GG vs JK Dream11 Prediction: The opening match of the Lanka Premier League 2021 is scheduled to be played between the Galle Gladiators and the Jaffna Kings on 5 December (Sunday) at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Both the teams are coming into this game after having done well in the previous edition of the T20 competition. The Galle Gladiators finished as the runners-up in the last season of the Lanka Premier League where they lost the final against Jaffna Kings but they performed really well throughout the group stage of the competition. On the other hand, the Jaffna Kings are the defending champions having registered an amazing 53-run win in the grand finale. Thus, both these sides will now be hoping to kickstart their campaign this season on a high as well.
Fixture Name: Match 1, Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Kings
Competition: Lanka Premier League T20
Date: 5 December
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Ground: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
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The wicket and the conditions at the R Premadasa Stadium will offer a competitive contest between the bat and ball. There will be enough help for the batsmen and bowlers. However, bowling first will be the perfect decision as the spinners are bound to get some extra assistance. Picking more of batters from either of the teams will be a good option from the fantasy cricket point of view.
Team Form Guide:
GG (recent last): L W W L W
JK (recent last): W W L L NR
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Bhanuka Rajapaksa Stats in T20
Galle Gladiators captain Bhanuka Rajapaksa will be an important player for his team in this competition due to his sensational big-hitting abilities in the shorter format. Rajapaksa has smashed more than 1700 runs at an excellent strike-rate of close to 135.
Danushka Gunathilaka Stats in T20
For the Galle Gladiators, left-handed batter Danushka Gunathilaka had performed impressively well in the previous edition of the Lanka Premier League T20. Gunathilaka finished as the leading run-scorer with a wonderful total of 476 runs from 10 matches at average of 59.5 that included 4 fifties.
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Usman Khan Shinwari
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Avishka Fernando Stats in T20
For the Jaffna Kings, opening batter Avishka Fernando will surely be a key player to watch out for in this edition of the T20 tournament. Fernando was the highest run-getter for his team in the last Lanka Premier League season where he scored an amazing tally of 275 runs in 8 matches.
Thisara Perera Stats in T20
Jaffna Kings skipper Thisara Perera has been really effective both with the bat and ball in the T20 format of the game and is quite an experienced campaigner. Perera has taken close to 250 wickets at an economy of less than 9 and also scored more than 3700 runs at a phenomenal strike-rate of 149.80.
The Galle Gladiators will be hoping to kickstart their campaign on a winning note and the likes of Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and Pulina Tharanga will be expected to take the responsibility with the bat. The trio of Isuru Udana, Tabraiz Shamsi and Ashian Daniel will be their important clogs in the bowling department. On the other hand, the Jaffna Kings will bank upon the likes of Upul Tharanga, Avishka Fernando, Thisara Perera and Ashen Bandara to contribute amazingly well in the batting department while the likes of Usman Khan Shinwari, Maheesh Theekshana and Suranga Lakmal will form a crucial part of the bowling attack. Toss will once again play a crucial role in this T20 fixture. According to the GG vs JK today match prediction & Galle Gladiators vs Jaffna Kings cricket betting tips, JK are the favourites to win this match.
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WICKET-KEEPERS: Krishan Arachchige
BATTERS: Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga
ALL-ROUNDERS: Samit Patel, Thisara Perera
BOWLERS: Isuru Udana, Maheesh Theekshana, Tabraiz Shamsi
For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Thisara Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka
For Grand League: Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa.