CK vs KT Lanka Premier League Fantasy Prediction: Colombo Kings vs Kandy Tuskers – 26 November 2020 (Hambantota)
Colombo Kings will take on Kandy Tuskers in the League Match of LPL 2020, aka Lanka Premier League which, will be played at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad. The Island nation finally got its own T20 league and, some big names will be on the cards.
The Kings have a really settled squad under their name. Angelo Mathews is going to lead the side and, the arrival of Andre Russel is also a massive boost. The team has some good T20 specialist overseas players in their ranks. However, the Sri Lankan batting core of this team looks really weak on paper. The Kings would like to have a winning start to their campaign.
The Tuskers got some setbacks before the tournament when Chris Gayle and Liam Plunkett ruled themselves out of the league. This team has some really good Sri Lankan batsmen and, this core is really going to help them in the tournament. Irfan Pathan is going to be a great attraction after the Road Safety series. The bowling of this side looks really good as well.
Pitch Report – This pitch has not been good for batting based on the previous records. The average 1st inning score at this ground is 132.
Total T20I Games Played: 7; Bat 1st Won: 5; Bat 2nd Won: 2.
Match Details :
Time:- 7:30 PM, Live on Sony Six/HD
Probable XI for both sides:-
Colombo Kings – Kalana Perera, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Dinesh Chandimal, Laurie Evans, Angelo Mathews, Andre Russell, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Qais Ahmed, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dhammika Prasad.
Kandy Tuskers – Kusal Mendis, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Brendan Taylor, Kusal Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Irfan Pathan, Kamindu Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Naveen-ul-Haq, Nuwan Pradeep, Vishwa Fernando.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Andre Russel, Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews, Isuru Udana, and Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
CK vs KT Team Wicket-Keeper
Kusal Perera (Price 9) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Perera is a gem in the T20 format and has proved his class in the International circuit. He has the ability to play with an excellent strike-rate and has scored 1293 T20I runs.
CK vs KT Team Batsmen
Daniel Bell-Drummond (Price 9) and Laurie Evans (Price 8.5) will be our batsmen from the Colombo Kings. Both of these Englishmen were brilliant in the Vitality T20 Blast 2020. Drummond was the highest run-scorer with 423 runs whereas, Laurie scored 363 runs at an average of 45.37. They are genuine T20 players and have the ability to change the course of the game.
Kusal Mendis (Price 9.5) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Kandy Tuskers. Mendis is a skilled player whereas, Gurbaz is an excellent T20 aggressor. Gurbaz’s T20 strike-rate is above 150 and is a brilliant opener whereas, Mendis also has a strike-rate of 131 in International cricket.
CK vs KT Team All-Rounders
Angelo Mathews (Price 9.5) and Andre Russel (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounders from the Colombo Kings. Both of them do not need any stats to prove their class in this format. Russel is a T20 superstar whereas, Mathews has scored over 1100 runs in T20I cricket. They are genuine wicket-takers as well.
CK vs KT Team Bowlers
Isuru Udana (Price 9) and Qais Ahmad (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Colombo Kings. Udana has the experience of playing 145 T20 games whereas, Ahmad has also played T20 cricket around the globe. Isuru has picked 152 wickets whereas, Qais has picked 62 wickets in 56 games.
Naveen ul Haq (Price 8.5) and Nuwan Pradeep (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from Kandy Tuskers. Naveen was brilliant in CPL 2020 and picked 11 wickets whereas, Pradeep is also a really good new-ball bowler. Both of them have the responsibility to take wickets up-front.
Match Prediction: Kandy Tuskers will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Andre Russel and Kusal Perera
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Angelo Mathews and Kusal Mendis
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.