BLK vs JK Eliminator LPL 2023 – The Qualifier 1 match of Lanka Premier League 2023 will be played between B-Love Kandy vs Jaffna Kings on Thursday, 17 August 2023, at 7:30 PM 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
The toss of this match will be done 30 minutes before the start of the match i.e. at 7:00 PM, as I have already been told that this match will be played between B-Love Kandy vs Jaffna Kings teams, both teams have very good players.
Here Are the full details of the BLK vs JK Eliminator LPL 2023 Both Team Squad, Venue, Time and Date, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Match Prediction & Dream 11 team | B-Love Kandy vs Jaffna Kings Eliminator Lanka Premier League 2023
BLK vs JK Eliminator LPL 2023
|Lanka Premier League 2023
|B-Love Kandy vs Jaffna Kings
|Thursday, 17 August 2023
|7:30 PM 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
|R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
When: B-Love Kandy vs Jaffna Kings Match Lanka Premier League 2023 on Thursday, 17 August 2023, 7:30 PM 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
Where: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
B-Love Kandy vs Jaffna Kings Match Live Streaming and Broadcast
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B-Love Kandy vs Jaffna Kings Match Pitch Report
The pitch at the venue in Colombo helped the team batting first in the first leg of the LPL matches. Hence, batting first should be the way forward for teams
What to expect:
B-Love Kandy: Wanindu Hasaranga’s team has gained momentum. They have won the last four games and defeated the Jaffna Kings in the last game by 8 runs. They have booked a berth in the next round and shall look to strengthen their position further. Hasaranga would know his opponent’s strengths and look to do well here.
Mohammad Haris and Fakhar Zaman are in good form, and the side will expect a strong show from the pair in this game. Dinesh Chandimal brings in a lot of experience and will look to do well with Sahan Arachchige and Angelo Mathews in the middle order. Hasaranga, Asif Ali, and Isuru Udana make this batting line-up strong.
Angelo Mathews and Mujeeb ur Rahman must strike early, as the Strikers have a strong opening pair. Hasaranga and Nuwan Pradeep are in good form, and the pair will look to keep the scoring rate under check in the middle overs. Dushmantha Chameera and Udana add variety to this attack.
B-Love Kandy Key Players
- Wanindu Hasaranga – Wanindu Hasaranga will have to pull out a staggering performance for his team. Hasaranga is one of the best spinners going around and has taken 197 wickets in T20 matches.
- Mujeeb ur Rahman – Mujeeb ur Rahman will also be key for Kandy. The spinner has created a repo of a T20 specialist and has lived up to the same as well. Mujeeb has taken 217 wickets in T20 matches at an average of 23 and an economy of less than 7.
- Dinesh Chandimal – The experienced batter will be key in the middle order. Chandimal is the third-highest run scorer in LPL with 810 runs to his name.
Probable XI: Fakhar Zaman, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Kamindu Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Ashen Bandara, Asif Ali, Isuru Udana, Mohammad Hasnain, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dushmantha Chameera
B-Love Kandy Squad: Thanuka Dabare, Navod Paranavithana, Angelo Mathews, Asif Ali, Dinesh Chandimal(w), Suresh Raina, Aamer Jamal, Wanindu Hasaranga(c), Kamindu Mendis, Dushmantha Chameera, Nuwan Pradeep, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Isuru Udana, Lasith Abeyratne, Lahiru Madushanka, Chaturanga de Silva, Ashen Bandara, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Haris, Avishka Tharindu, Malsha Tharupathi, Sahan Arachchige
Jaffna Kings: Jaffna Kings have 6 points from 7 matches and need to win this last game to have a chance of finishing in the top 4. They lead 1-0 in the head-to-head wins against Galle Titans this season.
After a brilliant win over Colombo Strikers chasing down 150 runs with 6 wickets in hand, the Kings crumbled in the very next game. On a good batting wicket, Jaffna Kings were chasing a 179-run target and found themselves 3 down for 16 in the 5th over.
They were not in the game at least in the first half of their run chase having lost half of the side for just 90 runs. However, Shoaib Malik and Thisara Perera led the fightback in the lower order as Kings fell short by 8 runs.
This is great news for Jaffna Kings, who, just like their opposition have some big names in the middle and lower order. In the top 3, they’ve got Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Chris Lynn, both of whom are known for big-hitting abilities.
With Malik, Miller, and Perera in the lower end, Jaffna Kings pack a strong punch in the batting department. They need Dunith Wellalage to come through in this match as he holds the key to success in the bowling department.
Mahesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madhushanka, and N Thushara are other promising bowlers in this lineup. Though they haven’t been very consistent and failed in their last outing, they’ve got the ability to put the opposition under pressure.
Jaffna Kings Key Players
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz – Rahmanullah Gurbaz will be a key player for the side. He is tournament’s one of the best performer with over 600 runs. Gurbaz comes into the tournament on the back of a top run in the Zim Afro T10 League.
- Thisara Perera – Thisara Perera has scored 550 runs in the LPL and is the tournament’s sixth-highest run-scorer. He is also handy with the ball and has played a significant role in leading the team to three title wins.
- Mahesh Theekshana – The ace spinner is one of the best in the world and has experience featuring in multiple franchise leagues. Theekshana is the fourth-highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 26 scalps.
Probable XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Charith Asalanka, Towhid Hridoy, Priyamal Perera, David Miller, Thisara Perera(c), Hardus Viljoen, Dunith Wellalage, Mahesh Theekshana, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Dilshan Madushanka
Jaffna Kings Squad: Charith Asalanka, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Asela Gunaratne, Shoaib Malik, Nishan Madushka(w), Thisara Perera(c), Asitha Fernando, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Zaman Khan, Dilshan Madushanka, Mahesh Theekshana, David Miller, Chris Lynn, Hardus Viljoen, Dunith Wellalage, Nuwan Thushara, Ashan Randika, Theesan Vithushan, Pathum Kumara, Ratnarajah Thenurathan, Asanka Manoj
B-Love Kandy vs Jaffna Kings Match Winner
B-Love Kandy vs Jaffna Kings Match Prediction
B-Love Kandy will start as favourites. The biggest thing that goes in their favour is the form of Hasaranga, who has been brilliant. The team has another good spinner in Mujeeb. Hasaranga, Chandimal and Matthews have scored runs consistently too. Kings, despite having a good team have struggled. For us, B-Love Kandy is our favourite.
We expect B-Love Kandy to win this match.
B-Love Kandy vs Jaffna Kings Match Top Fantasy Picks
- Mohammad Haris
- Fakhar Zaman
- Dinesh Chandimal
- Wanindu Hasaranga
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz
- Chris Lynn
- Shoaib Malik
- David Miller
- Mahesh Theekshana
- Dilshan Madushanka
B-Love Kandy vs Jaffna Kings Match Dream11 Fantasy Team
Wicket-keeper: Mohammad Haris, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batters: Fakhar Zaman, Dinesh Chandimal, Chris Lynn, Shoaib Malik, David Miller
All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga,
Bowlers: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mahesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka
B-Love Kandy vs Jaffna Kings Match Both Team Top Batsmen
Dinesh Chandimal, Wanindu Hasaranga and Angelo Matthews are batters we expect can do well. Chandimal scored 50 in the last game while Hasaranga has been brilliant, scoring over 200 runs. Matthews has also scored 20s and 30s consistently.
Kings will expect runs from Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Chris Lynn and Shoaib Malik. Malik has been consistent but Gurbaz and Lynn will have to find form as they have been below par.
B-Love Kandy vs Jaffna Kings Match Both Team Top Team Bowlers
Wanindu Hasaranga, Mujeeb ur Rahman and Nuwan Pradeep will be the top wicket-taking options. Mujeeb and Hasaranga will enjoy the conditions while Pradeep has bowled well too.
Mahesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage and Shoaib Malik are the best picks for wicket-takers as the spinners are getting help from the surface.