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Kandy Samp Army vs Colombo Lions - Legends Cricket Trophy 2024: Match Preview | Lotus365

The 2024 Legends Cricket Trophy continues with the seventh match featuring Kandy Samp Army against Colombo Lions at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on Monday | Lotus365.


Kandy Samp Army against Colombo Lions at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on Monday | Lotus365
Kandy Samp Army vs Colombo Lions

Kandy Samp Army faced a tough defeat in their opening match against Rajasthan Kings. Captain Irfan Pathan will be keen to inspire his team for a strong comeback against Colombo Lions.


Similarly, Colombo Lions also encountered defeat in their previous game against Dubai Giants. Captain Yasir Shah aims to motivate his team to elevate their performance in both batting and bowling against Kandy Samp Army.


Kandy Samp Army's batting strength lies in players like Upul Tharanga, Aaron Finch, and the all-rounder trio of Irfan Pathan, Yusuf Pathan, and Kevin O’Brien. Kevin O’Brien's remarkable innings of 50 not out in the last match underscores his batting prowess.


On the bowling front, Kandy Samp Army will bank on Jon-Russ Jaggesar, Trevon Griffith, Chris Mpofu, Tino Best, and Shahbaz Nadeem to make crucial breakthroughs. Chris Mpofu's impressive performance in the previous match showcased his bowling effectiveness.


Meanwhile, Colombo Lions will heavily rely on Ben Dunk, Ross Taylor, and Asghar Afghan to lead their batting lineup, with Dunk's notable innings of 45 runs in the last match illustrating his batting capability.


In the bowling department, Colombo Lions will look to Mohammad Irfan, Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Milinda Siriwardana, and Robbie Frylinck to provide timely breakthroughs. Mohammad Irfan's impressive figures of 2 for 28 in the previous match demonstrate his bowling prowess.

Considering recent performances and prevailing conditions, both teams may opt to chase after winning the toss to restrict their opponents to a manageable total. The weather forecast indicates partly cloudy conditions for the evening.


In conclusion, fans can anticipate an enthralling battle between bat and ball as Kandy Samp Army and Colombo Lions clash in this eagerly awaited encounter of the Legends Cricket Trophy 2024.


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