Dambulla Viiking vs Jaffna Stallions, LPL 2020
Jaffna Stallions will take on Dambulla Viikings in the semi final 2 of the Sri Lanka Premier League. The match will be played at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium and is scheduled to begin at 7.00 PM local time.
What an upset it was in the first semi final where Colombo Kings, even after playing so well failed to reach the finals. They went down to Galle Gladiators who look a real force now after starting the tournament on a dull note.
The second semi final also promises to be a cracker of a encounter. Dambulla Viikings had a decent tournament but they were far from convincing. Their batting looked sluggish, their bowling on paper wasn't that strong but even then, they managed to pull off 5 wins in 8 matches which is commendable.
Their wins were mostly results of the individual brilliance of Samit Patel, Dasun Shanaka and Niroshan Dickwella. Sami Ullah Shinwari also played well in couple of games.
In such high pressure game, all of them have to deliver collective performances to give them a fair chance. When it comes to the bowlers, they don't seem to have a single bowler who can win them a match on his own, which is a worry. Their only option to win this match is to bat well, and bat really well.
For Jaffna Stallions, they've been outstanding and will go in this match as big favourites. They've done everything that a top class team should do in a multi team competition. Even though they've lost their last 3 completed games, they were among the best teams of the competition.
All rounders Wanindu Hasaranga and Thisara Perera has been outstanding for them while the batting have been doing well with Avishka Fernando and Shoaib Malik.
There are players who've not delivered as per the expectations and Jaffna Stallions will hope that they can come good in this crunch game. The bowling also looks very good in Qais Ahmed and Wanindu Hasaranga as two of their main bowlers. Isuru Udana, Dusmantha Chameera and plenty of all rounders will make it very difficult for Dambulla Viikings.
Overall, Jaffna Stallions look a far more stable side than Dambulla Viikings but Viikings have shown in the league stages that you cannot take them lightly as they have the capability to surprise the opposition.
DVK vs JST Live Streaming
The match can be watched live on Sony Network in Indian Subcontinent (Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, and Nepal), PTV in Pakistan and ITN in Sri Lanka. Sky Sky Sports will broadcast the matches in the United Kingdom while Cricket viewers in the United States can watch Lankan Premier on Willow TV.
Live streaming: Live streaming of the matches will be available on SonyLiv mobile application..
DVK vs JST Toss Prediction
The slowness of the pitch won't make it easy to big shots. Spinner will have a role to play.
The weather looks positive with clear skies and pleasant temperature.
Its not a bad wicket to bat but it's as good as it was at the start of the tournament. But that's expected considering the amount of cricket played here.
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