Both the teams had done exceptionally well in this tournament so far in, the Dambulla Viiking and the Jaffna Stallions will face each other in game 15. So this game will be a fiercely fought one where two of the tournament’s best teams are playing against each in today’s match.
So far, both teams have played five matches and won four of those matches, and have the same points in their pocket. In the points table, the only thing which separates them is their net run rate. The team that wins this game will benefit a lot, and its influence will be significant in the long run.
It is predicted that the weather in Hambantota on the day of the match will have just a 10% chance of rainfall. It is estimated that the temperature will be about 28 degrees Celsius.
With this being the second game of the day with a considerable amount of rotation on offer, the spinners should have a significant say in the proceedings. The pacers can get the ball swing around early on, but they are bound to go against the dimensions of the pitch. As the game progresses, both teams will look to bat first and see a score of at least 165, with the pitch likely to get slower as the match goes.
Thisara Perera (c), Minod Bhanuka (wk), Avishka Fernando, Johnson Charles, Shoaib Malik, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chaturanga de Silva, Binura Fernando, Kyle Abbott, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
Dasun Shanaka (c), Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Upul Tharanga, Angelo Perera, Samit Patel, Samiullah Shinwari, Sudeep Tyagi, Ramesh Mendis, Malinda Pushpakumara, Kasun Rajitha, Anwar Ali
Jaffna Stallions vs Dambulla Viiking Dream 11:
Avishka Fernando (c), Minod Bhanuka (wk), Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Shoaib Malik, Upul Tharanga, Wanindu Hasaranga, Thisara Perera, Samit Patel, Malinda Pushpakumara, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Anwar Ali
After a rough loss to the Kings, the Jaffna Stallions will also look to gain momentum. The Stallions are slight favourites going into this game, with Thisara Perera and Avishka Fernando hitting on all cylinders. Let’s bet on BAJI to support your favourite cricket team!