KT vs JS Lanka Premier League Fantasy Prediction: Kandy Tuskers vs Jaffna Stallions – 9 December 2020 (Hambantota)
Kandy Tuskers will take on Jaffna Stallions in the League Match of LPL 2020, aka Lanka Premier League which, will be played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium in Hambantota. The Island nation finally got its own T20 league and, some big names will be on the cards.
The Stallions have already qualified for the playoffs, whereas the Tuskers are going to play in a Do or Die situation. This should be a brilliant game to watch out for as the Tuskers also have some really good players.
Pitch Report – This pitch is brilliant for batting and, we can expect a high-scoring game. However, spinners and slow-bowlers are going to have some advantage.
Match Details :
Time:- 3:30 PM, Live on Sony Six/HD
Probable XI for both sides:-
Kandy Tuskers – Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Brandan Taylor, Asela Gunaratne, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dilruwan Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Naveen-ul-Haq, Kamindu Mendis, Dale Steyn.
Jaffna Stallions – Avishka Fernando, Johnson Charles, Minod Bhanuka, Shoaib Malik, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chaturanga de Silva, Usman Shinwari, Duanne Olivier, Suranga Lakmal.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis, Asula Gunaratne, and Usman Khan Shinwari.
KT vs JS Team Wicket-Keeper
Kusal Perera (Price 9.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Kusal has scored 167 runs in the tournament so far, whereas his average has been 27.83. He is a fine player at the top-order.
KT vs JS Team Batsmen
Avishka Fernando (Price 9.5) and Johnson Charles (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Jaffna Stallions. Fernando is a prodigy of Sri Lankan cricket whereas, Charles is a T20 superstar. Avishka has scored 209 runs in the league at an average of 52.25 whereas, Charles has scored 4247 runs in T20 cricket.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Price 9), Kusal Mendis (Price 9.5), and Asela Gunaratne (Price 9.5) will be our batsmen from the Kandy Tuskers. Gurbaz has scored 157 runs at an average of 26.17 whereas, Mendis has scored 193 at an average of 38.60. Gunaratne, on the other hand, has bowled really well and has picked seven wickets in the tournament.
KT vs JS Team All-Rounders
Thisara Perera (Price 9.5) and Wanindu Hasaranga (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounders from the Jaffna Stallions. Perera has scored 192 runs in the league at an average of 64 whereas, he has picked five wickets as well. Hasaranga is the highest wicket-taker of the tournament with ten wickets under his belt. Both of them have been brilliant in the tournament so far.
KT vs JS Team Bowlers
Naveen ul Haq (Price 8.5) will be our bowler from Kandy Tuskers. Naveen was brilliant in CPL 2020 and picked 11 wickets whereas, he has picked eight wickets in LPL too. He is a brilliant young bowler.
Usman Shinwari (Price 8.5) and Duanne Olivier (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from Jaffna Stallions. Olivier has picked seven wickets in the tournament whereas, Shinwari has also picked seven. Both of them are genuine wicket-takers and must be picked.
Match Prediction: Jaffna Stallions will be the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Thisara Perera and Asela Gunaratna
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis
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