The inaugural version of the Lanka Premier League (LPL 2020) will begin on Thursday. The Colombo Kings tackle the Kandy Tuskers within the opening match of the season on the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota.
While the Kings have been look settled below the management of former Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews, the Kandy-based franchise has had a troublesome couple of weeks within the build-up to the event. In reality, they’re but to even finalise their captain for LPL 2020.
While ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle pulled out as a result of a industrial understanding couldn’t be reached with the stakeholders, World Cup-winning English quick bowler Liam Plunkett received’t be out there owing to worldwide commitments. Pakistan pacer Sohail Tanvir too had to get replaced after he examined optimistic for COVID-19.
Nonetheless, it will likely be a contest between the Colombo Kings’ star-studded batting line-up and Kandy Tuskers’ fiery tempo battery. Angelo Mathews, Andre Russell and Dinesh Chandimal can be up towards the skilled quartet of Dale Steyn, Irfan Pathan, Nuwan Pradeep and Munaf Patel.
Cricket in Sri Lanka is resuming after virtually eight months owing to the COVID-induced lockdown, and it should all boil right down to which facet can put the opposition on the again foot early on. Early wickets or runs within the powerplay overs are certain to place stress on the facet receiving the remedy.
Colombo Kings vs Kandy Tuskers match details
Date: November 26, 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota
Colombo Kings vs Kandy Tuskers climate report
It can be a nice night, with temperatures hovering between 28 and 27 levels Celsius. All 40 overs are anticipated to be accomplished with out interruptions.
Colombo Kings vs Kandy Tuskers pitch report
The begin of the season implies that the pitch in Hambantota can be contemporary and exhausting. While the batsmen will benefit from the ball approaching to the bat and then hitting via the road, quick bowlers will get some buy off the wicket early on. The significance of the dew issue shouldn’t be recognized but, so the captain prevailing the toss ought to elect to bat first and put round 160 runs on the board.
Colombo Kings vs Kandy Tuskers predicted XIs
Colombo Kings predicted XI: Kalana Perera, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Angelo Mathews, Ashan Priyanjan, Andre Russell, Isuru Udana, Manpreet Gony, Dushmantha Chameera, Qais Ahmed
Kandy Tuskers predicted XI: Asela Gunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Brendan Taylor, Priyamal Perera, Irfan Pathan, Dilruwan Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Dale Steyn, Munaf Patel, Vishwa Fernando
Colombo Kings vs Kandy Tuskers match prediction
The Kandy Tuskers will go into the opening fixture because the favourites. Despite the uncertainty surrounding their roster over the previous few weeks, the Tuskers look the extra balanced facet on paper. Along with a fearsome tempo assault, they’ve the firepower of Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis and Brendan Taylor.
Colombo Kings vs Kandy Tuskers TV and live streaming details
TV: Sony Sports Network
Live streaming: Sony Liv
Published 25 Nov 2020, 12:38 IST