The Super Provincial Cup 2019 has reached its business end and the upcoming match is the third place playoff which will be played between Kandy and Dambulla at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium in Dambulla on April 10, Wednesday.
Dambulla have had a nightmare of a season so far as they are still unable to win a single game from 3 outings. Galle, Colombo, and Kandy all have defeated them and they are languishing at the bottom of the table.
Both Kandy and Dambulla had a face-off prior to this game which saw Kandy registering their first win of the season by 7 wickets. Opting to bat first, Dambulla could only manage 198 runs in 44.5 overs as Thisara Perera ran through Dambulla’s batting order scalping 4 for 25.
Kandy’s reply was led by the skipper Dimuth Karunaratne who scored a brilliant 86 off 74 deliveries which included 9 fours. He got an able ally in the form of Pathum Nissanka who remained unbeaten on 51 from 47 deliveries which included 4 fours and a mighty six. Both these knocks helped Kandy to reach the target in 31.3 overs with 7 wickets to spare.
Venue:- Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Match Timing:- Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 09:45 AM IST
Bith teams will look to grab this opportunity to finish third which means, the best possible eleven from either side will take the field.
Here’s how both teams might line-up:-
Sachithra Senanayake, Pathum Nissanka, Sangeeth Cooray, Dimuth Karunaratne, Thisara Perera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Malinda Pushpakumara, Chathuranga de Silva, Dilesh Gunaratne, Kasun Rajitha.
Danushka Gunathilaka, Ishan Jayaratne, Prabath Jayasuriya, Oshada Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella, Ashan Priyanjan, Angelo Mathews, Ramith Rambukwella, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Lahiru Gamage, Isuru Udana
Players to watch out:
Dimuth Karunaratne and Thisara Perera were the shining stars from the last game for Kandy and once again will be the reliable ones. Wicket-keeper batsmen Sadeera Samarawickrama and P Nissanka are other reliable batting options, whereas, the duo of Kasun Rajitha and J Vandersay have been the wicket-taking options for Kandy.
Dambulla has looked like a team who has struggled a lot. Big names like Niroshan Dickwella, skipper Angelo Mathews have lacked consistency which has hindered their chances. Isuru Udana and Jeevan Mendis have looked good among the all-rounders while I Jyaratne has scalped the most number of wickets for Dambulla.
Disclaimer:- This KAN vs DAM Dream11 prediction is based on our research from various sources, We advise you not to make Dream11 Team as per your discretion and understanding from the squad and playing 11 listed in the article.