Colombo Kings v Galle Gladiators
Sunday 13 December 13.30
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Colombo Kings topped the group part by beating Dambulla Vikings of their closing group match. It was a rare win provided that you ignore this tournamet’s behavior of topsy-turvy contests.
The Kings appeared crushed on the break when needing 204. And they had been additional within the mire at 128 for 4 within the 14th. But Qais Ahmed’s 22-ball 50 bought them residence with greater than an over to spare. Thikshila de Silva and Ahsan Priyanjan had been additionally in damaging temper. There is a doubt over Laurie Evans’ health after he retired damage with an stomach pressure.
Possible XI Chandimal, Bell-Drummond, Udara, Mathews, Russell, Priyanjan, T de Silva, Qais, Kaushal, Chameera, Ramanayake
Galle should not be right here
Galle certified with two wins from eight group matches to expose the issues of the match. Really, the highest two ought to have gone straight to the ultimate.
At least they’ve momentum, of kinds. Both wins got here within the final three matches. And one was towards the Kings once they chased 171 for the lack of solely two wickets. Mohammad Amir picked up the person of the match award in that sport with 5 wickets. They want an enormous efficiency from hello once more.
Possible XI Gunathilaka, Ali, Rajapaksa, Azam, Walton, G Jayasuriya, Siriwardana, Lakshan, Amir, Sandakan, A Fernando
Here are the first-innings scores (1-2 denote match gained by aspect batting first or second, most up-to-date first) at Hambantota on this match: 203-2/126-2/173-1/168-2/150-2/171-2/105-2/207-1/148-2/156-2/170-2/185-1/175-1/196-1/218-1/96-1(5overs)/195-1/175-2/219-t. It pays to be shrewd on the extremes on innings runs. Go very low at under 130 and 140. Or go excessive at over 180, 1900, 200. Small dangers, first rate returns. No rain is forecast for both semi.
Kings quick favourites
We expect Colombo to go off no better than 1.608/13. Given that shock win for Galle on the head-to-head final time, can we make a case for getting with them on a commerce. Possibly. But could have to towards the toss bias to achieve this. The best route seems to be for them to go massive on runs up entrance after which permit us to commerce on the break.
Jaffna Stallions v Dambulla Vikings
Monday 14 December 13.30
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The Stallions appeared just like the best staff within the match once they surged to the top of the pack. But as soon as qualification was assured, their kind dropped off and a malaise set in. They suffered three consecutive defeats as batting worries arose. In these matches they failed to go over 150 batting first and had been too gradual in a chase of a average 174 towards Kings.
Possible XI Charles, Fernando, Bhanuka, Shoaib Mailik, Perera, Hasaranga, Asalanka, Shinwari, Lakmal, Olivier, Viyaskanth
Vikings made to pay
Vikings took their foot off the fuel of their closing group outing, surrendering confidence and momentum once they failed to defend 204 towards Colombo. It value them high spot and a neater semi-final towards Galle.
They have a strong batting line-up, although, which given Stalllions’ current struggles, may effectively pay dividends. Dasun Shanaka, who may bat anyplace from first down is their participant of the match.
Possible XI Tharanga, Dickwella, Shanaka, Patel, Samiullah, Okay Perera, R Mendis, Anwar, Pushpakumara, Tiyagi, Rajitha
We expect Stallions to be 2.1011/10 or possibly 2.206/5 outsiders when the market matures. But we’ll solely become involved with the toss of their favour. As we’ve stated from ball one within the match, we anticipate chasers to come to the fore because the pitches put on. And so it has proved. With their batting lower than spectacular of late, we’re keener getting with them for his or her function with the ball. We will look to commerce from 2.1011/10 to 1.608/13 bowling first.