The inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL 2020) will begin on Thursday. The Colombo Kings took on the Kandy Tuskers in the opening game of the season at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota.
While the Kings appeared to be established under the leadership of the former captain of Sri Lanka Angelo Mathews, The Kandy-based franchise has had a tough couple of weeks in the tournament buildup. In fact, they are yet to finalize their captaincy for LPL 2020.
While ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle kicked out because he couldn’t reach a business acquaintance with the stakeholders, English bowler World Cup winner Liam Plunkett will not be available for international engagements. Pakistan pacer Sohail Tanvir They also had to be replaced after testing positive for COVID-19.
Nonetheless, there will be a competition between Colombo Kings ’star-studded battle line and Kandy Tuskers’ fiery-rhythm drums. Angelo Mathews, Andre Russell and Dinesh Chandimal will be up against Dale Steyn’s experienced quartet, Irfan Pathan, Nuwan Pradeep and Munaf Patel.
Cricket in Sri Lanka resumes after almost 8 months due to the lockdown induced by COVID, and it all comes down to which side can put the opposition on the back foot first. The first few strokes or strokes in the powerplay overs are required to put pressure on the side receiving the treatment.
Colombo Kings vs Kandy Tuskers match details
Date: November 26, 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30 PM IS
Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota
Colombo Kings vs Kandy Tuskers weather report
It will be a pleasant evening, with temperatures ranging between 28 and 27 degrees Celsius. All 40 overs are scheduled to be completed without interruption.
Colombo Kings vs Kandy Tuskers pitch report
The beginning of the season means that the ground in Hambantota will be cool and hard. While the batsmen enjoy the ball coming on the bat and then hitting across the line, the fast bowlers will get some buy-off out of the wicket first. The importance of the dew factor is not yet known, so the winning captain of the shot must choose before batting and put around 160 runs on the board.
Colombo Kings vs Kandy Tuskers predicted XIs
Colombo Kings predicted XI: Kalana Perera, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Dinesh Chandimal (week), 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 predictions
The Kandy Tuskers will enter the opening round as favorites. Despite the uncertainty surrounding their roster over the past few weeks, the Tuskers seem to have the more balanced side on the chart. Along with a fearsome rhythm attack, they have the firepower of Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis and Brendan Taylor.
Colombo Kings vs Kandy Tuskers TV is live details
TV: Sony Sports Network
Live broadcast: Sony Liv
Posted November 25, 2020, 12:38 PM