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GT vs BLK, LPL 2023 Match 5 Prediction, Playing XIs

GT vs BLK, LPL 2023 Match 5 Prediction, Playing XIs

GT vs BLK, LPL 2023 Match 5: The Lanka Premier League 2023 is set to witness an exciting clash as the Galle Titans lock horns with B-Love Kandy in the 5th game of the tournament. After securing a thrilling victory against Dambulla Aura, the Galle Titans are brimming with confidence. They will try hard & secure their second consecutive win of the season. While B-Love Kandy will be eager to bounce back after a disappointing loss to Colombo Strikers.

B Love Kandy’s batters looked rusty in their previous clash as they could post just 130 runs on board. Their batters failed miserably to push the run rate while the bowlers failed to defend the meager total. Heading into this clash, the batters would aim to showcase their ‘A game’ & post a good total on board. On the other hand, Galle Titans will aim to continue their winning momentum & emerge victorious in this clash as well. Whether Galle will outclass B Love Kandy or the latter will register their maiden win of the tournament?

GT vs BLK: Teams Preview

Galle Titans Preview:

Dasun Shanaka’s Galle Titans had a spectacular start to their campaign, triumphing over Dambulla Aura in a nerve-wracking Super Over. While Shanaka is proud of his team’s composure under pressure, he knows the bowlers need to up their game in this encounter. Having lost both games to B-Love Kandy last year, the Titans are determined to put on a better show.

With Shevon Daniel showing promise in the previous game, the Titans’ batting lineup looks formidable. Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s form at No. 3 adds strength to the middle order, while Tim Seifert and Shakib Al Hasan will be crucial in building partnerships. The team’s late firepower comes from Shanaka and Lahiru Samarakoon. Kasun Rajitha’s early breakthroughs and the experience of Vishwa Fernando will be pivotal, while Shakib and Tarbaiz Shamsi will be looking to make an impact in the middle overs.

In the bowling department, Kasun Rajitha will try his best to scalp early wickets along with Vishwa Fernando & get an edge over B-love Kandy.  Shakib & Tarbaiz will aim to scalp wickets in middle overs while Shanaka, Lasith & Prasanna will add depth to their bowling attack.

B-Love Kandy Preview

Wanindu Hasaranga’s B-Love Kandy will be eager to put the last game’s disappointment behind them. Their batting order struggled against Colombo Strikers, and Hasaranga expects his matchwinners to step up and earn their first points.

Dinesh Chandimal and Thanuka Dabare at the top will be vital to give B Love Kandy an ideal start. While Kamindu Mendis, Angelo Mathews, and Ashen Bandara add depth to the middle order. Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, and Sarfaraz Ahmed will play a crucial role in quick runs down the order. Overall, their batting looks

The bowling attack showed promise in the last game, with Mohammad Hasnain and Isuru Udana delivering tight spells. Hasaranga and Mujeeb ur Rahman form a formidable spin duo, while Aamer Jamal, Mendis, and Dabare will be expected to support them effectively.

GT vs BLK: Match Details

Match: Galle Titans vs B-Love Kandy, Match 5, Lanka Premier League 2023.

Date and Time: August 1, 2023, Tuesday, 07:30 pm IST.

Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

GT vs BLK, LPL 2023: Predicted Playing XIs

Love Kandy

Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Ashen Bandara, Dinesh Chandimal, Thanuka Dabare, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wk), Angelo Mathews, Isuru Udana, Kamindu Mendis, Aamer Jamal, Mohammad Hasnain, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Galle Titans

Shevon Daniel, Lasith Croospulle, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Tim Seifert (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Dasun Shanaka (c), Lahiru Samarakoon, Seekkuge Prasanna, Vishwa Fernando, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kasun Rajitha

Weather & Pitch Conditions:

The skies over Colombo are expected to be partly cloudy, offering favorable batting conditions. The pitch will be conducive for strokeplay, allowing batsmen to showcase their skills. Spinners are likely to excel on this track, with sharp turn and surprise being their weapons. A competitive score batting first would be around 170 runs.

The pitch will probably slow down in the second half of the tournament making it conducive to bat first. The team winning the toss should opt to bat first as chasing here can be a bit challenging.

GT vs BLK, LPL 2023: Match Prediction

Love Kandy, after suffering a significant defeat in their previous game, will be under pressure to perform. Their batting order needs to step up to secure a victory. On the other hand, Galle Titans come into this game with a thrilling win and their batsmen in good form, making them the favorites. Our prediction leans towards Galle Titans clinching the victory.

Meanwhile, the fixture between Galle Titans & B love Kandy promises to be a nail bitter. While for cricket fanatics, a captivating fixture is there on their plates.

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