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Jaffna Stallions vs. Galle Gladiators || Lanka Premier League 2020 || Match Prediction

Lanka Premier League 2020 Match 2

Jaffna Stallions vs. Galle Gladiators – Fri, 27th November

LPL 2020 Match Prediction

Jaffna Stallions take on Galle Gladiators in the season’s second match of the Lanka Premier League at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium on Friday 27th November. All matches of this LPL season will be played in closed doors at the same location as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

All-time great leg break bowler Shahid Afridi will lead Galle Gladiators while veteran bowling all-rounder Thisara Parera will lead Jaffna Stallions. This is a match-up that could well be decided by small margins as there is plenty of star value on show in both teams. But eventually, the stouter bowling unit of the Stallions could verge this game. Hence as per our Lanka Premier League predictions, we predict Jaffna Stallions will prove heavy on the Galle Gladiators on Friday.

Jaffna Stallions will win this game.

Team Preview

Galle enters into this tournament with a justly established squad and only three extractions although one of those being Lasith Malinga. The Pakistani sway on the side is clear to see as they are led by Captain Shahid Afridi and head coach Moin Khan and strike bowler Mohammad Amir.

The gladiators will be heavily reliant on the opening partnership of Afghani big-hitting opener Hazratullah Zazai and Danushka Gunathilaka. They will be joined by another fearless striker from the West Indies, Chadwick Walton. The homegrown talent in the likes of Shehan Jayasuriya and Bhanuka Rajapaksa shall prove worthy.

Jaffna Stallions, on the other contrary, will expect their skipper Thisara Perera to be at his finest for them to have the most effect. The exclusion of number one ranked T20I player Dawid Malan will be a huge blow for them. Although with the extremely capable but fresh Avishka Fernando now taking a senior responsibility in a plausible opening partnership with Nuwanidu Fernando will be entertaining to watch.

The leg-spin bowling of Hasaranga will go a long way in deciding the accomplishment of the side. The Pakistani duo of Usman Shinwari and Malik along with the South African lads Duanne Olivier and Kyle Abbot will be big names for the Stallions.

The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:

The wicket in Hambantota in the Lanka Premier League 2020 should be a decent one to bat on, as there could be certain swing on a deal for the bowlers. Nevertheless, the batsmen should be able to produce their natural games from the beginning, and the spinners are not anticipated to get much turn. Keeping wickets in hand could be crucial for both sides, with scores of 160-170 equitably common at this venue.

The implication of the dew factor is not known yet, so the skipper winning the toss should choose to chase. Therefore, the toss will be critical.

Key Players to watch:

  • All-rounder Thisara Perera, strike bowler Suranga Lakmal, and veteran batsman, Shoaib Malik of Jaffna Stallions, will be prime players to watch in this match.
  • Pacer Mohammad Amir, young gun Shehan Jayasuira and veteran all-rounder, Shahid Afridi of Galle Gladiators, will be key Player to watch in this match.