Lanka Premier League: Kandy Warriors and Colombo Stars will feature in the 16th match of the season. Kandy has won one out of five games and is in the last position in the points table. Colombo has won two out of the five games and is placed in the fourth position.
When and Where
The match between Kandy and Colombo will occur at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, on Tuesday, 14th December, and will start at 3:30 PM (IST).
The live telecast of this match will be available on Sony Six and Sony Ten. The live streaming will be available on the Sony LIV website and app.
It will be the first game of the season between Kandy and Colombo. The team will again go against each other on 17th December, which will be the last group stage game of the LPL 2021. Kandy’s previous match was against Jaffna on Sunday, which it lost by seven wickets after the match was reduced to ten overs due to rain.
While batting first, Kandy made 94 runs in 12.2 overs before the rain interrupted the proceedings. Charith Asalanka made 44 runs off 34 balls and remained not-out. Ahmed Shahzad and Minod Bhanuka also played some crucial knocks. Jaffna chased down the target of 95 runs in 8.4 overs. Shoaib Malik, who made 14 runs off nine balls during the latter half of the innings and bowled with a bowling figure of one for 19, won the player of the match award.
Colombo’s last game was against Galle Gladiators. Colombo won the match by 41 runs after Galle failed to chase the target. Colombo won the toss and elected to bat. Angelo Matthews, who was playing his first match, made 73 runs off 57 deliveries and guided the team towards a total of 162 runs for the loss of seven wickets. Dinesh Chandimal also had a decent contribution of 36 runs off 14 balls.
Kusal Mendis, who opened the innings for Colombo along with Danushka Gunathilaka, made 64 runs off 39 balls. He batted with enough determination and looked to take the team over the winning line. However, he didn’t get enough support from the other end and perished in the end. Colombo lost the match by 41 runs.
Lanka Premier League – Squad News and Injury News
There has been no injury update from any side regarding a player.
Kandy Warriors vs Colombo Stars Probable Playing 11
Ahmed Shahzad, Charith Asalanka, Angelo Perera (c), Ravi Bopara, Kamindu Mendis, Tom Moores (wk), Nimesh Vimukthi, Minod Bhanuka, Shiraz Ahmed, Sachindu Colombage, Binura Fernando
Tom Banton, Pathum Nissanka, Angelo Matthews (c), Ashan Priyanjan, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ravindu Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Seekkuge Prasanna, Naveen-ul-Haq, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Rampaul
Lanka Premier League – Kandy Warriors vs Colombo Stars Head to Head
Kandy Warriors and Colombo Stars have played two matches in Lanka Premier League. Colombo Stars have won both these games.
Lanka Premier League – Kandy Warriors vs Colombo Stars Key Players
Charith Asalanka made 118 runs in five matches at an average of 29.50 and a strike rate of 137.20. He has hit 12 boundaries and five sixes in the tournament.
Shiraz Ahmed has picked five wickets in three matches at an average of 13.60, an economy of 7.55, and a strike rate of 10.8.
Dinesh Chandimal has made 181 runs in five matches at an average of 60.33 and a strike rate of 154.70, including a half-century. He is the second-leading run-scorer in the tournament.
Seekkuge Prasanna has taken nine wickets in five matches at an average of 12.11, an economy of 5.73, and a strike rate of 12.6.
Lanka Premier League – Kandy Warriors vs Colombo Stars Dream11 Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Dinesh Chandimal (c)
Batsmen: Ahmed Shahzad, Angelo Perera, Charith Asalanka, Tom Banton
All-rounders: Ravi Bopara, Seekkuge Prasanna (vc), Kamindu Mendis
Bowlers: Dushmantha Chameera, Shiraz Ahmed, Sachindu Colombage
Wicketkeeper: Dinesh Chandimal, Minod Bhanuka
Batsmen: Angelo Matthews, Ahmed Shahzad, Charith Asalanka (vc), Tom Banton
All-rounders: Dhananjaya de Silva (c), Kamindu Mendis
Bowlers: Ravi Rampaul, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachindu Colombage
Lanka Premier League – The12thMan Prediction
Kandy and Colombo are two teams that have not found much success in the tournament. The teams have produced some of the low-scoring matches, which might be the case in this game.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.