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Jaffna Stallions vs Kandy Tuskers, Lanka Premier League 2020, Today Match Prediction

01 Dec 2020 | 20:00 | Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
185/8 in 20.0 9.25 winner
131/10 in 17.1 7.63

Jaffna Stallions Vs Kandy Tuskers betting odds





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

winner Jaffna Stallions beat Kandy Tuskers by 54 runs

Kandy Tuskers’ battle to get it right with the ball

  • Jaffna Stallions have a strong batting line-up with Thisara Perara, Shoaib Malik and Avishka Fernando batting well
  • Kandy Tuskers’ bowlers haven’t troubled the batsmen so far and they have bowled at high economy rates
  • Jaffna Stallions have more depth in their bowling as the side has several all-rounders in its ranks

Jaffna Stallions to win

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

Lanka Premier League 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Jaffna Stallions 2 2 0 0 0 4 1.8
Colombo Kings 2 2 0 0 0 4 1.36
Kandy Tuskers 3 1 2 0 0 2 0.42
Dambulla Hawks 2 1 1 0 0 2 -2.09
Galle Gladiators 3 0 3 0 0 0 -1.45
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
4 1.8 2 2 0 0 0
4 1.36 2 2 0 0 0
2 0.42 3 1 2 0 0
2 -2.09 2 1 1 0 0
0 -1.45 3 0 3 0 0

jst vs kdt Match Prediction & Analysis

Table toppers Jaffna Stallions would be eying their third win as they meet Kandy Tuskers in the 8th game of the Lanka Premier League 2020. The Stallions come here with a massive win against the Dambulla Viikings and their batting is looking very strong at the moment. As for the Kandy Tuskers they would be happy to have got their first points of the season defeating the Galle Gladiators in the last game.  

Kandy Tuskers have a major problem with their bowling attack as in the three games so far their bowlers haven’t really posed a challenge at the opponents. Their batting is strong and the side is dependent on its batsmen. Stallions have several all-rounders in their team and this makes them really strong. It would be interesting to watch if Tuskers can pull out few surprises from their bag.

Teams Preview

Jaffna Stallions Preview

Thisara Perera led from the front to take his side to the second straight win in the season. They came back from behind to pose a big total on the board thanks to Perera’s heroics and won the game convincingly by 66 runs against the Dambulla Viikings. Perera would now aim for their third straight win to retain their top spot on the points table. 

Avishka Fernando and Minod Bhanuka missed out in the last game and shall look to put up a big opening stand. Dhananjaya de Silva, Shoaib Malik and Tom Moores add strength to the middle order and they would look to make quick runs. Thisara Perera played a magical knock in the last game and adds depth to the batting with Wanindu Hasaranga and Chaturanga de Silva who also have good hitting abilities. 

Usman Shinwari made a strong impact in the last game with the new ball and shall look to pick early wickets alongside Binura Fernando who also bowled well. Perera was good with the ball as well and so was Wanindu Hasaranga. The side would be expecting a better show with the ball from Duanne Olivier as he has gone for runs in both the games so far.

Jaffna Stallions Predicted Playing XI:

Thisara Perera (c), Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Shoaib Malik, Minod Bhanuka, Tom Moores (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chaturanga de Silva, Kyle Abbott, Duanne Olivier, Binura Fernando

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
T Perera 97 44 8 7 220.45
C de Silva 29 24 0 2 120.83
W Hasaranga 24 10 3 1 240
Bowlers O M R W Econ
U Khan 4.0 0 16 3 4
B Fernando 4.0 0 41 2 10.25
T Perera 3.0 0 24 2 8
Bowlers O M R W Econ
U Khan 4.0 0 16 3 4
B Fernando 4.0 0 41 2 10.25
T Perera 3.0 0 24 2 8

Jaffna Stallions Actual Playing XI:

Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Duanne Olivier, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanidu Hasaranga, Tom Moores, Chaturanga de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Usman Khan, Shoaib Malik, Thisara Perera

Kandy Tuskers Preview

Kusal Perera’s side finally managed to earn their first win of the season. The side defeated Galle Gladiators convincingly by 25 runs in what was yet another strong performance with the bat. This win was perhaps more required to lift their confidence after narrow losses in the first two games. Perera shall look to repeat the same show as they take on the Jaffna Stallions in the next game. 

Openers Perera and Rahmanullah Gurbaz played well in the last game and the side would look for a good start from them here. The middle order looks in sublime form as Brendan Taylor, Kusal Mendis and Kamindu Mendis scored runs in the last game. With Asela Gunaratne and Seekkuge Prasanna having their range of strokes batting looks very strong for the side going into this game. 

Their bowlers defended the large score convincingly in the end but the skipper would look for a better show in this tough game. Munaf Patel and Dilruwan Perera need to strike early. Dilruwan has bowled well and so has Gunaratne. Nuwam Pradeep also comes here at the back of a good show with the ball. The side would expect a better show from Naveen-ul-Haq who has gone for runs so far.

Kandy Tuskers Predicted Playing XI:

Kusal Perera (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Brendan Taylor (wk), Kusal Mendis, Asela Gunaratne, Kamindu Mendis, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dilruwan Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Naveen-ul-Haq, Munaf Patel

Kandy Tuskers Key Players From Previous Game Of Lanka Premier League 2020

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
B Taylor 51 35 7 1 145.71
K Mendis 49 30 2 4 163.33
K Mendis 28 16 3 1 175
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Patel 3.0 0 35 1 11.67
D Perera 4.0 0 26 1 6.5
A Gunaratne 4.0 1 28 1 7
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Patel 3.0 0 35 1 11.67
D Perera 4.0 0 26 1 6.5
A Gunaratne 4.0 1 28 1 7

Kandy Tuskers Actual Playing XI:

Dilruwan Perera, Naveen-ul-Haq, BRM Taylor, Munaf Patel, Kamindu Mendis, Kusal Perera, S Prasanna, Kusal Mendis, Asela Gunaratne, Nuwan Pradeep, Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 25 0 mm. 1.64 k/h From: WSW 100%
03h 27 0.39 mm. 2.16 k/h From: WSW 99%
06h 28 1.42 mm. 2.09 k/h From: SSW 99%
09h 28 1.30 mm. 2.12 k/h From: E 100%
12h 27 0 mm. 2.47 k/h From: ENE 100%
15h 26 0 mm. 1.44 k/h From: NNE 100%
18h 26 0.31 mm. 1.23 k/h From: SSW 100%
21h 26 0.57 mm. 3.19 k/h From: SSW 100%

Weather Conditions

The skies over Hambantota on December 01 would have the odds clouds and it would be a humid evening. The pitch has been a good one to bat so far and the bowlers have had a very tough time so far. The side batting first would need to put up a score of more than 180 runs to feel safe on this surface.

Venue Details

Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota is one of the best batting wickets in Sri Lanka as we have seen so far in the tournament. The outfield is fast and allows lots of scoring opportunities. There is no room for error as far as the fast bowlers are concerned but spinners have done well in this venue in the past.

Toss: To Bat

We have so far seen sides put up big scores on the board batting first as the pitch has been an absolutely belter. It does offer some assistance to the bowlers in the second innings when it slows down. The side that wins the spin of the coin should have little hesitation in batting first here.

JST vs KDT Winning Prediction

Kandy Tuskers have done well with the bat but the side has been let down by its bowlers who have failed to put pressure on the opponents. They nearly lost the last game but pulled back in time. It would be a tough contest for them against the Jaffna Stallions who have two big wins in the tournament so far. Stallions’ batsmen and bowlers look in good form at the moment and they would start favorites here to register their third consecutive win.

Jaffna Stallions to win

Author: S. Bhatarjee