It is all set to be an exciting game of cricket to be played between two teams that are positioned far apart in the points table but are equally hungry for a win and will come in all guns blazing into the game. Despite having had very contrasting runs in the tournament so far, it will be a cut-throat competition between the two teams.
In the points table, the Jaffna Stallions are the leaders, with 4 wins in 6 matches, and just one loss. The other game ended with no result. This got them 9 points in their bag and a +1.243 net run to score. Kandy Tuskers have been in distraught times, and are trapped at the bottom of the table, with just 1 win in 6 matches to their credit. So it’s going to be fun to see how the Kandy Tuskers play against the Jaffna Stallions, who are starting in this game as the obvious favourites.
On the day of this match, the weather in Hambantota will carry some gloomy skies and a 10% chance of rainfall. The temperature is going to be about 30 degrees Celsius.
Despite there being enough support on offer for the bowlers, a high-scoring game at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium beckons. The pacers will get to swing the ball around a bit early on, which in the powerplay overs should make for a great rivalry.
The pitch is likely to get slower as the match progresses, the spinners will also come into play. However, the measurements of the field wouldn’t be too kind to them. In this afternoon clash, both teams will look to bat first with 170 being par at this venue.
Kusal Perera (c&wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kusal Mendis, Brendan Taylor, Asela Gunaratne, Irfan Pathan, Dilruwan Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Embuldeniya, Vishwa Fernando, Munaf Patel/Dale Steyn
Thisara Perera (c), Johnson Charles (wk), Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Shoaib Malik, Wanindu Hasaranga, Duanne Olivier, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Charith Asalanka, Suranga Lakmal, Usman Shinwari
Kandy Tuskers vs Jaffna Stallions Dream 11:
Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Avishka Fernando, Asela Gunaratne, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Brandan Taylor, Thisara Perera, Duanne Oliver, Usman Sinwari, Dale Steyn, Nuwan Pradeep
The last time these two units met, it was one-way traffic for the Jaffna Stallions, who had 54 runs against their opponents. In this game as well a similar kind of result is predicted, and so we are backing Jaffna Stallions to record a win in this game. Don’t hesitate to involve yourself in this exciting game by supporting your favourite cricket team at BAJI!