Lanka Premier League 2021: Dambulla Giants and Jaffna Kings will play the 14th match of the LPL 2021 season. Jaffna is placed in the first position in the points table with four wins out of five games. Dambulla is second in the points table with three wins out of five games.
When and Where
Dambulla and Jaffna will play this game at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. The match will be starting at 7:30 PM (IST).
The live telecast of this match will be available on Sony Six and Sony Ten. The live streaming will be available on the Sony LIV website and app.
Dambulla’s only loss in this tournament has come against Jaffna only in the first game between both teams. Jaffna has won the last four games after losing the opening game against Galle Gladiators.
Jaffna and Dambulla played the first game on 7th December, and Jaffna won the match by eight wickets after successfully chasing a mere target of 111 runs. Dambulla won the toss and elected to bat.
For Dambulla, Nuwanidu Fernando’s 23 runs off 25 balls was the highest score. Dambulla lost three wickets inside the first five overs and never recovered from that position. The team made a score of 110 runs in 19.3 overs. Maheesh Theekshana and Wanindu Hasaranga picked three wickets each. Suranga Lakmal and Jayden Seales took two wickets each.
Jaffna completed the chase in just 12.3 overs. Avishka Fernando and Tom Kohler-Cadmore had a massive role in this win. Their partnership of 63 runs for the second wicket proved crucial for the team. Cadmore made 45 runs off 30 balls and was the highest scorer. Theekshana won the player of the match award for his impressive bowling spell of three for 22.
Lanka Premier League 2021– Squad News and Injury News
There has been no injury update from any side regarding a player.
Dambulla Giants vs Jaffna Kings Probable Playing 11
Philip Salt, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Tharindu Ratnayake, Sohaib Maqsood, Dasun Shanaka (c), Najibullah Zadran, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Sachitha Jayathilake, Imran Tahir
Avishka Fernando, Upul Tharanga (wk), Shoaib Malik, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Thisara Perera (c), Ashen Bandara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Suranga Lakmal, Chaturanga de Silva, Wahab Riaz, Maheesh Theekshana
Lanka Premier League 2021– Dambulla Giants vs Jaffna Kings Head to Head
Dambulla Giants and Jaffna Kings have played a total of three matches against each other in the LPL 2021. Jaffna has won all three matches.
Lanka Premier League 2021– Dambulla Giants vs Jaffna Kings Key Players
Philip Salt has made 180 runs in five matches at an average of 36 and a strike rate of 174.75, including two half-centuries. He has hit 21 boundaries, which is the joint-most in the tournament.
Nuwan Pradeep has taken eight wickets in five matches at an average of 22.62, an economy of 11.31, and a strike rate of 12.
Thisara Perera has made 150 runs in five matches at an average of 75 and a strike rate of 217.39. He is Jaffna’s captain and has led the team perfectly in the tournament.
Maheesh Theekshana has taken eight wickets in five matches at an average of 14.25, an economy of six, and a strike rate of 14.2. His three-wicket haul in the first match against Dambulla helped him fetch the player of the match award.
Lanka Premier League 2021– Dambulla Giants vs Jaffna Kings Dream11 Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Philip Salt (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batsmen: Upul Tharanga, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Avishka Fernando, Ashen Bandara
All-rounders: Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers: Nuwan Pradeep (vc), Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana
Wicketkeeper: Niroshan Dickwella, Philip Salt (c)
Batsmen: Shoaib Malik, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Avishka Fernando, Ashen Bandara
All-rounders: Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga (vc)
Bowlers: Wahab Riaz, Imran Tahir, Nuwan Pradeep
Lanka Premier League – The12thMan Prediction
Both the teams are two of the top teams in the tournament, and when these two collide, the match is likely to be exciting. Hence, this might be a high-scoring encounter.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.