LPL 2020 CK vs KT Match Preview: After a long break of eight months, finally some cricket will return to Sri Lanka as the country hosts its inaugural edition of the Lankan Premier League (LPL) 2020. Sri Lanka Cricket got the signal to stage the glittering tournament which will be kicking off tonight. The 1st match will be played between Colombo Kings and Kandy Tuskers (CK vs KT) at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota. The match is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM Local and IST and will be live-streamed on Sony Six.
The inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League 2020 is all set to begin in Hambantota tonight. Colombo Kings (CK) are taking on the Kandy Tuskers (KT) in the opening match of the LPL. Both the teams have a very good combination of experience and overseas players. The players like Mathews, Chandimal, and Isuru Udana make a much better Sri Lankan core in the team. Jamaican all-rounder, Andre Russell’s availability makes them even stronger.
While Kandy Tuskers have been facing a lot of problems in the very beginning. As the monstrous Chris Gayle along with Liam Plunkett is not available due to their international commitments ahead of the campaign. However, the experience of Brendan Taylor, Irfan Pathan, Dale Steyn, and Munaf Patel might increase the chances for Tuskers.
It will be the first match of the league in Hambantota. So, we are expecting a fresh and smooth wicket. However, the pitch is known for low scoring matches and an extra bit of help for the spinners as well. The average score at this venue will be around 160 runs.
We will have a pleasant evening in Hambantota. The temperature is expected to be looming around 27-28 Degree Celsius during the LPL 2020 opener between Colombo Kings and Kandy Tuskers.
Colombo Kings Probable XI: Kalana Perera, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Dinesh Chandimal (WK), Angelo Mathews(C), Ashan Priyanjan, Andre Russell, Isuru Udana, Manpreet Gony, Qais Ahmed, Dushmantha Chameera
Kandy Tuskers Probable XI: Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera(C/WK), Brendan Taylor, Priyamal Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Irfan Pathan, Dilruwan Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Dale Steyn, Munaf Patel, Vishwa Fernando
Colombo Kings: Angelo Mathews(C) Dinesh Chandimal(wk), Lahiru Udara, Andre Russell, Ashan Priyanjan, Isuru Udana, Qais Ahmad, Manpreet Gony, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dushmantha Chameera, Dhammika Prasad, Laurie Evans, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Karim Sadiq, Amila Aponso, Tharindu Kaushal, Thikshila de Silva, Kalana Perera, Navod Paranavithana, Himesh Ramanayake, Tharindu Ratnayake
Kandy Tuskers: Kusal Perera(C/wk), Irfan Pathan, Kusal Mendis, Brendan Taylor, Asela Gunaratne, Ishan Jayaratne , Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Nuwan Pradeep, Dale Steyn, Seekkuge Prasanna, Munaf Patel, Dilruwan Perera, Vishwa Fernando, Priyamal Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Lahiru Samarakoon, Naveen-ul-Haq, Lasith Embuldeniya, Kevin Koththigoda, Nishan Madushka, Kaveeshka Anjula, Chamikara
All the cricket fans in the Indian Sub-Continent will have to subscribe to Sony LIV to enjoy the uninterrupted Live Streaming of the LPL 2020 series on SonyLiv.com. While in Pakistan, it will be live-streamed on PTV, in the United Kingdom, the match will be streamed only on Sky Sports