Lanka Premier League: Jaffna Kings and Kandy Warriors will feature in the 12th match of the season. Jaffna has won three of the four games and is placed in the second position in the points table. Kandy has won one out of four games in the fourth position.
When and Where
The match between Jaffna and Kandy will take place at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, on Sunday, 12th December.
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.
Jaffna has won its last three games in the LPL 2021 and looks pretty dominant. Kandy’s only win came in the previous match against Galle Gladiators on Saturday. It won the game by five wickets after successfully chasing the target of 128 runs in 18.4 overs.
It will be the second game for both teams against one another. The first match was on 8th December, which Jaffna won by 14 runs. The game was reduced to 14 overs after the rain had affected the start.
Kandy Warriors won the toss and elected to field. For Jaffna, Avishka Fernando and Thisara Perera made half-centuries and guided the team to a score of 181 runs for the loss of six wickets in 14 overs. Shiraz Ahmed of Kandy was the most successful bowler; he took three wickets in three overs and gave away 22 runs.
Kandy had a strong start as Kennar Lewis, and Charith Asalanka added 64 runs in the first six overs. Asalanka made 42 runs off 19 balls before getting dismissed in the sixth over. From that point, Lewis and Rovman Powell took the team towards the road to victory and were looking to seal the game.
However, the team lost three wickets within an interval of 11 balls which changed the course of the match, and Jaffna earned the victory. Suranga Lakmal, who picked the Powell, won the player of the match award.
Lanka Premier League – Squad News and Injury News
There has been no injury update from any side regarding a player.
Jaffna Kings vs Kandy Warriors Probable Playing 11
Avishka Fernando, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shoaib Malik, Ashen Bandara, Thisara Perera (c), Chaturanga de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Wahab Riaz, Maheesh Theekshana, Suranga Lakmal
TM Sampath, Angelo Perera (c), Charith Asalanka, Tom Moores (wk), Kamindu Mendis, Minod Bhanuka, Ravi Bopara, Sachindu Colombage, Nimesh Vimukthi, Al-Amin Hossain, Shiraz Ahmed
Lanka Premier League – Jaffna Kings vs Kandy Warriors Head to Head
Jaffna Kings and Kandy Warriors have played two matches against each other in the Lanka Premier League. Both teams have won one game each.
Lanka Premier League – Jaffna Kings vs Kandy Warriors Key Players
Thisara Perera is the leading run-scorer for the Jaffna Kings. He has made 121 runs in four matches at an average of 60.50 and a strike rate of 216.07, including two half-centuries.
Maheesh Theekshana has taken eight wickets in four matches at an average of 11, an economy of 5.86, and a strike rate of 11.2. He is one of the two bowlers to take a four-wicket haul in the tournament.
Rovman Powell has made 104 runs in three matches at an average of 34.66 and a strike rate of 236.36. Powell was the highest run-scorer when these two teams met last time.
Shiraz Ahmed has picked five wickets in two matches at an average of nine, an economy of 6.42, and a strike rate of 8.4.
Lanka Premier League – Jaffna Kings vs Kandy Warriors Dream11 Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batsmen: Angelo Perera, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Kennar Lewis (c), Charith Asalanka
All-rounders: Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga (vc), Chaturanga de Silva
Bowlers: Wahab Riaz, Maheesh Theekshana, Sachindu Colombage
Wicketkeeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batsmen: Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Kennar Lewis (c), Avishka Fernando (vc), Charith Asalanka
All-rounders: Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kamindu Mendis
Bowlers: Maheesh Theekshana, Jayden Seales, Sachindu Colombage
Lanka Premier League – The12thMan Prediction
We witnessed a high-scoring encounter between these two teams when they met last time. Both teams possess some of the best power hitters, so this match might again be a high-scoring one.
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.