Colombo Stars will take on Kandy Warriors in the final league fixture of the Lanka Premier League 2021. The equation is simple for both sides, whoever wins will make it to the playoffs. Colombo Stars encountered a massive defeat in the hands of Jaffna Kings in their previous game by 102 runs which made a huge difference to their net run rate. With 3 wins and 4 losses, they are at 4th spot in the standings with 6 points.
Kandy Warriors on the other hand kept their playoff chances alive with a close win over Dambulla Giants by 6 wickets on Thursday. They are still placed at the bottom spot in the standings with 4 points.
Colombo Stars vs Kandy Warriors, Match 20
Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Date & Time: December 17th at 7:30 PM IST and local time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
It’s always difficult to score runs under the lights and it’s even harder to bat in the 2nd half of the match. It’s tough to tackle spinners on this surface and whoever plays them well will have more chances of winning the match.
Probable Playing XIs for CS vs KW:
Dhananjaya De Silva, Angelo Mathews (c), Ashan Priyanjan, Tom Banton, Kusal Perera (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Keemo Paul, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dushmantha Chameera, Ravi Rampaul, Naveen Ul Haq
Kennar Lewis, Charith Asalanka, Ravi Bopara, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Kamindu Mendis, Angelo Perera (c), Nimesh Vimukthi, Asela Gunaratne, Binura Fernando, Shiraz Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain
Top Picks for CS vs KW Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Colombo Stars
Dinesh Chandimal had a rare failure in the last game against Jaffna Kings where he was dismissed for just 6 runs. He is still the leading run-scorer for Stars in this competition with 231 runs in 7 matches.
Angelo Mathews is making contributions at the top of the order. In the last 3 matches, he has added 112 runs at an average of 37.33 with the highest score of 73.
Top Picks – Kandy Warriors
Kennar Lewis is in good form having scored 130 runs in the last 3 matches. Overall, in 5 matches in this competition, he has amassed 147 runs at an average of 29.4 with the highest score of 62.
Charith Asalanka hasn’t been consistent in this tournament, although he has managed to score 150 runs in 7 matches at an average of 25.
CS vs KW Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Tournament)||Dream11 Points|
|Dinesh Chandimal||231 runs||380|
|Angelo Mathews||112 runs||161|
|Kennar Lewis||147 runs||229|
|Charith Asalanka||150 runs||304|
|Tom Banton||94 runs||181|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for CS vs KW Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Dinesh Chandimal (vc), Angelo Mathews, Kennar Lewis (c), Charith Asalanka, Tom Banton, Ravi Bopara, Dhananjaya De Silva, Nimesh Vimukthi, Dushmantha Chameera, Naveen Ul Haq, Shiraz Ahmed
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for CS vs KW Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (c), Kennar Lewis, Charith Asalanka (vc), Ravi Bopara, Ashan Priyanjan, Kamindu Mendis, Nimesh Vimukthi, Binura Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay, Naveen Ul Haq
CS vs KW Risky Captaincy Choices:
Tom Banton scored only 94 runs in 6 matches in this tournament at an average of 15.66 with the highest score of 30. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Ravi Bopara was the player of the match for his amazing batting display against the Dambulla Giants. It’s worth a risk and you can pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
Minod Bhanuka has scored only 37 runs in 4 innings so far in this tournament, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.
Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.