The 2nd Semi Final between Dambulla Viiking and Jaffna Stallions will be played on 14th December. During the league stage, Dambula Viiking finished 2nd with 5 wins out of 8 games. On the other hand Jaffna Stallions finished 3rd with 4 wins out of 8 games. Both the teams have got some big names in their side. Dambulla Viiking’s have got the likes of U Tharanga, N Dickwella and D Shanaka in their side. Even S Patel has been outstanding for them this season. On the other hand the Stallions have T Perera, A Fernando, Shoaib Malik, De Silva and few more. But the addition of Johnson Charles ill be a huge boost for their top order as he can take away the game in quick time.
Although the Vikking’s have finished 2nd and the Stallions have finished 3rd on the points table. But the difference between them is of just 1 point. Out of the 2 matches played between these 2 teams, 1 match was won by the Stallions and the other one was washed out due to rain. Therefore both the teams are been evenly positioned in the tournament and we can expect a close encounter between them.
Match: Dambulla Viiking vs Jaffna Stallions, 2nd Semi Final
Date: 14th December 2020, 7.00 PM IST
Venue: Mahindra Rajapaksa Stadium, Hambantota
Pitch Report of Mahindra Rajapaksa Stadium:
The pitch will be a balanced one. But it’ll be helpful for the batsman’s rather than the bowlers. In last 10 LPL matches played at this venue, the average score has been around 157. Therefore anything around 170 to 180 will be a decent score on this stadium. In last 5 matches played at this venue, the team batting 2nd has won 4 of them. So the team winning the toss will look to bat 2nd.
Predicted Playing XI:
DV: N Dickella, S Samarawickrama, D Shanaka, S Patel, A Perera, R Mendis, PM Pushpakumara, S Shenwari, L Madhushanka, Anwar Ali, K Rajitha.
JS: A Fernando, Johnson Charles, M Bhanuka, Shoaib Malik, T Perera, W Hasaranga, C Asalanka, Usman Khan, S Lakmal, D Olivier, V Viyaskanth.
Dream XI Team Suggestion:
Suggested XI 1: N Dickwella, A Perera, S Malik, J Charles, R Mendis, D Shanaka, S Patel (VC), W Hasaranga (C), Anwar Ali, S Lakmal, D Olivier.
Suggested XI 2: M Bhanuka, S Shinwari, U Tharanga, A Fernando, J Charles, D Shanaka (C), T Perera (VC), W Hasaranga, M Pushpakumara, Anwar Ali, Usman Khan.