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SLC Invitational T20 League 2022 Final SLC Reds vs SLC Blues Match Preview : Probable Playing XI, Pitch Report, Live Streaming

Both SLC Reds and SLC Blues will be looking to win the title.

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SLC Reds will be up against SLC Blues in the final of the SLC Invitational T20 League 2022 today. The match will be played at the R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium in Colombo at 7:30 pm (IST).

SLC Reds

SLC Reds led by Sri Lanka wicket-keeper batter Kusal Mendis stormed into the SLC Invitational T20 League final as they finished at the top of the points table. With two wins and one defeat, the Reds accumulated four points to top the league standings.

Interestingly, SLC Reds will be making their second consecutive final appearance of the tournament as they had also reached the final of the inaugural season last year. The Reds suffered a 42-run defeat against eventual champions SLC Greys in the summit clash.

Kusal Mendis has been the leading run-scorer in the ongoing T20 tournament, who’s scored 150 runs in three matches at an average of 50 and a strike rate of 122.95. In the bowling department, fast bowler Asitha Fernando has been the leading wicket-taker in the tournament, who’s picked eight wickets in three matches at an economy of 6.58.

SLC Reds playing XI (probable): Lasith Croospulle, Kusal Mendis (captain/wicket-keeper), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kamindu Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sahan Arachchige, Dunith Wellalage, Lahiru Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando

SLC Blues

On the other hand, SLC Blues qualified for the final showdown after finishing second in the league table as they won two of their three matches. They had the same number of points as SLC Reds but finished second due to an inferior net run rate. For the Blues, Ashen Bandara has been the highest run-scorer in the league, scoring 94 runs in three matches at an average of 94. Praveen Jayawickrama has been the chief destroyer for the Blues, having bagged five wickets in three matches at an economy of 6.08.

SLC Blues playing XI (probable): Sithara Gimhan, Lahiru Udara, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wicket-keeper), Dhananjaya de Silva (captain), Ashen Bandara, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Samarakoon, Suminda Lakshan, Dilshan Madushanka, Praveen Jayawickrama, Kasun Rajitha

Match Details

SLC Reds vs SLC Blues

Date – 15th August 2022

Time – 7: 30 PM

Venue – R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Live Streaming – Sri Lanka Cricket’s official Youtube Channel

Pitch Report

All the matches have been played on the same ground so far. The average total batting first at the venue has been 143. Four games have been won by the team batting first while two matches have been won by teams chasing in the tournament so far. The captain winning the toss will be looking to bat first and set a good total on the board to bring the opposition under pressure.

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