The third match of the LPL T20 is to be played on Saturday, 28 November 2020 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota between the Candy Tuskers and Dambulla Viking.
The Candy Tuskers had failed to make a good start in this edition of the Lanka Premier League. They lost the opening match of the tournament against the Colombo Kings. It was a tied match and was decided in the super over. He scored a total of 219 runs in his 20-over innings. From his side, almost all the batsmen put some runs on the board. For him, captain Kusal Perera was the highest run-scorer, scoring 87 (52) with the help of nine fours and four sixes. Rahmanullah Gurbaz also performed brilliantly with the bat in the last match. He scored 53 (22) runs and hit six fours and four sixes.
Asela Gunaratne scored 33 not out, while Kusal Mendis had 30 runs. The Candy Tuskers lost the previous match due to the worst performance by their bowling unit. He defended the target of 220 runs and leaked 219 runs in 20 overs. He used eight bowlers in that match and no bowler from his side could stop the Kings’ batting order from scoring runs. Nuwan Pradeep was the most successful bowler for them, taking two wickets for 34 runs in their four overs. Naveen-ul-Haq also took two wickets, while 40 runs were given in his four overs. Asela Gunaratne and Sisakuge Prasanna took one wicket each, while Irfan Pathan, Kusal Mendis, Kevska Anjula, and Kamindu Mendis were the bowlers who failed to take any wickets.
Dambulla Viking is a strong team, at least on paper. The batting order of this team is full of experienced and expert players of the shorter format of T20 cricket. Paul Sterling can open the batting for Viking in this match along with Upul Tharanga. Angelo Pereira, Niroshan Dikwela, Dasun Shanaka and Oshada Fernando are players who will take care of the Viking’s batting order.
Dambulla Viking squad has a lot of young and talented players. Most of the young players are the ones who have done well domestically and now they got a chance to show their talent at the international level. Niroshan Dikwela is also part of this squad. Kasun Rajitha, Samit Patel, Anwar Ali and Lahiru Kumara will handle the bowling department.
Our today’s match prediction
Candy Tuskers are also a stronger team than Dambulla Viking, at least on paper. As predicted by our match, the Candy Tuskers are the favorite team that will win this match.
- Candy Tuskers have a strong batting order which is in excellent form
- Dambulla Viking has more depth and better form batting lineup
- Dambulla Viking has depth in batting and bowling.
- Candy Tuskers bowling unit is not performing well
- Today’s chances of victory are matches for both teams
- Candy Tuskers is full of experienced and young players of the T20 format.
Who will win the Kanday Tuskers vs Dambulla Viking match LPL
Today Match Prediction – KDTToday Toss Prediction – KDT
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 third match of the Lanka Premier League is scheduled 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.
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.