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Lanka Premier League 2021 – Kandy Warriors vs Galle Gladiators – 5th Match Prediction

We are now in the fifth game of the Lanka Premier League 2021, and Kandy Warriors will be looking for their first win against the Galle Gladiators. The Warriors suffered a crushing defeat in their last game against the Dambulla Giants, and this will be a source of concern for them. The Gladiators, who had a perfect start to the tournament, struggled in their final game against the Colombo Stars.

The Kandy Warriors will be concerned about the form of their bowlers, who bowled horribly in the previous game. They can’t afford to do the same against the Gladiators, who have good ball hitters on the side. With both teams looking for a win, this would be a close game.

The match will take place on December 7, 2021, at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Match Details to Note

Match: Kandy Warriors vs Galle Gladiators, 5th Match, Lanka Premier League 2021

Date: December 07, 2021 (Tuesday)

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Kandy Warriors vs Galle Gladiators Team Previews

Kandy Warriors (Match Odds – 2.45)

Angelo Perera’s team has begun with a defeat. The team put on a poor performance with the ball against the Dambulla Giants, losing by 20 runs. Their batsmen chased the big score aggressively but were unable to get the team over the finish line. The Gladiators will be a difficult team to beat, and Perera would like to see his bowlers perform better in this game.

Kennar Lewis and Devon Thomas didn’t pose much of a threat to the scorers in the previous game and will need to get off to a good start here. This innings would need to be led by Charith Asalanka and Kamindu Mendis. At the moment, Rovmann Powell appears to be in good shape. They have powerful ball strikes to follow in Asela Gunaratne, Ishan Jayaratne, and Sachindu Colambage.

Jayaratne and Lahiru Kumara performed well with the new ball in the previous game, but they will need to bowl better lines given the form of the other bowlers. Al-Amin Hossain, Gunaratne, and Colombage bowled extremely poor lines in the previous game, and a better performance from them is expected in this game. Mendis and Powell will be expected to do a good job as the supporting players.

Kandy Warriors Squad

Kennar Lewis, Devon Thomas(w), Charith Asalanka, Angelo Perera(c), Kamindu Mendis, Rovman Powell, Asela Gunaratne, Ishan Jayaratne, Sachindu Colombage, Lahiru Kumara, Al-Amin Hossain, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Irfan, Milinda Siriwardana, TM Sampath, Minod Bhanuka, Binura Fernando, Cameron Delport, Kamil Mishara, Shashika Dulshan, Kalhara Senarathne, Shiraz Ahmed, Ayana Siriwardhana, Nimesh Vimukthi

Predicted XI: Angelo Perera (c), Kennar Lewis, Asela Gunaratne, Charith Asalanka, Rovman Powell, Devon Thomas (wk), Ishan Jayaratne, Kamindu Mendis, Al-Amin Hossain, Lahiru Kumara, Sachindu Colombage

Galle Gladiators (Match Odds – 1.55)

After a strong start in which they won the first game, Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s team was defeated by the Colombo Stars by a four-wicket margin in the final game. They batted poorly, resulting in a low total on this wicket. Their bowlers bravely defended the score, which would boost their confidence. Rajapaksa will be looking for his team’s second win of the season here.

Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis both failed in both games, which would be concerning for the team. They must bring the goods here. After two failures, Mohammad Hafeez will look to score runs and do well in the middle order with Samit Patel and Ben Dunk. With Rajapaksa, Isuru Udana, and Lahiru Maudshanka leading the way, the side has plenty of batting depth.

Patel and Nuwan Thushara will look to take early wickets, as they did with the new ball in the previous game. The side has two bowlers who appear to be in good shape in Noor Ahmed and Hafeez, which should boost their confidence. Pulina Tharanga would need to capitalise on the turn on this surface in order to win this game.

Galle Gladiators Squad

Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk(w), Samit Patel, Bhanuka Rajapaksa(c), Lahiru Madushanka, Pulina Tharanga, Isuru Udana, Noor Ahmad, Nuwan Thushara, Mohammad Amir, Angelo Jayasinghe, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Kevin Koththigoda, Pramod Madushan, Mohammed Shamaaz, Ashian Daniel, Suminda Lakshan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Anwar Ali

Predicted XI: Bhanuka Rajapaksa (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wk), Samit Patel, Lahiru Madushanka, Isuru Udana, Pulina Tharanga, Noor Ahmad, Nuwan Thushara

Kandy Warriors vs Galle Gladiators Toss Prediction

We’ve seen a hint of dew in the game’s second innings, and bowling here with a wet ball isn’t easy in the second innings. The wicket is conducive to run chases in the evening, and the team that wins the toss here is likely to bowl first and then take advantage of the batting conditions later.

To Win the Toss – Kandy Warriors – 1.85

To Win the Toss – Galle Gladiators – 1.85

Pitch and Weather Conditions

R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo is widely regarded as having one of the best batting surfaces in the world. The batsmen have always had an advantage due to the fast outfield and flat surface. Fast bowlers have generally struggled at this venue, whereas spinners benefit from the wicket and have a good record.

On December 7, unusual clouds would appear over Colombo. So far, the wicket has played well, and we’ve seen teams put up big totals. Bowlers are having difficulty adjusting to these conditions. In this game, the team batting first would need at least 170 runs to feel comfortable.

Kandy Warriors vs Galle Gladiators Match Prediction

After losing their previous game, the Kandy Warriors would be under pressure to perform well. Their bowling attack was shattered; and this will be a source of concern for the team as they face one of the tournament’s strongest batting lineups. The Gladiators had a bad game last time out, but the team is well-balanced; and they will start slightly ahead of the Warriors in this game.

Galle Gladiators is the favourite to beat Kandy Warriors at the odds of 1.55.

  • Kandy Warriors’ bowlers would be under pressure after allowing 190 runs in their previous game against Dambulla.
  • Kusal Mendis, Mohammad Hafeez, and Ben Dunk are among the Galle Gladiators’ strong ball-hitters.
  • The bowlers for the Galle Gladiators are in good form; with Samit Patel, Noor Ahmed, and Hafeez bowling at a good economy rate.

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