Match 6: Ruhuna Ryls v Uthura, 14 Aug

Match 6: Ruhuna Ryls v Uthura, 14 Aug

  • Uthura (23% Votes)
  • Ruhuna Royals (77% Votes)

PunetrPolls Pick of the day

SLPL 2012 has started very well. After seeing the performace of each team our cricket experts are now confident in reviewing and picking up their pick of the day. Both teams have lost their first match against Nagas leading the top of the table and promising Wayamba United. 

On comparing both the teams played so far Ruhuna Royals batsmen haven't shown anything special and their bowling leading by captain himself hasn't been that bad. Despite the low scoring game they kept the Nagas on their toes but rain played important role in that game too. 

As far as Uthura Rudras is concerned, their batting performance has shown what was required but their bowler proven worthless on the day when Tamim Iqbal and Kamran Akmal smahed them all over the park for an easy win. On contrast this is going be must watch match for the viewers as they want to see how Uthras bastsmen would perform against the Ruhuna bowlers. 

At the end, PunterPolls decide to go with the Uthuras because of not so good batting line of Ruhuna. 

Match 4: Uva Next v Basnahira Cr at Colombo (RPS), 12 August

Match 4: Uva Next v Basnahira, 12 Aug

  • Basnahira (44% Votes)
  • Uva Next (56% Votes)


PunterPolls Pick of the Day

Its a second day of the SLPL, 4th Match of the tournament between. Chris Gayle is out of the tournament so Thilina Kandamby who has already played 38 ODI and 5 T20s from national team is going to lead Uva Next. Other star player in this team are, S.Chanderpaul, Ferguson, Dilhara Fernando, pakistan aalrounder Shoaib Malik and star bowler Umar Gul.

Uva Next will play their first match against T.Dilshan's Basnahira who has already won their first match against Nagenahira quite comfortably. Captain himself had played a superb knock in the rain effected match.

When you compare both the teams you will find BCD is looking very good on cards. Especially after their super batting performance in their opening match. Uva also have some very good player and match winner. We are expecting this to be a very good match to watch. Our experts expecting a thriller and a must watch game.



Match 3: Uthura v Wayamba Utd at Colombo (RPS), 12 August

Match 3: Uthura v Wayamba Utd, 12 Aug

  • Wayamba (67% Votes)
  • Uthura (33% Votes)

PunterPolls Pick of the Day

J Mubarak* (Captain of Uthura) and Mahela Jayawardene (Captain of Wayamba) will battle against each other for their first encounter in the first edition of the SLPL today.

Uthura teams have player like Kylie Mills, Farvez Maharoof, Imran Farhat but they will definetly miss the services of bangladesh star Shakib Al Hasan as he is been out of the tournament  because of knee injury. Whereas Wayamba team have plenty of key performares like Allrounder Azhar Mehmood, Abdul Razzaq, brad hogg and specialist bowlers like C.Vaas and Kemar Roach along with super talented batsmen captain himself.

Wayamba no doubt is more balanced team and the team which has impressed our cricket experts too.  

Match 2: Basnahira Cr v K Warriors at Colombo (RPS), 11 August

Match 2: Basnahira Cr v K Warriors, 11 Aug

  • K Warriors (55% Votes)
  • Basnahira Cr (45% Votes)

PunterPolls Pick of the Day

Sangakaras leading K. Warriors in their opening game and second of the SLPL 2012 against Dilshan's Basnahira. Player to watch out from Warriors are Jayasuriya, Botha, T. Parera along with captain himself. Whereas Basnahira have Brad Hodge, Herath, Nannes.

PunterPolls expert says Sangas team have upper hand in the match. 

Match 1: Nagenahira v Ruhuna Ryls at Colombo (RPS), 11 August

Match 1: Nagenahira v Ruhuna, 11 Aug

  • Ruhuna (84% Votes)
  • Nagenahira (16% Votes)

PunterPolls Pick of the Day

First match of the first season of Sri Lankan Premier League 2012 (SLPL) will begin at 4pm IST on Saturday 11th of August. Nagenahira team is lead by Angelo Mathews. Team does include some star player and T20 experts like Travis Birt, Imran Nazir and Mitchell Marsh.  

Ruhuna Royals lead by Sri Lanka's trendy star bowler Lasith Malinga, player to watch out for are Shahid Afridi, Richard Levi, Nathan McCullum and Richard Haris. According to our cricket expertss Ruhuna Royals looks like more balanced team between the two by keeping in mind that they have couple of very good allrounders and bowlers those are difficult to score off.

T20 format is highly un-predictable, In this format one player can change the game and one good dar for team leads them to victory. We advice visitors to  keep voting on regular intervals as our poll is programm so that you can re-vote after every 15 minutes in other words 3-4 overs. 



Only T20: Sri Lanka v India, 07 August

Only T20: SL v India, 07 August

  • India (47% Votes)
  • Sri Lanka (53% Votes)

India after winning the ODI series by 4-1 will fight against the Lankans in the only T20 match on today. Do you think Lankans would be able to stop World Champions winning streak?

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Pre-match Review

Though India has to play two T20's against New Zealand later this month, this will be India's last T20 before the squad is announced for the T20 World Cup. If we see the recenet T20's performaces about the two teams we will find that India have won only one T20 out of five they played. Whereas Sri Lanka have won three.

India no doubt have played superb cricket in the ODI series but T20 is all together a different game. News is Jayawardene can play after he opted out of last ODI. Zaheer and Sehwag has returned home and it will be interested to watch the final eleven chosen by Dhoni today. Both teams struggling in bowling department and according to our cricket experts team batting second would have better chances to win this contest.