GG vs DV Dream11 Prediction: Match no 17 in the Lanka Premier League 2020 will witness a clash between the Galle Gladiators and Dambulla Viiking to be played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota. Talking about their last meeting, it was an even contest played on the 5th of December which saw the Viiking sneaking through a win by 9 runs.
Coming into this affair on the back of a rained out game against Stallions, the Viiking would be looking to claim the pole position on the points table with a win in this encounter. On the other hand, the Gladiators’ finally registered a win after 5 straight losses, however, this win has come too late as they are already out of contention to claim a semifinal spot. Who will prevail in this riveting contest? We will have to be patient for the results.
Galle Gladiators vs Dambulla Viiking
Sri Lanka T20
Date: 9th December 2020
Time: 08:00 PM IST
Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Colombo Kings 171/2 (20 Ov) lost to Galle Gladiators 175/2 (17.3 Ov) by 8 wickets
The surface is yet again expected to favor the batsmen. Despite the rain showers pouring down two days back, the wicket looks brilliant for batting, and once again the batsmen are expected to relish the opportunity to bat here.
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Injury update, unavailability: Skipper Shahid Afridi has already opted out of the competition on personal grounds, and would be missing this GG vs DV Dream11 team prediction match and also the rest of the competition. Besides him, every other player is available for selection.
Expected changes and team combination: After finally securing their first win of the season in the last game, there is no need for the team management to tinker with the winning combination. Therefore, an unchanged eleven is yet against expected to take the field in this particular fixture.
GG Playing 11 (probable):
Injury update, unavailability: There are no injuries or unavailability in the camp. Therefore, the team looks raring to go.
Expected changes and team combination: Viiking went for a few changes in the last game against Stallions which was rained-off. The management might stick with the same eleven and give the team yet another go with semifinal spot already confirmed.
DV Playing 11 (probable):
Sadeera Samarawickrama/Upul Tharanga
After winning the last game, the Gladiators would be booming with confidence. On the other hand, the Viiking would be looking to claim the pole position on the points table. A crunching game is definitely on the cards and surprisingly, we are backing Galle Gladiators to take down the Dambulla Viiking and register a win in this GG vs DV Today Match Prediction match.
Danushka Gunathilaka: The left-hand opening batsman for the Gladiators is heading the table for the leading run-scorers in the tournament with 322 runs from 6 innings at a strike-rate pf 145.05. With 44 fours, he has hit the most boundaries this season.
Niroshan Dickwella: The keeper-batsman and opener of Dambulla Viiking has looked good in bits and pieces. So far from 6 innings, he has mustered 138 runs striking at 146.81.
Dasun Shanaka: The Viiking skipper has been scintillating with the bat. He is their leading run-scorer in the competition with 236 runs from 6 innings at a strike-rate of 169.78.
Angelo Perera: The all-rounder could be a vital cog in GL teams. He has already scored a 67 in the competition and is a handy bowler as well.
Samit Patel: The former English all-rounder has been playing his part effectively with both bat and ball. From 6 games so far he has scalped 6 wickets, and with the bat he has scored 141 runs including a fifty.