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Galle Gladiators vs Kandy Tuskers LPL T20 Match Prediction

  • Dec 10, 2020
  • 20:00:00, GMT +5:30
  • Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium - Hambantota, Sri Lanka
2020-12-10 20:00:00
Galle Gladiators GGD Galle Gladiators
Kandy Tuskers KDT Kandy Tuskers

Betting Tips

  • Danushka Gunathilaka is in outstanding form for Galle Gladiators. He is the leading run scorer in the tournament and will be difficult to tackle for Kandy's bowlers.
  • Galle Gladiators will need a win in this match to keep their hopes alive for the semi finals. A win for Kandy Tuskers will take them through.
  • Kandy Tuskers have a brutal batting lineup but most of their start players have not lived up to the expectations. Kandy Tuskers will need them to stand up in this final hurdle.
Kandy Tuskers

Our Pick Kandy Tuskers are favorites to win

Posted On 10th December 2020 12:13:29
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Posted by Kavin

Galle Gladiators vs Kandy Tuskers, LPL 2020

Galle Gladiators will take on Kandy Tuskers in the 19th match of the Sri Lanka Premier League. The match will be played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium and is scheduled to begin at 8:00PM local time.

Both teams have been pretty poor in the tournament but this is their opportunity, a win here will wash all their previous sins in the tournament and they'll seal a spot in the semi finals. 

Galle Gladiators raised hopes after a big win over Colombo Kings but their recent performance against Dambulla Vikings made evident that their win was a mere fluke 

We really feel for Danushka Gunathilaka. He's been outstanding and is currently  the leading run scorer of the tournament but his team has led him down. Unfortunately, one man cannot win you matches.

The previous match against Dambulla, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Shehan Jayasuriya got some runs as well, not massive scores but few runs and Galle Gladiators will need them to put another big performance. 

Their bowling is pretty solid in Mohammed Amir, Lakshan Sandakan, Dhananjay Lakshan and the all rounders. Only if their batsmen can bat well, they will well be on their way for the semi finals.

Kandy Tuskers on the other hand toppled the table toppers in the previous game and will be brimming with confidence. They've been very inconsistent but they do have a pretty strong batting line up. 

Their bowlers did a commendable job by restricting Jaffna Stallions to a below par 150 and the batsmen, even after few nervy moment helped them chase it down pretty comfortably. 

Kusal Perera, Asela Gunaratne and Irfan Pathan batted pretty well. We've always said that they have a pretty decent batting line up and if they can deliver collective performances, they'll be hard to beat.

Players like Rahman Ullah Gurbaz, Kusal Mendis and Brendan Taylor need to step up in this crunch game. If all of them can contribute, they have a fair chance of winning their match.

The inclusion of Dale Steyn in their playing XI makes their bowling so different and strong. All in all, Kandy Tuskers are in a much better state than Galle Gladiators and are the favourites for this match.

GGD vs KDT Live Streaming

The match can be watched live on Sony Network in Indian Subcontinent (Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, and Nepal), PTV in Pakistan and ITN in Sri Lanka. Sky Sky Sports will broadcast the matches in the United Kingdom while Cricket viewers in the United States can watch Lankan Premier on Willow TV.

Live streaming: Live streaming of the matches will be available on SonyLiv mobile application..

GGD vs KDT Toss Prediction

Toss will be crucial as both teams will look to bat second .

Weather Report

The weather is not very promising with 60% chances of rain.

Pitch Condition

The wicket is exceptionally good for batting. Bowlers will need to really work hard to stop the run flow. But the batsmen will also need to bat well to score

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Galle Gladiators vs Kandy Tuskers, LPL 2020

Galle Gladiators Team News & Playing 11

GGD Team News

Considering the importance of the match, we don't expect Galle Gladiators will make any changes in their playing XI. This is not the right time to tweak your combination. On paper, this looks their best possible XI. 

GGD Key Players

  • Danushka Gunathilaka - What a tournament Danushka Gunathilaka is having. He's the leading run scorer in the tournament with 369 runs in 7 matches. No wonder he'll be Galle Gladiator's main man.
  • Bhanuka Rajapaksa - Bhanuka Rajapaksa has been little inconsistent but has looked really good at times. He batted well in the last game and is expected to carry on his form in the next game as well.
  • Mohammed Amir - Galle Gladiators will be delighted to see Mohammed Amir bowling the way he is. He's a class act of will be Galle's biggest weapon against Kandy Tuskers.

GGD Team Form

Galle Gladiators have lost 6 off the 7 matches in the tournament.

Galle Gladiators Predicted Playing 11

Danushka Gunathilaka, Ahsan Ali, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (C), Azam Khan (WK), Chadwick Walton, Shehan Jayasuriya, Sahan Arachchige, Dhananjay Lakshan, Lakshan Sandakan, Mohammed Amir, Nuwan Tushara

Kandy Tuskers Team News & Playing 11

KDT Team News

Kandy Tuskers included Dale Steyn in the last match and he immediately made impact with 2 big wickets. Their bowling looks settle now. The batting is a little vulnerable but that's the best they can put up in a knock out game. They're expected to go in with same combination.

KDT Key Players

  • Kusal Perera - Kusal Perera has had decent tournament with 209 runs in 7 game. He's Kandy's highest run getter and Kandy will need a big inning from their big player on a big match day. 
  • Asela Gunaratne - Asela Gunaratne is fresh from a brilliant 50 in the last game. We expect him to carry on his form in this important match. 
  • Dale Steyn - We were screaming from the beginning of the tournament to include Dale Steyn in their XI. His inclusion immediately paid dividend as the South African star ended with two big scalps. He'll lead their charge with the ball.

KDT Team Form

Kandy Tuskers too didn't had the best of the tournament but a victory in the last match must have boosted their confidence.

Kandy Tuskers Predicted Playing 11

Rahman Ullah Gurbaz, Kusal Perera(C&WK), Kusal Mendis, Brendan Taylor, Asela Gunaratne, Irfan Pathan, Dilruwan Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Pradeep, Vishwa Fernando, Dale Steyn.

Galle Gladiators vs Kandy Tuskers Team Form in Last Five Matches

GGD : L W L L L

KDT : W L L L W

GGD vs KDT Head to Head

Kandy Tuskers got the better of Galle in their previous meeting

GGD vs KDT Head to Head Stats

Matches Played GGD Won KDT Won Tie No Result
1 0 1 0 0

Galle Gladiators vs Kandy Tuskers Betting Odds

Kandy Tuskers are a far better side than Galle Gladiators, atleast on paper but they'll have to watch out for Danushka Gunathilaka. 

The betting sites have declared Kandy Tuskers as the winners by offering odds of 1.74 for Kandy Tuskers to 1.95 for Galle Gladiators on 10 Cric and 1.71 to 2.00 on Betway. We also expect Kandy Tuskers to emerge victorious in this match.
 

Galle Gladiators vs Kandy Tuskers Prediction

It's a crunch game with the winner of this match moving through to the semi final. Both teams haven't had the best of tournament but on paper, Kandy Tuskers looks a more balanced unit and will go in as slight favourites. 

Final Verdict

Kandy Tuskers to beat Galle Gladiators at 1.72 with Bet365 and 1.71 with 10Cric

GGD vs KDT Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper

    Kusal Perera and Azam Khan are two best choices for wicket-keepers at 9.5 and 8.5 credits respectively. Kusal Perera is the leading run scorer for Kandy while Azam Khan has batted well on occasions.

  • Batsmen

    Asela Gunaratne and Kusal Mendis at 9.5, Rahman Ullah Gurbaz and Danushka Gunathilaka at 9.0 constitute a strong batting line up. Danushka Gunathilaka is the leading run scorer of the tournament while Asela Gunaratne has also batted well during the course of the tournament. Rahman Ullah Gurbaz and Kusal Mendis have been little inconsistent but they can single handedly win you matches on their day.

  • All-rounders

    Shehan Jayasuriya is our preferred all rounder who is available at 9.0 credits. He batted well in the last game and will boost your team with his all round skills.

  • Bowlers

    Dale Steyn, Akila Dhananjay and Mohammed Amir at 9.0 and Lakshan at 8.5 forms a quality bowling line up. Dale Steyn immediately made an impact in the last match with two big wickets and will be the main man with the ball for Kandy Tuskers. Mohammed Amir has been also bowling exceptionally well in the last few games. Akila Dhananjay and Lakshan Sandakan are two quality spinners that will enjoy bowling on this slightly slow wicket 

  • Captain/Vice-captain

    Danushka Gunathilaka is our preferred skipper while Kusal Perera can be selected as his deputy

GGD vs KDT Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Kusal Mendis, Rahman Ullah Gurbaz, Asela Gunaratne, Danushka Gunathilaka(C)

  • All Rounder:Shehan Jayasuriya

  • Wicket Keeper:Kusal Perera (VC), Azam Khan

  • Bowler:Mohammed Amir, Dale Steyn, Akila Dhananjay, Lakshan Sandakan

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