The first match of the LPL T20 is to be played on Thursday, November 26, 2020, between the Colombo Kings and the Candy Tuskers at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota.
Angelo Matthews is the main player of the Colombo Kings who struggled with fitness in the past. Famous international T20 cricket players like Andre Russell, Faf du Plessis and Isuru Udana are part of the squad that will lead the Kings’ batting order. Dinesh Chandimal is another international star who is part of this squad’s final squad.
Some Sri Lankan youth who did not get any chance to show their talent are part of this squad. Amila Aponso, Ashan Priyanjan, Ravinderpal Singh, Dushamantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Thikshila De Silva, Tharindu Kaushal, Lahiru Udara, Himesh Ramnayake, Kalna Perera, Tharindu Ratnayake, and Navod Parananavinathan.
The Candy Tuskers are one of the strongest teams in this edition of the LPL T20. This team has a dangerous batting lineup. Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Asala Gunaratne and Brendan Taylor are the leading batsmen of the Tuskers. Kusal Perera showed his decent appearance recently and we are expecting the best performance by this international star.
Like batting, the bowling unit of the Candy Tuskers is also at least as strong on paper. Wahab Riaz, Kamindu Mendis, Vishwa Fernando, Dilruwan Perera, and Nuwan Pradeep are the star bowlers of this team. Dale Steyn is also expected to be part of this side squad. Kevska Anjula, Lasith Ambuldania, Lahiru Samarkoon, Nishan Madushka, Chamicara Edirsinghe, and Ishan Jayratne are the young Lancers on this side.
Our today’s match prediction
The Colombo Kings are also a stronger team than the Candy Tuskers, at least on paper. As per our match prediction, Colombo Kings is the favorite team that will win this match.
- Angelo Mathews, Andre Russell, Faf du Plessis are the best batsmen of the T20 format who are part of the Colombo Kings
- Candy Tuskers have more depth and better form batting lineup
- Candy Tuskers have depth in batting and bowling.
- Colombo Kings’ bowling unit is not doing well
- Today’s chances of victory are matches for both teams
- Colombo Kings is full of experienced and young players of T20 format. The batting order of this team is also strong and some of the well-known hitters of the t20 format are part of this squad.
Weather report for today’s match
The weather forecast for Hambantota is good for this cricket match. There is almost no chance of rain in this area and we are hoping that we will have a full match to enjoy.
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Toss prediction in today’s match prediction
The toss is going to play an important role in the outcome of each LPL T20 match as we saw in the previous matches. As predicted by our toss, the team that wins the toss will choose to bat first as it was difficult to chase in the most recent LPL matches.
Pitch Report and Conditions
The first match of the Lanka Premier League is going to take place at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota. We had seen in the last matches played here that the pitch here at this venue is good for batting. The track is slower than the others we’ve seen and helps the spinners tremendously. We are hoping that the surface will slow down and it will be a bit difficult to bat in this match. A score of 185 is going to be tough to chase.