.

All-rounder Dasun Shanaka has shown consistency with the bat and is currently Viking’s leading-run scorer in the competition. In six matches played, Shanaka has accumulated 236 runs at an average of 47.20 with a strike rate of 169.78, which includes two half-centuries.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on Anwar Ali, Kasun Rajitha and Samit Patel to make crucial breakthroughs.

Dambulla Viiking Predicted Playing XI:

Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka (c), Samit Patel, Angelo Perera, Ramesh Mendis, Malinda Pushpakumara, Samiullah Shinwari, Lahiru Madushanka, Anwar Ali, Kasun Rajitha

Dambulla Viiking Actual Playing XI:

Niroshan Dickwella, Ramesh Mendis, S Tyagi, Kasun Rajitha, Samiullah Shenwari, Paul Stirling, Upul Tharanga, Dasun Shanaka, Dilshan Madushanka, Samit Patel, Angelo Perera

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 25 0 mm. 4.83 k/h From: NE 66%
03h 26 0 mm. 5.62 k/h From: NE 34%
06h 29 0 mm. 5.08 k/h From: ENE 16%
09h 29 0 mm. 6.32 k/h From: E 3%
12h 27 0.12 mm. 6.84 k/h From: E 1%
15h 26 0 mm. 5.37 k/h From: ENE 0%
18h 26 0 mm. 5.06 k/h From: NE 1%
21h 25 0.75 mm. 4.82 k/h From: NE 7%

Weather Conditions

With the weather conditions expected to be light clouds with light winds, the surface is going to excellent for the batsmen. The bowlers will have to maintain their disciplines to take wickets on this surface.

Venue Details

In the previous game between the two teams, Dambulla Vikings registered a hard-fought win over Galle Gladiators.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bowl first.  The last two matches played at Hambantota have been won by sides batting second.

GGD vs DHK Winning Prediction

Based on performances this season, Dambulla Viking will be clear favorites to win their game against Galle Gladiators. With likes of Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella and Dasun Shanaka consistently producing notable scores, Viking will be confident of delivering another clinical performance in this contest.

On the other hand, Mohammad Amir recent form will be give hop to Gladiators, who will be looking to win their second game of the competition.

Expect Dambulla Viking to seal their place in the semifinals of the tournament.

Author: Shoaib Z.