The opening match of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) will take place between Colombo Kings (CK) and Kandy Tuskers (KT). The first edition of the Lanka Premier League will finally be underway from November 26. The final of Lanka Premier League will take place on December 16.
CK vs KT Match Details:
Lanka Premier League 2020 begins on 26th November with the first match between Colombo Kings and Kandy Tuskers in Mahindra Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota at 7:30 PM IST.
CK vs KT Match Preview:
The T20 cricket in the island gets underway and the first match of Lanka Premier League will be on Thursday where Colombo Kings will take on the Kandy Tuskers. Both the teams are filled with impactful players and this promises to be a close contest. Andre Russell will be the most dependable player for the Colombo Kings while Kusal Perera will be looking to come in handy from the Kandy Tuskers side.
CK vs KT Weather Forecast:
The temperature is expected to hover around 28 degrees Celsius on the matchday with low chances of precipitation and wind speed of 18-20 km/h.
CK vs KT Pitch Report:
The surface of Mahindra Rajapaksa International Stadium is a batting-friendly one but will also be helpful to the pacers. An average score of 160 is expected in the first innings of the first game of Lanka Premier League. Toss might play a major role since batting first is preferred here.
Average 1st innings score at Mahindra Rajapaksa International Stadium:
Record of chasing teams at Mahindra Rajapaksa International Stadium:
WON – 4, LOST – 1, TIED – 0 (Last 5 matches on this ground)
CK VS KT Injury Update:
(Will be added when there is an update)
CK VS KT Probable XIs:
Kandy Tuskers: Kusal Perera, Brendan Taylor, Asela Gunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Irfan Pathan, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dilruwan Perera, Dale Steyn, Nuwan Pradeep, Sohail Tanvir
Bench: Nishan Madushka, Priyamal Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Lahiru Samarakoon, Ishan Jayaratne, Naveen-ul-Haq
Colombo Kings: Dinesh Chandimal, Daniel Bell Drummond, Andre Russell, Angelo Matthews, Ashan Priyanjan, Navod Paranavithana, Laurie Evans, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dushmantha Chameera, Qais Ahmad,
Bench: Lahiru Udara, Ravinderpal Singh, Tharindu Ratnayake
CK vs KT Top Picks for Dream 11 Fantasy Cricket:
Kusal Perera can be a key player for this match as he has been in terrific form with the bat at the top. Brendan Taylor has the skills to score handy runs for his side and considering his recent form, he is a must-have player in your fantasy team. Dinesh Chandimal has always been a boon for his team and might turn out to be a crucial contributor for his team in this game as well.
Andre Russell is best known for his hard-hitting abilities and can also net important scalps with his bowling skills.
Angelo Mathews has always been a vital player in the shorter formats and still has a lot of cricket left in him. He can garner points with both the departments once again.
CK vs KT Captain and Vice-Captain choices:
Captain options – Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Matthews
Vice-captain options – Andre Russell, Kusal Perera
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CK vs KT Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Keeper – Dinesh Chandimal (c), Kusal Perera
Batsmen – Daniel Bell Drummond, Asela Gunaratne, Kusal Mendis, Laurie Evans
All-rounder – Andre Russell (vc), Angelo Matthews
Bowlers – Sohail Tanvir, Qais Ahmad, Isuru Udana
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CK vs KT Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Team:
Keeper – Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera
Batsmen – Laurie Evans, Asela Gunaratne, Kusal Mendis
All-rounders – Andre Russell (vc), Irfan Pathan
Bowlers – Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Dale Steyn, Sohail Tanvir (c)
CK vs KT Expert Advice:
The shortest format favours the all-rounders and the bowlers heavily, so fill in your fantasy teams with impactful players from these two sections for this opening match. Lanka Premier League is bound to deliver almost similar results.
CK vs KT Probable Winners:
Colombo Kings are expected to win the opening game considering the all-rounders they have in their team.