Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers – League Stage – Preview & Prediction | 2023 Lanka Premier League
When is Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers taking place? Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers will take place on Sunday 30th July, 2023 at 15:00 (UK)
Where is Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers taking place? Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers will take place at R Premadasa Stadium, in Colombo, Sri Lanka
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What TV channel is Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers on in the UK? Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers will be televised live on TNT Sports in the UK
Where can I stream Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Stars? TNT Sports subscribers can stream Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers live in the UK via discovery+
Winners in each of the last three editions of the Lanka Premier League, Jaffna Kings’ dominance of this competition is at a level rarely seen in franchise cricket. It’s easy to see why many see them once again being the team to beat this year with the amount of experienced international talent at their disposal, both domestically and from overseas. Thisara Perera captains the side, while Chris Lynn brings the top order hitting so essential in this format. David Miller and Shoaib Malik represent a formidable middle order duo, whilst Charith Asalanka, Dunith Wellage and Maheesh Theekshana make up a strong Sri Lankan core.
Colombo Strikers feel they are well-placed to finally end the reign of Jaffna Kings over the Lanka Premier League and who can blame them when you cast an eye over their squad. There’s plenty of excitement over young fast bowler Matheesha Pathirana, whose slingly action has drawn parallels with Sri Lankan T20 legend Lasith Malinga. Jeffrey Vandersay’s leg-spin should also prove an extremely potent weapon for the stars. But even more mouthwatering from Colombo’s perspective is the presence of superstar overseas batter Babar Azam. The Pakistan skipper oozes class and will no doubt set plenty of platforms for his side with the bat. They also have another excellent Pakistan player in Naseem Shah, who could partner Pathirana with the ball, arguably the most exciting bowling duo in the competition.
Whilst Jaffna Kings have always come up clutch when it comes to the play-offs, they failed to win the group stage last year and it may be the case that patience is required when it comes to them getting back into the swing of things as a collective unit before they start to motor. Colombo Strikers may also start slowly, but they boast the individual class to push them through in pressure situations. Babar Azam is good enough to adapt in any given situation, whilst all bases are covered when it comes to the bowling. When you also factor home advantage being in their favour, backing Colombo Strikers to overcome Jaffna Kings and lay down the gauntlet early in the 2023 Lanka Premier League, look a smart play.
BETTING TIP: COLOMBO STRIKERS TO WIN