We have reached the business end of the league stage in the Lanka Premier League. In the last league match, Colombo Strikers will be hosting Galle Titans on Tuesday at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Colombo Strikers are at the bottom of the point table with three wins and four losses and a net run rate of -0.672.
Galle Titans are at the fourth spot in the point table with three wins and four losses with a net run rate of -0.269. The top bookmakers have LPL 2023 odds on their websites.
Galle Titans to win the match
The betting tip is...
Galle Titans to score more than 42.5 in first session
The hopes of reaching the next round of the tournament are now dependent on the last league fixture for the Colombo Strikers. They are coming to play against Galle Titans after scoring a win in the previous match against B-Love Kandy. Batting first. Pathum Nissanka (51 off 38) gave a good start to the team. Nipun Dhananjaya also contributed with 40 off 29. Jefferey Vandersay and Matheesha Pathirana played their part in the bowling section by picking up two wickets each and keeping good control of the game.
The team management will use the same combination of players on Tuesday.
Predicted Lineup: Pathum Nissanka, Babar Azam, Nuwanidu Fernando, Iftikhar Ahmed, Lahiru Udara (wk), Nipun Dhananjaya, Mohammad Nawaz, Chamika Karunaratne (c), Jeffrey Vandersay, Naseem Shah, Matheesha Pathirana
The Titans are in desperate need of a win to make sure they reach the next round. Galle Titans witnessed a win over Jaffna Kings in their previous match by 7 wickets. Bowling first, Kasun Rajitha picked up 4 wickets in 4 overs at an economy of 5. Tabraiz Shamsi and Lahiru Kumara picked up two wickets each. Tim Seifert gave a good start to the team by scoring 55 off 42 balls at a strike rate of 130.95. His positive start gave the team the required confidence to win the match.
Skipper Dasun Shanka will make no changes to the squad as they have got the winning momentum.
Predicted Lineup: Tim Seifert, Chad Bowes, Shakib Al Hasan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sohan de Livera (wk), Dasun Shanaka (c), Lahiru Samarakoon, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Seekkuge Prasanna, Tabraiz Shamsi
We are in for an absolute thriller as both teams need a win to mark their presence in the next round. However, the Sirtikers have struggled with patches of weak bowling and the Titans look like a well-balanced team in front of them. We predict a win for Galle Titans on Tuesday.