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Kandy Tuskers vs Dambulla Viking, Lanka Premier League 2020, Today Match Prediction

28 Nov 2020 | 15:30 | Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
84/3 in 9.4 8.69
195/4 in 20.0 9.75 winner

Toss Winner - Kandy Tuskers won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Dambulla Hawks beat Kandy Tuskers by 111 runs

Kandy Tuskers eye a strong comeback against Dambulla Vikings!

  • Kandy Tuskers suffered defeat in their previous game against Colombo Kings
  • Openers Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Captain Kusal Perera were standout performers for Kandy Tuskers in a losing cause
  • Sri Lankan all-rounder Dasun Shanaka is going to lead Dambulla Vikings for this inaugural Lankan Premier League season

Expect Kandy Tuskers to register their first win of the competition!

  • 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 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.276
Colombo Kings 1 1 0 0 0 2 0
Kandy Tuskers 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Dambulla Hawks 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Galle Gladiators 1 0 1 0 0 0 -0.276
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
2 0.276 1 1 0 0 0
2 0 1 1 0 0 0
0 0 1 0 1 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 -0.276 1 0 1 0 0

kdt vs dhk Match Prediction & Analysis

Kandy Tuskers will be looking to make a strong comeback when they take on Dambulla Vikings in the 3rd match of Lankan Premier League played at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota on Saturday.

In the previous game, Kandy Tuskers lost to Colombo Kings via Super-over eliminator. Captain Kusal Perera will be hoping that the side can make amends for their mistakes made in the previous game and put in an improved bowling performance in this fixture.

On the other hand, Dambulla Vikings led by Dasun Shanaka will be looking to deliver a decent show with bat and ball in this opening fixture.

Teams Preview

Kandy Tuskers Preview

The side might make changes to their playing XI for this game. Irfan Pathan suffered an injury during Kandy Tuskers’ game against Colombo Kings. Dilruwan Perera and Vishwa Fernando are probable names that might be slotted into the playing XI for this fixture.

In the opening game, Kusal Tuskers batted first after Colombo Kings won the toss and opted to bowl first. Openers Kusal Perera and Rahmanullah Gurbaz got the side off to an excellent start and added 75-run partnership.

For Kandy Tuskers, Kusal Perera led from the front with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 87 runs off 52 balls with the help of nine boundaries and four sixes. He was well supported by Rahmanullah Gurbaz, who chipped in with six fours and four sixes.

Kusal Mendis and Asela Gunaratne came together and put on a quick-fire 73-run partnership to help Kandy Tuskers post a daunting 207 runs in their 20 overs.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Vishwa Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep and Naveen-ul-Haq. Pacer Nuwan Pradeep was the pick of the bowlers for Kandy Tuskers in the previous game.

Kandy Tuskers Predicted Playing XI:

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

Kandy Tuskers Actual Playing XI:

Dilruwan Perera, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kaveeshka Anjula, Kamindu Mendis, Kusal Perera, S Prasanna, Priyamal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Asela Gunaratne, Nuwan Pradeep, Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Dambulla Viking Preview

Samit Patel, Paul Stirling, Aftab Alam, Samiullah Shinwari and Anwar Ali are players signed by Dambulla Vikings for this inaugural season. David Miller, Kamran Akmal and Lendl Simmons are high-profile players who have been ruled out of this year’s competition.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Niroshan Dickwella, Upul Tharanga and Paul Stirling to deliver the bulk of the runs. Ireland opener Paul Stirling holds an excellent record in the T20 format. In 228 T20I matches played, Stirling accumulated 5746 runs at an average of 26.40 with one century and forty half-centuries to their name.

Besides Stirling, Oshada Fernando, Samit Patel and Dilshan Madushanka will make-up the middle-order for Dambulla Vikings.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha and Anwar Ali to make crucial breakthroughs.

Dambulla Viking Predicted Playing XI:

Dasun Shanaka (captain), Paul Stirling, Oshada Fernando, Samit Patel, Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Anwar Ali, Samiullah Shinwari

Dambulla Viking Actual Playing XI:

Niroshan Dickwella, Lahiru Kumara, Lahiru Madhushanka, Oshada Fernando, Upul Tharanga, Dasun Shanaka, S Tyagi, Anwar Ali, Ramesh Mendis, Samit Patel, Malinda Pushpakumara

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 25 0 mm. 2.31 k/h From: N 91%
03h 26 0 mm. 1.56 k/h From: NNW 71%
06h 28 0 mm. 0.71 k/h From: SW 59%
09h 28 0 mm. 2.95 k/h From: SSE 97%
12h 27 0.27 mm. 1.49 k/h From: S 97%
15h 26 0.16 mm. 0.51 k/h From: WNW 97%
18h 26 0 mm. 1.31 k/h From: N 99%
21h 25 0 mm. 2.49 k/h From: N 99%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will be excellent for batting. Expect another high-scoring game between Vikings and Tuskers. The weather forecast for Saturday’s game is going to be light rains with light winds.

Venue Details

Mahinda Rajapaksa Cricket Stadium is going to host the game between Kandy Tuskers and Dambulla Vikings.

Toss: To Bowl

With the rain expected to play a role in the outcome of the game, the side that wins the toss would be keen to bowl first and restrict the opposition to modest total.

KDT vs DHK Winning Prediction

After analyzing both the squads, Kandy Tuskers will have a slight advantage over Dambulla Vikings as they played their previous game at this venue. With the top-order duo of Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Kusal Perera firing on all cylinders and delivering notable scores in the opening fixture, more of the same will be expected of them against Dambulla Vikings.

Expect Kandy Tuskers to register their first win of the competition!

Author: Shoaib Z.