DAM vs COL Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match? LPL 2020, Match 20
The Viiking are sitting pretty on top of the table with five wins from seven matches.
Updated - Dec 11, 2020 9:47 am
The Colombo Kings and Dambulla Viiking have already made their way through to the semi-final of the 2020 Lanka Premier League. The Viiking, captained by Dasun Shanaka, are sitting pretty on top of the points table with five wins from their first seven games.
The table-toppers would be looking for another win before they move to the next round. Their next match is against the Kings on Saturday. In their previous meeting, the Kings lost to the Viiking by 28 runs. Colombo have blown a tad hot and cold, having lost two out of their six matches.
In their last match, Galle Gladiators brushed them aside by eight wickets. If they lose another, their confidence would be dented big time. However, on the other hand, if they secure a victory, they would also have a chance to end on top of the table.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch in Hambantota has been an absolute belter for batting and run-scoring hasn’t been all that tough. The bowlers may not have much in it for them. The dew in the second half is likely to make life even more difficult for the team, fielding second.
There are no chances of rain with the temperature around 26 degrees Celsius. The humidity would be high with the numbers in the 80s.
Playing Combinations for DAM vs COL
Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Dasun Shanaka (C), Samit Patel, Angelo Perera, Samiullah Shinwari, Ramesh Mendis, Anwar Ali, Pulina Tharanga, Malinda Pushpakumara, Kasun Rajitha,
Bench– Kavindu Nadeeshan, Ashen Bandara, Dilshan Madushanka, Oshada Fernando, Lahiru Madushanka, Aftab Alam, Lahiru Kumara, Paul Stirling, Sachindu Colombage
Dinesh Chandimal (WK), Laurie Evans, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Angelo Mathews (C), Ashan Priyanjan, Andre Russell, Thikshila de Silva, Isuru Udana, Qais Ahmad, Tharindu Kaushal, Dhammika Prasad
Bench– Lahiru Udara, Kalana Perera, Navod Paranavithana, Himesh Ramanayake, Karim Sadiq, Manpreet Gony, Amila Aponso, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay
Probable Top Performers for DAM vs COL
Samit Patel– Dambulla Viiking
Samit Patel has been one of the key reasons why the Viiking have managed to show dominance in the tournament. He can clear the boundaries with ease and hasn’t flattered to deceive. In seven matches, he has 153 runs at an average and strike-rate of 21.85 and 133.04 respectively. He also has six wickets to show for his efforts. The Viiking will be looking for another decent show from Patel.
Andre Russell– Colombo Kings
Andre Russell has shown his brute force in the ongoing edition of the Lanka Premier League. In seven matches, he has notched 137 runs at an average and strike-rate of 34.25 and 204.47 respectively.
However, he would want to be a bit more consistent though. With the ball, the Jamaican has delivered as well. The veteran has picked up five wickets and the Viiking should be wary of him.
Average first innings score: 180 (16 completed matches in LPL 2020)
Record of chasing teams: Won- 8 | Lost- 7 |Tie- 1
Match timings – 08:00 PM local time, 08:00 PM IST
TV – Sony SIX
Live Streaming – Sony LIV
The prediction is for Colombo Kings to win the match.