The Galle Gladiators have momentum with them, storming their way into the finals in the most productive way, having won a previous encounter against the Colombo Kings. You should expect a cracker of a fight from them to reach the knockout phase as table toppers.
Colombo prevailed by 25 runs in a rain-affected match in the 1st meeting of the season between the 2 sides. Still, in the 2nd encounter, the inclusion of Mohammad Amir helped Galle Gladiators take their revenge in style as they won by eight wickets. Equally balanced are both sides, and it all depends on who does their best on the day.
The venue has recently been subjected to rainy conditions, but for a complete 20-over game, the weather on the day will be bright and under excellent conditions. The chance of rain is just 20%.
At the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, as the previous match in the Lanka Premier League yielded more than 400 runs, a high-scoring LPL game beckons.
While pacers got the ball to travel around very viciously, the favourable batting conditions on offer were made fair use of by batsmen. Batsmen have often played into the hands of the shorter dimensions of the pitch.
At this place, 180 runs should be a par-score, and in this high-octane LPL game, both teams are likely to bat first.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa(c), Azam Khan(wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Ahsan Ali, Hazratullah Zazai, Shehan Jayasuriya, Nuwan Thushara, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Lakshan Sandakan, Mohammad Amir, Sahan Arachchige
Angelo Mathews(c), Dinesh Chandimal(wk), Laurie Evans, Thikshila de Silva, Andre Russell, Ashan Priyanjan, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Qais Ahmad, Dhammika Prasad
Colombo Kings vs Galle Gladiators Dream 11:
Dinesh Chandimal (c&wk), Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Thikshala de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Andre Russell, Ashan Priyaranjan, Shehan Jayasuriya, Mohammad Amir, Qais Ahmad, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan
Colombo Kings deserved to make it to the LPL 2020 final with their current form, given that they won most of the tournament matches. But that’s not how things in sports work out.
Finally, Galle Gladiators showed that they are not here to make up the numbers. A few days later, they thoroughly defeated the Colombo Kings. That should provide them with confidence. But Galle Gladiators can’t afford any mistake in this game.
We’re backing Colombo Kings to win this match and qualify to the final. Which team are you going to pick as the winner tonight? Let’s bet on BAJI to win some cash now!