LPL Sri Lanka 2020 Kandy Tuskers vs Colombo Kings, KT vs CK 1st T20 Match Preview – Sri Lanka will host the inaugural edition of the Lankan Premier League (LPL) 2020. The opener will be played between Colombo Kings and Kandy Tuskers (CK vs KT) at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota.
After a long break of eight months, finally, some cricket will return to Sri Lanka as the country hosts its inaugural edition of the LPL 2020. Sri Lanka Cricket got the signal to stage the glittering tournament which will be kicking off 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.
Kandy Tuskers vs Colombo Kings KT vs CK 1st T20
Match: KT vs CK 1st T20, IPL 2020
Date: Friday, 26th October 2020
Time: 20:00 Local | 14:30 GMT | 19:30 PKT | 20:00 IST
Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota
LPL 2020 CK vs KT Playing XI’s:
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 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.
LPL 2020 Live Streaming & TV Channel: 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.
Let’s Have a Look at KT vs CK 1st T20 Team Squads:
Colombo Kings (From): Laurie Evans, Daniel Bell-Drummond, Dinesh Chandimal(w), Lahiru Udara, Angelo Mathews(c), Andre Russell, Ashan Priyanjan, Isuru Udana, Qais Ahmad, Manpreet Gony, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dushmantha Chameera, Dhammika Prasad, Karim Sadiq, Amila Aponso, Tharindu Kaushal, Thikshila de Silva, Kalana Perera, Navod Paranavithana, Himesh Ramanayake, Tharindu Ratnayake.
Kandy Tuskers (From): Kusal Mendis, Brendan Taylor, Kusal Perera(w/c), Irfan Pathan, 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 Edirisinghe.