Wayamba are sitting in a very good position in 2nd being undefeated and a win against Basnahira will continue their streak but will also drive them up to the leading position in the SLPL. Basnahira will be desperate for a win since they have lost 2 out of their 3 matches and don’t want to fall behind any further despite odds being against them against Wayamba. Dilshan is the dangerman for Basnahira since he is the leading run scorer in the SLPL currently but Kamran Akmal shortly follows him from Wayamba who is returning to career best form.
Match Information :
August 19, Pallekele
Starting Time: 1600 Local Time (1030 GMT Time)
Battle of the Openers
TM Dilshan is the noticeable opener from Basnahira with the other being a domestic player but Wayamba have a marvellous pairing at the top in Tamim Iqbal who scored 93 not out in the opener and Kamran Akmal who is returning to his best form. Dilshan has scored 2 half centuries from 3 innings in this tournament which means danger signs for opposition teams since he is such a fast run scorer. If Iqbal and Kamran Akmal can repeat their performance in the first match Basnahira are not going to have a chance. Even if Wayamba do lose an early wicket they always have Mahela Jayawardene.
Basnahira lost a tight match in their previous game and may opt to pick the same XI.
Wayamba were quite convincing in their 20 run victory despite not picking any overseas bowlers and should choose to pick an identical XI.