CK vs KT Dream11 Team Prediction | Match 01 |Lanka Premier League T20 | 26th NOV 2020
Colombo Kings will take on Kandy Tuskers in the first match of Lanka Premier League. Both the teams have star players including Andre Russell, Dale Steyn who will bring the glam-factor to the contest. Compared to Colombo Kings, Kandy Tuskers are affected by the players’ withdrawal from the tournament. One of the big names to miss the contest is Chris Gayle. The team will be hoping that skipper Kusal Perera would bring in some fireworks. Let’s go through the Dream11 Prediction of the Lanka Premier League opener between CK and CT.
Date & Time: 26th November 2020, 07:30 PM IST
Venue: MRIC stadium, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
MRIC Stadium in Sri Lanka will assist both the batsmen and the bowlers. However, the pitch tends to get slow making it difficult to bat as the game progresses. The team batting first has won most of the T20I matches here.
Average 1st inns score at this venue– 154
Highest T20I score at this venue– 182
Total T20I matches– 7
Matches won by the team batting first– 5
Matches won by the team batting second– 2
Colombo Kings – Angelo Mathews, Andre Russell, Karim Khan Sadeq, Dammika Prasad, Manpreet Gony, Isuru Udana, Dinesh Chandimal, Amila Aponso, Ashan Priyanjaya, Ravinderpal Singh, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Theekshila de Silva, PHT Kaushal, Lahiru Udara, Himesh Ramanayka, Kalana Perera, Tharindu Rathnayaka, Navod Paranawithana, Qais Ahmad, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Laurie Evans.
Kandy Tuskers – Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Kevin Kottigoda, Vishwa Fernando, Seekkuge Prasanna, Asela Guneratne, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kamindu Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Priyamal Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Kavisha Anjula, Lasith Embuldeniya, Lahiru Samarakoon, Nishan Madushka, Chamika Edirisinghe, Ishan Jayaratne, Irfan Pathan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sohail Tanveer, Munaf Patel, Dale Steyn, Brendan Taylor
CK vs KT Dream11 Team News:
- With Andre Russell and Angelo Mathews, Colombo Kings have enough batting power. If both the players are fit to bowl, it will be an added advantage for sure.
- Dinesh Chandimal will be the key player in the team and undoubtedly, his experience will come in handy here.
- The presence of former Indian all-rounder Gony will boost their batting order as well. Gony can swing his bat for quick runs while batting in the middle order.
- The team depends more on the firepower of Kusal Perera. He hasn’t batted for a long time now due to the pandemic. It will be interesting to see how he goes here.
- Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan will make his debut in international franchise cricket with LPL 2020. He certainly will be keen to get some runs on board too.
- Rahmatullah Gurbaz was one of the star players in the Afghanistan T20 tournament which happened recently. His form is a big plus for the team.
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CK vs KT Dream11 Prediction, Line-Ups:
CK Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper: D Chandimal
Batsmen: L Evans, D Bell Drummond, A Priyanjan
All-rounders: K Sadiq, A Russell, A Mathews
Bowlers: I Udana, Q Ahmad, D Chameera, J Vandersay
KT Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper: K Perera
Batsmen: K Mendis, A Gunaratne, R Gurbaz
All-rounders: I Pathan, S Prasanna, K Mendis, D Perera
Bowlers: N Pradeep, Naveen ul Haq, M Patel
Captain Pick for CK vs KT Dream11 Team
Option 1: Andre Russell
Andre Russell is undoubtedly the popular choice for the captain. The West Indies all-rounder needs no introduction and has 5704 runs in T20s. He is unlikely to bowl in this contest.
Option 2: Kusal Perera
The skipper Kusal Perera will be looking to lead his team from the front. Perera has 2249 runs with an average of 24.18 and a strike-rate of 132.21.
Option 1: Dinesh Chandimal
Dinesh Chandimal has vast experience and is consistent as well. He has 2818 with the strike-rate of 118.20 and he averages 28.75 in T20s.
Option 2: Irfan Pathan
Irfan Pathan will be a good choice for vice-captain. Though the all-rounder hasn’t played cricket for a long time, he is still involved with coaching and also, that shouldn’t be a big problem for him. He has 1966 runs from 177 matches and has a strike-rate of 125.5. He also has 173 wickets.
Top five Picks For GGC vs BDH Dream11 Team:
Kusal Mendis- 49 T20 matches – 1151 runs – 138.84 strike-rate
Munaf Patel – 97 T20 matches – 101 wickets – 6.92 economy rate
Manpreet Gony – 90 T20 matches- 96 wickets- 7.68 economy rate – 501 runs
Laurie Evans – 156 T20 matches – 3624 runs – 131.68 Strike-rate
Angelo Mathews – 133 T20 matches – 2499 runs – 80 wickets
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CK vs KT Dream11 Team Prediction: Who will win the match
Since this is the first match of the tournament, it is not easy to predict the winner of the contest but going by the star power, Colombo Kings will begin this contest as favorites.