Wayamba have had a very successful SLPL so far as they are currently undefeated and are well placed above the rest of the competition. Kandurata have a little bit of work to do to ensure they make the finals as they sit in 4th after winning half of their games. Sohail Tanvir has been a huge threat for the ball with the Kandurata Warriors and by far has been their best player. The consistent contributions from several players from Wayamba has asserted they deserve 1st place but Mahela Jaywardene will be eyeing higher scorers after his 96 not out in the previous matches.
Match Information :
24 August, Colombo
Starting Time: 2000 Local Time (1430 GMT Time)
Mahela Jayawardene vs Sohail Tanvir
Mahela Jayawardene’s extraordinary innings against Nagenahira is one many would love to see again and despite missing out on his hundred it is good signs for Sri Lanka just before the T20 World Cup. Sohail Tanvir has kept the Warriors in the tournament with several fantastic contributions with the ball having taken 10 wickets in the tournament. Jayawardene’s 116 runs isn’t that great when you know he scored 96 not out in his last match but it is good to see for Wayamba that he is not completely out of form.
Misbah-ul-haq has only managed 40 runs from his campaign and surely he won’t be given another opportunity to build on that. If the Warriors want a better chance at winning they need to drop the out of form batsman and put in a clean striker of the ball like Albie Morkel or Dane Vilas.
The Wayamba XI at the moment is playing superbly and don’t look like getting beaten at this stage and no changes should be made.