The Kandurata Warriors sit second last on the Sri Lankan Premier League table and will be desperate for a win against Ruhuna since they have already lost 2 matches and another loss will be hard to recover from to make the finals. Ruhuna are well placed in 3rd place and a win against the Warriors would really split the table into two. Sohail Tanvir has been the man who has taken 7 wickets for the Warriors but apart from him no one else looks like a threat. Shahid Afridi is a superstar and hasn’t yet unleashed himself but a good game from him and Ruhuna are almost guaranteed the win.
Match Information :
August 20, Pallekele
Starting Time: 1600 Local Time (1030 GMT Time)
Sohail Tanvir vs Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch sure did show the Australian selectors what they missed out on his last match where he made a lovely 65 to guide his team to a thumping win. Sohail Tanvir has basically been a one man attack for majority of the tournament but the rest of the bowlers finally stood up in the Warriors last match. Tanvir will have a tough job to do in the first few overs as Ruhuna have a very good batting line-up which includes Aaron Finch and Shahid Afridi. The wicket of Finch will be very important though as a solid opening partnership always helps in T20’s.
Ruhuna smashed their opponents in the last match and shouldn’t change a winning side.
Kandurata also won their previous match after making a few changes and they looked like a lot more balanced side so a change isn’t expected.