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Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Stallions, Lanka Premier League 2020, Today Match Prediction

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota

135/9 in 20.0

6.75

188/6 in 20.0

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Galle Gladiators

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Jaffna Stallions odds

GGD- 2.30
JST- 1.55

Toss Winner - Jaffna Stallions won the toss and chose to bat first

Jaffna Stallions beat Galle Gladiators by 53 runs

Lankan Premier League 2020 Final: Jaffna Stallions and Galle Gladiators clash to determined the inaugural Champion

  • Galle Gladiators managed to upstage Colombo Kings in a close game played on Sunday.
  • Jaffna Stallions registered a comfortable win over Dambulla Viking in the second semifinal played on Monday.
  • All-rounder Dhananjaya Lakshan, Lakshan Sandakan and captain Bhanuka Rajapaksa delivered splendid performances for Galle Gladiators in the semifinal game.

Expect Galle Gladiators to beat Jaffna Stallions and lift the inaugural Lankan Premier League Trophy.

Tournament: Lanka Premier League 2020 | Format: T20 | Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota | Toss: To Bat

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JST
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NRR
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6
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12
0.448
8
5
2
0
1
11
-0.191
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4
3
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9
0.788
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Resurgent Galle Gladiators will take on in-form Jaffna Stallions in the final of the inaugural Lankan Premier League (LPL) 2020 in Hambantota on Wednesday.

Jaffna Stallions finished third in the league table in the preliminary stages, while Galle Gladiators managed to finish fourth with 4 points to his name. Both the teams have clashed two times in the round-robin stages where Jaffna Stallions have managed to come out on top in both the occasions.

In the first semifinal, Galle Gladiators registered a narrow two-wicket win over Colombo Kings, courtesy all-round heroics from Dhananjaya Lakshan. Captain Bhanuka Rajapaksa will be hoping that the side can bring their A-game to the fore in this grand finale.

On the other hand, Jaffna Stallions registered 37-run win over Dambulla Viking in the second semifinal game played on Monday. Captain Thisara Perera will be looking to field their strongest XI for this epic final and help win their maiden trophy.

 

Galle Gladiators Preview

Galle Gladiators managed to edge past Colombo Kings by 2 wickets in the 1st semifinal game, courtesy magnificent performances from captain Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya Lakshan and Lakshan Sandakan.

In the batting department, the team management will be relying on the likes of Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Azam Khan to make notable scores in this grand final.

Opener Danushka Gunathilaka has been standout performer with the bat for Galle Gladiators. Left-hander is currently leading run-getter in the competition with 475 runs in nine matches at an average of 67.85 with an impressive strike-rate of 145.25, with four half-centuries to his name.

Besides Gunathilaka, wicket-keeper batsman Azam Khan has managed to score 179 runs at an average of 29.84.

Captain Bhanuka Rajapaksa made a valuable contribution with the bat in the first semifinal game played against Colombo Kings and will be looking to do more of the same in this grand finale Bhanuka Rajapaksa produced a quick-fire 33 off 17 balls to keep the scoreboard ticking for Galle Gladiators in the semifinal.

With the side reeling at 98 for 6 after 13 overs, bowling all-rounder Dhananjaya Lakshan put in match-winning effort with the bat.

Dhananjaya Lakshan stitched crucial partnerships with Mohammad Amir and Lakshan Sandakan to see Galle Gladiators clinch a famous win in the final over of the innings. He scored unbeaten 31 runs off 23 balls with the help of two fours and one six.

In the bowling department, the team is relying heavily on spinner Lakshan Sandakan, who now has 11 wickets in seven matches, whereas pacer Mohammad Amir has done well this season with 10 scalps to his name.

Galle Gladiators Predicted Playing XI:

Bhanuka Rajapaksa (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Ahsan Ali, Azam Khan (wk), Sahan Arachchige, Chanaka Ruwansiri, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Mohammad Amir, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Thushara

Galle Gladiators Key Players From Previous Game Of Lanka Premier League 2020

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
B Rajapaksa
33
17
3
2
194.12
D Lakshan
31
23
2
1
134.78
S Jayasuriya
22
24
1
0
91.67
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
L Sandakan
4.0
0
32
3
8
N Thushara
4.0
0
27
2
6.75
D Lakshan
4.0
0
27
2
6.75

Galle Gladiators Actual Playing XI:

Ahsan Ali, Nuwan Thushara, Sahan Arachchige, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shehan Jayasuriya, Mohammad Amir, Hazratullah Zazai, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lakshan Sandakan, Azam Khan

Jaffna Stallions Preview

On the other hand, Jaffna Stallions registered an impressive 37-run win against Dambulla Viking, courtesy splendid contributions from Johnson Charles, Avishka Fernando and Wanindu Hasaranga.

In the batting department, the team management will be depending on the likes of opener Avishka Fernando, who is franchises’ highest run-getter in the tournament with 248 runs in 8 matches. Fernando is well-supported by captain Thisara Perera, who scored 222 runs in nine matches at an average of 37.00.

Besides Avishka Fernando and Thisara Perera, wicket-keeper opening batsman Johnson Charles proved to be star performer with the bat.

In the 2nd semifinal game, Johnson Charles opened the innings for Jaffna Stallions. The strategy worked as Johnson Charles put in splendid performance smashed a sublime 76 runs off 56 balls to help Jaffna Stallions post a competitive total on board. He was well supported by Avishka Fernando, who chipped I with 39 runs off 26 balls with the help of two boundaries and four sixes.

In the bowling department, the team management will be banking on Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga to lead the way in this final. He is currently leading the bowling charts in the competition with 16 wickets in 9 matches at a splendid economy rate of 5.27.

In the 2nd semifinal game, Wanindu Hasaranga did not disappoint and was the standout bowler for the side and finished with figures of 3 for 15 in his four overs.

Jaffna Stallions Predicted Playing XI:

Johnson Charles (wk), Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Shoaib Malik, Chaturanga de Silva, Thisara Perera (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Usman Shinwari, Duanne Olivier

Jaffna Stallions Key Players From Previous Game Of Lanka Premier League 2020

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
J Charles
76
56
10
1
135.71
A Fernando
39
26
2
4
150
W Hasaranga
14
15
1
0
93.33
Bowlers
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
W Hasaranga
4.0
1
15
3
3.75
D de Silva
4.0
0
23
1
5.75
S Lakmal
3.0
0
24
1
8

Jaffna Stallions Actual Playing XI:

Avishka Fernando, Duanne Olivier, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Charith Asalanka, Chaturanga de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Usman Khan, Johnson Charles, Shoaib Malik, Wanidu Hasaranga

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
24
0.22 mm.
2.23 k/h
From: ENE
96%
03h
26
0.14 mm.
2.41 k/h
From: ENE
56%
06h
28
0 mm.
3.73 k/h
From: E
44%
09h
28
0 mm.
3.73 k/h
From: ESE
20%
12h
27
0 mm.
3.76 k/h
From: ESE
16%
15h
26
0 mm.
3.29 k/h
From: E
2%
18h
25
0 mm.
2.64 k/h
From: NE
12%
21h
24
0 mm.
2.84 k/h
From: NNE
23%

Weather Conditions

 

The pitch is expected to provide an interesting contest between bat and ball. The spinners will definitely get some assistance off the wicket. The weather is expected to be perfect for the game.

Venue Details

Jaffna Stallions will take heart from the fact that they have won their previous two matches against Galle Gladiators

Toss: To Bat

The team winning the toss and batting first will certainly hold the advantage in this grand finale. The surface might become sluggish in the second half of the game.

Opener Danushka Gunathilaka will certainly be one player to watch out for Jaffna Stallions in the grand finale. The 29-year old has put in match-winning performances for Stallions throughout the competition. With likes of Gunathilaka delivering big scores att the top of the innings and Mohammad Amir delivering crucial breakthroughs with the new-ball, Gladiators seemed to have peaked at the right time in the competition.

On the other hand, Avishka Fernando, Johnson Charles and Thisara Perera will have come p with another big effort with the bat in order to stop Gladiators juggernaut.

Expect Galle Gladiators to beat Jaffna Stallions and lift the inaugural Lankan Premier League Trophy.

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Author: Shoaib Z.