Cricket Match Predictions: UVA T20 Premier League 2020 - Unilions Mahiyanganaya vs Badulla Sea Eagles - Match 2
The 2nd match of the UVA T20 Premier League 2020 will be played between Unilions Mahiyanganaya and Badulla Sea Eagles in Sri Lanka.
Thilan Tushara has been signed as the icon player by Unilions Mahiyanganaya. The bowler has played 53 T20 games from which he has picked up 71 wickets at an average of 19.29 and an economy of 7.42.
Tushara has the best of 3/8 and last played for Sri Lanka Legends in the Road Safety World Series in March this year.
Sriyaan Chandimal has been announced as the vice-captain of the side while Kavidu Gunarathne will don the wicket-keeping gloves.
For Badulla Sea Eagles, Farveez Maharoof will be seen in action. Maharoof has been announced as the skipper and the icon player of the side.
The former Sri Lankan international has played 99 T20 matches apart from representing Sri Lanka in 22 Tests, 109 ODIs and eight T20 Internationals. The bowler has picked up 94 T20 wickets at an average of 23.54 and an economy of 7.31.
While Maharoof can turn out to be too hot to handle for the batsmen, he can also handle himself with the bat and has the highest T20 score of 55*. Maharoof has a T20 batting average of 17.88 and a strike rate of 117.91.
Dasun Shanaka has also been roped in by the Sea Eagles. Shanaka is a quality all-rounder and has an average of 27.14 while striking at close to 145 from 93 T20 matches, in which he has scored 1846 runs.
With the ball as well, the all-rounder has done a decent job of picking up 23 wickets at an economy rate of 8.89.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Unilions Mahiyanganaya - Thilan Tushara (C), Hareen Silva, Manela Udrwatte, Anurudda Rayapaksa, Malinda Lokundttige, Kavidu Gunarathne (Wk), Sdnal Elwalage, Sriyaan Chandimal (Vc), Hasanjith Munaveera, Amal Anapanu, Bathya Jayasuriya, Nisal Perera, Ganuka Herath, Nuwan Pushpakumara, Suranga Wikramasinghe
Badulla Sea Eagles - Farveez Maharoof (C), Shehan Ranathunga (Vc), Nilanka Jayawardhana, Pardeep Samaraweera, Chaturanga Dissanayaka, Lahiru Udhesh, Gayan Lakshan, Navinda Imalka, Sameera Tharanga (Wk), Chanaka Mendis, Rohan Pathirana, Niroshan Chaturanga, Yashtha Madhusanka, Vishwa Karunaratne, Dasun Shanaka
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Badulla Sea Eagles
Who will win? – Badulla Sea Eagles
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Kavidu Gunarathne (Unilions Mahiyanganaya), Dasun Shanaka (Badulla Sea Eagles)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Thilan Tushara (Unilions Mahiyanganaya), Farveez Maharoof (Badulla Sea Eagles)
Most Sixes – Kavidu Gunarathne (Unilions Mahiyanganaya), Dasun Shanaka (Badulla Sea Eagles)
Man of the Match – Farveez Maharoof
Team Scores Batting first – Unilions Mahiyanganaya 120+, Badulla Sea Eagles 130+
Match Handicap Badulla Sea Eagles
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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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