In the fifth fixture of the Lanka Premier League, Galle Titans will be hosting B-Love Kandy on Tuesday at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Galle Titans kick-started their LPL season with a win but B-Love Kandy witnessed a loss in their first fixture against Colombo Stars.
Galle Titans will be confident enough to face their next opponent. They will be planning a better performance as compared to their previous fixture.
B-Love Kandy witnessed a disappointing loss in their first fixture but they still have time to gain the momentum for the rest of the tournament. The top bookmakers in India have all kinds of offs for the Lanka Premier League.
It was a very close win for Galle Titans in the previous fixture against Dambulla Giants as the match ended up in a draw and the Super Over decided the winner. Shevon Daniel (33 off 26) gave a good start to the team but it was Bhanuka Rajapaksa (48 off 34) who provided momentum to the team by playing a solid inning at number 3.
Skipper Dasun Shanaka also played a valuable inning by scoring 42 off 21 at a strike rate of 200. Shanaka also contributed by picking up 3 wickets in 4 overs at an economy of 6.75.
Shanaka, Rajapaksa, and Daniel are the key players for the team.
Predicted Lineup: Shevon Daniel, Lasith Croospulle, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Tim Seifert (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Dasun Shanaka (c), Lahiru Samarakoon, Seekkuge Prasanna, Vishwa Fernando, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kasun Rajitha
B-Love Kandy was not playing their best game in the first fixture against Colombo Stars. Bowling first, Isuru Udana picked up 3 wickets in 4 overs at an economy of 9.75 and Muhammad Hasnain picked up 2 wickets in 4 overs at an economy of 6.75. Except for these two, no other bowler was able to scalp a single wicket.
Batters failed to give a good start to the team and the middle order failed to handle the pressure of scoring runs. Angelo Mathews scored 25 off 22 but he was not getting any support from the other end.
Aamer Jamal, Mendis, and Thanuka Dabare will be expected to do a better job in the upcoming fixture.
Predicted Lineup: Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Ashen Bandara, Dinesh Chandimal, Thanuka Dabare, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Angelo Mathews, Isuru Udana, Kamindu Mendis, Aamer Jamal, Mohammad Hasnain, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Galle Titans is a much more balanced team and they have some experienced players in the team who can handle the pressure during the tough times. B-Love Kandy has a major weakness in their bowling and batting. We predict a win for Galle Titans on Tuesday.