JAF vs KAN Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Lanka Premier League 2020, Match 8

JAF vs KAN Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Lanka Premier League 2020, Match 8

Jaffna Stallions are expected to make Kandy Tuskers their third victim.

Match Details:

The 8th match of the Lanka Premier League League will be played between Jaffna Stallions and Kandy Tuskers at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota.

The match is scheduled to start at 08:00 PM Local Time and IST. This match will be telecasted on Sony Six.


Though it is very early stages in the competition, if fans were asked to pick a favourite to lift the title, many would opt for Jaffna Stallions. They started their campaign with a win over Galle Gladiators, where their batting unit showcased their firepower. In their second game, they absolutely bulldozed the Dambulla Viiking.

Hence, they are the obvious favourites coming into this game. However, it will be foolish to discount Kandy Tuskers. Though they lost their first two games, both were extremely crucial. The first one went down to super over, while the second had to be settled by the D/L method. Having won their last game, they will have confidence on their side.

JAF vs KAN Weather Report for Match 8:

The temperature is expected to be around 29 degrees Celsius. The chances of precipitation are 22%.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at Hambantota is a paradise for batsmen. Anything under 190 might not be a good enough total to defend on this ground.

Average first innings score:

201 (Last 5 matches with completed first innings of 20 overs)

Record of Chasing Teams:

Won – 1, Lost – 3, Tie – 1

Injury and Availability News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

JAF vs KAN Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Jaffna Stallions:

Tom Moores (wk), Binura Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Avishka Fernando, Shoaib Malik, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera (c), Duanne Olivier, Wanindu Hasaranga, Usman Shinwari, Chaturanga de Silva


Kyle Abbott, Nuwandinu Fernando, Johnson Charles, Prabhath Jayasuriya, Mahesh Theekshana, Charith Asalanka, Kanagaratnam Kapilraj, Theivendiram Dinoshan, Vijayakanth Vijayakanth, Sebastianpillai Vijeyaraj, Suranga Lakmal

Kandy Tuskers:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kusal Perera (c & wk), Kusal Mendis, Brendan Taylor, Asela Gunaratne, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dilruwan Perera, Kamindu Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Naveen-ul-Haq, Munaf Patel


Kaveeshka Anjula, Dale Steyn, Ishan Jayaratne, Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Samarakoon, Kevin Koththigoda, Nishan Madushka, Chamikara Edirisinghe, Irfan Pathan, Lasith Embuldeniya, Priyamal Perera

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JAF vs KAN Top Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:

Avishka Fernando has been in great form in this competition. He has scored 96 runs at an impressive strike rate of 145.45.

Thisara Perera showed his class in the last game, where he scored a mammoth 97 from just 44 deliveries. He can be super-effective with the ball as well.

Kusal Perera is another must-have for your team, as he has amassed 118 runs in 3 matches at an impressive strike rate of 151.28.

Kusal Mendis has given his skipper commendable support by scoring 113 runs in 3 innings. He has an average of over 50.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera

Vice-Captain Options – Kusal Mendis, Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for JAF vs KAN 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Kusal Perera (C)

Batsmen – Avishka Fernando, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (VC), Kusal Mendis, Brendan Taylor

All-rounders – Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera

Bowlers – Duanne Olivier, Usman Shinwari, Naveen-ul-Haq

12th Man – Seekkuge Prasanna

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for JAF vs KAN 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Kusal Perera

Batsmen – Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kusal Mendis (VC), Shoaib Malik, Asela Gunaratne

All-rounders – Seekkuge Prasanna, Wanindu Hasaranga, Thisara Perera (C)

Bowlers – Duanne Olivier, Naveen-ul-Haq, Nuwan Pradeep

12th Man – Tom Moores

Expert Advice:

Since the pitch favours the batsmen, you can select 4 specialist batting options in both of your 11Wickets Fantasy teams.

Today’s JAF vs KAN Probable Winners:

Jaffna Stallions are expected to win this match.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram Channel if the information is available.
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.