JSK vs CLS Match Preview
Avishka Fernando has been the leading run-getter for Jaffna Kings in the last one-year scoring 352 runs from 10 games with an average of 39.11. The right-handed batter was well-supported by Sadeera Samarawickrama who has put together 250 runs from his last 8 innings at a terrific average of 62.50. Rahmanullah Gurbaz is a right-handed batter that has scored 248 runs from 9 innings for Kings in last one year. The left-handed bowler Vijaykanth Viyaskanth has picked up 13 wickets from 7 matches with an average of 14.61. Binura Fernando is another bowler bowling well at the moment and has collected 11 scalps from 4 matches with an average of 7.90. Another bowler that is doing a good job for Jaffna Kings is James Fuller who has picked up 10 scalps from 6 innings with an average of 18.70.
Dinesh Chandimal has been the top run-scorer for Colombo Stars in last one year putting together 238 runs from 10 matches with an average of 29.75. Charith Asalanka is a southpaw doing a decent job for Colombo at the moment with 211 runs from 10 matches at an average of 23.44. The skipper Angelo Matthews has also picked up 201 runs from 8 innings with an average of 40.20. The most successful bowler for Colombo Stars has been Kasun Rajitha with 12 scalps from 7 matches at an average of 11.58. Dominic Drakes and Naveen ul-Haq have picked up 7 and 5 wickets respectively for their team.
It is expected that the skies will remain partly cloudy during the game on Friday. This pitch is excellent for batting and many runs have been scored here and chased successfully. It is a fact that spinners have done a good job at the venue and batters will have to keep this in mind. The team batting first at the ground will be eyeing to score in the region of 170 runs to feel safe.
The pitch on offer at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo is a terrific one for batting where the batters can play their shots and hit the ball on the up. If you look at the history of matches played at this venue you will discover that the quicker bowlers have struggled to do well at the ground. There is hardly anything on offer at the venue for the bowlers with the new ball. Spinners on the other hand enjoyed the conditions better as the ball turned and stopped before coming onto the bat.
Jaffna Kings have a great recent record in the competition.
Jaffna Kings have won 4 out of their last 5 games in the competition. They are in phenomenal form and are all set to make it 3-in-a-row.
Head-to-head between the two sides completely in favor of Kings.
The Jaffna Kings outfit has won all the last 5 games played between these two teams.
There are no major injuries reported for this game from either team.
JSK vs CLS Probable 11
JSK Playing 11
- Thisara Perera (C)
- Avishka Fernando
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz
- Sadeera Samarawickrama (Wk)
- Afif Hossain
- Shoaib Malik
- Dunith Wellalage
- Zaman Khan
- Binura Fernando
- Vijayakanth Viyaskanth
- Maheesh Theekshana
CLS Playing 11
- Angelo Mathews (C)
- Nishan Madushka (Wk)
- Dinesh Chandimal
- Charith Asalanka
- Ravi Bopara
- Seekkuge Prasanna
- Benny Howell
- Mohammad Nabi
- Dominic Drakes
- Kasun Rajitha
- Suranga Lakmal
The Jaffna Kings team has won the last 5 games they have played against this opposition. This is sure to put a lot of pressure on the Colombo Stars team. The Stars will have to play this game with a positive frame of mind and get the best out of their bowlers in particular. Jaffna Kings are aware of how to play in the finals and they also have some big players on their team. We are expecting the final to be a hard-fought affair. But we will bet with Jaffna Kings to win this game and add a third title to their kitty.
Avishka Fernando: Avishka Fernando is clearly the batsman to watch out for in this game. He has scored 352 runs from his last 10 games with a strike rate of 130.37 and an average of 39.11. He will be looked upon to score big runs in this match.
Kasun Rajitha: Kasun Rajitha is the top bowler for Colombo Stars and has picked up 12 wickets from 7 matches with an economy rate of 6.04 and strike rate of 11.50. He will be relied on for providing vital breakthroughs in this final.
Vijayakanth Viyaskanth: Vijayakanth is a top bowler from Jaffna Kings. He has succeeded in picking up 13 wickets from 7 matches with a strike rate of 12.92 and he is bowling with an economy rate of 6.79.
Binura Fernando: Binura Fernando has bowled well for Jaffna in recent games. He has picked up 11 victims from his last 4 games and is bowling with a strike rate of 8.18 and an economy rate of 5.80.
JSK vs CLS Dream11 Team 1
Keeper: D. Chandimal , R. Gurbaz
Batters: A. Matthews, T. Perera, C. Asalanka, A. Fernando
All-rounders: M. Nabi, B. Howell
Bowlers: B. Fernando, V. Viyaskanth (VC), K. Rajitha (C)