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

Lanka Premier League 2020 Match 6

Kandy Tuskers vs. Galle Gladiators – Mon, 30th November

LPL 2020 Match Prediction

Kandy Tuskers and Galle Gladiators will face off in game number six of the Lanka Premier League, LPL 2020, at Hambantota on Monday. Both teams enter into the game having experienced a similar fate in their respective matches.

Languishing at the bottom of the points table with two successive losses each, both these teams will be looking to bounce back stronger. Kandy Tuskers have lost both their matches with small margins, and their squad, too, seems more balanced than the Galle Gladiators. Hence as per our Lanka Premier League predictions, we predict Kandy Tuskers will prove hefty on the Galle Gladiators on Monday.

Kandy Tuskers will win this game.

Team Preview

Captain Shahid Afridi put on a one-person display for Galle Gladiators against Jaffna Stallions. He scored 58 from 23 to lift his side to a reasonable total from a desperate situation. He was also economical with the ball. However, his best efforts went in vain.

The likes of Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Chadwick Walton will have to undertake special responsibility with the bat in the upcoming games. In the bowling line-up, left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir kept things close. However, the rest, excluding Afridi, couldn’t make any imprint.

Kandy Tuskers will be distressed for not crossing the line against the Colombo in the first match. Their bowling attack led by Nuwan Pradeep has kept on leaking runs. The power play bowling hasn’t been tight. Despite Dale Steyn replacing the injured Irfan Pathan, nothing has changed their fortunes.

If Kandy Tuskers can ship-shape up their bowling roster for what looks like an exceptional pitch at Hambantota, they can confidently put their hands on the opening LPL 2020 trophy. Tuskers will be itching to take the field against Galle Gladiators, a side that boasts some experienced crusaders in Shahid Afridi and Dale Steyn.

Both the teams are well-equipped in both departments. With a slew of all-rounders in their roster, no one can write them off before the game, and hence we shall be in for what looks like an entertaining match on Monday.

The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:

The pitch in Hambantota in the Lanka Premier League 2020 should be a decent one to bat on. The wicket has offered a certain amount of swing for the pace bowlers.  However, the batters should play their natural games from the commencement, and the spin bowlers are not anticipated to get much spin. Keeping wickets in hand could be vital for both teams.

The dew factor’s insinuation is going to prevail, so the captain winning the toss should elect to chase. Therefore, the toss will be critical.

Key Players to watch:

  1. All-rounder Thisara Perera, strike bowler Nuwan Pradeep, and young batsman, Kusal Mendis of Kandy Tuskers, will be prime players to watch in this match.
  2. Pacer Mohammad Amir, young gun Bhanuka Rajapaksa, and veteran all-rounder, Shahid Afridi of Galle Gladiators will be main Players to watch in this match.