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The opening match of the LPL 2020 season saw nearly 450 runs being scored and the result had to be reached via Super Over. We think it is safe to say that the pitch is one that the batsmen are going to enjoy batting on and that the boundaries are on the smaller side.
The second match of the season is going to be played between The Jaffna Stallions and the Galle Gladiators.
As always, some of the biggest names in Sri Lankan cricket are going to be on display in this match. Thisara Perera is going to lead the Jaffna Stallions while Shahid Afridi is going to lead the Galle Gladiators.
Jaffna Stallions vs Galle Gladiators LPL 2020 is going to be played at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota on the 27th of November 2020.
The Jaffna Stallions are going to bank on Avishka Fernando and Johnson Charles for the bulk of their runs. These two are the best batsmen in this lineup although they do have some other useful possible contributors as well.
Shoaib Malik and Thisara Perera are two senior experienced players that will lend a lot of heft to the batting lineup as well.
Apart from these four, though, the rest of the batting is light. There are a few youngsters but we need to wait and see if anyone of them raises their hands. Dhananjaya de Silva has never really fulfilled his batting promise at the international level and this opportunity could be very important for him.
There are a lot of very good bowlers in the lineup, though.
Kyle Abbott, Usman Shinwari, Wanindy Hasaranga, and Suranga Lakmal all should be able to find a place in the playing eleven. That ensures that the Jaffna Stallions are going to be competitive no matter how many runs they get on the board.
Minod Bhanuka, Tom Moores, Shoaib Malik, Avishka Fernando, Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chaturanga de Silva, Wanidu Hasaranga, KY Abbott, Duanne Olivier, Binura Fernando.
Shahid Afridi barely managed to make it to the plane for the LPL and is going to hope that he is able to make an immediate impact with a young team at his disposal.
Danushka Gunathilaka, Hazratullah Zazai, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, and Chadwick Walton are expected to be the main core of the batting lineup. Players like Shahid Afridi, Shehan Jayasurya, and Milind Siriwardene can contribute to the batting as well but they are all-rounders at best and talented lower-order batsmen on most occasions.
The Galle Gladiators also have a very talented bowling attack led by Mohammad Amir. Lakshan Sandakan, Akila Danajaya, and Milinda Siriwardene give the Gladiators a superb spin-bowling trio to bank upon.
While the basics seem to be covered in the Galle Gladiators team, they do need a couple of youngsters to step up and have a good LPL.
CAK Walton, Azam Khan, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, TAM Siriwardana, SMSK Afridi, Danushka Gunathilaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Akila Dananjaya, Mohammad Amir, Asitha Fernando, Mohamed Shiraz.
The team that wins the toss is going to want to field first because the boundaries are small and defending a total is going to be hard.
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There is no rain expected in Hambantota and we should see another high-scoring game. The pitch is completely flat and has nothing in it for the bowlers. Additionally, the boundaries are also pretty small and even mishits carry to the boundary pretty easily.
A score of around 190 appears to be par for the surface.
We are going to bet on the Galle Gladiators to win this match. They have a pretty decent team that is well-balanced with a good mix of youth and experience. We think they should be able to start their LPL 2020 campaign with a win.
Bet on the Galle Gladiators to win.
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