Galle Gladiators will square off against Jaffna Kings in the first match of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2021/22 on 5th December at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Galle Gladiators had a brilliant run last season as they finished as runners-up after being defeated by Jaffna Stallions in the finals. They have a good mix of youth and experience in their lineup including the likes of Bhaunka Rajapaksa, Danushka Gunathalkia, Mohammad Amir, and a few more.
On the other hand, Jaffna Kings who were previously known as Jaffna Stallions come into this tournament as defending champions. They too have a good mix of overseas and local talent which includes Shoaib Malik, Avishka Fernando, and some others.
Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Kings Match Details
Match: Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Kings
Date and Time: 5th December, 7:30 PM IST
Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium
Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Kings Head to Head
Galle Gladiators and Jaffna Kings have faced each other on three occasions with all the games ending in the favor of the Kings. They last met in December 2020 where Jaffna Kings won the match by 53 runs.
Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Kings Pitch Report
The pitch at the R. Premadasa Stadium offers a great deal of assistance to the spinners. Batting might be easier in the initial stages whereas the spinners would play a key role as the game progresses. The team winning the toss would most likely opt to bat first.
Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Kings Weather Report
The weather in Colombo is expected to be clear with minimal chances of perception. The temperature is expected to hover around 29 degrees celsius.
Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Kings Probable Playing XI
Galle Gladiators: Danushka Gunathilaka, Ahsan Ali, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Azam Khan, Krishan Arachchige, Shehan Jayasuriya, Sahan Arachchige, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Lakshan Sandakan, Mohammad Amir, Nuwan Thushara
Jaffna Kings: Avishka Fernando, Johnson Charles, Minod Bhanuka, Shoaib Malik, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chaturanga de Silva, Suranga Lakmal, Duanne Olivier, Usman Shinwari
Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Kings D11 Team
Krishan Arachchige, Shoaib Malik, Danushka Gunathalika, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (C), Avishka Fernando (VC), Thisara Perera, Wanidu Hasaranga, Chaturanga de Silva, Mohammad Amir, Suranga Lakmal, Dhananjaya Lakshan
Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Kings Prediction
The match between Galle Gladiators and Jaffna Kings is expected to be a close one. Both sides have excellent players in their lineup but given their head to head records, the Kings are predicted to win this game.
Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Kings Live Stream
The match between Galle Gladiators and Jaffna Kings will be streamed live on the Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV, and Jio TV.