Dambulla Giants and Jaffna Kings will face off in the third match of the 2022 Lankan Premier League on Wednesday at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota.
Jaffna Kings successfully defended their title last season, defeating Galle Gladiators in the Lankan Premier League finals. Captain Thisara Perera will be hoping that the team can start the season on a high note.
Captain Dasun Shanaka, on the other hand, will be hoping that the team can adjust to the conditions and put on a good show with bat and ball.
The 3rd Match between Dambulla Giants vs Jaffna Kings will take place on December 7th, 2022 at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota.
Match Details to Note
Match: Dambulla Giants vs Jaffna Kings, Match 3, Lanka Premier League 2022
Date: December 07, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 3:00 PM IST
Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota
Pakistan’s Haider Ali, Afghanistan’s Noor Ahmed, and England’s Jordan Cox and Tom Abell have all joined the franchise.
Batting, the team will rely on captain Dasun Shanaka, all-rounder Sikander Raza, Haider Ali, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa to deliver the majority of the runs.
Lahiru Kumar, Ramesh Mendis, Sikandar Raza, and Lahiru Madushanka will be relied on to deliver timely breakthroughs in the bowling department.
T Chamindu Wickramasinghe, Shevon Daniel, Kalana Perera, Haider Ali, Bhanuka Rajapaksa(w), Sikandar Raza, Dasun Shanaka(c), Chaturanga de Silva, Dilum Sudeera, Ravindu Fernando, Lahiru Madushanka, Lasith Croospulle, Paul van Meekeren, Jordan Cox, Ramesh Mendis, Tom Abell, Lahiru Kumara, Pramod Madushan, Noor Ahmad, Tharindu Ratnayake, Sachitha Jayathilake, Dushan Hemantha
Players to watch out for:
Dambulla Giants will rely on their captain Dasun Shanaka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa to score the majority of their runs. Along with the Sri Lankan batting stars, Englishman Jordan Cox and Pakistan’s Haider Ali will be expected to perform well in this match.
The Netherlands’ Paul van Meekeren impressed with the ball during the 2022 T20 World Cup, and it will be interesting to see how he bowls on a wicket that is likely to favour spinners. Sikandar Raza of Zimbabwe has had an excellent 2022, and his bowling should be successful on this pitch.
Possible Playing XI:
Dasun Shanaka, Haider Ali, Tharindu Ratnayake, Ramesh Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sikandar Raza, Lahiru Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Paul van Meekeren, Noor Ahmed, Dilum Sudeera
The team’s batting lineup will include opener Avishka Fernando, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and England’s Tom Kohler-Cadmore. The majority of the runs will be provided by captain Thisara Perera and veteran Shoaib Malik.
Avishka Fernando batted consistently for Jaffna Kings last year, accumulating 312 runs at an average of 34.66 with one century and two half-centuries.
In addition to Fernando, Tom Kohler-Cadmore batted well, scoring 296 runs at a strike rate of 137.03 with two half-centuries.
The side will rely on bowlers Mahesh Theekshana, James Fuller, Binura Fernado, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Dunith Wellalage, and Thisara Perera to deliver crucial breakthroughs.
Avishka Fernando, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Dhananjaya de Silva, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shoaib Malik, Thisara Perera(c), Dunith Wellalage, James Fuller, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Maheesh Theekshana, Binura Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama, Nipun Dananjaya, Waqar Salamkheil, Dilshan Madushanka, Theivendiram Dinoshan, Suminda Lakshan, Ashan Randika, Theesan Vithushan, Sadeera Samarawickrama, James Neesham
Players to watch out for:
Dhananjaya de Silva (29 runs from 19 balls), Shoaib Malik (30 runs from 27 balls), and Dunith Wellalage (30 runs from 20 balls) all contributed to Tuesday’s victory. Rahmanullah Gurbaz, the keeper-batter, struggled with one run from nine balls, but we expect him to improve at some point during the tournament.
Jaffna Kings bowled exceptionally well as a team in Match 1. Only Thisara Perera and Dhananjaya de Silva did not pick up a wicket, while the other five bowlers used did. Binura Fernando took three wickets, including two in the final over of the victory.
Possible Playing XI:
Avishka Fernando, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Thisara Perera (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, James Fuller, Shoaib Malik, Maheesh Theekshana, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Binura Fernando, Dunith Wellalage
Dambulla Giants vs Jaffna Kings Toss Prediction
Both teams will be eager to win the toss, bat first, and score more than 155 runs. The previous match at Hambantota was won by the team that batted first.
Dambulla Giants vs Jaffna Kings Pitch Report
The third match of the 2022 Lankan Premier League will be played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota between Dambulla Giants and Jaffna Kings.
The bowlers will benefit from the Hambantota-prepared wicket. To score runs on this surface, batsmen must demonstrate temperament and technique. The game’s weather forecast calls for light clouds and light winds.
Dambulla Giants vs Jaffna Kings Prediction
On current form, the reigning champions Jaffna Kings will be favourites to defeat Dambulla Giants. With Avishka Fernando, Mahesh Theekshana, Shoaib Malik, and Tom Kohler-Cadmore among their ranks, the team management will be hoping for a clinical performance in this match. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Jaffna Kings is the favourite to beat Dambulla Giants at the odds of 1.60.
Dambulla Giants vs Jaffna Kings Most Recommended Player for Bet:
Dhananjaya de Silva hit three fours and two sixes on Tuesday and is the Jaffna Kings’ leading run scorer against the Dambulla Giants.