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LPL 2024 Match 3, CS vs KFL | Playing 11 Prediction, Cricket Tips, Preview & Live Streaming

Dasun Shanaka starred with both bat and ball in Kandy's first LPL 2024 game (X)Dasun Shanaka starred with both bat and ball in Kandy's first LPL 2024 game (X)

Colombo Strikers are set to lock horns with Kandy Falcons in Match 3 of the Lanka Premier League 2024 at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Tuesday, July 2.

As the Strikers prepare to make their grand entrance this season, the Falcons have already taken flight with a commanding six-wicket victory over the Dambulla Sixers.

CS vs KFL: Team Previews

Colombo Strikers

At the helm of the Colombo Strikers is the seasoned warhorse Thisara Perera, whose leadership will be instrumental.

The Strikers' bowling attack is their ace in the hole, with the likes of the express pacer Matheesha Pathirana,  Taskin Ahmed, Muhammad Waseem, and the young prodigy Dunith Wellalage. Pathirana, who lit up the IPL for Chennai Super Kings with 12 wickets, will lead the charge with the ball.

While they miss the services of last season's highest scorer Babar Azam, who chose to sit out this edition, they have an explosive talent in Rahmanullah Gurbaz. The Afghan wicketkeeper-batter recently finished as the top scorer in the T20 World Cup 2024 and will be eager to continue his purple patch.

Adding to their firepower are all-rounders Chamika Karunaratne, Glenn Phillips, and Shadab Khan, alongside the dependable Sadeera Samarawickrama, making the Strikers a well-rounded unit as they aim to start the LPL 2024 campaign with a bang.

Kandy Falcons

On the other hand, Kandy Falcons have already sent a strong message with their opening victory.

Chasing a formidable target of 180, the Falcons’ seasoned pros—Dinesh Chandimal (65 off 40 balls), Angelo Mathews (37 off 20 balls), and Dasun Shanaka (46 off 15 balls)—made light work of the chase, reaching the target in just 17.2 overs.

Shanaka also starred with the ball, snaring three wickets, while Dushmantha Chameera kept the runs in check. Though captain Wanindu Hasaranga had an off day, going wicketless and conceding 32 runs in his four overs, the Falcons’ bowling unit remains potent.

Mohammad Hasnain's expensive spell, leaking 53 runs for a solitary wicket, will need addressing, but the Falcons will look to build on their winning momentum.

CS vs KFL: Match details & Live streaming

Date & Time
July 2, 07.30 PM (IST)
VenuePallekele International Stadium
Broadcast & Live StreamingStar Sports Network & FanCode

CS vs KFL: Pallekele International Stadium Pitch Report

The Pallekele pitch, already showed that it is a batter's paradise in the tournament opener and it promises another run-fest. Fast bowlers will need to strike early with the new ball because once it loses its shine, they won't get much assistance. Spinners, however, will come into their own in the latter half of the innings. Dew is also expected to play a role and thus the toss could be decisive—the captain winning it would look to field first.

CS vs KFL: Probable playing XIs

Colombo Strikers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Glenn Phillips, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Thisara Perera (c), Shadab Khan, Kavin Bandara, Matheesha Pathirana, Muhammad Waseem, Dunith Wellage, Binura Fernando

Kandy Falcons: Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Andre Fletcher, Mohammad Haris, Kamindu Mendis, (WK), Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Chaturanga de Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Chamath Gomez, Mohammad Hasnain

CS vs KFL: Fantoss Fantasy tips

Wicket-keepersRahmanullah Gurbaz, Dinesh Chandimal
BattersGlenn Phillips, Kamindu Mendis
All-roundersChamika Karunaratne, Thisara Perera, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga
BowlersMatheesha Pathirana, Dushmantha Chameera
CaptainDasun Shanaka
Vice-captainRahmanullah Gurbaz

CS vs KFL: Winner Prediction

Considering the current form, overall team composition, and winning momentum, Kandy Falcons are the favourites to win the match.