Reykjavik Vikings vs Kopavogur Puffins Match Prediction

  • Aug 01, 2020
  • 16:00 IST / 10:30 GMT
  • Vidistadatun Ground - Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik Vikings RKJ Reykjavik Vikings
Kopavogur Puffins KPG Kopavogur Puffins

Betting Tips

  • Reykjavik Vikings and Kopavogur Puffins get the ECS Iceland T10 tournament underway when they face-off in the first game of day one.
  • Kopavogur are in better form in other formats going into this game, having beaten Reyjavik in their last completed match - though the Vikings had batted well before rain foiled them in their previous match.
  • When they met in a one-day game last weekend, Dushan Bandara hit 95 and then took 3-40 as Kopavogur defended 189 to win by 43 runs.

Chance of Winning



Our Prediction

Kopavogur Puffins are favourites to win

Reykjavik Vikings vs Kopavogur Puffins, ECS T10 League, Iceland

The first match of the latest ECS T10 tournament, the ECS Iceland, sees Reykjavik Vikings take on Kopavogur Puffins. The match, at the Vidistadatun Ground, Hafnarfjodur, takes place on August 1 and the live action is scheduled to start at 11:00 local time.

This is the first of two meetings between the two teams on day one, as they also close out the day. They both face Hafnarfjodur Hammers in between. The Puffins go into the match as favourites given their form in other formats prior to this weekend – that includes their Dushan Bandara-inspired win against Reyjavik last weekend. He hammered 95 and took 3-40 in a match-winning all-round display.

The Vikings have Lakmal Bandara in fine all-round form, meanwhile – he tops both their batting and bowling charts going into this game.

Reykjavik Vikings vs Kopavogur Puffins Live streaming

Live streaming: European Cricket Network, Fan Code

Toss Prediction

Batting first is usually preferable in T10 cricket. The Puffins did exactly that when they last met.

Weather Report

Cloudy, humid conditions with a chance of showers are unfortunately the order of the day in Hafnarfjordur.

Pitch Condition

There have been plenty of wickets on the artificial wicket this season, though it appears generally balanced.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Reykjavik Vikings vs Kopavogur Puffins, European Cricket Series Iceland.

Reykjavik Vikings Team News & Playing 11

RKJ Team News

Lakmal Bandara leads the way for this Reykjavik, with runs and wickets. Sadun Lankathilaka, the captain, is the only other ever-present so far this season for them.

RKJ Key Players

  • Lakmal Bandara: The all-rounder has scored 248 runs so far this season and weighed in with 16 wickets too – putting him top of both charts.
  • Sadun Lankathilaka: The captain is the only other Reykjavik player to have played every match this season and he has 15 wickets to show for it.
  • Chamley Fernando: The wicket-keeper-batsman is capable of runs – only Bandara has scored more for the Vikings this season.

RKJ Team Form

This is the Vikings’ opening game of the tournament.

Reykjavik Vikings Predicted Playing 11

Max Sandaru, Derick Deonarain, Mahinda Dissanayake, Kathiravan Narayanan, Chamley Fernando (wk), Sadun Lankathilaka (c), Prabhath Weerasooriya, Lakmal Bandara, Jegadeesh Subramaniyam, Javed Khan, Agha Khan

Kopavogur Puffins Team News & Playing 11

KPG Team News

His form when these teams last met highlighted Dushan Bandara’s importance to this team. Chamley Fernando is their second highest run-scorer this morning, but he is playing for Reykjavik.

KPG Key Players

  • Dushan Bandara: Starred when these teams last met, hitting 95 and taking three wickets. He tops the batting and bowling charts.
  • Leslie Dcunha: Opens the batting and has contributed some useful runs so far this season – he is their third highest scorer.
  • Abhishek Chauhan: While he trails Bandara by some way, the Puffins’ captain is their second-highest wicket-taker so far this season.

KPG Team Form

The Puffins start with this match against the Vikings.

Kopavogur Puffins Predicted Playing 11

David Cook, Leslie Dcunha, Sebastiaan Dreyer (wk), Dushan Bandara, Bala Kamallakharan, Riaan Dreyer, Sathiya Rupan, Lakshitha Bimsara, Abhishek Chauhan (c), Sampath Nagarajan, Ramachandran Gujapan

Reykjavik Vikings vs Kopavogur Puffins Prediction

Kopavogur Puffins are enjoying a better season than the Vikings and beat them when they last met too.

Final Verdict

Kopavogur Puffins to beat Reykjavik Vikings

RKJ vs KPG Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket-keeper(s)

    Chamley Fernando – listed as Brendon Fernando – has been a key batsman for both of these teams so far this season. He is listed for Reykjavik and is likely to be a key player in this tournament. Sebastiaan Dreyer is at number three for the Puffins – or was last time they faced the Vikings – so he could be good value at eight credits.

  • Batsmen

    Leslie Dcunha could be opening the batting for the Puffins and will be good value at nine credits. He has some useful runs to his name this season. Max Sandaru is up the order for Reykjavik, meanwhile. Both are nine credits, whereas Bala Kamallakharan could prove good value at just eight credits.

  • All-rounder(s)

    Dushan Bandara starred when these teams last met and leads the batting and the bowling for the Puffins this season. The Vikings have Lakmal Bandara doing the same job for them, and yet he is just nine credits – great value considering his importance to the team. Opener Derick Deonarain is ten credits for the Vikings, but opener Sadun Lankathilaka is only 8.5 credits.

  • Bowlers

    Sampath Nagarajan is nine credits but he is among the team’s leading wicket-takers so far this season, while captain Abhishek Chauhan is only 8.5 credits and has one more wicket than Nagarajan. Both look good picks, while Prabhath Weerasooriya is similar for the Vikings. All three have proved popular selections so far.

  • Captain/vice-captain

    The Bandaras lead the batting and bowling for their respective teams. Dushan Bandara starred when these teams last met, while Lakmal Bandara has been just as key for his team.

RKJ vs KPG Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Leslie Dcunha, Max Sandaru, Bala Kamallakharan

  • All Rounder:Dushan Bandara (c), Lakmal Bandara (vc), Sadun Lankathilaka

  • Wicket Keeper:Chamley Fernando, Sebastiaan Dreyer

  • Bowler:Sampath Nagarajan, Abhishek Chauhan, Prabhath Weerasooriya

Posted On 31st July 2020 10:09:31
Posted by Kavin

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