CK vs GG Dream11 Prediction: It's here! The first semifinal of Lanka Premier League is upon us which will witness a nerve-wrenching clash between the table-toppers Colombo Kings and Galle Gladiators who finished fourth in the league stage.
Both teams have had their piece of the pie when they faced each other in the league stage on two different occasions. The first meeting between the two was comprehensively won by the Kings by 34 runs in a 5 overs per side game, whereas, the Gladiators took sweet revenge on the Kings by pounding them by 8 wickets. With scores already settled in till now, both teams would look to get the better of each other in this all-important semifinal and confirm a final berth.
Colombo Kings vs Galle Gladiators
Sri Lanka T20
Date: 13th December 2020
Time: 07:00 PM IST
Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Dambulla Viiking 203/3 (20 Ov) lost to Colombo Kings 205/4 (18.5 Ov) by 6 wickets.
Batsmen have been making the most out of the service throughout the competition. The bowlers have been in the game in some phases, but the batsmen have comprehensively dominated throughout. Once again, we accept a similar kind of wicket which will assist the batsmen.
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Injury update, unavailability: Shahid Afridi is unavailable, whereas, Chadwick Walton has suffered a hamstring injury and would be out of this CK vs GG Dream11 team prediction match. The rest of the players are first and look raring to go in this all-important clash.
Expected changes and team combination: Game by game, the Gladiators are looking strong and heading in the right direction. They are coming into this fixture on the back of a brilliant outing against Tuskers whom they defeated by 9 wickets. The only expected swap in the line up currently could be between Lakshan Sandakan and Akila Dananjaya. However, the rest of the eleven is expected to remain the same.
GG Playing 11 (probable):
Akila Dananjaya/Lakshan Sandakan
Injury update, unavailability: There are no injury concerns and unavailabilities in Kings' camp.
Expected changes and team combination: They too are coming into this game on the back of a scintillating win over the Viiking. It was an unlikely hero with the bat in the form of Qais Ahmad who finished the game with an unbeaten 50 of just 22 deliveries.
However, they rested a few big names in the last game who are expected to get back into the eleven for the semifinal clash. Talking about the changes, Andre Russell will be replacing Tharindu Kaushal, whereas, Himesh Remanayake will be making way for Isuru Udana.
CK Playing 11 (probable):
Both teams are heading into this game on the back of brilliant outings in their respective last games. However, the trait Kings have followed so far makes us back them to win this game. Therefore, we are backing Colombo Kings to register a win in this fixture of CK vs GG Today Match Prediction and book a final berth.
Dinesh Chandimal: Kings' keeper is their second-leading run-getter in the competition. From 7 innings, he has 232 runs against his name striking at 128.89.
Danushka Gunathilaka: The top-scorer in this competition Gladiators' left-hand opening batsman has been scoring runs with ease. He is the only batsman in the competition who has scored 400 runs at an astonishing average of 77 and striking at 144.83.
Azam Khan: Gladiators' keeper-batsman with a fifty already against his name has scored 158 runs from 7 innings striking at 185.88.
Laurie Evans: The Colombo's opener has been their top-scorer this season so far with 289 runs from 8 innings striking at 170.
Andre Russell: The big Jamaican has been a fruitful contributor with both bat and ball in the competition so far. He has over 140 runs from 5 innings so far and has scalped 8 wickets giving away 78 runs from 13 overs.