The Jaffna Kings will be looking to get back to winning ways as it faces the Galle Titans on Friday. The match will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
JAFFNA KINGS VS GALLE TITANS HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
Both teams have faced each other in 9 matches so far. The Jaffna Kings enjoy a big advantage here with 6 wins, while Galle has won 3.
JAFFNA KINGS VS GALLE TITANS LIVE-STREAMING AND BROADCAT
Viewers can stream this match live on the FanCode App or can also watch it on television on the Star Sports Network.
The Galle Titans have made an excellent start to this season and have won both of their matches so far. As a result, they have pulled away from the other teams and are sitting right at the top of the points table.
Shevon Daniel is in good form at the top of the order and will look to give the team a brisk start with Lasith Croospulle. However, the team’s biggest strength lies in its middle order. Tim Seifert scored a blistering half-century in the last match and is in good form. In addition to him, the Titans have some quality all-rounders including Dasun Shanaka and Shakib Al-Hasan, both of whom are capable of taking the attack to the opposition.
Kasun Rajitha and Richard Ngrava have bowled well with the new ball and picked up 2 wickets each during the last match. The spin attack, made up of Tabraiz Shamsi and Shakib is very potent too. Overall, the Galle Titans have a well-balanced team that is capable of taking up any challenge thrown at them.
The Jaffna Kings are the defending champions for this season and began their latest campaign with a win over the Colombo Strikers. However, they were overcome by Dambulla Aura on Tuesday and faced an 8-wicket defeat, which left a big dent in its NRR.
These are early days in the tournament and we expect Jaffna to bounce back soon.
The Jaffna Kings will depend on its star-studded batting line-up to put up a big score. In the previous match, Charith Asalanka scored a half-century but received little support at the other end. The team will now depend on Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Towhid Hridoy, and David Miller to bounce back and play a big inning.
Skipper Thisara Perera will play the role of a finisher and look to play some big shots toward the end of their inning. In the bowling department. Vijaykanth Viyaskanth has once again emerged as the team’s prime spinner, picking up 3 wickets.
One area of concern for Jaffna is the form of Maheesh Theekshana, who has remained wicketless in both matches played so far. The two seamers, Dilshan Madushanka and Hardus Viljoen have picked up 5 wickets between them.
GGD VS JSK TOSS PREDICTION
6 of the 9 LPL matches played on this ground have been won by teams batting first. We, therefore, think that the winner of the toss will opt to bat first.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The Pallekele International Stadium generally offers a good batting surface and we expect that will be the case this season too. The average first-inning score on this ground is around 175. The pitch has a good bounce and pace and the quicker bowlers will get some movement early on. However, once the batsmen settle down, it will be easy for them to play the big shots.
The spinners will come into action during the second innings.
The temperature is likely to remain pleasant and no interruptions are expected.
GGD VS JSK BETTING TIPS
While the Jaffna Kings have been the most consistent team in the history of LPL, they have looked far from perfect this season. On the other hand, the Galle Titans have been clinical in their performance and we expect them to prevail in this game.
Bet on the Galle Titans to win.