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Galle Gladiators vs. Kandy Tuskers || Lanka Premier League 2020 || Match Prediction

Lanka Premier League 2020 Match 18


Galle Gladiators vs. Kandy Tuskers – Thu, 10th December

Galle Gladiators vs. Kandy Tuskers Match Prediction:

Match 19 of the ongoing Lanka Premier League will witness the Kandy Tuskers taking on the Galle Gladiators at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota. It is the second match of the day on exhilarating Thursday 10th December.

Both these teams have struggled so far in this edition of Lanka Premier League.  Galle Gladiators languish at the bottom of the table while Kandy tuskers are one above them. Today match prediction claims they have both probably lost hopes of making it to the playoffs.

Galle Gladiators have only been riding on the fortunes of Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir. None of their mainstream players has stepped up to make bigger contributions as per the betting tips.  Kandy Tuskers, on the contrary, have managed to get games close. With this being their last league game, match tips state both the teams will play insouciantly now that they have nothing to lose.

The previous time these two sides played in this edition of Lanka Premier League, Kandy tuskers coped with toppling over the already bruised Gladiators by 25 runs. The middle-order batsmen in the likes of Kusal Mendis and Brendan Taylor took the team to a decent total of 197. Owing to the recent form and past matches, today match prediction foresees Kandy Tuskers as the favourites for this forthcoming game.

Kandy Tuskers win this game.   

Team Preview:

The Gladiators have won only one game in six matches and will be looking for the all-important triumph. The likes of Ahsan Ali and Azam Khan have hit form at the right time for the Gladiators. This should help them edge in contradiction of the Tuskers, who are also barely in the quest for a semi-final seat as per the match tips.

The Tuskers have won two out of seven games, and their bowling lineup has failed to produce the goods in this rivalry. However, betting tips proclaim that they have a power-packed batting roster containing Kusal Perera, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and, Kusal Mendis and this should hold them in good stead.

The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:

One more high-scoring game is on the deck in this edition of Lanka Premier League, with tiny help on offer for the bowlers at this venue of Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium. Although the fast bowlers have enjoyed some reasonable early movement with the new ball, the batters have been able to negotiate it with practised ease.

Today match prediction says, with this being the second match of the day, there could be quite some turn for the spin bowlers, which should nullify the contest between bat and ball somewhat. Both teams will eye to chase upon winning the toss as per the match tips. Thus the toss will be crucial.

Key Players to watch:

Captain Bhanuka Rajapaksa, young gun Shehan Jayasuriya, and off-spin bowler Akila Dhananjaya of the Galle Gladiators will be vital players in the game as per match tips.

Betting tips envisage that middle-order batsman Kusal Mendis, wicketkeeper-batsman Brendan Taylor, and veteran all-rounder Irfan Pathan of the Kandy Tuskers will be the key players to watch out for in this game.