After an extended hiatus of almost nine months, cricket activity will resume in Sri Lanka with the inauguration Lanka Premier League. The Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota will host all LPL 2020 matches, starting this Thursday.
U Colombo Kings will take on the Kandy Tuskers at the opening of the LPL 2020 season. Overall, pitchers in Sri Lanka have helped batsmen and spin bowlers alike. However, the average score will probably be low in this competition because the same place will be used for all programs.
Recently, IPL 2020 took place in three lands of the United Arab Emirates. It was obvious that the batsmen struggled to score big in the last half of the competition because the wickets slowed down a bit.
Hambantota will host two games most days in LPL 2020. Here’s a look at the pitch report and weather conditions before the competition kicks off.
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium Hambantota pitch report
As mentioned before, the pitches in the island nation have been fantastic for batting and spin bowling. Ajantha Mendis dismantled Zimbabwe’s battle line in Hambantota during the 2012 ICC T20 World Cup.
In the seven T20I games played on this field, the teams that have fought before have scored more than 150 just twice. On the other hand, Pakistan lost all their matches by just 95 runs in a T20I against Sri Lanka at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium during the 2011-12 cricket season.
The statistics above solidify the assertion that there will not be many high-scoring games in Hambantota during the LPL 2020.
Weather conditions in Hambantota before LPL 2020
The sky is expected to be clear most days during the LPL 2020. However, rain may play spoilsport in the games scheduled for November 27, November 30, December 9, December 11. December and December 13 (Semi-final 1).
Posted on November 25, 2020, 12:18 PM