It is time for the summit clash of Sri Lanka Provincial Cup and the two teams who have made it to this stage of the tournament are Colombo and Galle. Both teams are coming into this encounter without a single loss to their name.
Galle are the defending champions and they will be looking to grab their hands on the coveted trophy for the second time in succession. Colombo, on the other hand, were the finalists last time around as well and will look to do all the right stuff this time around to grab the trophy.
Both these teams defeated Kandy and Dambulla in their league stage matches to make their way into the finals. It was the difference of net run-rate which was the difference maker in the position of these two teams.
So, will team Galle put their hands on the trophy for the second time in succession, or will Colombo make it big this time? We will get the answers tomorrow when the final collision of the tournament will take place at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium in Dambulla.
When: April 11, Thursday at 09:45 AM IST
Where: Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Galle’s skipper Lasith Malinga who has flown to India for an IPL game will be available for this final clash.
The probable COL vs GAL playing 11 is listed below.
Lahiru Thirimanne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda SiriwardanaSandun Weerakkody, Dushmantha Chameera, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Madushanka, Wanidu Hasaranga, Dhammika Prasad, Kusal Mendis, Nishan Peiris. (Doubt: Lasith Malinga)
Dinesh Chandimal, Kamindu Mendis, Mohamed Shiraz, Avishka Fernando, Upul Tharanga, Chamika Karunaratne, Shehan Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando, Angelo Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Akila Dananjaya.
Colombo key players-
In the batting department, Colombo will heavily rely on the likes of skipper Dinesh Chandimal, Avishka Fernando and Angelo Perera who have been hitting the ball well.
Shehan Jayasuriya has done well with both bat and ball and will be one of the X-Factor for Colombo.
Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera and C Karunaratne will be the bowlers to rely on.
Galle key players-
Wicket-keeper batsmen M Bhanuka is the leading run-getter for Galle, Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne and Milinda Siriwardene are the other reliable picks among the batsmen.
D de Silva has been exceptional with both bat and ball. Whereas, Dhammika Prasad and Lasith Malinga will be the bowlers to watch out.
Note: Make COL vs GAL Dream11 Team as per your discretion from the squad listed above and team news.