Uthura are hanging by a thread of needle in this year’s Sri Lankan Premier League while Nagenahira are well placed and a win for Nagenahira will put them in a fantastic position and safely away from 5th place. Uthura will have some form behind them as they beat Basnahira by 4 wickets but Nagenahira suffered a thumping loss to Wayamba. Rahim has looked very impressive when he has gotten a start and the duel between him and Dillon du Preez will be very interesting as he is so economical with the ball.
Match Information :
26 August, Colombo
Starting Time: 1600 Local Time (1030 GMT Time)
Mushfiqur Rahim vs Dillon du Preez
Mushfiqur Rahim, the Bangladesh captain will be looking to gain some form and adapt to conditions in Sri Lanka as he leads his country in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Rahim has played in 4 matches for Nagenahira and has scored 64 runs which hasn’t been too great but his 54 not out was very classy and is a sign of what he can do at his best. Dillon du Preez is quite an under rated South African allrounder and has been very economical in the matches he has played. du Preez will have the opportunity to slow Nagenahira even more since they are not a fast scoring side.
Uthura won their 2nd match of the tournament in their last match meaning they shouldn’t change the XI.
Imran Nazir looked good in the 2 matches he played but his country man Ahmed Shehzad has been very inconsistent and the change should be made. Ben Laughlin was very expensive in the flogging Nagenahira copped and Mitchell Marsh could be brough it in even though he is an all rounder.