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Galle Gladiators face in-form Dambulla Giants - get Lanka Premier League 2021 fantasy tips

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Galle Gladiators (GG) will take on Dambulla Giants (DG) in the 16th match of the Lanka Premier League 2021 at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Tuesday, December 14. 

GG vs DG Dream11 prediction 

After a good start to their campaign, Galle Gladiators have struggled to get across the finish line in their last two matches. With two wins from six matches, they will desperately hope to win in order to stay in contention for the knockouts. 

Meanwhile, Dambulla Giants are comfortably placed at the second spot in the standings with seven points across five matches. They will fancy their chances of winning the match against a deflated Gladiators set-up. 

GG vs DG Dream11 team tips for Lanka Premier League 2021

Top Tip: Best batter

Philip Salt of Dambulla Giants is the best batting choice for this game. The Englishman has smashed 180 runs across five innings this season at a whopping strike-rate of 174. The 25-year-old is a destructive top-order batter with the ability to change the course of the match in a matter of a few overs. With 291 fantasy points already to his name, Philip Salt is a must-have pick for this match. 

Top Tip: Best bowler

Amongst the bowlers, Imran Tahir of the Dambulla Giants will be the best option. The leg-spinner has bagged six wickets in five innings so far this season and has the knack of breaking partnerships at crucial junctures. The South African has been selected by 83 per cent of the fantasy users for this game and will be the player to watch out for in this match. 

Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Galle Gladiators’ Samit Patel is a no-brainer for this clash. Patel is currently the leading wicket-taker in the tournament with 11 dismissals in six matches at an economy of 4.79. The 37-year-old has also scored 107 runs across five innings and is a handy middle-order batter. Having already accumulated 465 fantasy points to his name, Samit Patel warrants a place in the fantasy team. 

Amongst the wicket-keepers, Dambulla Giants’ Niroshan Dickwella is the best option. The southpaw has scored 120 runs in five matches at a strike-rate of 166 this season. The 28-year-old is also a safe keeper behind the stumps and has already accounted for four dismissals (two catches and stumpings each) in the season so far. With 225 fantasy points to his name, Dickwella is a worthy pick for 9 credits.  

GG vs DG probable playing XI

GG playing XI (probable):  Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Mohammad Hafeez, Ben Dunk (wicket-keeper), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (captain), Samit Patel, Lahiru Madushanka, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Noor Ahmad, Nuwan Thushara, Suminda Lakshan 

DG playing XI (probable): Philip Salt, Niroshan Dickwella (wicket-keeper), Dilshan Munaweera, Sohaib Maqsood, Najibullah Zadran, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Tharindu Ratnayake, Nuwan Pradeep, Imran Tahir

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