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Lanka T20 League 2023, Qualifier 2: GT vs BK Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Lanka T20 League 2023 

Qualifier 2: GT vs BK

 

Preview 

Galle Titans and B-Love Kandy will square off for the Qualifier 2 of the Lanka T20 League 2023. The game is scheduled at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday, August 19. 

GT are sitting in the 2nd place in the points table with four wins and four losses from their 8 matches played in the league. Tim Seifert is the highest run-getter for the side with 231 runs scorer scored at a strike rate of 133. He has hit 11 sixes and 14 fours so far. He is being followed by Lasith Croospulle who has drafted 218 runs at a strike rate of 142. The top wicket-taker for the side is Tabraiz Shamsi who has claimed 12 wickets while bowling at an economy rate of 7.52.

On the other side, BK finished in the 3rd place in the points table with an equally shared number of wins and losses in 8 games. The team has a lower net run rate which makes them sit a place lower than GT. Their highest run-scorer is Wanindu Hasaranga as he scored 231 runs at a strike rate of 197. He has struck 10 sixes and 26 fours so far. Dinesh Chandimal has also accumulated 197 runs at a strike rate of 133. BK skipper Hasaranga is an example of a class all-rounder as he is also their best bowler having picked 17 wickets while bowling at an economy rate of 5.55.

 

Match Details

Match: GT vs BK, Qualifier 2, Lanka T20 League 2023

Date:  Saturday, August 19, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

 

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch at R. Premadasa Stadium promises an intriguing contest, offering early movement for seamers with the new ball while favouring spinners as it wears down. Though turn is limited, slower bowlers can exploit the lack of pace. Once batsmen settle in, ample scoring opportunities await.

Expect a bit of cloud around with less chance of precipitation (20% chance), while the temperature fluctuates between a comfortable 31 and 27 degrees. Humidity is to remain at 72% on the matchday.

 

GT vs BK Squads

GT: Minod Bhanuka, Chad Bowes, Lasith Croospulle, Shevon Daniel, Sohan de Livera (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Avishka Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Akila Dananjaya, Anuk Fernando, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ashan Priyanjan, Lahiru Samarakoon, Shakib Al Hasan, Dasun Shanaka (c), Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Tabraiz Shamsi, Mohamed Shiraz, Sonal Dinusha, Pasindu Sooriyabandara, Richard Ngarava, Litton Das (wk), Najibullah Zadran

BK: Aamer Jamal, Lasith Abeyratne, Sahan Arachchige, Asif Ali, Ashen Bandara, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal, Thanuka Dabare, Chaturanga de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Fakhar Zaman, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Madushanka, Angelo Mathews, Kamindu Mendis, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Hasnain, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Navod Paranavithana, Suresh Raina, Avishka Tharindu, Malsha Tharupathi, Isuru Udana, Sarfaraz Ahmed

 

GT vs BK Probable Playing XIs

GT: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Lasith Croospulle, Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das, Najibullah Zadran, Dasun Shanaka (c), Lahiru Samarakoon, Seekkuge Prasanna, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Tabraiz Shamsi

BK: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Wanidu Hasaranga (c), Fakhar Zaman, Angelo Mathews, Isuru Udana, Dinesh Chandimal, Mohammad Hasnain, Asif Ali, Sahan Arachchige, Ashen Bandara, Mohammad Haris

 

Match Prediction

Wanindu Hasaranga is in red-hot form and has the ability to turn the tables with his all-around performance. We think his skills would prove as a game-changer in this match and hence BK has a clear edge over GT to book their berth to the finals.

 

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