With some high-quality batting performance, the Lanka Premier League continues to entertain us. Today it will be another run feast, as the only two teams to have scored 200+ runs an innings will take on each other in the eighth match of the tournament. As chasing has not been an easy task in this field, the team that will bat first will have a slight advantage.
Jaffna Stallions have won both of their matches and positioned themselves at the top of the league. They looked like a strong team, and they’re going to try to expand their winning streak. In the meantime, after two defeats, Kandy Tuskers finally got above the fence, one of which was super over. They will now look to build on it and bring the momentum forward, having gained confidence.
The weather will be mostly cloudy, and there is a 22% chance of rain during the match. The temperature will be at 29 degrees Celsius.
The two sides await a decent batting ground, with the bowlers in for a tough test in Hambantota. For the bowlers, there is not much assistance on offer, with the batsmen required to make good use of the condition of the pitch. To get everything out of the surface, the bowlers would need to vary their speed and lengths.
With dew expected in the second innings to play a role, both teams will look to chase the toss after winning. At this place, 180-190 should be a decent number, although both teams can break the par score with ease.
Thisara Perera (c), Tom Moores (wk), Binura Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Avishka Fernando, Usman Shinwari, Dhananjaya de Silva, Duanne Olivier, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shoaib Malik, Chaturanga de Silva
Kusal Perera (c&wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kusal Mendis, Brendan Taylor, Asela Gunaratne, Seekkuge Prasanna, Munaf Patel, Kamindu Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Naveen-ul-Haq, Dilruwan Perera
Jaffna Stallions vs Kandy Tuskers Dream 11:
Thisara Perera (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kusal Mendis, Shoaib Malik, Asela Gunaratne, Seekkuge Prasanna, Wanindu Hasaranga, Duanne Olivier, Naveen-ul-Haq, Nuwan Pradeep
In LPL 2020, the Jaffna Stallions are yet to experience defeat. In both matches, they found themselves in some trouble but were able to find a way out. Kandy Tuskers succumbed to defeat in two games before lifting themselves in handy circumstances. Jaffna Stallions still have an advantage on the form. But the Kandy Tuskers have the better outfit all-round if they get it right. Let’s back Kandy Tuskers to win the match today with BAJI now!