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GG vs JK: Possible Jaffna Kings Playing 11 for Match 1 of Lanka Premier League


JK Playing 11: The Jaffna Kings will lock horns with the Galla Gladiators in the inaugral match of Lanka Premier League 2021 at Colombo. The Jaffna Kings were the winners in the last season, and would look to defend the title well.

Team News

  • The Jaffna Kings will be led by Bhanuka Rajapaksa in this season.
  • Johnson Charles, Dhananjaya De Silva, and Duanne Olivier released from the squad.
  • New additions to JK squad for this season were Faf Du Plessis, Wahab Riaz, Wanindu Hasaranga, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Jayden Seales and Upul Tharanga.
  • Faf Du Plessis will not be available for this season due to travel restrictions.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga and Rahmanullah Gurbaz will not be able for the opening game due to Abu Dhabi T10 duty.

JK Playing 11 (likely)

The Jaffna Kings won the last season of the Lanka Premier League. The best batters for the team were Avishka Fernando, Shoaib Malik and Thisara Perera. While the key wicket takers were Wanindu Hasaranga, Usman Shinwari, and Suranga Lakmal. Out of these 6, 5 players will feature in this match, and Hasaranga will join the team from the 2nd fixture. The experienced player Upul Tharanga was looking in good nick in the Abu Dhabi T10, and will be the opener for the team.

Related: Possible Galle Gladiators Playing 11 for Match 1 

The other players are likely to be Jayden Seales, Chaturange De Silva, Chamika Gunasekara, Maheesh Theekshana, and Ashan Bandara.

JK Playing 11 (likely)

1. Avishka Fernando
2. Upul Tharanga (wk)
3. Chaturanga de Silva
4. Thisara Perera (c)
5. Chamika Gunasekara
6. Shoaib Malik
7. Maheesh Theekshana
8. Suranga Lakmal
9. Jayden Seales
10. Usman Shinwari
11. Ashan Bandara

Jaffna Kings Squad

Jaffna Kings Squad: Thisara Perera, Wahab Riaz, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shoaib Malik, Usman Shinwari, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Avishka Fernando, Upul Tharanga, Chaturanga de Silva, Jayden Seales, Suranga Lakmal, Ashen Bandara, Maheesh Theekshana, Chanika Gunasekara, Vijaykanth Viyaskanth, Theivendran Dinoshan, Ashan Randika, Rathnaraja Thanuradan, Krishan Sanjula

Who are Dream11 captain, vice captain picks for Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Kings from JK?

1.  Avishka Fernando Stats in Lanka Premier League

Name Matches Runs Average
Avishka Fernando 9 275 39.28

2. Thisara Perera Stats in Lanka Premier League

Name Matches Runs Wickets
Thisara Perera 10 180 5

Related: Avishka Fernando Wife, Batting Stats

3. Shoaib Malik Stats in Lanka Premier League

Name Matches Runs Average
Shoaib Malik 10 203 25.37

4. Usman Shinwari Stats in Lanka Premier League

Name Matches Wickets Economy
Usman Shinwari 7 9 7.55

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Harshit Rathi

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