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Jaffna Stallions vs Dambulla Viiking, Lanka Premier League 2020, Today Match Prediction 07 Dec 2020

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota, Sri Lanka

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

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Tough challenge awaits as Jaffna Stallions face Dambulla Vikings in battle of table toppers

  • Jaffna Stallions lost their previous game against Colombo Kings
  • Dambulla Viking registered a narrow win over Galle Gladiators in a game played on Friday.
  • Openers Upul Tharanga and Niroshan Dickwella smashed half-centuries for Dambulla Viking in the game played against Jaffna Stallions.

Expect Jaffna Stallions to eke out a close win over Dambulla Viking.

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

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Name
JST
CLK
DHK
KDT
GGD
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
5
4
1
0
0
8
1.243
5
4
1
0
0
8
0.844
5
4
1
0
0
8
-0.203
6
1
5
0
0
2
-0.871
5
0
5
0
0
0
-0.958

Jaffna Stallions and Dambulla Viking lock horns in the 15th match of 2020 Lankan Premier League played at Hambantota on Monday.

Jaffna Stallions suffered defeat in their previous game played against Colombo Kings. Captain Thisara Perera will be hoping that the side can put in an improved performance in this fixture.

On the other hand, Dambulla Viking registered a hard-fought win over Galle Gladiators. With this result, Dambulla Viking moved to second position in the league table.

Jaffna Stallions Preview

Despite losing their previous clash, Jaffna Stallions have retained top spot in the league table with a positive net run-rate of +1.243.

Captain Thisara Perera will be looking to lead from the front with bat and ball. In their previous game, Jaffna Stallions batted first after losing the toss against Colombo Kings. Opener Johnson Charles failed to make an impact with bat and perished for a low score.

Avishka Fernando and Minod Bhanuka came together and put on a 41-run partnership in a bid to rebuild the innings.

Avishka Fernando failed to capitalize on his good start and perished in the seventh over after scoring 26 runs off 23 balls with the help of  one four and two sixes.

With 209 runs in five innings, Avishka Fernando is currently leading run-scorer in the competition and will be keen to make another notable contribution for Stallions in this contest. Shoaib Malik and Dhananjaya de Silva have to produce crucial runs for the side in this fixture.

Bowling all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga produced a splendid innings of 41 runs off 23 balls to help Jaffna Stallions post 148 runs for the loss of nine wickets in their 20 overs. He put a crucial partnership with Binura Fernando, who chipped in with 11 runs off 17 balls with the help of one four.

In the previous game, spinner Wanindu Hasaranga bowled well and finished with excellent figures of 2 for 23 in his four overs. Besides Hasaranga, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth and Chaturanga de Silva put in decent performances and claimed one wicket each.

Jaffna Stallions Predicted Playing XI:

Avishka Fernando, Johnson Charles, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Shoaib Malik, Thisara Perera (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chaturanga de Silva, Binura Fernando, Kyle Abbott, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth

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

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
W Hasaranga
41
23
7
1
178.26
A Fernando
26
23
1
2
113.04
M Bhanuka
21
24
2
0
87.5
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
W Hasaranga
4.0
0
23
2
5.75
V Viyaskanth
4.0
0
29
1
7.25
C de Silva
4.0
0
21
1
5.25

Jaffna Stallions Actual Playing XI:

Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Duanne Olivier, Thisara Perera, Charith Asalanka, Suranga Lakmal, Usman Khan, Johnson Charles, Shoaib Malik, Wanidu Hasaranga

Dambulla Viiking Preview

The side will be looking to go with the same playing XI against Jaffna Stallions. With three victories on the bounce, Captain Dasun Shanaka will be hoping that the side can continue their winning streak in the competition.

In their previous encounter, Dambulla Viking won the toss and opted to bat first.Openers Upul Tharanga and Niroshan Dickwella got the side off to a flying start with 110-run partnership.

For Galle Gladiators, Upul Tharanga and Niroshan Dickwella smashed half-centuries. Tharanga played exceedingly well and finished the innings with the top-score of 77 runs off 54 balls with the help of eleven fours and one six. He was well supported by Dickwella, who chipped in with 60 runs off 37 balls with the help of five fours and three sixes.

Captain Dasun Shanaka also smashed a crucial innings of 37 runs off 21 balls with the help of two boundaries and three sixes.

With spectacular batting performances from Tharanga, Dickwella and Shanaka, Dambulla Vikings managed to post a daunting 207 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Anwar Ali, Samit Patel and Kasun Rajitha to make crucial breakthroughs in this contest.

Medium-pacer Anwar Ali was the pick of the bowlers for Dambulla Viking in the game played against Galle Gladiators. He claimed three wickets and conceded 37 runs in his four overs.

Dambulla Viiking Predicted Playing XI:

Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Upul Tharanga, Angelo Perera, Samit Patel, Dasun Shanaka (c), Samiullah Shinwari, Anwar Ali, Ramesh Mendis, Malinda Pushpakumara, Kasun Rajitha, Sudeep Tyagi

Dambulla Viiking Key Players From Previous Game Of Lanka Premier League 2020

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
U Tharanga
77
54
11
1
142.59
N Dickwella
60
37
5
3
162.16
D Shanaka
37
21
2
3
176.19
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
A Ali
4.0
0
37
3
9.25
K Rajitha
4.0
0
38
1
9.5
S Patel
3.0
0
31
1
10.33

Dambulla Viiking Actual Playing XI:

Niroshan Dickwella, Ramesh Mendis, Kasun Rajitha, Samiullah Shenwari, Dasun Shanaka, Anwar Ali, Malinda Pushpakumara, Lahiru Madhushanka, Samit Patel, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Angelo Perera

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
25
0 mm.
1.69 k/h
From: NW
97%
03h
26
0 mm.
1.22 k/h
From: WNW
43%
06h
28
0 mm.
1.9 k/h
From: SSW
19%
09h
28
0 mm.
3.24 k/h
From: S
1%
12h
27
0 mm.
2.23 k/h
From: SSE
0%
15h
27
0 mm.
0.74 k/h
From: S
2%
18h
26
0 mm.
1.24 k/h
From: N
23%
21h
25
0 mm.
2.47 k/h
From: NNE
55%

Weather Conditions

With light rains expected to take during the evening, the pitch will certainly be ideal for batsmen. The bowlers especially spinners will find it hard to grip the ball and get assistance from the surface.

Venue Details

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota is going to host 15th game of 2020 Lankan Premier League between Dambulla Viking and Jaffna Stallions.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bowl first. Anything above 180 runs will be difficult to chase at this venue.

Based on recent performances, Jaffna Stallions will be slight favorites to win their game against Dambulla Viking. With Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga leading the bowling charts in the competition, Jaffna Stallions have a stronger bowling unit in comparison to Dambulla Viking.

Expect Jaffna Stallions to eke out a close win over Dambulla Viking.

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Author: Shoaib Z.