GGD vs KDW Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 07, 2022

GGD vs KDW Match Prediction - Dec 07, 2022

The Galle Gladiators will be looking to score its first win of the season as it faces the Kandy Warriors in the latest season of the Lanka Premier League.

According to most reputed betting sites, the Warriors hold a slight edge over the Gladiators in this encounter. But since the latter have made it to the finals in both the previous seasons, punters can find pretty decent odds suiting their prediction. 


GGD vs KDW Team Previews

Galle Gladiators

The Gladiators would have hoped for a winning start to the season. However, they lost their opening fixture of the season against arch-rivals Jaffna Kings.

Chasing a target of 138, the Gladiators were bowled out for 113 in 20 overs. Kusal Mendis, who has been appointed as the captain of the team, was the only batsman who managed to take on the bowlers and managed to score 51 of 43 deliveries. However, the batting around him was so poor that only 3 batsmen, including Mendis, managed to reach double digits.

The bowling was comparatively better, as Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Nuwan Pradeep, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Nuwan Thushara all managed to pick up 2 wickets each. Overall, the batting looks lacking in quality for the Gladiators. 


Galle Gladiators Playing 11

Thanuka Dabare, Kusal Mendis, Azam Khan, Nuwanidu Fernando, Iftikhar Ahmed, Movin Subasingha, Imad Wasim, Pulina Tharanga, Wahab Riaz, Nuwan Pradeep, Nuwan Thushara.

Kandy Warriors

In the previous season, the Warriors had finished at the bottom of the points table, winning just 2 of their 8 fixtures. However, they have begun their latest campaign on a solid note, defeating the Colombo Stars by a huge margin of 109 runs.

Asked to bat first, the Warriors posted a mammoth total of 199 runs for the loss of just one wicket. Pathum Nissanka and Andre Fletcher put up a 156-run opening partnership in just 15 overs. Nissanka scored 71 runs, while Fletcher went on to score an unbeaten century. In the second innings, Wanindu Hasaranga bowled an excellent spell of 4-14 to rattle the opposition, while Fabian Allen cleaned up the tail, picking up the last 2 wickets in a span of 3 deliveries.

The franchise has made quite a few changes since the last season, bringing in some big names into the team. In addition to Fletcher and Nissanka, some of the other new names include Carlos Brathwaite, Najibullah Zadran, and Oshane Thomas. The bowling too looks quite strong with the presence of Chamika Karunaratne, Isuru Udana, Ashian Daniel, and Zahoor Khan. 


Kandy Warriors Playing 11

Pathum Nissanka, ADS Fletcher, Ashen Bandara, Kamindu Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Carlos Brathwaite, Wanidu Hasaranga, Fabian Allen, Isuru Udana, Ashian Daniel, Zahoor Khan.

GGD vs KDW Toss Prediction

Both the matches played at the Rajapaksa Stadium on Tuesday were won by teams batting first. Therefore, we are likely to see the winner of the toss bat first. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Hambantota is flat and excellent to bat early on. The bounce is even and predictable, and the batsmen will have no problem going through with the shots. However, as the match progresses, we are likely to see some movement for the spinners.

The weather is expected to remain overcast. While it is unlikely that we will see any rain, it is expected to remain quite humid and warm throughout the day. 


GGD vs KDW Betting Tips

We are backing the Kandy Warriors to win this one. They have completely overhauled the squad and brought in some big names. They now have plenty of big hitters who can quickly change the course of the match. The batting for the Gladiators looks pretty vulnerable at the moment, especially against quality bowling like the one with the Warriors.

Bet on a Kandy Warriors win. 


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The openers for the Kandy Warriors put up an excellent partnership of 156 runs for the first wicket in the match against the Colombo Stars. Andre Fletcher in particular played exceptionally well in that game. The pitch at Hambantota is good for batting and we see Kandy having no problems scoring quickly against the Gladiators. Therefore, the only way we can suggest is to bet over for this wager.

Today Match Prediction

Kandy Warriors To Win the Match

Bet Tip Here

Who will win GGD vs KDW

Galle Gladiators 64.88% (109)
Kandy Warriors 35.12% (59)
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