- Match: Kandy Warriors vs Colombo Stars
- Date- 14th December 2021
- Match Format- T20
- Venue- R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
- Time- 3:00 PM IST
- Weather Forecast- Scattered thunderstorms 24-31° C
KW vs CS Today Match Prediction, Match 15, Lanka Premier League, 14th December
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Kandy Warriors have had an unfortunate run-in the Lanka Premier League so far with losing most of their matches. They have managed to win only a single game out of five and are struggling in the competition. They are currently placed at the bottom of the table with two points. Their last win came against Galle Gladiators where Ravi Bopara saved them after scoring 34 Runs unbeaten after chasing 128 Runs.
Warriors’ last fixture was against Jaffna Kings where Kings won chasing a total of just 94 in 10 overs as rain played a spoilsport and the playing overs were squeezed by the D/L method. Charith Asalanka gave a good start to the Warriors scoring 44 Runs unbeaten in 12.2 overs. Nimesh Vimukthi, Binura Fernando, and Sachindu Colombage managed to pick three scalps each.
Top Batsmen for Warriors-
- Charith Asalanka– 136 Runs in 6 Matches, 141.66 Strike Rate
- Asela Gunaratne– 128 Runs in 6 Matches, 124.27 Strike Rate
Top Bowlers for Warriors-
- Shiraz Ahmed– 5 Wickets in 3 Matches at 7.56 Economy
- Asela Gunaratne– 5 Wickets in 6 matches at 7.35 Economy
Colombo Stars are placed fourth in the points table with four points to their name. They have won two of their five games, and need to gain some momentum.They defeated Galle Gladiators in their last fixture. Batting first, the Stars posted 162 runs on the board in the 18-overs per side contest shortened due to D/L method.Their bowlers then stepped up, and backed up their batters to knock over the Gladiators for 121. It was a convincing victory for the Stars by a margin of 41 Runs, and they will look to keep performing the same way. Angelo Mathews stepped up as the skipper and scored an excellent 73 off 57 deliveries while Dinesh Chandimal played a cameo of 36 off 14 with a 257.14 Strike Rate.
Top Batsmen for Stars-
- Dinesh Chandimal- 279 Runs in 10 Matches, 133.47 Strike rate
- Ashan Priyanjan- 144 Runs in 8 Matches, 126.31 Strike Rate
Top Bowlers for Stars-
- Dushmantha Chameera- 10 Wickets in 9 Matches at 9.15 Economy
- Seekkuge Prasanna– 9 Wickets in 5 Matches at 5.54 Economy
STATS – T20 Domestic
|Matches won batting first||7|
|Matches won bowling first||5|
|Average 1st Inns scores||152|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||135|
|Highest total recorded||Jaffna Kings 207/6|
|Lowest total recorded||Kandy Warriors 94/2|
The weather will be cloudy with chances of rain playing spoilsport as thunderstorms are predicted after 4 pm. The temperature will hover around 24-31°C.
- Rain: 82%
- Humidity: 66%
- Wind: 10 km/h
- Temp: 24-31 °C.
The pitch at the R Premadasa Stadium is a balanced one assisting both batters and bowlers. The new ball comes nicely onto the bat, so batters can play their strokes freely early on. The pitch tends to get slower as the game progresses and the track here also assists slow bowlers.
KW vs CS, Match 15, Today Match Prediction
Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.
KW Playing 11-
Charith Asalanka, Ahmed Shehzad, Angelo Perera (c), Kamindu Mendis, Ravi Bopara, Tom Moores (wk), Minod Bhanuka, Nimesh Vimukthi, Sachindu Colombage, Shiraz Ahmed, Binura Fernando.
Wicketkeeper– Tom Moores
Batsmen– Charith Asalanka, Ahmed Shehzad, Angelo Perera, Minod Bhanuka
All-Rounders– Kamindu Mendis, Ravi Bopara, Nimesh Vimukthi
Bowlers- Sachindu Colombage, Shiraz Ahmed, Binura Fernando
CS Playing 11-
Pathum Nissanka, Tom Banton, Ashan Priyanjan, Angelo Mathews (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Ravindu Fernando, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dushmantha Chameera, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Rampaul
Wicketkeeper- Dinesh Chandimal
Batsmen- Pathum Nissanka, Tom Banton, Angelo Mathews
All-Rounder- Dhananjaya de Silva, Ashan Priyanjan, Ravindu Fernando, Seekkuge Prasanna
Bowlers- Dushmantha Chameera, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Rampaul
KW vs CS- Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction
Colombo Stars are expected to win this match against Kandy Warriors.
According to Kheltalk expert prediction KW vs CS match will be won by CS. Kandy Warriors lost to Jaffna Kings in their last fixture while Colombo Stars defeated Galle Gladiators comprehensively in their last game. Stars will be booming with confidence at the moment and will be looking forward to keep their winning momntum alive. In this current fixture Stars is expected to come on top of Warriors given their current form in the tournament.
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Top Batsman for KW- Charith Asalanka
Asalanka has been the lone warrior for his side so far scoring 118 Runs in 5 Innings. He is one of the finds for Sri Lanka in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. The stylish left-handed batsman has impressed one and all with his fearless approach and outstanding strokeplay and has brought a sense of calm while batting at number three for his team. Despite early wickets at the top, Asalanka held firm at one end and has carried Warriors single-handedly in the tournament.
Top Batsman for CS- Angelo Mathews
You can deny the fact for the sheer amount of experience Mathews bring to the Stars. In the last outing against Galle Gladiators, Mathews backed his side scoring 73 runs off 57 deliveries. His innings also included three sixes and eight fours. As a captain he is the perfect choice for Stars and will also be crucial in this fixture as well.
Top Bowler for KW- Asela Gunaratne
Gunaratne as an all-rounder has been contributing from both the ends for his side. In six matxhes so far he has scored 128 Runs with a batting average of 32, while his contribution with the ball has been satisfactory. In six matches he has five scalps to his tally with a 7.35 economy.
Top Bowler for CS- Mohammad Amir
Every cricket fan is aware about the amount of sheer talent Amir possesses. But he has not found great success so far in this tournament.In the last two matches he picked just two scalps each.This fixture is a good opportunity for him to contriibute and amp up the numbers in his tally.The pitch at Colombo will also be supportive track to take some wickets.