Lanka Premier League 2020 Match 17
Galle Gladiators vs. Dambulla Viiking – Wed, 9th December
Galle Gladiators vs. Dambulla Viiking Match Prediction:
Match 17 of the ongoing Lanka Premier League will witness the Galle Gladiators taking on the Dambulla Viiking at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota. It is the second match of the day on exhilarating Wednesday 9th December.
Both these teams have had contrasting fortunes this season. Galle Gladiators haven’t been able to make up to the mark. With only one win in six games, they languish in the bottom half of the table. While Dambulla Viikings, on the contrary, have managed to win four of the five completed games they have played, losing only a sole match to the table-toppers Jaffna Stallions.
The previous time these two teams played against each other in the first half of this tournament, we witnessed a close exhilarating match. Galle Gladiators came close to chasing a mammoth total of 208, falling short of just nine runs. The openers of Viikings stole the game away with a 110 run opening partnership off just 12 overs aiding the grand total.
Owing to the recent form, both these teams look ferocious, but betting tips say Galle Gladiators will favor this game. They shall take their piece of revenge and come back stronger. Thus today match prediction foresees, Galle gladiators will emerge victorious off this tough game on Wednesday against the Dambulla Viikings.
Galle Gladiators win this game.
The Galle Gladiators have had an underwhelming tournament so far. They recorded their first win on Monday, courteousness of Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir’s five-wicket haul. With only a few games left in the race, the Gladiators will look to endure their late surge for a playoff seat.
Their rivals, Dambulla Viiking, have nine points from five completed games and are almost certain of a berth in the semi-finals. Riding on the prosperities of Captain Dasun Shanaka and English all-rounder Samit Patel, the Viiking have been intense with the bat. They will expect more of the same in their forthcoming matches as well.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
Notwithstanding this being the second match of the day, betting tips say a high-scoring contest is on the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium board. Nonetheless, today match prediction envisages the pace bowlers should have a say in the accounts, with some swing and bounce on the deal.
There is some spin on offer for the spin bowlers in this game, making it threatening for the batters. Match tips claim they should extract considerable turn off the wicket. Given the nature of wicket and dew advanced in the match, both teams will like to chase upon winning the toss as proclaimed by the betting tips.
Key Players to watch:
Captain Dasun Shanaka, opening batsman Upul Tharanga, and Niroshan Dickwella of Dambulla Viikings will be enthusiastic players in the game as per match tips.
Betting tips envisage that Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir, opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa of the Galle Gladiators will be the key players to watch out for in this game.