B-Love Kandy will be looking to extend its winning run as it takes on the Jaffna Kings for match number 15 in the ongoing season of the Lanka Premier League. The match will be played at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Saturday.
B-LOVE KANDY VS JAFFNA KINGS HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
Both teams have played against each other in 8 matches so far. Kandy has an advantage here as it has won 5 of those matches, while Jaffna has won 3.
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The Jaffna Kings are one of the most successful franchises in the league but they have struggled to perform this time. With 3 wins and 3 losses, the team is 3rd on the points table. Jaffna will need to win both of its upcoming matches to guarantee a place in the playoffs.
Towhid Hridoy and Rahmanullah Gurbaz have been the two standout performers in an otherwise mediocre batting effort. Hridoy is the leading run-scorer with 155 runs, while Gurbaz has scored 131. Nishan Madushka played well in his 46-run inning in the last match and will hopefully give the team a good start.
The middle order hasn’t got going as Thisara Perera, Charith Asalanka, and David Miller haven’t had the best of tournaments so far. Dunith Wellalage is the leading wicket-taker with 8 wickets but his partners, Maheesh Theekshana and Vijaykanth Viyaskanth haven’t been that effective.
Dilshan Madushanka is expected to start the proceedings with the new ball along with Thisara Perera, while Nuwan Thushara will play a supporting role.
After losing back-to-back matches at the start of the season, B-Love Kandy has scripted a remarkable turnaround and has won each of its last 3 matches. As a result, the team has 6 points and is at the top of the points table thanks to a good NRR.
Skipper Wanindu Hasaranga has led his team from the front and is the leading run-scorer as well as the leading wicket-taker for the team. Mohammad Haris, who was playing his first match of the season on Tuesday, put up a 26-run partnership with Fakhar Zaman for the opening wicket.
The latter has played consistently well and the team will want a big inning from him. Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews have played well in patches, while Asif Ali and Isuru Udana have struggled to perform with the bat. The latter has bowled well though and picked up 6 wickets.
He will be supported by Nuwan Pradeep and Mathews at the other end. As mentioned earlier, Hasaranga is the pick of the bowlers with 8 wickets, while Mujeeb Ur Rahman has picked up 4.
JSK VS KDW TOSS PREDICTION
4 of the last 5 matches played here have been won while batting first. We, therefore, think that the winner of the toss will opt to bat first.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The pitch at Colombo is likely to be on the drier side. The ground has hosted just one LPL match in the last week and we should have a fresh surface on offer. The batsmen will need to see off the new ball before they start playing their shots.
The team batting first will look to get at least 180 runs on the board to give the bowlers a good chance. The spinners will enjoy bowling on this ground as there is plenty of turn on offer.
The weather will be warm and humid with temperatures of around 30 degrees.
JSK VS KDW BETTING TIPS
Jaffna hasn’t been in the best of forms this season and the batsmen have especially struggled to perform. On the other hand, B-Love Kandy has played well during the last few matches and we expect them to put up a winning effort.
Bet on B-Love Kandy to win.
Kandy Warriors To Win the Match