Colombo Stars (CS) will face Kandy Warriors (KW) in match 20 of Lanka Premier League 2021 at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday, December 17.
CS vs KW Dream11 prediction
Colombo Stars - currently fourth on the LPL 2021 standings - need to win against Kandy Warriors to secure a place in the playoffs. KW, on the flip side, are realistically out of contention and will fancy a surprise win to end the 2021 campaign on a positive note.
CS vs KW Dream11 team tips for Lanka Premier League 2021
Top Tip: Best batter
Charith Asalanka is the top-rated batter to watch out for in the KW setup. The Sri Lankan batter has scored 146 runs in Lanka Premier League 2021 so far, which has earned him 295 fantasy points. Asalanka’s strike rate of 140.38 makes him Kandy Warriors’ best batter in the powerplay overs, and a crucial knock will help his team to give a confident fight to Colombo Stars.
Top Tip: Best bowler
Dushmantha Chameera enters the fixture as the second-highest wicket-taker in the competition, at the time of writing. The 29-year-old has an economy of 9.50 and has been identified as a major threat for opposition batters, especially in the death overs. Fantasy players will fancy Chameera to add to his tally of 12 wickets on Friday.
Top Tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
Seekkuge Prasanna is the perfect all-round pick for this contest. The CS player has excelled with the ball as he has 10 wickets in six games. Prasanna - with 71 runs so far - will need to put on a match-winning display in the lower order to bolster his fantasy points tally of 442.
CS’ Dinesh Chandimal is a good choice for the wicket-keeping role in this match. The Sri Lankan gloveman is known for his efficient performances behind the stumps - securing three dismissals in LPL 2021. With the bat, Chandimal has amassed 225 runs at an average of 56.
CS vs KW probable playing XI
CS playing XI (probable): Patthum Nissanka, Tom Banton, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva (captain), Sherfane Rutherford, Dinesh Chandimal (wicket-keeper), David Wiese, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dushmantha Chameera, Naveen-ul-Haq, Akila Dananjaya
KW playing XI (probable): Kennar Lewis, Charith Asalanka, Ahmed Shehzad, Tom Moores (wicket-keeper), Angelo Perera (captain), Kamindu Mendis, Ravi Bopara, Nimesh Vimukthi, Sachindu Colombage, Binura Fernando, Lahiru Kumara
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