Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Lanka Premier League 2020 - Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Stallions - Match 2
The 2nd match of the Lanka Premier League 2020 will be played between Jaffna Stallions and Galle Gladiators at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota in Sri Lanka.
Jaffna Stallions will expect veteran all-rounder Thisara Perera to be at his best for them to have the most impact. The leg spin of Wanidu Hasaranga will also go a long way in determining the success of the side.
The Stallions have several talented Sri Lankan players who are regulars in the national side, not least of which are talented opening batsman Avishka Fernando, stylish all-rounder Dananjaya De Silva and the backbone of the Sri Lankan pace attack Suranga Lakmal.
The Pakistani duo of Shoaib Malik and Usman Shinwari, the South African duo of Kyle Abbott and Duanne Olivier and West Indies' explosive opener Johnson Charles are their biggest foreign buys.
After missing his scheduled flight, Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi may miss the first couple of matches for Galle Gladiators. This is the second big jolt for the Gladiators after Lasith Malinga decided to pull out of LPL.
Still, the team has quite a few talented players. The homegrown talent includes Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Akila Dananjaya, Milinda Siriwardane, Lakshan Sandakan, Shehan Jayasuriya and Asitha Fernando.
Gladiators will hope that Afghanistan big-hitting opener Hazratullah Zazai fires. He will be partnered by another big-hitter from the West Indies in Chadwick Walton. Walton is not only more than handy at the top of the order but also keeps wickets.
Whether or not Mohammed Amir has the new cherry swinging will also be crucial for the team. He will get the support of compatriot Waqas Maqsood who played a sizable role in the PSL title victory of Karachi Kings recently.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
Jaffna Stallions - Thisara Perera, Prabhath Jayasuriya, Wanidu Hasaranga, Shoaib Malik, Usman Shinwari, Avishka Fernando, Dananjaya De Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Binura Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Chathuranga de Silva, Mahesh Theekshana, Charith Asalanka, Nuwandinu Fernando, Kanakaratnam Kapilraj, Theivendiram Dinoshan, Vijayakanth Vijayakanth, Kyle Abbott, Duanne Olivier, Tom Moores, Johnson Charles, Sebastianpillai Vijeyaraj
Galle Gladiators - Shahid Afridi, Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammed Amir, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Akila Dananjaya, Milinda Siriwardane, Azam Khan, Lakshan Sandakan, Shehan Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando, Nuwan Thushara, Mohammed Shiraz, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Chanaka Ruwansiri, Sahan Arachchi, Duvindu Tillakaratne, Chadwick Walton, Ashan Ali, Abdul Nasir, Waqas Maqsood
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Jaffna Stallions
Who will win? – Jaffna Stallions
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Shoaib Malik (Jaffna Stallions), Hazratullah Zazai (Galle Gladiators)
Top Bowler (wickets taken) – Wanidu Hasaranga (Jaffna Stallions), Mohammed Amir (Galle Gladiators)
Most Sixes – Avishka Fernando (Jaffna Stallions), Hazratullah Zazai (Galle Gladiators)
Man of the Match – Wanidu Hasaranga
Team Scores Batting first – Jaffna Stallions 170+, Galle Gladiators 160+
Match Handicap Jaffna Stallions
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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