Playing XI, launch report and injury update – Lanka Premier League, 1st semi-final

Mohammed Amir has been brilliant on the ball and you can expect him to pick some grounds in a game of crunch. Danushka Gunathilaka will also be a good exchange.

Match details

It is the first semi-final of the Lanka Premier League and we have Colombo Kings facing Galle Gladiators at Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium, Hambantota on Sunday.

The live broadcast and telecast of the match is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm IST on the Sony LIV app and the Sony SIX network, respectively.


The last time these two teams met, Galle Gladiators beat Colombo Kings. In this tournament, both have won a match against each other. Galle Gladiators turned the tables on the business side of the tournament, while Colombo Kings are first at the table. In a semi-final, it will be interesting for who breaks under pressure and who doesn’t.

Weather report

There has been rain in recent games and for today’s game, there is a 20% chance of rain. However, we can’t expect much disruption and there will be a full game of 20+.

Report / field condition

This pitch has helped hitters mostly and pacemakers have gotten some help too. It will be a field of persecution and this has been the case throughout the tournament.

Average First Inning Score:

164 (last 5 games played)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 4; Lost – 1; Tied – 0

Injury News & Availability:

(It will be updated when there is an update)

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CK vs GG Probable Game XI:

Galle Gladiators:

Danushka Gunathilaka, Ahsan Ali, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (c), Azam Khan (w), Hazratullah Zazai, Shehan Jayasuriya, Sahan Arachchige, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Lakshan Sandakan, Mohammad Amir, Nuwan Thushara

Kings of Colombo:

Dinesh Chandimal (w), Laurie Evans, Thikshila de Silva, Andre Russell, Angelo Mathews (c), Ashan Priyanjan, Isuru Udana, Dhammika Prasad, Jeffrey Vandersay, Qais Ahmad, Dushmantha Chameera

Better options:

Dhanushka Gunathilaka he’s walking away with races and then a few more races in this tournament. He’s been scoring an average of 77

Qais ahmed scored a quick 50 on just 22 balls, Qais took the game completely off the Dambulla Vikings the other night.

Mohammad amir chose 5 wickets against the Colombo Kings last time.

Ashan priyaranjan obtained 47 * out of 28 submissions. This would have increased his confidence and he could get ahead of Russell in the batting lineup.

Suggested Game XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Guardian – Dinesh Chandimal, Azam Khan

Batters – Dhanushka Gunathilaka (C), Thikshala de Silva, Laurie Evans (VC)

All terrain – Andre Russell, Ashan Priyaranjan

Bowlers – Mohammad Amir, Qais Ahmad, Dhananjay Lakshan, Lakshan Sandakan

Twelfth man – Isuru Udana

Suggested Game XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Guardian – Dinesh Chandimal (C)

Batters – Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Thikshala de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa

All terrain – Andre Russell, Ashan Priyaranjan and Shehan Jayasuriya

Bowlers – Mohammad Amir (VC), Qais Ahmad, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan

Twelfth man – Hazrathullah Zazai

Expert advice:

Mohammed Amir has been brilliant on the ball and you can expect him to pick some terrains in a game of crunch. Danushka Gunathilaka will also be a good exchange.

Probable winners:

Galle Gladiators is expected to win the contest and reach the final.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and game XIs for each match will be provided on our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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