Colombo Stars (CS) will take on Galle Gladiators (GG) in the third match of Lanka Premier League 2021 at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Monday, December 6.
CS vs GG Dream11 prediction
Galle Gladiators face Colombo Stars in the second match on Monday. Colombo had a good outing in the inaugural edition LPL, finishing as the dominant side in the league phase with six wins from eight outings. However, their dream run was ended by Galle in the semi-final who won the match by the barest of margins.
On the other hand, Galle Gladiators had a contrasting season, losing their first four games before eventually getting on a winning spree. They managed to make it to the final but suffered a heavy loss to Jaffna in the title triumph.
For the second season, both sides boast of a good all-round balanced set-up with a blend of youth and experience. The match promises to be a tightly contested battle between the two tournament heavyweights.
CS vs GG Dream11 team tips for Lanka Premier League 2021
Top Tip: Best batter
Chris Gayle of CS is a top batting pick for this clash. The West Indian is one of the best players in the T20 format with over 15,000 runs to his name. Gayle’s ability to change the course of the match single-handedly makes him a dangerous player despite being at the twilight of his career.
Top Tip: Best bowler
Mohammad Amir will be a great inclusion in the bowlers’ category. The left-arm pacer picked 11 wickets in 10 matches for Galle last season at an economy of 7.73. Once on song, the 29-year-old can rattle any batting lineup on his day with his ability to swing the new ball both ways. At 9 credits, Mohammad Amir is a must-have pick in any fantasy team.
Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
Samit Patel of GG is the best all-round option for this encounter. The Englishman had a great first LPL season with 189 runs in nine innings at a strike-rate of 137 while also dismissing seven batters with his left-arm spin. The 37-year-old has plenty of experience playing T20 cricket around the globe and will be expected to play a key role in his side’s vital game against Colombo Stars.
Amongst the wicket-keepers, GG’s Sarfaraz Ahmed is the best option. The right-hander has the ability to mix caution with aggression and will be expected to anchor the Gladiators batting. Sarfaraz is also a neat keeper behind the stumps and is expected to provide valuable points with his keeping skills. At 8.5 credits, Sarfaraz Ahmed will be a good budget pick for this clash.
CS vs GG full squads
CS squad: Angelo Mathews (captain), Jehan Daniel, Mohammad Irfan, Al Amin Hossain, Lahiru Gamage, Pathum Nissanka, Lakshan Sandakan, Seekkuge Prasanna, Manpreet Singh, Dushmantha Chameera, Gihan Rupasinghe, Dilshan Munaweera, Chris Gayle, Malindu Maduranga (wicket-keeper), Taskin Ahmed, Nalin Priyadarshana, Hashan Dumindu, Kanagarathinam Kabilraj, Ahmed Shehzad, TM Sampath, Nuwanidu Fernando
GG squad: Bhanuka Rajapaksa (captain), Danushka Gunathilaka, Isuru Udana, Angelo Jayasinghe, Mohammad Amir, Sarfraz Ahmed (wicket-keeper), Tabraiz Shamsi, Anwar Ali, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ashan Daniel, Mohommed Shamaaz, Nuwan Thushara, Samit Patel, Suminda Lakshan, Pulina Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Madushanka, Dilshan Madushanka, Kevin Koththigoda, Mohammad Hafeez
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