KT vs JS Dream11 Team Prediction: We are into the final week of the inaugural Lanka Premier League 2020. Two matches are lined up to take place on Wednesday. Match no 16 will witness a clash between the Tuskers and Stallions, whereas, the following game which will be the 17th of the competition will witness Gladiators squaring off against the Dambulla Viiking.
We are clear about the semifinalists now as Jaffna Stallions, Dambulla Viiking and Colombo Kings have already made it to the knockouts, whereas, Kandy Tuskers and Galle Gladiators courtesy of their demeaning run are already out of contention to finish among the top three. This game between Tuskers and Stallions will be a clash between two contrasting units. The Stallions hold the pole position with 4 wins from 6 games, whereas, Tuskers with only a solitary win from 6 games are reeling at the bottom. More or less, this match will be a build-up for the returning Dale Steyn who has completed his quarantine period and will be featuring in the eleven for Tuskers.
Kandy Tuskers vs Jaffna Stallions
Sri Lanka T20
Date: 9th December 2020
Time: 03:30 PM IST
Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Colombo Kings 171/2 (20 Ov) lost to Galle Gladiators 175/2 (17.3 Ov) by 8 wickets
The teams have managed to score heavily throughout the course of the competition, and the surface won't be offering anything new. Once again, the batsmen are going to relish the opportunity to bat here.
Where to watch the match live: Watch live cricket streaming on Sony Six and online streaming will be available on the Sony LIV app.
Injury update, unavailability: Dale Steyn has completed his quarantine period and will be available for this KT vs JS Dream11 team prediction game. Sohail Tanveer who has been tested positive for COVID-19 has already flown back home.
Expected changes and team combination: Dale Steyn will make his way back into the side at the expense of Munaf Patel. With nothing to lose now, the management might look to give a chance to their fringe players. Nuwan Pradeep might make way for young sensation Kevin Koththigoda, whereas, Kamindu Mendis could come in for the misfiring Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
KT Playing 11 (probable):
Nuwan Pradeep/Kevin Koththigoda
Munaf Patel/Dale Steyn
JS Team News
Injury update, unavailability: There are no injury concerns or unavailability in the camp for the Stallions.
Expected changes and team combination: Their last outing was against Dambulla Viiking which got washed out. Therefore, they are expected to field in the same eleven which they selected for the last game.
JS Playing 11 (probable):
The last time these two units collided, it was one-way traffic in favor of the Jaffna Stallions who mustered their opponents by 54 runs. A similar sort of result is expected in this game as well, and therefore we are backing Jaffna Stallions to register a win in this KT vs JS Today Match Prediction fixture and march towards the semifinal with much more confidence.
Thisara Perera: With two fifties already to his name, the Stallions skipper has been in brutal form with the bat. He has scored 192 runs from just 4 innings striking at an amusing rate of 2.15.73. Apart from the runs scored, he has bagged 5 wickets as well.
Avishka Fernando: The Stallions opener is also their leading run-getter in the competition so far. From 5 innings he has amassed 209 runs at an average of 52.25 and striking at 136.60.
Brendan Taylor: The seasoned veteran started his LPL campaign on a positive note with 50+ and 40+ scores in the first two innings, but suddenly lost momentum. However, he still remains a vital cog in fantasy teams. Talking about his numbers in the competition, from 4 innings so far, he has amassed 113 runs.
Kusal Mendis: The right-hander also tops the charts for the leading run-scorers of Kandy. From 6 innings so far, he has amassed 193 runs striking at 139.86.
Usman Shinwari: Pakistan's left-arm pacer has scalped 7 wickets so far from just 4 games and has been magnificent for Stallions.
Wanindu Hasaranga: The highly-rated all-rounder has done it all with both bat and ball for the Jaffna Stallions, starring even in their lone defeat. He is the leading wicket-taker of the competition so far with 10 scalps from 6 games.