KAN vs GAL Dream11 Match Predictions
Super Provincial T20 tournament, 2018
Kandy vs Galle, 5th Match
As the caravan of the Super Provincial T20 rolls on, Kandy will take on Galle in the 5th match on Saturday.
Kandy plummeted to their second successive defeat in what turned out to be a humdinger of a match against Colombo after both sides were involved in a tied Super over, which the Anjelo Mathews-led side won on account of fewer wickets lost. After having posted 5-188 thanks to a 47-ball-62 by Tharanga and a quickfire 63 (36) by Shehan Jayasuriya, the all-rounder sizzled with the ball too as he claimed 3-22 to derail Kandy’s charge. But a 36-ball-50 from Lahiru Thirimanne and quickfire 33 off 16 balls down the order by skipper Dasun Shanaka meant Kandy finished with 7-188 in 20 overs. The Super Over also resulted in a tie and it came down to the number of wickets that the teams had lost in the actual game deeming the game in favour of Colombo.
Venue:- Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Match Timings:- Saturday, August 25, 2018, 02:00 PM IST
Their opponents in Galle have also lost back-to-back games and will come into this all-important encounter with the aim of resurrecting their fledgeling campaign. Their last match resulted in a 95-run shellacking at the hands of Dambulla after the Suranga Lakmal-led side capitulated to 84 all-out in response to Dambulla’s 6-179.
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KAN vs GAL Squads:
Angelo Mathews (C), Janaka Sampath, Dasun Shanaka (VC), Camila Karunaratne, Sachith Pathirana, Thikshila De Silva, Sadun Weerakkody (wk), , Praveen Jayawicreme, Vishwa Fernando, Lasith Malinga, Nipun Ransika, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Janith Silva, Lahiru Gamage, Kusal Janith Perera (wk), Kaveesha Anjula, Charith Asalanka, Dananjaya Lakshan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nisala Tharaka, Malinda Pushpakumara
Suranga Lakmal (c), Dimuth Karunarathne (VC), Angelo Perera, Lahiru Milantha, Nishan Peiris, Kasun Rajitha, Vimukthi Perera, Nishan Madushka, Jehan Daniel, Sahan Arachchige, Dhananjaya De Silva, Kasun Madushanka, Asela Gunarathne, Mohommad Dilshad, Oshada Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, Dushmantha Chameera, Prabath Jayasuriya, Jefferey Vandersay
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Here’s how both teams might line-up for KAN vs GAL:-
Wicket-keeper: Sandun Weerakkody
Batsmen: Lahiru Thirimanne, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Thikshila de Silva (Doubt: Anjelo Matthews)
All-rounders: Dasun Shanaka, Charith Asalanka
Bowlers: Malinda Pushpakumara, Lasith Malinga, Lahiru Gamage, Nipun Ransika (D: Vishwa Fernando)
Wicket-keeper: Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen: Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Perera
All-rounder: Asela Gunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay
Bowlers: Suranga Lakmal (c), Kasun Rajitha, Prabath Jayasuriya, Jehan Daniel
KAN vs GAL Key Players
- Lahiru Thirimanne (50), Rajapaksa (28) and Thikshila de Silva (27) will lead the batting unit for Kandy while Malinga, Gamage (2-43) and Asalanka (2-34) will be the cornerstone with the bowl.
- As for Galle, the onus will be on Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis and Karunaratne to revive their team’s fledgeling fortunes while Dhananjaya (2-11) and Suranga Lakmal (1-45) will spearhead the bowling front.
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