Apart from IPL’s RCB vs SRH clash, three matches are scheduled to take place tomorrow. South Africa Women will host Bangladesh Women for the first T20 tomorrow while Dambulla will lock horns with Kandy and Galle will face off Colombo tomorrow in Sri Lanka’s Super Four Provincial Limited Over Tournament.
So, let’s have a look at the key players:
For GAL, the key batters will be Upul Tharanga (57 of 26), D Shanaka (38 of 33) and Shammu Ashan (48 of 69). Upul Tharanga and S Ashan are the consistent contributors with the bat and are the top run-scorers for Galle.
In bowling, Dasun Shanaka, M Pushpakumara, and Dhamika Prasad will be crucial. In the previous encounter, Dasun Shanaka and M Pushpakumara took 3 wickets each while D Prasad sent 2 batsmen back to the pavilion.
For COL, all the eyes will be on Lahiru Thirimanne (90* of 69), Kamindu Mendis (47 of 65), C Silva (61 of 53), and Shehan Jayasuriya (81 of 78). L Thirimane and S Jayasuriya are the top scorers with the bat for Colombo.
Shehan Jayasuriya, Wanidu Hasaranga, Thisara Perera and Lakshan Sandakan will be the key bowlers. In the previous game, W Hasranga took 4 wickets while Perera and Jayasuriya shared 2 wickets each.
For DAM, the key batters will be skipper A Priyanjan (38 of 40), N Madushka (44 of 59), TM Sampath (43 0f 44), and S Senanayake (65 of 60). A Priyanjan has blasted a century and one half-century so far. His innings will be crucial.
S Serasinghe, A Fernando, and Amilia Aponso will be the key bowlers. S Serasinghe grabbed 2 wickets in the last match.
For KAN, the key batters will be D Gunathilaka (59 of 76) and C Kapugedra (44 of 43). Apart from them, skipper Jeevan Mendis and wicketkeeper Minod Bhanuka can also contribute well with the bat.
In bowling, Isuru Udana, D Gunathilaka, and S Pathirana will be crucial. S Pathirana took 3 wickets in the last game.
For SA-W, Dan Van Niekerk and Mignon Du Preez will be the key batters. Both performed well in the 5 matches ODI series. D Niekerk has scored 206 runs in 8 innings while du Preez has 170 runs in 10 matches.
Sune Luus and S Ismail will be key bowlers for the hosts. In 8 matches, S Luus has taken 9 wickets while Ismail has 7 scalps across her name.
For BD-W, the key batters will be Rumana Ahmed and S Sultana. They both scored a fifty in the last game. Apart from these two, Fargana Hoque can play a handy inning.
For RCB, the key batters will be Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. Both are in a great form and bulk scoring will mainly depend upon these two batters. In the lower middle order, Mandeep Singh and Colin de Grandhomme can also play handy innings.
Switching to bowling attack, Y Chahal, U Yadav, and Tim Southee will be most crucial. Providing breakthroughs mainly rely upon these three bowlers.
For SRH, S Dhawan and Kane Williamson will be most crucial for putting runs on the scoreboard. Skipper Kane Williamson is the most run-getters for SRH in this season. Apart from these two, Alex Hales, Shakib Al Hasan, and Yusuf Pathan can also play handy innings. However, consistency is the main concern.
Bowling is the strength of SRH. Almost everyone provides a breakthrough in each match. Rashid Khan, B Kumar and Sid Kaul will be the key bowlers.
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