Lanka Premier League 2021: Match 9, Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Stars, Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

Lanka Premier League 2021: Match 9, Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Stars, Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

Jaffna are expected to win this contest.

Suranga Lakmal
Suranga Lakmal. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP via Getty Images)

Preview

The 9th match of the Lanka Premier League 2021 is all set to take place between Jaffna Kings and Colombo Stars at R. Premadasa Stadium on December 10. While Kings will enter this contest on the back of a victory, Stars lost to Dambulla in their last game of the league.

Kings have also won their two of the three games so far wherein their last victory came through the DLS method in a rain-interrupted game. Stars have won one and lost one game in the Lankan T20 League so far.

Match Details

Match – Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Stars– Match 9

Venue – R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Date and Time – 7.30 PM IST

Where to watch live – Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV

Pitch Report

Though the pitch clearly supported the team batting first in the tournament early on, of late, teams which have batted second have also been able to pull the game in their favour. However, bowlers might have a little difficult time on the field.

Average score: 145 (in LPL games so far)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 3, Lost – 4, N/R – 0

Probable Playing XIs

Jaffna Kings

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Avishka Fernando, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shoaib Malik, Upul Tharanga, Thisara Perera (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chaturanga de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Maheesh Theekshana, Jayden Seales

Bench- Theivendiram Dinoshan, Chamika Gunasekara, Ashan Randika, Rathnaraja Thanuradan, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Krishan Arachchige, Praveen Jayawickrama, Ashen Bandara, Shammu Ashan, Usman Shinwari, Faf du Plessis, Wahab Riaz

Colombo Stars

Pathum Nissanka, Tom Banton, Kusal Perera (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva (c), Sherfane Rutherford, Dinesh Chandimal, Keemo Paul, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dushmantha Chameera, Naveen-ul-Haq, Akila Dananjaya

Bench- David Wiese, Jehan Daniel, Lakshan Sandakan, Thikshila de Silva, Shiran Fernando, Himesh Ramanayake, Ravindu Fernando, Ashan Priyanjan, Ravi Rampaul, Angelo Mathews, Jeffrey Vandersay

Head-to-Head

Played – 2 | Colombo Stars – 2 | Jaffna Kings– 0 | N/R – 0

Probable best batter of the match

Dinesh Chandimal (Colombo Stars)

Chandimal was seen in fine-tuning in the last game won by Stars and contributed well with the bat down the order. The hard-hitting batter of Lanka might be able to change the course of this game.

Probable best bowler of the match

Wanindu Hasaranga (Jaffna Kings)

Hasaranga has been going in a fine rhythm of late regardless of the format. The star spinner is expected to come well in the game against Stars as well. Though he went expensive in the last game, he can be expected to better up his records real soon.

Today’s match prediction: Jaffna Kings to win the match

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.