Our "Prediction Wizard" will calculate, based on the current available betting odds, the implicit winning percentages for the possible outcomes in a match. This will be updated as soon as we fetch the odds from the betting sites and keep updating until the match is finished.
Dambulla Viiking and the Kandy Tuskers are right next to each other in the Lanka Premier League table. They have both been pretty inconsistent in this season and would like to get on some sort of a winning run.
This is an important match for both teams. If Dambulla Viiking wins this match then it is going to go to second place in the table while the Kandy Tuskers risk falling behind the top rung of teams if it loses this one as well.
Dambulla Viiking vs Kandy Tuskers LPL 2020 is going to be played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota on the 3rd of December 2020.
We thought Dambulla Viiking played an excellent match to win against the Colombo kings in that previous outing. It was the middle order that came through for Dambulla Viking once more.
Dasun Shanaka has been the standout player for this team. He is the captain and is certainly leading from the front. His inning of 56 was studded with four sixes and ensured that his team managed to reach a very competitive total.
Samit Patel has also been very effective as an all-rounder and has frankly outperformed our expectations as a batsman in the middle order.
If Upul Tharanga and Paul Stirling can also start to contribute regularly the Dambulla Viiking team is going to be a tough opponent for every other team in the Lanka Premier League.
Samit Patel, Malinda Pushpakumara, and Anwar Ali lead the bowling for the side. While neither of them is a very big name in T20 cricket around the world, they have shown themselves to be pretty adept at hitting their lines and lengths under pressure.
Considering the standard of the bowling in the Lanka Premier League, Dambulla Viking has a pretty decent attack.
Niroshan Dickwella, WU Tharanga, Samit Patel, Dasun Shanaka, Anwar Ali, Angelo Perera, PM Pushpakumara, Kasun Rajitha, Sachindu Colombage, Samiullah Shenwari, Ramesh Mendis.
The Kandy Tuskers came into the Lanka Premier League with a lot of expectations. They were expected to be one of the front runners for the title this year but unfortunately, things have not quite gone there away so far.
Their biggest strength was supposed to be their batting and apart from the first match, which they ended up losing in a Super Over, none of the top-order batsmen have really scored runs.
Senior players like Kusal Perera and Kusal Mendis will need to step up their game immediately.
Brendan Taylor has been very good in the middle order, but he needs more support. Kamindu Mendis and Asela Gunaratne should be able to provide the support at least on paper but we have not seen that happen consistently in the LPL.
With the batting not performing there is added pressure on the bowlers. Here again, the Kandy Tuskers have underperformed.
Munaf Patel was able to put in an excellent performance in the previous game but he is not even half the bowler that he was at his best. Naveen-ul-Haq has been expensive as has Nuwan Pradeep and for some reason, Dilruwan Perera is not able to complete his court of overs in any of the matches.
Aseela Gunaratne has been a surprise positive in this aspect. There is no doubt that the bowling line up of the Kandy Tuskers is weaker than its opponent in this contest.
Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Asela Gunaratne, BRM Taylor, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dilruwan Perera, S Prasanna, Kamindu Mendis, Munaf Patel, Nuwan Pradeep, Naveen-ul-Haq.
The team that wins the toss is going to want to field first. It is not as if all the matches have been won by the team batting second however with the threat of rain around and the snow and small boundaries to protect fielding first is the smarter thing to do.
Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.
There is a slight chance that some rain may fall on match day however we are hoping that it is not going to cause any major reduction in the number of overseas.
The pitch has been flat throughout this tournament and there is no reason to expect that it will change. The tiny boundaries make run-scoring easy and so another high-scoring contest is on the cards.
We think Dambulla Viiking has a great chance of winning this match. Both teams have a decent batting lineup but the bowling for the Kandy Tuskers is very weak and that puts it at a clear disadvantage.
Bet on Dambulla Viiking to win.
Betting and gambling has been a favorite past time of many Indians over the years, and with the massive growth of the internet, now you can also experience online betting in India.
Find out more on our dedicated page on everything about betting in India online!Online Betting in India