The 4th match of the SLC Invitational T20 League 2022 will be played on the 10th of August 2022 between SLC Greys and SLC Blues at the Premadasa International cricket cricket stadium.
Current Form SLC Greys:
SLC Greys lost their first match of the tournament against SLC Reds by 6 wickets.
SLC Greys batted first and could only post a modest total of 120 for 9 in 20 overs. Ashan Randika was brilliant at the top of the order as he struck 24 in 23 balls. The rest of the top order simply fell like a pack of cards. Movin Subasingha in the middle order played a good knock of 32 in 25 balls to ensure his team goes past the 100 run mark. On the back of his effort with the bat, SLC Greys reached 120 for 9 in 20 overs.
During the chase, Kusal Mendis and Lasith Croospulle batted incredibly well and collected 88 runs for the first wicket partnership. Mendis scored 34 in 30 balls while Lasith smashed 54 in 44 balls. Both the openers laid out a great foundation for a successful chase. After these two were dismissed, the middle order played cautiously and carefully approached the target which they achieved in the 17th over with 6 wickets in hand.
Players to look forward to in SLC Blues:
SLC Blues have won their first match of the tournament against SLC Greens by 32 runs.
SLC Blues batted first and posted an ordinary looking total of 122 for 9 in 20 overs on a tough pitch for batting.
Charith Asalanka played brilliantly for his knock of 23 in 14 balls before being dismissed by Ramesh Mendis. Ashen Bandara played fearlessly and scored 37 not out in 34 balls. He hit 2 fours and 1 six. He was the lone warrior with the bat for SLC Blues and he successfully took his team past the 100 run mark to 122 for 9 in 20 overs.
During the chase, SLC Greens got off to a terrible start and lost 4 wickets for just 21 runs including the big wicket of Dinesh Chandimal. Dasun Shanaka fought very hard with his knock of 37 in 39 balls but he couldn’t find the right support at the other end. Wickets kept falling at regular intervals and SLC Greens never looked on top in the second innings. They were bowled out for just 90, as they lost the match by 32 runs.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Charith Asalanka (C), Danushka Gunathilaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya De Silva, Ashen Bandara, Chamika Karunaratne, Suminda Lakshan, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Udara, Lahiru Samarakoon, Ashen Daniel, Nipun Ransika
Ashan Priyanjan (C), Ashan Randika, Sanegeeth Cooray, PT Dabare, Minod Bhanuka, Movin Subasingha, Muditha Lakshan, Akila Dhananiava, Duvindu Tillakaratne, Milan Rathnayake, Lakshan Gamage, Nimsara Atharagalla, Pulina Tharanga, Tharindu Ratnayake, Kasun Vidura Adikari
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* – PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – SLC Greys
Who will win?– SLC Blues
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Charith Asalanka (SLC Blues), Minod Bhanuka (SLC Greys)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Praveen Jayawickrama (SLC Blues), Pulina Tharanga (SLC Greys)
Most Sixes – Charith Asalanka (SLC Blues), Minod Bhanuka (SLC Greys)
Player of the Match– Charith Asalanka (SLC Blues)
Team Scores Batting first – SLC Blues 140+, SLC Greys 120+
Match Handicap: SLC Blues
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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