It’s the battle of the top teams whom are both undefeated and they are Nagenahira and Wayamaba who will be backing up from their thrashing win last night. There is 4 points that seperate these two teams from 3rd so dropping a game here won’t put them under any more pressure. Kamran Akmal has been very impressive with the bat for Wayamba and has been a rock opening the batting for them. We are yet to have a very good look at Nagenahira since they have been involved in some close contests but Eranga has been a stand out with the ball.
Match Information :
August 20, Pallekele
Starting Time: 2000 Local Time (1430 GMT Time)
Kamran Akmal vs Shaminda Eranga
Kamran Akmal has been a rock for Wayamba, it seems whenever Kamran Akmal gets out Wayamba struggle but thanks to Akmal Wayamba remain unbeaten. Eranga is another vital player that has lead to Nagenahira’s unbeaten start in the SLPL and will have a big role to play if Nagenahira are to topple the favourites in Wayamba. Akmal has been very consistent over the 3 matches he has played so far scoring 180 runs at a strike rate of 135+ which is incredible. Eranga has had his own success taking 6 wickets and being very tight only going at 6.08 runs per over.
Both Nagenhira and Wayamba have gone through the tournament unbeaten and it seems unlikely they will make any changes to the XI that played in their last fixture.