Blues vs Reds, Final Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between SLC Blues vs SLC Reds?

Both teams won two matches in the group stage.

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The final match of the 2022 Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Invitational T20 League will be played between SLC Blues and SLC Reds at the R. Premadasa Stadium on August 15 (Monday). Both teams have performed well in the tournament and have won two out of three matches each to reach the finals.

For SLC Reds, skipper Kusal Mendis has been performing well and he is the leading run-scorer of the tournament. SLC Blues, on the other hand, will bank on players like Chamika Karunaratne and skipper Dhananjaya de Silva to give a match-winning effort on the big day.

SLC Blues vs SLC Reds Match Details

Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Date and Time: August 15, 7:30 PM IST

Telecast & Live Streaming:  CricTracker’s Facebook and YouTube Channel

SLC Blues vs SLC Reds Pitch Report

The pitch at R Premadasa supported slow bowling during the group stage matches. However, a fresh pitch might be used for the big final. Skipper winning the toss might look to have a bowl first and get an idea of the wicket before chasing the total in the second innings.

SLC Blues vs SLC Reds Probable Playing XIs

SLC Blues playing XI (probable): Sithara Gimhan, Lahiru Udara, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wicketkeeper), Dhananjaya de Silva (captain), Ashen Bandara, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Samarakoon, Suminda Lakshan, Dilshan Madushanka, Praveen Jayawickrama, Kasun Rajitha

SLC Reds playing XI (probable): Lasith Croospulle, Kusal Mendis (captain/wicket-keeper), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kamindu Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sahan Arachchige, Dunith Wellalage, Lahiru Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando

SLC Blues vs SLC Reds, Probable Top Performers

Probable best batter

Kusal Mendis: 

As mentioned above Kusal Mendis is in good batting form as he is also the leading run-scorer in the tournament after scoring 150 runs in three matches at an excellent average of 50 and a decent strike rate of almost 123. He will want to produce another match-winning performance for his team.

Probable best bowler

Praveen Jayawickrama: 

SLC Blues’ prominent spinner Praveen Jayawickrama has been in excellent touch with the ball as he has scalped five wickets in three matches and has been bowling at an excellent economy of 6.08. He will want to have a good outing in the final match of the competition.

Today’s Match Prediction: SLC Reds to win the match. 

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.