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Jaffna Stallions vs Galle Gladiators, Lanka Premier League 2020, Today Match Prediction 27 Nov 2020

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota, Sri Lanka

176/2 in 19.3

9.03 Star

175/8 in 20.0

8.75
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Toss Winner - Galle Gladiators won the toss and chose to bat first

Jaffna Stallions beat Galle Gladiators by 8 wickets

Jaffna Stallions, Galle Gladiators clash in Lankan Premier League

  • All-rounder Shahid Afridi will lead Galle Gladiators in this year’s competition.
  • Veteran pacer Lasith Malinga will not be available for Galle Gladiators this season.
  • All-rounder Thisara Perera is named captain for Jaffna Stadium for the inaugural Lankan Premier League.

Expect Galle Gladiators to start their campaign on a winning note.

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

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Galle Gladiators and Jaffna Stallions will lock horns in the second game of the inaugural Lankan Premier League.

Jaffna Stallions will be looking to deliver a decent show with the bat and ball. The side will be keen to play their strongest XI for this opening encounter. Dawid Malan, Asif Ali and Ravi Bopara have opted out of the competition due to various reasons.

On the other hand, Galle Gladiators have signed high-profile players like Shahid Afridi, Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Amir for the first edition of league. With Moin Khan appointed as head coach for Gladiators, the franchise will be looking to make an impact in this inaugural Lankan Premier League.

Jaffna Stallions Preview

England’s Dawid Malan and Pakistan’s Asif Ali are unavailable for inaugural Lankan Premier League due to their international duties with their respective countries.

West Indies opener Johnson Charles has been brought in last-minute replacement for England all-rounder Ravi Bopara, who pulled out of Lankan Premier League.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Johnson Charles, Avishka Fernando and Dhananjaya de Silva to do the bulk of the scoring.

In this year’s Caribbean Premier League, opener Johnson Charles had an average outing with the bat for Barbados Tridents. In 10 matches played, Charles accumulated 214 runs at an average of 21.4 with one half-century to their name.

The middle-order will consists of experienced players like Shoaib Malik, Thisara Perera and Tom Moores who will be looking to make crucial contributions with the bat.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Kyle Abbott, Wanindu Hasaranga and Suranga Lakmal to make crucial breakthroughs.

Jaffna Stallions Predicted Playing XI:

Thisara Perera (captain), Nuwanido Fernando, Prabath Jayasuriya, Johnson Charles, Tom Moores, Shoaib Malik, Dhananjaya de Silva, Avishka Fernando, Kyle Abbott, Wanindu Hasaranga, Suranga Lakmal.

Jaffna Stallions Actual Playing XI:

Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Duanne Olivier, KY Abbott, Binura Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Tom Moores, Chaturanga de Silva, Shoaib Malik, Wanidu Hasaranga

Galle Gladiators Preview

The franchise will be looking to field their full-strength side for their opening clash against Jaffna Stallions.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Danushka Gunathilaka and Hazratullah Zazai to make notable contributions with the bat.

Afghanistan opener Hazratullah Zazai holds an excellent record in the T20 format. Left-hander has accumulated 1656 runs in 56 T20I matches at an average of 30.66 with a strike rate of 147.33. The 22-year old has scored two centuries and seven half-centuries in the shortest format of the game.

Besides, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Danushka Gunathilaka are accomplished players in the T20 format and will be keen to make an impact with the bat for Galle Gladiators.

Chadwick Walton, Shehan Jayasuriya and Milinda Siriwardene will make up the middle-order for Galle Gladiators.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on Mohammad Amir, Akila Dhananjaya and Lakshan Sandakan to make crucial breakthroughs. Asitha Fernando and Shahid Afridi are other bowling options for Gladiators.

Galle Gladiators Predicted Playing XI:

Shahid Afridi (captain), Hazratullah Zazai, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Chadwick Walton, Shehan Jayasuriya, Milinda Siriwardene, Mohammad Amir, Lakshan Sandakan, Asitha Fernando, Akila Dhananjaya.

Galle Gladiators Actual Playing XI:

Akila Dananjaya, TAM Siriwardana, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shehan Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando, Mohammad Amir, Danushka Gunathilaka, Mohamed Shiraz, Azam Khan, SMSK Afridi, Chadwick Walton

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Temp
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W. speed
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Clouds
00h
25
0 mm.
3.39 k/h
From: W
34%
03h
27
0 mm.
2.87 k/h
From: NW
43%
06h
29
0 mm.
2.23 k/h
From: WSW
44%
09h
29
0.67 mm.
5.17 k/h
From: SSW
86%
12h
28
1.79 mm.
2.88 k/h
From: SW
62%
15h
26
0 mm.
0.86 k/h
From: NNW
2%
18h
26
0 mm.
2.8 k/h
From: NE
14%
21h
25
0 mm.
3.63 k/h
From: NE
90%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game might have something for quick bowlers with the new-ball. With partly cloudy and light winds, the weather is expected to be fair for Friday’s game between Jaffna Stallions and Galle Gladiators.

Venue Details

Mahinda Rajapaksa Cricket Stadium in Hambantota is going to host the opening game of the inaugural Lankan Premier League between Galle Gladiators and Jaffna Stallions

Toss: To Bat

With fair weather for the game, the side that wins the toss, might be looking to bat first and post a competitive score on the board.

Based on overall squads for both teams, Galle Gladiators seemed to be a much stronger side on paper than Jaffna Stallions. Gladiators will certainly have the advantage as the likes of Shahid Afridi, Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Amir have played competitive cricket in the past couple of months.

Expect Galle Gladiators to start their campaign on a winning note.

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Author: Shoaib Z.