Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Lanka Premier League 2020 - Colombo Kings vs Kandy Tuskers - Match 1
The 1st match of the Lanka Premier League 2020 will be played between Colombo Kings and Kandy Tuskers at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota in Sri Lanka.
The biggest name in the ranks of Colombo Kings, and for that matter, in the Lanka Premier League 2020 is Caribbean all-rounder Andre Russell. Russell may have had a middling IPL 2020 but with the proven track record and pedigree he possesses, the big-hitter elevates the popularity of any tournament he partakes in.
Veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews will lead Colombo Kings in the Lanka Premier League 2020. The other big Sri Lankan names part of the team are medium pacer Isuru Udana and former national captain Dinesh Chandimal.
Qais Ahmad, Daniel Bell-Drummond and Laurie Evans form the overseas base of Colombo. Canada's Ravinderpal Singh, who earlier tested positive for Covid-19, hasn't been ruled out of the season.
Kandy Tuskers have been able to put together a solid team. The side has several national heroes, the most prominent of which are Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis and Nuwan Pradeep.
While it remains to be seen how effective the Indian duo of Irfan Pathan and Munaf Patel will prove, having not played competitive cricket in years, they have certainly added to the hype of the LPL.
Their other foreign entries include Afghanistan wicket-keeper batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Pakistan pacer Sohail Tanveer, South African quick bowling legend Dale Steyn, and Zimbabwe's middle-order batsman Brendan Taylor.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Colombo Kings - Angelo Mathews, Andre Russell, Karim Khan Sadeq, Dammika Prasad, Manpreet Gony, Isuru Udana, Dinesh Chandimal, Amila Aponso, Ashan Priyanjaya, Ravinderpal Singh, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Theekshila de Silva, PHT Kaushal, Lahiru Udara, Himesh Ramanayka, Kalana Perera, Tharindu Rathnayaka, Navod Paranawithana, Qais Ahmad, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Laurie Evans
Kandy Tuskers - Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Kevin Kottigoda, Vishwa Fernando, Seekkuge Prasanna, Asela Guneratne, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kamindu Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Priyamal Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Kavisha Anjula, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Samarakoon, Nishan Madushka, Chamika Edirisinghe, Ishan Jayaratne, Irfan Pathan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sohail Tanveer, Munaf Patel, Dale Steyn, Brendan Taylor
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Kandy Tuskers
Who will win? – Kandy Tuskers
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Kusal Perera (Kandy Tuskers), Andre Russell (Colombo Kings)
Top Bowler (wickets taken) – Dale Steyn (Kandy Tuskers), Isuru Udana (Colombo Kings)
Most Sixes – Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Kandy Tuskers), Andre Russell (Colombo Kings)
Man of the Match – Kusal Perera
Team Scores Batting first – Kandy Tuskers 160+, Colombo Kings 155+
Match Handicap Kandy Tuskers
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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