Colombo Stars and Kandy Warriors will lock horns in the 20th match of LPL at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on December 17, Friday.
Colombo Stars have been decent enough in the tournament with three wins and four defeats so far. They have bagged six points and would be eager to grab the second vacant semi-final spot. A win in this encounter would be very useful for the side.
Kandy Warriors are currently at the bottom spot of the points table with just two wins and five defeats. They have four valuable points on their side and all they need is a win in their final encounter to make it to the fourth position and qualify for the second semi-final.
Kennar Lewis and Charith Asalanka take over opening duties with Angelo Perera taking over the middle-order spot. Binura Fernando will be leading the pace attack. Nimesh Vimukthi’s all-round efforts are important for Warriors.
Match: Colombo Stars vs Kandy Warriors, Match 20
Date and Time: December 17, Friday, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
CS vs KW Predicted Playing XI
Kusal Perera (wk), Angelo Mathews (c), Ashan Priyanjan, Tom Banton, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Keemo Paul, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Rampaul
Kennar Lewis, Charith Asalanka, Al-Amin Hossain, Angelo Perera (c), Kamindu Mendis, Ravi Bopara, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Asela Gunaratne, Nimesh Vimukthi, Binura Fernando, Shiraz Ahmed
With heavy rainfall, the wicket has dampened a lot. With a lot of moisture on the wicket, the surface will be two paced, which makes batters tough to read the strip and go for runs. It would be interesting to watch slower bowlers perform on this pitch.
CS vs KW Match Prediction
Both teams had their fair share of weaknesses. Both sides are at the bottom two spots on the points table. However, if we have a look at the squads’ strength, we get an opinion of Colombo Stars having a stronger team. We can expect them to come out on top.
CS vs KW Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Team #1: Dinesh Chandimal, Kennar Lewis, Charith Asalanka, Tom Banton, Ashan Priyanjan, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kamindu Mendis, Nimesh Vimukthi, Ravi Rampaul, Dushmantha Chameera, S Ahmed
Captain: Charith Asalanka, Vice-captain: Kamindu Mendis
Fantasy Team #2: Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Angelo Perera, Charith Asalanka, Ravi Bopara, Nimesh Vimukthi, Ravi Rampaul, Dushmantha Chameera, Al Amin Hossain, Binura Fernando, Naveen-ul-Haq
Captain: Angelo Mathews, Vice-captain: Nimesh Vimukthi