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Lanka Premier League – Match 15 – Kandy Warriors vs Colombo Stars – Preview, Playing XI, Live Streaming Details and Updates

Stars are favorites to win against Warriors

Kandy Warriors vs Colombo Stars
Kandy Warriors vs Colombo Stars (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kandy Warriors will be up against Colombo Stars in match 15 of the Lanka Premier League (LPL). The Warriors have had a tough season so far, with four losses from five games. Their opponents, Stars have also been ordinary, with two wins and three losses from five matches. Fair to say both the teams have not shown the required consistency and have found wanting against the top placed teams.

The Warriors are coming from a seven-wicket loss against Jaffna Kings. Their batters scored 94 runs in 12.2 before the rain reduced the match and changed the equation. The wet outfield made the task easier for the Kings who chased the target with eight balls to spare. Barring the one game against Dambulla Giants, wherein their batters posted 170, the team has struggled to post decent totals. The bowling has also looked a bit incisive. 

Meanwhile, the Stars are coming off a win over the Galle Gladiators. It was a commanding performance by skipper Angelo Matthews who led from the front and scored 73. In the bowling, Naveen-ul-Haq picked three wickets. The team will take confidence from the win and will look to ride on the momentum and fetch a few more wins.

Pitch Report

After a string of high-scoring games, the last few LPL matches have witnessed a low-scoring thrillers. The wicket has got a bit slow and run-scoring is not easy now, especially against the spinners.

Average score: 155 (in LPL 2021 games so far)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 5, Lost – 7, N/R – 1

Probable Playing XIs

Kandy Warriors

Ahmed Shehzad, Charith Asalanka, Kamindu Mendis, Minod Bhanuka, Tom Moores, Angelo Perera (c), Kamindu Mendis, Ravi Bopara, Nimesh Vimkuthi, Sachindu Colombage, Shiraz Ahmed, Binura Fernando

Colombo Stars

Pathum Nissanka, Tom Banton, Kusal Perera (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Sherfane Rutherford, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ravindu Fernando, Seekkuge Prasanna, David Wiese, Dushmantha Chameera, Naveen-ul-Haq, Ravi Rampaul

Match Details

Match – Colombo Stars vs Kandy Warriors – Match 15

Venue – R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Time – 07:30 PM IST

Where to watch live – Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV

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