KDW vs CLS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Jul 31, 2023

The Colombo Strikers will be hoping to bounce back as they face B-Love Kandy for match number 3 in the ongoing Lanka Premier League. The match will be played on Monday at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

B-Love Kandy vs Colombo Strikers head-to-head record

Of the 7 matches played between the two teams, the Colombo Strikers have a clear advantage with 5 wins, while B-Love Kandy has won just twice.

B-Love Kandy vs Colombo Strikers Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the FanCode app. Alternatively, fans can catch the live action of this game on the Star Sports Network. 


KDW vs CLS Team Previews

Kandy Warriors

The Kandy franchise has seen quite a few upheavals in its history as they have seen a change in ownership before each season. The current edition is no exception and the franchise, which was called the Kandy Falcons last year, has been renamed as B-Love Kandy.

Kandy played excellent cricket in the last season, winning 9 of the 10 group-stage matches and finishing at the top of the points table. However, they were unable to carry on with the same momentum during the playoffs and lost both the Qualifiers, and failed to make it to the finals.

Coming to the ongoing season, Kandy has lost a couple of its key batsmen including Andre Fletcher and Pathum Nissanka. However, they still have plenty of firepower left. Ashen Bandara, Fakhar Zaman, Suresh Raina, and Mohammad Haris are all capable of playing the big shots.

The all-rounders including Angelo Mathews, Kamindu Mendis, and Chaturanga De Silva add depth to the batting. Wanindu Hasaranga will lead the spin attack and will have Mujeeb Ur Rahman to support him, while Mohammad Hasnain, Nuwan Pradeep, and Dushmantha Chameera will feature in the seam department. 


Kandy Warriors Playing 11

Ashen Bandara, Dinesh Chandimal, Thanuka Dabare, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Angelo Mathews, Isuru Udana, Kamindu Mendis, Wanidu Hasaranga, Aamer Jamal, Mohammad Hasnain, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Colombo Stars

The Strikers will be disappointed with their performance in the season opener as they were defeated quite convincingly by the Jaffna Kings. Nevertheless, the team has a good chance to bounce back here as they have historically played well against Kandy.

The Strikers have plenty of depth in their batting and that will be an advantage for them. Skipper Niroshan Dickwella was in excellent touch in the last match, scoring a quick-fire half-century, and will be looking to give the team a good start along with Babar Azam.

Nuwanidu Fernando and Pathum Nissanka are reliable performers in the middle order, while the all-rounders Chamika Karunaratne, Mohammad Nawaz, and Ramesh Mendis can provide a late flourish with the bat. Matheesha Pathirana and Naseem Shah make up for an excellent pair with the new ball and will look to put the Kandy batsmen under pressure early on in the innings.

Lakshan Sandakan is the specialist spinner on the team and will bowl alongside Ramesh Mendis and Nawaz. 


Colombo Stars Playing 11

Niroshan Dickwella, Babar Azam, Pathum Nissanka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Mohammad Nawaz, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Naseem Shah, Matheesha Pathirana, Jeffrey Vandersay.

KDW vs CLS Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss will look to bat first. 


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

Pitch and Conditions

The surface at Colombo is balanced. The pitch has a good amount of pace and the ball comes on to the bat in the first innings. However, the batsmen will have to settle down before playing the big shots as there is some amount of movement for the seamers. A score of around 160 is a par score. However, the pitch does slow down as the game progresses, and the spinners will have a good time.

The weather is expected to remain clear with temperatures of below 30 degrees Celsius. 


KDW vs CLS Betting Tips

While Colombo has enjoyed the upper hand against Kandy in the past, we expect the layer to put up a strong performance in this match. The batting line-up is quite strong amd Kandy has some quality spinners who can play an important role on this pitch.

Bet on B-Love Kandy to win. 


Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Niroshan Dickwella Total Runs

    Over 17.5 (1.83)


Dickwella scored an excellent half-century in the opening match and looks in good form. He has scored over 17.5 runs in 4 of his last 5 T20 innings and we are backing him to play a good inning in this match.

  1. 10CRIC


    Total Runs in Highest Scoring over of the Match

    Under 19.5 (1.77)


The pitch at Colombo is balanced and isn’t the easiest to bat on. There will be some movement for the seamers and the spinners and the batsmen will not be able to play the big shots that easily. We are therefore recommending an Under bet.

  1. 1xBet


    Babar Azam Total Runs

    Under 27.5 (1.83)


Babar Azam has seen a dip in his form of late. He has struggled to score runs, especially in the shortest format, and is unlikely to play a big inning here.

Today Match Prediction

Kandy Warriors To Win the Match

Bet Tip Here

Who will win KDW vs CLS

Kandy Warriors 80.83% (97)
Colombo Stars 19.17% (23)
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