JSK vs GGD 1st Qualifier Match Prediction

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124/10 in 16.5
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188/5 in 20.0
Dec 19, 202115:00
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium - Hambantota, Sri Lanka
Galle Gladiators won by 64 runs
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JSK vs GGD Match Prediction

Jaffna Kings To Win the Match, 1.72
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  • Jaffna Kings are going to be at their full-strength lineup in this upcoming match and beating them is going to be exponentially difficult that it was to beat them in their last group game
  • Jaffna Kings are an overall better balanced side between the two, at least on paper
  • Jaffna Kings had a terrific run in the group stage and are likely to be brimming with confidence despite their recent loss
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  • TournamentLanka Premier League 2021
  • DateDec 19, 2021
  • FormatT20
  • VenueMahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota, Sri Lanka
  • Time15:00

JSK vs GGD Live Score

  • Toss: Jaffna Kings (Fielding)

Jaffna Kings

Avishka Fernando 6 2 0 1 300.00
Maheesh Theekshana 0 2 0 0 0.00
Tom Kohler-Cadmore 4 5 1 0 80.00
Ashen Bandara 9 17 0 0 52.94
Wahab Riaz 1 4 0 0 25.00
Chaturanga de Silva 6 8 0 0 75.00
Suranga Lakmal 0 0 0 0 0.00
Shoaib Malik 2 5 0 0 40.00
Thisara Perera 4 6 0 0 66.67
Wanidu Hasaranga 29 15 3 2 193.33
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 59 37 4 3 159.46
IU Tillakaratna 3.0 0 19 1 6.33
Pulina Tharanga 2.0 0 13 1 6.50
SR Patel 3.0 0 33 0 11.00
Mohammad Hafeez 1.0 0 21 0 21.00
Nuwan Thushara 3.5 0 13 5 3.39
Mohammad Amir 3.0 0 22 1 7.33
A Ali 1.0 0 3 1 3.00

Galle Gladiators

Bhanuka Rajapaksa 25 15 0 3 166.67
SR Patel 0 0 0 0 0.00
Mohammad Hafeez 1 3 0 0 33.33
A Ali 12 7 2 0 171.43
Danushka Gunathilaka 55 42 6 1 130.95
Kusal Mendis 85 53 7 4 160.38
Maheesh Theekshana 4.0 0 34 0 8.50
Wahab Riaz 4.0 0 39 2 9.75
Suranga Lakmal 3.0 0 29 1 9.67
Shoaib Malik 1.0 0 10 0 10.00
Thisara Perera 4.0 0 36 2 9.00
Wanidu Hasaranga 4.0 0 33 0 8.25

JSK vs GGD Match & Dream 11 Prediction, Betting Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Analysis - Dec 19, 2021

JSK vs GGD Prediction - Dec 19, 2021

After a solid competition lasting for over a couple of weeks in the Island Nation, we finally have our top four sides. Jaffna Gladiators were the first team to qualify and with fantastic performances in the back end of the competition, Galle Gladiators have joined them to occupy the second spot on the points table. They both will now take on each other in what would be the most important match up until now for both these sides.

The first qualifier of the Lanka Premier League 2021 is to be played between Jaffna Kings and Galle Gladiators at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sooriyawewa, Hambantota on 19th December 2021. Both sides are coming off some swashbuckling performances in their recent respective matches and will be raring to go out. This is certainly going to be a cracker of a contest between the two top sides of the tournament.

JSK vs GGD Team Previews

Jaffna Kings

Even though Jaffna Gladiators were the title favorites even before the tournament started, not many would have expected them to sail through in the league stage in the manner they have, especially after the beating they experienced in their first match. Coincidentally, one of the only two beatings that the Kings have experienced in the tournament so far was against Galle Gladiators, which is the same team they are going to face up next.

Jaffna Kings finished at the top of the ladder at the end of the group stage and that too by a far margin. At the end of that stage, they had won six matches out of a total of eight that they played. In addition to their stellar win-loss ratio, they also had a terrific net run rate of 2.210, which illustrates how dominating they were in the group stage.

Right before the end of the league stage, Jaffna Kings suffered yet another defeat that took their total loss tally to two in what had otherwise been a terrific run. Surprisingly, this defeat also came against Galle Gladiators. Considering their track record in the league stage against the Gladiators, Jaffna Kings certainly cannot take things lightly in this upcoming knockout fixture.

Against the Gladiators, the bowlers did manage to do a fabulous job, restricting Galle Gladiators to a fairly modest total of 129, but their batsmen failed to play their part. They were eventually dismissed for a total of 109, handing Gladiators a good 20-run win. Having said that, Jaffna Kings rested some of their top-performing players in that competition and would not be too disappointed with their loss.

On paper, Jaffna Kings have a formidable lineup that consists of a battery of experienced T20 players. The likes of Tom Kohler Cadmore, Upul Tharanga, Thisara Perera, Shoaib Malik, and Wanindu Hasaranga have all been in terrific touch of late and will be hard to deal with. On the bowling front, as well, they have Jayden Seales, Maheesh Theekshana, Hasaranga, and Usman Shinwari to do the job. All in all, they have a terrific unit that is in terrific form and getting past them is certainly going to be incredibly tough.

Jaffna Kings Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Avishka Fernando, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shoaib Malik, Thisara Perera, Ashen Bandara, Wanidu Hasaranga, Chaturanga de Silva, Wahab Riaz, Suranga Lakmal, Maheesh Theekshana.

Galle Gladiators

Galle Gladiators didn't really get the start that they were after when the competition began, but they certainly did manage to finish their group stage campaign in a flourishing fashion. They rose from near the bottom of the points table to occupy one of the two spots and will already be jubilant and brimming with confidence.

At the end of the group stage, they finished with four wins and three losses, totalling to nine points. Thanks to their fantastic run in the last few matches, their net run rate climbed from negative to positive as they eventually finished with a decent net run rate of 0.143.

Galle Gladiators come into this first qualifier on the back of two consecutive wins - first one over Dambulla Giants and the second one over Jaffna Kings. While it was the might of their batting that was on display against the Giants, it were their bowlers who weaved their magic against the Kings. In the upcoming match, however, they will need both their departments to be at their full potential against the fully-equipped Jaffna Kings side.

On paper, Galle Gladiators are a side rich in domestic talent and that is what has worked for them thus far. The seniors and the overseas pros have delivered the goods with domestic players stepping up their game when needed. Their top-order consisting of Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Mohammad Hafeez, Samit Patel,and Bhanuka Rajapaksa have all done a decent job up until now and will need to do something special up next.

On the bowling front, they have the likes of Isuru Udana and Mohammad Amir, who both can be pretty useful in crunch situations, especially with the experience they have. All in all, Galle Gladiators have a decent side that can get better of even the best on their days. In the league stage, consistency was a bit of an issue for them and they will be wary of that going into the qualifier. If they are able to put their best foot forward, they should be well in business even against the potent Kings' unit.

Galle Gladiators Playing 11

Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Mohammad Hafeez, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, SR Patel, Sahan Arachchige, Isuru Udana, Anwar Ali, Pulina Tharanga, Mohammad Amir, Nuwan Thushara.

JSK vs GGD Toss Prediction

Scoreboard pressure can be immense in a knockout fixture and runs on the board do matter. Having said that, this is a new surface and batting first can be a bit risky. Besides, determining a safe score in this format of the game is always difficult. Also, dew is likely to be a factor and that will make defending further tougher. Considering all those factors, the captain winning the toss is elected to field first.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

This is a high-voltage match with a lot riding on it as the winner will directly walk through to the final. The surface here at Hambantota is not known to be high-scoring, but with the surface likely to be fresh, batting shouldn't be as difficult. As has already been the case in the tournament thus far, the spinners are likely to enjoy bowling more than the fast bowlers. It is expected to be nice and pleasant with temperatures hovering around 28 degrees throughout the evening. Also, we expect dew to come into the picture, handing that slight bit of advantage to the chasing team. Considering that and the other factors involved, the team batting first will be looking to score at least 160 runs in total.

JSK vs GGD Dream11 Prediction

Check out the Dream11 fantasy team lineup for the upcoming Lanka Premier League 1st Qualifier match that is to be played between Jaffna Kings and Galle Gladiators. Don't forget to check back the latest updated team lineup right after the toss.

JSK vs GGD Playing 11

  • Wicket-keeper:
    • Kusal Mendis
  • Batsmen:
    • Danusha Gunathilaka
    • Bhanuka Rajapaksa
    • Tom Kohler Cadmore
  • All-rounders:
    • Samit Patel (VC)
    • Wanindu Hasaranga (C)
    • Chaturanga de Silva
    • Thisara Perera
  • Bowlers:
    • Jayden Seales
    • Maheesh Theekshana
    • Noor Ahmed

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JSK vs GGD Betting Tips

The recent win for Gladiators over Jaffna Kings has set up this qualifier beautifully. While Jaffna Kings were an overall better team as compared to Galle Gladiators in the group stage, the Gladiators managed to register two wins in two matches over the Kings. The Kings are going to be under pressure in this upcoming match and things are not going to be easy. Having said that, they have an overall better balanced side as compared to the Gladiators and have experience available right through. For that reason and the other ones stated above, betting on a Jaffna Kings win should be the way to go here.

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    Player of the Match - Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva



Wanindu Hasaranga is arguably the major reason that Jaffna Kings have made it to the playoffs in such a dominating manner. He has delivered in both departments of the game and will hold the key in this upcoming contest of the game. Considering that he is experienced and has a knack of performing in big games, we are betting on him to be the player of the match against the Gladiators.

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