CS vs BLK 18th Match LPL 2023 Both Team Squad, Venue, Time and Date, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Match Prediction & Dream 11 team | Colombo Strikers vs B-Love Kandy 18th Match Lanka Premier League 2023

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CS vs BLK 18th Match LPL 2023 – The 18th match of Lanka Premier League 2023 will be played between Colombo Strikers vs B-Love Kandy on Sunday, 13 August 2023, at 7:30 PM 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

The toss of this match will be done 30 minutes before the start of the match i.e. at 7:00 PM, as I have already been told that this match will be played between Colombo Strikers vs B-Love Kandy teams, both teams have very good players.

Here Are the full details of the CS vs BLK 18th Match LPL 2023 Both Team Squad, Venue, Time and Date, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Match Prediction & Dream 11 team | Colombo Strikers vs B-Love Kandy 18th Match Lanka Premier League 2023

CS vs BLK 18th Match LPL 2023

SeriesLanka Premier League 2023
MatchColombo Strikers vs B-Love Kandy
Match TypeT20
DateSunday, 13 August 2023
Time7:30 PM 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
VenueR.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
HostSri Lanka

When: Colombo Strikers vs B-Love Kandy Match Lanka Premier League 2023 on Sunday, 13 August 2023, 7:30 PM 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL

Where: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Colombo Strikers vs B-Love Kandy Match Live Streaming and Broadcast

LPL 2023 will be live-streamed on major national and international tv channels and live-streaming platforms.

Lanka Premier League 2023 as the matches from this T20 league will be Live broadcast in India. Star Sports has got exclusive television media rights. Star Sports will telecast the league’s exciting action live, exclusively in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, and MENA region including UAE.

Fan Code app and website is the official digital broadcaster of the LPL 2023. All the matches will be live telecasted on the Fan Code OTT Platform.

Colombo Strikers vs B-Love Kandy Match Pitch Report

The pitch at the venue in Colombo helped the team batting first in the first leg of the LPL matches. Hence, batting first should be the way forward for teams

What to expect: 

Team news:

Colombo Strikers: Niroshan Dickwella’s side has been inconsistent and is at the bottom of the points table. The side went down by 50 runs against Dambulla Aura in the last game in another ordinary performance with the bat and the ball. They still have a faint hope of making it to the next round and must win this game. Dickwella shall like to see the big stars in his side fire in this game.  

Pathum Nissanka and Babar Azam are key players for the side, and the team will need a good show from them at the top. Dickwella must anchor the innings in the middle order and add runs with Nuwanidu Fernando and Angelo Perara. Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, and Chamika Karunaratne must do well down the order for the team to win.  

Their bowlers have failed to execute the plans, and the team will need a good show from Naseem Shah and Chamika Karunaratne with the new ball. Matheesha Pathirana knows these conditions well and has an important role in this game. Mohammad Nawaz and Jeffrey Vandersay must bowl good spells in the middle overs.

Colombo Strikers Key Players

  • Niroshan Dickwella – Niroshan Dickwella led from the front and kept Strikers in the hunt in a tall chase. The southpaw scored a sublime half-century and put the team in a strong position before his wicket triggered a collapse and the team lost its way.
  • Babar Azam – Babar Azam did get out early in the opening clash but dare you to doubt his abilities with the bat. Babar will be hungry to get back on the field and play a good knock for his team.
  • Naseem Shah – Naseem Shah started well with the new ball and got some decent movement. Wickets with the new ball are a possibility and Naseem will be looking to exploit the fresh conditions and get a few early wickets for his team.

Probable XI: Niroshan Dickwella(w/c), Babar Azam, Pathum Nissanka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Mohammad Nawaz, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Naseem Shah, Matheesha Pathirana, Jeffrey Vandersay

Colombo Strikers Squad: Babar Azam, Pathum Nissanka, Niroshan Dickwella(w/c), Nuwanidu Fernando, Yashodha Lanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Matheesha Pathirana, Lakshan Sandakan, Wahab Riaz, Angelo Perera, Jeffrey Vandersay, Iftikhar Ahmed, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Nipun Dhananjaya, Kavishka Anjula, Shashika Dulshan, Lorcan Tucker, Ahan Wickramasinghe, Lahiru Udara, Movin Subasingha, Eshan Malinga

B-Love Kandy: Wanindu Hasaranga’s team has gained momentum. They have won the last four games and defeated the Jaffna Kings in the last game by 8 runs. They have booked a berth in the next round and shall look to strengthen their position further. Hasaranga would know his opponent’s strengths and look to do well here.  

Mohammad Haris and Fakhar Zaman are in good form, and the side will expect a strong show from the pair in this game. Dinesh Chandimal brings in a lot of experience and will look to do well with Sahan Arachchige and Angelo Mathews in the middle order. Hasaranga, Asif Ali, and Isuru Udana make this batting line-up strong.  

Angelo Mathews and Mujeeb ur Rahman must strike early, as the Strikers have a strong opening pair. Hasaranga and Nuwan Pradeep are in good form, and the pair will look to keep the scoring rate under check in the middle overs. Dushmantha Chameera and Udana add variety to this attack. 

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

Colombo Strikers vs B-Love Kandy Match Winner

Colombo Strikers

Colombo Strikers vs B-Love Kandy Match Prediction

The Colombo Strikers have nowhere to hide and must perform best in this game. They have a strong batting line-up and shall need an excellent effort from their bowlers to win here and keep hopes alive for the next round. B-Love Kandy has picked momentum, and key players are in good form. It makes them favorites to win this game.

We expect Colombo Strikers to win this match. 

Colombo Strikers vs B-Love Kandy Match Top Fantasy Picks

  • Pathum Nissanka
  • Niroshan Dickwella
  • Babar Azam
  • Iftikhar Ahmed
  • Naseem Shah
  • Matheesha Pathirana
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Mohammad Haris
  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Dushmantha Chameera
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Colombo Strikers vs B-Love Kandy Match Dream11 Fantasy Team

Wicket-keeper: Niroshan Dickwella, Mohammad Haris

Batters: Pathum Nissanka, Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman

All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga

Bowlers: Naseem Shah, Matheesha Pathirana, Dushmantha Chameera, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Colombo Strikers vs B-Love Kandy Match Both Team Top Batsmen

Babar Azam has been consistent scoring 59 and 41 in the last two games so he will be key for Colombo. Niroshan Dickwella and Nuwanidu Fernando have also scored 50s for the team, but they need to be consistent.

Fakhar Zaman, Dinesh Chandimal, and Wanindu Hasaranga will be the key batters for Kandy. Zaman and Chandimal have consistently scored 20s, 30s, and 40s for the team in the recent few games while Hasaranga comes into the match with two fifties in the last two games.

Colombo Strikers vs B-Love Kandy Match Both Team Top Team Bowlers

Matheesha Pathirana has been brilliant and has taken six wickets in the last two games. Naseem Shah has also bowled well, taking five wickets. Expectations will also be high from Jeff Vandersay.

Wanindu Hasaranga and Mujeeb ur Rahman are the two best bowlers in the team. Hasaranga has been on fire and has taken seven wickets in the last two games. Mujeeb will also enjoy the turning track. Nuwan Pradeep has also been lethal, with six wickets in two games.

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