December 3: Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Stallions, Hambantota
Professional Tip: Within the final 4 video games, solely two openers managed to attain 30-plus runs. So, choose extra middle-order batsmen and allrounders in your XI.
Our XI: Avishka Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Azam Khan, Dhananjaya de Silva, Shoaib Malik, Thisara Perera, Milinda Siriwardana*, Wanindu Hasaranga, Usman Shinwari, Lakshan Sandakan, Mohammad Amir
*(The XI was up to date after Shahid Afridi said he’ll return to Pakistan for a “personal emergency”)
Substitutes: Akila Dananjaya, Hazratullah Zazai, Chaturanga de Silva, Minod Bhanuka
Participant availability: All gamers can be found for choice. We’d not all the time have the ability to tip you off about late damage (or different related) updates, so please finalise your staff after the toss.
Captain: Thisara Perera
Perera has been one of the best batter of the event to this point, with 165 runs in two innings. Regardless of arriving at scores of 64 for five and 49 for 4, he has smashed 97 not out from simply 44 balls and 68 from 28 deliveries, respectively. He has additionally taken 5 wickets to this point, which makes him an automated choose as captain.
Vice-captain: Danushka Gunathilaka
One of many in-form gamers of the event, Gunathilaka has scored 150 runs in three innings at a strike charge of 153.06, which makes him the third-highest run-scorer to this point. Within the Gladiators’ earlier match, he hit a 53-ball 82 when the subsequent highest rating from his staff was 17.
Usman Shinwari: The 26-year outdated left-arm Pakistan pacer has been essentially the most spectacular bowler in LPL 2020 to this point. In two video games, he has picked up six wickets at an astonishing common of simply 5.50, economic system of 4.71 and a strike charge of merely 7.00. Because the begin of the yr, Shinwari has picked up 17 wickets in 14 T20s.
Avishka Fernando: After scoring a match-winning 92 not out in his first recreation, Fernando missed out within the subsequent few matches. However since December 2019, he averages 35.73 with the bat at a strike charge of 143.81, and is due an enormous rating.
Azam Khan: Khan is our select of the three wicketkeeping choices for this recreation. He has performed necessary cameos to this point with knocks of 20, 10 not out and 13, which confirmed his big-hitting skills. And in 24 T20s to this point, Khan’s strike charge is 148.27 with 28 sixes.
Lakshan Sandakan: Spinners have been slowly making an influence in latest video games, and left-arm wristspinner Sandakan had dismissed Kusal Perera and Kusal Mendis within the earlier recreation. He’s a real wicket-taker, having picked up 52 wickets in 46 T20 innings at a median of 23.36.
Akila Dananjaya can exchange Mohammad Amir, who had an detached begin to the event.
Minod Bhanuka or Tom Moores will be swapped for Azam Khan as wicket-keeping choices.