DV vs JS Dream11 Prediction: It's time for the second semifinal of Lanka Premier League 2020 which will saw a riveting contest between Dambulla Viiking and Jaffna Stallions. Both these teams were once on the top of the points table but finished 2nd and 3rd on the points table.
The journey has been exhilarating so far for both the teams and now they just need one more win to get one step closer to the elite trophy. However, both teams are heading into this contest on the back of a loss. Stallions lost to Colombo Kings by 6 runs, whereas, the Viiking too lost to the same opposition by 6 wickets. With both teams carrying the same momentum, a crunching game is definitely on the cards.
Dambulla Viiking vs Jaffna Stallions
Sri Lanka T20
Date: 14th November 2020
Time: 07:00 PM IST
Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Dambulla Viiking 203/3 (20 Ov) lost to Colombo Kings 205/4 (18.5 Ov) by 6 wickets.
Once again a surface awaits with a lot of runs. We can assume batsmen day-out once again and with both teams packed with power-hitters, a high-scoring game is definitely on the cards.
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Injury update, unavailability: No injury concerns or unavailability in the camp. All players are available for selection for this DV vs JS Dream11 team prediction match.
Expected changes and team combination: The Stallions opted for their bench strength in the last game. However, with this being a big game, the regulars will be marking a comeback into the eleven.
Tom Moores will be making way for Usman Khan Shinwari, Charith Asalanka will get replaced by Avishka Fernando, and one between B Fernando and M Theekshana are expected to make way for Vijayakanth Viyasaknath.
JS Playing 11 (probable):
Dhananjaya de Silva
Chaturanga de Silva
Usman Khan Shinwari
Duanne Olivier/Kyle Abbott
Dhananjaya de Silva
Injury update, unavailability: Oshada Fernando is the only injury concern in the camp and won't be featuring in this game.
Expected changes and team combination: Kasun Rajitha who has been a regular name in the eleven for Viiking was rested in the last game. He will be making a comeback for this all-important game and will be replacing Kavindu Nadeeshan. The rest of the eleven will remain the same.
DV Playing 11 (probable):
Pulina Tharanga/Sachindu Colombage
In the two meetings these two have had in the competition, the Stallions have had the better of their opponent on one occasion, whereas, the other game was washed out due to rain. With a psychological advantage backing them, we are backing the Jaffna Stallions to register a win in this DV vs JS Today Match Prediction match.
Avishka Fernando: The left-hand opener of Stallions has been one of the key figures in the batting unit. He has amassed 209 runs from 6 innings striking at 134.84.
Thisara Perera: Stallions skipper is also their leading run-getter of the season. From 6 innings so far, he has mustered 215 runs from 6 innings at a breathtaking strike-rate of 215.
Wanindu Hasaranga: The Stallions all-rounder has turned out to be a genuine match-winner for his team with both bat and ball. With 13 wickets from 8 games, he is leading the bowling chart of Lanka Premier League 2020.
Dasun Shanaka: Dambulla's skipper has been in terrific form with the bat. He stands third on the list of highest run-getters in the competition so far with 273 runs at a strike-rate in excess of 160, i.e. 164.46.
Niroshan Dickwella: The exciting left-hand keeper-batsman the Viiking has been on song of-late. From 8 innings so far, he has managed 246 runs at a strike-rate of 129.47.
Samit Patel: It was a new role Samit Patel had to carry in the last game when he opened the innings for his side. However, he will be back in the middle-order again and will be a vital cog with both bat and ball. From 8 innings so far, he has scored 178 runs striking at a strike-rate of 139.06 to go with 7 scalps at an average of 25.86.