BLK vs GT 12th Match LPL 2023 – The 12th match of Lanka Premier League 2023 will be played between B-Love Kandy vs Galle Titans on Thursday, 08 August 2023, at 3:00 PM 09:30 AM GMT / 03:00 PM LOCAL at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele.
The toss of this match will be done 30 minutes before the start of the match i.e. at 3:00 PM, as I have already been told that this match will be played between B-Love Kandy vs Galle Titans teams, both teams have very good players.
Here Are the full details of the BLK vs GT 12th Match LPL 2023 Both Team Squad, Venue, Time and Date, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Match Prediction & Dream 11 team | B-Love Kandy vs Galle Titans 12th Match Lanka Premier League 2023
BLK vs GT 12th Match LPL 2023
|Lanka Premier League 2023
|B-Love Kandy vs Galle Titans
|Thursday, 08 August 2023
|3:00 PM 09:30 AM GMT / 03:00 PM LOCAL
|Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
When: B-Love Kandy vs Galle Titans Match Lanka Premier League 2023 on Thursday, 08 August 2023, 3:00 PM 09:30 AM GMT / 03:00 PM LOCAL
Where: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
B-Love Kandy vs Galle Titans Match Live Streaming and Broadcast
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B-Love Kandy vs Galle Titans Match Pitch Report
No match has been played at Pallekele in the ongoing season. Hence, it is a little tricky to understand how the pitch would behave. Teams should look to the field first after winning the toss.
What to expect:
B-Love Kandy: B-Love Kandy is coming off a massive 8-wicket win against Jaffna Kings at Pallekele. The decision to have Jaffna bat first paid off, as they were restricted to 117-9. In response, Kandy effortlessly achieved the target in just 13 overs. Captain Wanindu Hasaranga led from the front with a sensational all-round performance. His extraordinary figures of 9-3 from 4 overs proved to be the turning point against Jaffna. Then, Hasaranga, in pursuit of boosting the team’s net run rate, elevated himself to the No.3 position and smashed an unbeaten 52 off just 22 deliveries.
Opener Fakhar Zaman (42 off 39 balls) also got some useful runs under his belt. An in-form Fakhar and Dinesh Chandimal at the top can change Kandy’s trajectory this season. Then they also have the experienced Angelo Mathews followed by Asif Ali in the middle order.
On the bowling front, apart from Hasaranga, Mujeeb Ur Rahman has done a terrific contacting job, going for an economy of just 5.81 this season. Fast bowler Isuru Udana (6 wickets in 4 matches at 8.50) is another one worth watching out for.
B-Love Kandy Key Players
- Wanindu Hasaranga – Wanindu Hasaranga will have to pull out a staggering performance for his team. Hasaranga is one of the best spinners going around and has taken 197 wickets in T20 matches.
- Mujeeb ur Rahman – Mujeeb ur Rahman will also be key for Kandy. The spinner has created a repo of a T20 specialist and has lived up to the same as well. Mujeeb has taken 217 wickets in T20 matches at an average of 23 and an economy of less than 7.
- Dinesh Chandimal – The experienced batter will be key in the middle order. Chandimal is the third-highest run scorer in LPL with 810 runs to his name.
Probable XI: Fakhar Zaman, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Kamindu Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Ashen Bandara, Asif Ali, Isuru Udana, Mohammad Hasnain, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dushmantha Chameera
B-Love Kandy Squad: Thanuka Dabare, Navod Paranavithana, Angelo Mathews, Asif Ali, Dinesh Chandimal(w), Suresh Raina, Aamer Jamal, Wanindu Hasaranga(c), Kamindu Mendis, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Isuru Udana, Lasith Abeyratne, Lahiru Madushanka, Chaturanga de Silva, Ashen Bandara, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Haris, Avishka Tharindu, Malsha Tharupathi, Sahan Arachchige
Galle Titans: After winning their first two games, Galle Titans have slipped a little, losing two games on the trot. Their previous clash against Colombo Strikers was a thriller, where they were upstaged by a Babar Azam masterclass. Asked to bat first on a flat pitch at Pallekele, the Titans scored a formidable 189-3 on the board. However, that didn’t prove to be enough, as Colombo clinched the game with one ball to spare.
Tim Seifert (54* off 35 balls) was the top-scorer for Galle in the previous game. The wicket-keeper batter is now the leading run-getter of the team this season with 160 runs in 4 innings at an average of 53.33 and a strike rate of 140.35. He’s a vital cog of this Galle team, and we are backing him to continue his excellent run.
Opener Shevon Daniel (132 runs in 4 innings at an average of 33 and a strike rate of 116.81) has also been in good touch, scoring 49 off 31 balls in the match against Colombo.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa has had a quiet season so far, but Galle needs him to deliver. The left-handed batter has managed only 82 runs this year but appears to be slowly regaining his touch. It feels like one big knock is just around the corner.
Fast bowler Kasun Rajitha (5 wickets in 4 innings at 9.55) and left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan (5 wickets in 4 innings at 6.40) have been Galle’s most successful bowlers this year. Leg-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi bowled well on a flat surface at Pallekele in the previous game, taking 2 wickets for 27 runs from his 4 overs. His resurgence in form is a welcome development for the Titans, as it adds strength to their bowling department.
Galle Titans Key Players
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa – Bhanuka Rajapaksa recently played in T10 League but struggled to get going. However, he will be more comfortable in the T20 format where he can afford to consume a few balls. Rajapaksa is one of the top performers in LPL with 454 runs.
- Shakib Al Hasan – Shakib Al Hasan will be vital for the Titans owing to his all-round skills. Shakib will add a lot of strength in the middle order while his four overs will be crucial for the team.
- Tim Seifert – Seifert is fresh from a brilliant run in the T10 League where he scored over 200 runs and was one of the tournament’s top run-getters. The batter would like to ride on momentum and have a good season of LPL.
Probable XI: Shevon Daniel, Lasith Croospulle, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Tim Seifert(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Dasun Shanaka(c), Lahiru Samarakoon, Kasun Rajitha, Tabraiz Shamsi, Akila Dananjaya, Richard Ngarava
Galle Titans Squad: Tim Seifert(w), Minod Bhanuka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mohammad Mithun, Dasun Shanaka(c), Ben Cutting, Seekkuge Prasanna, Akila Dananjaya, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Ashan Priyanjan, Anuk Fernando, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lahiru Samarakoon, Lasith Croospulle, Pasindu Sooriyabandara, Sonal Dinusha, Mohamed Shiraz, Shevon Daniel, Avishka Perera, Sohan de Livera, Chad Bowes
B-Love Kandy vs Galle Titans Match Winner
B-Love Kandy vs Galle Titans Match Prediction
Galle has a 4-3 head-to-head record against Kandy. Kandy is surging in confidence after registering two back-to-back wins. Meanwhile, Galle’s charge has been halted a little after suffering two consecutive losses. Though they continue to be a force to be reckoned with, their success hinges on the batting lineup’s ability to function as a cohesive unit, rather than depending on just a few standout players.
Perhaps they would be better served if captain Dasun Shanaka promotes himself to the middle-order. Kandy, meanwhile, is firing on all cylinders and would be eager to continue their winning streak. That said, we still believe that Galle is the better of the two sides and will come out shining.
We expect Galle Titans to win this match.
B-Love Kandy vs Galle Titans Match Top Fantasy Picks
- Fakhar Zaman
- Dinesh Chandimal
- Wanindu Hasaranga
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman
- Dushmantha Chameera
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa
- Tim Seifert
- Shakib Al Hasan
- Dasun Shanaka
- Kasun Rajitha
- Tabraiz Shamsi
B-Love Kandy vs Galle Titans Match Dream11 Fantasy Team
Wicket-keeper: Tim Seifert
Batters: Dinesh Chandimal, Fakhar Zaman, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Shakib Al Hasan, Dasun Shanaka
Bowlers: Dushmantha Chameera, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Kasun Rajitha, Tabraiz Shamsi
B-Love Kandy vs Galle Titans Match Both Team Top Batsmen
Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews will be the top choice for Kandy batters. The two are the most experienced and among the top performers in the tournament. Wanindu Hasaranga will also have to contribute with the bat in the season as the team lacks depth.
We suggest backing Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Tim Seifert, and Shakib Al Hasan. Rajapaksa scored 48 against Dambulla while Seifert comes into the tournament on the back of a stunning performance in the Zim Afro T10 League. Shakib is also a very good batter.
B-Love Kandy vs Galle Titans Match Both Team Top Team Bowlers
Wanindu Hasaranga and Mujeeb ur Rahman will be the top two bowlers and will get help from the surface. Mohammad Hasnain, who took 2-27 in the last game against Colombo, is also a good choice.
Shakib Al Hasan, Tabraiz Shamsi and Kasun Rajitha will be the top bowling picks from Titans. Rajitha had a great game against Dambulla and picked two wickets while Shakib and Shamsi as spinners will be key on turning tracks.