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Kandy Tuskers vs Jaffna Stallions, free match prediction 09 Dec 2020

09 Dec 2020 | 15:30 | Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
151/4 in 19.1 7.88 winner
150/10 in 20.0 7.50

Kandy Tuskers Vs Jaffna Stallions betting odds

KDT

1.60

JST

2.20

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

winner Kandy Tuskers beat Jaffna Stallions by 6 wickets

Jaffna Stallions eye semifinal spot in Lankan Premier League

  • Kandy Tuskers lost their previous game against Colombo Kings
  • Munaf Patel, Vishwa Fernando and Nuwan Pradeep bowled well for Kandy Tuskers in a losing cause.
  • Jaffna Stallions previous game against Dambulla Vikings was abandoned.

Expect Jaffna Stallions to seal their place in the semis of Lankan Premier League.

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

Lanka Premier League 2020

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Jaffna Stallions 6 4 1 0 1 9 1.243
Dambulla Viiking 6 4 1 0 1 9 -0.203
Colombo Kings 6 4 2 0 0 8 0.431
Galle Gladiators 6 1 5 0 0 2 -0.514
Kandy Tuskers 6 1 5 0 0 2 -0.871
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
9 1.243 6 4 1 0 1
9 -0.203 6 4 1 0 1
8 0.431 6 4 2 0 0
2 -0.514 6 1 5 0 0
2 -0.871 6 1 5 0 0
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kdt vs jst Match Prediction & Analysis

Kandy Tuskers will be looking to break their losing streak when they take on Jaffna Stallions in the 16th game of 2020 Lanka Premier League played at Hambantota on Wednesday.

Kandy Tuskers are already out of the playoff race and will be looking to win their remaining two round-robin matches in the competition. Captain Kusal Perera will be hoping that players can play their natural game and deliver a decent show against Jaffna Stallions.

On the other hand, Jaffna Stallions game against Dambulla Vikings was called off due to heavy showers. With this result, Jaffna Stallions have managed to retain their top spot in the competition.

Teams Preview

Kandy Tuskers Preview

With two remaining fixtures, Kandy Tuskers will be keen to salvage some pride in this year’s competition.

Despite winning the toss in their previous game, Kandy Tuskers delivered yet another abject batting performance against Colombo Kings. The side was bundled out for just 105 runs in 19.2 overs.

Opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz was the lone warrior in the batting department and finished the innings with the top-score of 34 runs off 21 balls with the help of four boundaries and two sixes.

Besides Gurbaz, former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan chipped in with 18 runs off 27 balls with the help of two fours, whereas Dilruwan Perera chipped in with 12 runs off 18 balls.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of Nuwan Pradeep, Vishwa Fernando and Munaf Patel to make early inroads with the new-ball.

Kandy Tuskers Predicted Playing XI:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kusal Perera (c & wk), Kusal Mendis, Brendan Taylor, Asela Gunaratne, Irfan Pathan, Dilruwan Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Munaf Patel

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

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
R Gurbaz 34 21 4 2 161.9
I Pathan 18 27 2 0 66.67
D Perera 12 18 2 0 66.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Patel 4.0 0 28 1 7
V Fernando 4.0 0 29 1 7.25
N Pradeep 2.1 0 10 1 4.62
Bowlers O M R W Econ
M Patel 4.0 0 28 1 7
V Fernando 4.0 0 29 1 7.25
N Pradeep 2.1 0 10 1 4.62

Kandy Tuskers Actual Playing XI:

BRM Taylor, Dilruwan Perera, Kusal Perera, Vishwa Fernando, S Prasanna, Kusal Mendis, Irfan Pathan, Dale Steyn, Asela Gunaratne, Nuwan Pradeep, Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Jaffna Stallions Preview

Thisara Perera and co. will be looking to seal their place in the playoffs of the competition. The same will be looking to go with the same side that played the previous game against Dambulla Viking.

In the batting department, the onus will be on the in-form opener Avishka Fernando to get Jaffna Stallions off to a flying start. Rookie opener has been standout performer for Stallions in the batting department and accumulated 209 runs in six matches at a strike rate of 136.60. The team management will be hoping that Avishka Fernando can come up with a notable score against Kandy Tuskers.

Besides Fernando, Captain Thisara Perera has delivered match-winning contributions with the bat for Jaffna Stallions. Veteran all-rounder has shown excellent form and accumulated 192 runs in 4 innings with two half-centuries to his name.

The likes of Johnson Charles, Shoaib Malik and Minod Bhanuka will have to come up with decent scores in this fixture.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Wanindu Hasaranga, Usman Shinwari and Duanne Olivier to make crucial breakthroughs.

Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has been standout bowler for Stallions so far this season. He is currently leading the bowling charts in the competition with 10 scalps to his name.

Jaffna Stallions Predicted Playing XI:

Avishka Fernando, Johnson Charles (wk), Minod Bhanuka, Shoaib Malik, Thisara Perera (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Usman Shinwari, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Charith Asalanka, Suranga Lakmal, Duanne Olivier

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

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 25 0 mm. 4.83 k/h From: NE 66%
03h 26 0 mm. 5.62 k/h From: NE 34%
06h 29 0 mm. 5.08 k/h From: ENE 16%
09h 29 0 mm. 6.32 k/h From: E 3%
12h 27 0.12 mm. 6.84 k/h From: E 1%
15h 26 0 mm. 5.37 k/h From: ENE 0%
18h 26 0 mm. 5.06 k/h From: NE 1%
21h 25 0.75 mm. 4.82 k/h From: NE 7%

Weather Conditions

With sunny intervals expected for Wednesday’s game, the pitch will have something in it for the bowlers due to rains taking place in the past few days.

Venue Details

In the previous meeting between the two teams, Jaffa Stallions registered a comprehensive 54-run win over Kandy Tuskers.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would be keen to bowl first and exploit the pitch conditions. The previous couple of games played at Hambantota have been won by sides batting second.

KDT vs JST Winning Prediction

Based on current form, Jaffna Stallions will be firm favorites to win the game against Kandy Tuskers. With likes of Avishka Fernando and Thisara Perera consistently producing match-winning scores for the side, Jaffna Stallions will be keen to put in a dominant batting performance in this fixture.

Expect Jaffna Stallions to seal their place in the semis of Lankan Premier League.

Author: Shoaib Z.