CS vs GG: The 7th match of the Lanka Premier League 2022 will have Colombo Stars take on Galle Gladiators at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
After suffering defeat in their first match, Colombo Stars came roaring back with a 9-run win over Dambulla Aura in their second game.
Wicket-keeper batter, Dickwella led from the front with the bat as he played a stellar knock of 62 runs in 41 balls, including 8 fours and 2 sixes.
The likes of Mathews (4) and Asalanka (6), once again, failed to hit the straps and it is a bit of a concern for the team. Chandimal’s unbeaten 23-ball 29 and Domini Drakes’s 12-ball 18 helped the team reach a competitive score of 165 runs in the end.
Mathew’s team, thereafter, restricted Dambulla to 156 runs in the second innings. Three bowlers, namely Suranga Lakmal, Dominic Drakes, and Karim Janat picked two wickets each.
Heading into the next game, the Stars would be looking to continue the winning momentum. Facing them are Galle Gladiators, who are languishing at the bottom of the table.
The Gladiators have played two games but are yet to win a single game this season. Against Kandy Falcons in their last match, the Gladiators could only manage to score 121 runs on the board.
Half of the side was back to the pavilion for just 28 runs and they would have been bundled out for a much lesser total had Movin Subasingha (40 off 28) and Imad Wasim (34 off 39) not made handy contributions with the bat.
The likes of Wahab Riaz (1 for 22) and Nuwar Pradeep (2 for 34) bowled well but there just weren’t enough runs on the board.
The Gladiators must look for a win here or their campaign could go in complete disarray.
CS vs GG Predicted XI
Here’s a look at the predicted playing XI of both teams:
Angelo Mathews (c), Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Charith Asalanka, Ravi Bopara, Dinesh Chandimal, Navod Paranavithana, Karim Janat, Dominic Drakes, Suranga Lakmal, Jeffrey Vandersay, Naveen-ul-Haq
Kusal Mendis (c), Thanuka Dabare, Azam Khan (wk), Nuwanidu Fernando, Iftikhar Ahmed, Movin Subasingha, Imad Wasim, Pulina Tharanga, Wahab Riaz, Nuwan Pradeep, Nuwan Thushara