LPL 2024 – Jaffna Kings vs Kandy Falcons 11th T20 Match Prediction

The 11th match of the Lanka Premier League pits the struggling Kandy Falcons against the high-flying Jaffna Kings in Dambulla. With Kandy languishing in fourth and Jaffna perched atop the table, a David vs Goliath contest is brewing.

Kandy Falcons: Seeking Redemption

The Falcons haven’t lived up to their champion status. They’ve managed just one win in four matches and their bowling attack, especially their pacers, has been a cause for concern. Shoriful Islam has been a bright spark with four wickets, while veterans Dasun Shanaka and Wanindu Hasaranga have chipped in with five wickets each. Their batting hasn’t been too bad, with Andre Fletcher and Angelo Mathews leading the charge.

Predicted Playing XI:

  • Dinesh Chandimal (wk)
  • Andre Fletcher
  • Mohammad Haris
  • Kamindu Mendis
  • Angelo Mathews
  • Dasun Shanaka
  • Wanindu Hasaranga (c)
  • Lakshan Sandakan
  • Pawan Rathnayake
  • Dushmantha Chameera
  • Shoriful Islam

Jaffna Kings: A Well-Oiled Machine

Jaffna Kings are the team to beat in the tournament. They boast a well-balanced unit with explosive openers Pathum Nissanka and Avishka Fernando leading the batting charge. Their bowling attack, spearheaded by Asitha Fernando and Tabraiz Shamsi, has been equally impressive.

Predicted Playing XI:

  • Pathum Nissanka
  • Kusal Mendis (wk)
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Avishka Fernando
  • Charith Asalanka (c)
  • Ahan Wickramasinghe
  • Azmatullah Omarzai
  • Fabian Allen
  • Asitha Fernando
  • Pramod Madushan
  • Tabraiz Shamsi

Pitch and Weather Conditions

The pitch at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium favors batsmen, with spinners coming into play later in the innings. The afternoon match will likely avoid dew, giving spinners a chance to shine. However, there’s a chance of thunderstorms that could disrupt the game.

A Close Encounter on the Cards?

Jaffna Kings have historically dominated Kandy Falcons, winning three out of their last five encounters. However, Kandy Falcons are the defending champions and shouldn’t be underestimated. Their bowling needs to click, but their batting might be enough to cause an upset.

Match Prediction

While Jaffna Kings are favorites on paper, Kandy Falcons might just pull off a surprise victory. Their batting has the potential to put up a big score, and if their bowling steps up, they can challenge the Kings. We’re going against the grain and predicting a narrow win for the Kandy Falcons!

Winner: Kandy Falcons Will Win

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Suraj Kumar Mahto is currently working as a freelance content writer and is always interested in a challenge. Reach out to t20cricketprediction@gmail.com to connect!

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