JKS vs CLS 1st Match LPL 2023 – The 1st match of Lanka Premier League 2023 will be played between Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers on Sunday, 30 July 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 Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers teams, both teams have very good players.
Here Are the full details of the JKS vs CLS 1st Match LPL 2023 Both Team Squad, Venue, Time and Date, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Match Prediction & Dream 11 team | Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers 1st Match Lanka Premier League 2023
JKS vs CLS 1st Match LPL 2023
|Lanka Premier League 2023
|Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers
|Sunday, 30 July 2023
|7:30 PM 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
|R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
When: Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers Match Lanka Premier League 2023 on Sunday, 30 July 2023, 7:30 PM 02:00 PM GMT / 07:30 PM LOCAL
Where: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers Match Live Streaming and Broadcast
LPL 2023 will be live-streamed on major national and international tv channels and live-streaming platforms.
Lanka Premier League 2023 as the matches from this T20 league will be Live broadcast in India. Star Sports has got exclusive television media rights. Star Sports will telecast the league’s exciting action live, exclusively in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, and MENA region including UAE.
Fan Code app and website is the official digital broadcaster of the LPL 2023. All the matches will be live telecasted on the Fan Code OTT Platform.
Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers Match Pitch Report
The pitch is expected to offer more assistance to the bowlers in the second innings. The average score on the ground in the first innings (143) is higher than in the second innings (128). The team bowling first wins around 57% of matches on this ground.
The last T20I at the venue was played between Sri Lanka and Australia on June 8, 2022. Australia won the encounter chasing down 124 comfortably, with 3 wickets and 13 balls to spare.
What to expect:
Jaffna Kings: The Jaffna franchise made its debut in the Lanka Premier League’s inaugural edition in 2020 as Jaffna Stallions. However, prior to LPL 2021, the team underwent a name change and became known as Jaffna Kings under new ownership.
Thisara Perera, the former Sri Lanka all-rounder, has been the inspirational leader behind all three of their LPL title victories. As the upcoming LPL season approaches, Perera is all set to lead his side once again, with his eyes firmly fixed on achieving an unprecedented fourth consecutive title for the Kings.
A few players like Rahmanullah Gurbaz and David Miller were part of the other franchise leagues. While Gurbaz is expected to join the team as his team, Cape Town Samp Army, in Zim Afro T10 League is knocked out of the race, David Miller is featuring for Texas Super Kings and will miss the game.
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 (wk), Chris Lynn, Charith Asalanka, Shoaib Malik, David Miller, Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera(c), Dunith Wellalage, Nuwan Thushara, Mahesh Theekshana, 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
Colombo Strikers: Colombo Strikers dominated the league stage in the inaugural LPL but couldn’t advance to the finals after being defeated by Galle in the semi-finals.
Their fourth-place finish in 2021 was followed by an impressive turnaround in the previous edition, where they secured a spot in the finals for the first time, by defeating Galle and Kandy in the Eliminator and Qualifier 2, respectively. Unfortunately, they finished as runners-up after a gripping Final against Jaffna Kings.
Colombo Strikers have named Niroshan Dickwella as the team’s captain for LPL 2023. The move has not gone too well with a few fans as they feel Babar Azam should have been appointed as captain. However, the move can be inspired by the fact that Babar Azam won’t be available for the full season.
Colombo Strikers Key Players
- Babar Azam- The talismanic Pakistan captain will have a huge role to play for Colombo Strikers. Babar Azam needs to introduction and is one of the most consistent batters in this format of the game.
- Iftikhar Ahmed- Iftikhar brings in a huge amount of experience in this format of the game. The batter has over 4300 in T20 matches at an average of nearly 30 and a strike rate of over 128. Iftikhar will be a key batter in the middle order and will be responsible for giving the team a strong finish.
- Matheesha Pathirana- You know a bowler is talented when he is backed by MS Dhoni. Pathirana has learned a lot from Dhoni during his stint with CSK in LPL and he will be a weapon for Colombo in the LPL.
Probable XI: Babar Azam(c), Pathum Nissanka, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Angelo Perera, Iftikhar Ahmed, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Matheesha Pathirana
Colombo Strikers Squad: Babar Azam(c), Pathum Nissanka, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Angelo Perera, Iftikhar Ahmed, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Matheesha Pathirana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Wahab Riaz, Yashodha Lanka, Lorcan Tucker, Lakshan Sandakan, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Nipun Dhananjaya, Kavishka Anjula, Shashika Dulshan, Ahan Wickramasinghe, Lahiru Udara, Movin Subasingha, Eshan Malinga
Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers Match Winner
Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers Match Prediction
The last five meetings between Jaffna Kings and Colombo Strikers have been completely one-sided, with the Kings winning all of them. On On paper, it looks like Jaffna Kings are a batting-heavy team with a pretty good bowling unit.
Meanwhile, the Strikers have a stronger bowling department in comparison to their batting. For them, skipper Babar Azam and Niroshan Dickwella will have to click, or they might find themselves struggling. Jaffna Kings will need to be wary of Colombo’s potent pace attack. If they can tackle the likes of Naseem Shah and Pathirana, they will dominate the proceedings as their batting is quite deep.
Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers Match Top Fantasy Picks
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz
- Chris Lynn
- Charith Asalanka
- David Miller
- Thisara Perera
- Mahesh Theekshana
- Babar Azam
- Pathum Nissanka
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Matheesha Pathirana
Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers Match Dream11 Fantasy Team
Wicket-keeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batters: Chris Lynn, Charith Asalanka, David Miller, Babar Azam, Pathum Nissanka
All-rounders: Thisara Perera, Iftikhar Ahmed
Bowlers: Mahesh Theekshana, Mohammad Nawaz, Matheesha Pathirana
Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers Match Both Team Top Batsmen
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, the talented Afghanistan keeper-batter, will play a pivotal role as the leading batsman in their top order. He has earned He is among the tournament’s top 5 batsmen, amassing an impressive tally of more than 600 runs, with a strike rate of 153.
Meanwhile, skipper Perera is in sixth place with 550 runs at a strike rate of 195.03.
David Miller, a dominant force in T20 cricket, is an asset every team desires, given his exceptional finishing skills. The hard-hitting southpaw has amassed an impressive 9,000+ runs in the format, boasting a stunning strike rate of 139.25, accompanied by four centuries and forty-four half-centuries. We are backing him to do well this season.
Regarded as one of the most accomplished batters of the modern era in cricket, captain Babar Azam will have a crucial role to play at the top of the order along with the likes of Pathum Nissanka and Niroshan Dickwella.
Iftikhar Ahmed will be pivotal for the team’s middle order. He’s an experienced T20 cricketer, with over 4300 runs at an average of 28.91 in the format at a strike rate of 128.35.
Wicket-keeper batter Lahiru Udara (75 runs from the last 3 matches at an average of 37.50 and a strike rate of 131.57) is another batter we reckon can make an impact in this match.
Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers Match Both Team Top Team Bowlers
On the bowling front, the Kings have many options as well. Mahesh Theekshana, a seasoned player with extensive experience in multiple leagues, holds the impressive record of being the 4th highest wicket-taker in LPL history, securing a total of 26 wickets.
The defending champions have also secured the valuable services of Nuwan Thushara, the second-highest wicket-taker in LPL history, who had previously been an integral part of Galle.
Former Sri Lanka U19 captain Dunith Wellalage, graceful left-handed batsman Charith Asalanka, and seasoned Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik were all acquired in the auction. Zaman Khan, Chris Lynn, and Hardus Viljoen were among their foreign signings.
In the bowling department, Matheesha Pathirana’s performance will be closely watched this season, as he played a pivotal role in securing the 2023 IPL title for the Chennai Super Kings. Nicknamed ‘Baby Malinga,’ he went on take 19 wickets during the tournament, many of them in the death overs.
Additionally, the Strikers will benefit from Naseem Shah’s blistering speed and skillful swing, particularly when using the new ball. Naseem is one of the most exciting fast bowlers in international cricket right now. Having him and Pathirana in the bowling attack, along with Chamika Karunaratne and Shoriful Islam, definitely gives the Strikers an edge.