KT vs DV Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Lanka Premier League, Match 3

KT vs DV Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Lanka Premier League, Match 3

Paul Stirling had SR of 153.63 in T20 Blast 2020.

Match Details:

The 3rd match of the Lanka Premier League will be played between Kandy Tuskers and Dambulla Viiking at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota.

This match is scheduled to start at 03:30 PM Local Time and IST. The game will be telecasted on Sony Six.


Kandy Tuskers are taking on Dambulla Viiking for the first day game in the Lanka Premier League 2020. The Kandy Tuskers played the inaugural match. Whereas the Viiking are yet to kick-off their LPL campaign. The Tuskers will be playing their second game as they were involved in a thrilling first match of the tournament which went to a Super Over.

It was a pretty decent wicket for the Tuskers batting lineup. The openers played a major part behind their total of 219 in 20 overs. However, the bowlers failed to pick early wickets but did bounce back by taking wickets in quick succession before Isuru Udana played a match-turning inning. 

On the other side, Dambulla Viiking would be playing the first game of their campaign. The batting department got some big names like Upul Tharanga and Paul Sterling followed by Lankan hard hitter, Niroshan Dickwella. In the middle, Dasun Shanaka can make a difference for this team.

However, they have an inexperienced bowling department in comparison to other teams. This might increase or decrease the chances of their campaign. Overall, it looks like a promising unit and will be expecting to get underway with a win against the Tuskers. 

KT vs DV Weather Report for Match 3:

It will be a hot and sunny afternoon in Hambantota. The temperature is expected to be around 30 degree celsius with zero chances of rain.

Pitch Condition/Report:

It is a day game and perfect pitch condition for the batters. We got to see some big scores in the first two games. However, there is no amount of grass left, therefore the pitch is expected to break early and be on the slower side. 

Injury and Availability News:

Irfan Pathan suffered a hamstring injury and left the field without completing his over. It is unlikely to start in this game.

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KT vs DV Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Kandy Tuskers:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kusal Perera (C and WK), Kusal Mendis, Asela Gunaratne, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ishan Jayaratne/Irfan Pathan, Nuwan Pradeep, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kamindu Mendis, Lasith Embuldeniya, Kaveeshka Anjula

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Dambulla Viiking:

Upul Tharanga, Paul Stirling, Oshada Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Angelo Perera/Lahiru Madushanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Samit Patel, Anwar Ali, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Aftab Alam

KT vs DV Top picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Dasun Shanaka was third-highest run-scorer in the recent Army Commando League.

Kusal Perera scored a 52 ball 87 in the first match.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored a 22 ball 53 in the first match. 

Paul Sterling is a well-known name in T20 cricket. He is in good form recently.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Kusal Perera, Paul Sterling

Vice-Captain Options – Dasun Shanaka, Rahmanullah Gurbaz

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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for KT vs DV Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera (C)

Batters – Paul Sterling, Upul Tharanga, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kusal Mendis

All-Rounders – Dasun Shanka (VC), Samit Patel

Bowlers – Anwar Ali, Naveen-ul-Haq, Nuwan Pradeep

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for KT vs DV Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Perera

Batters – Paul Sterling (C), Angelo Perera, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (VC), Kusal Mendis

All-Rounders – Seekkuge Prasanna, Samit Patel

Bowlers – Kasun Rajitha, Anwar Ali, Nuwan Pradeep

Expert Advice:

Seekkuge Prasanna had a SR of 181.44 in the recent Army Commando League. He was also the third-highest wicket-taker with 9 wickets in 7 matches. He is advisable to pick in your XI.

Paul Stirling had a SR of 153.63 in T20 Blast 2020.

KT vs DV Probable Winners:

Dambulla Viiking is expected to win this match. 

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