KW vs DG Dream11 Prediction: The 18th encounter of the Lanka Premier League T20 2021 season is scheduled to be played between the Kandy Warriors and the Dambulla Giants on 16 December (Thursday) at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Both these teams are coming into this game after witnessing quite contrasting results in their last few T20 outings. The Kandy Warriors have now ended up losing a total of five matches in the ongoing edition of the Lanka Premier League T20 and are languishing at the bottom of the points tally. On the other hand, the Dambulla Giants have experienced mixed fortunes winning three really good games and also losing as many matches so far this season. However, both these teams will be hoping to play with the best of their abilities in this important in context of this Lanka Premier League.
Fixture Name: Match 18, Kandy Warriors vs Dambulla Giants
Competition: Lanka Premier League T20
Date: 16 December
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Ground: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
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The surface and the conditions at the R Premadasa Stadium will offer a balanced contest between the bat and ball. There will be enough help for the batsmen and bowlers. However, bowling first will be the perfect decision as the spinners are bound to get some extra assistance. Therefore, picking more of batters in your respective fantasy teams.
Team Form Guide:
KW (recent last): L L W L L
DG (recent last): L L W NR W
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Charith Asalanka Stats in T20
For the Kandy Warriors, Charith Asalanka will surely be a key player to watch out for in this tournament due to his sensational form in the recent while. Asalanka contributed with a crucial innings of 42 runs off just 19 balls in the last game against Jaffna Kings.
Ravi Bopara Stats in T20
Kandy Warriors all-rounder Ravi Bopara is a seasoned campaigner in the shortest format of the game and has sensational abilities to deliver impressively well both with the bat and ball. Bopara has scored more than 7000 runs and also picked up as many as 243 wickets at a brilliant economy of less than 8.
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Philip Salt Stats in T20
Dambulla Giants overseas opener Philip Salt has been in a terrific form in the shorter format of the game recently. Philip Salt has played two amazing match-winning knocks for the Dambulla Giants so far in the ongoing edition of the Lanka Premier League T20.
Najibullah Zadran Stats in T20
For the Dambulla Giants, big-hitting middle order batter Najibullah Zadran looked in an excellent touch in the last win against Colombo Stars. Zadran played an impressive innings of 54 runs off 40 balls that included 6 fours and 2 sixes.
Kandy Warriors will be hoping to put up an improved show and the likes of Angelo Perera, Ravi Bopara, Charith Asalanka and Tom Moores will be expected to play a significant role with the bat. The trio of Al-Amin Hossain, Shiraz Ahmed and Sachidu Colombage will be their crucial wicket-taking bowlers. On the other hand, Dambulla Giants will once again bank upon the likes of Niroshan Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, Philip Salt and Najibullah Zadran to deliver well in the batting department. The likes of Imran Tahir, Nuwan Pradeep and Chamika Karunaratne will have to put up a consistent show with the ball. Toss will be crucial in this day-night T20 match. According to the KW vs DG today match prediction & Kandy Warriors vs Dambulla Giants cricket betting tips, DG are the favourites to win this match.
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WICKET-KEEPERS: Philip Salt, Niroshan Dickwella
BATTERS: Najibullah Zadran, Charith Asalanka, Ahmed Shehzad, Kennar Lewis
ALL-ROUNDERS: Ravi Bopara, Kamindu Mendis
BOWLERS: Imran Tahir, Chamika Karunaratne, Sachindu Colombage
For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Najibullah Zadran, Charith Asalanka.
For Grand League: Philip Salt, Ravi Bopara.
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