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Eliminator of the Lanka Premier League, 2023  has B-Love Kandy taking on Jaffna Kings. The match will be played at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on 17th August 2023 at 07:30 PM IST.

BLK vs JK (B-Love Kandy vs Jaffna Kings), Eliminator - Match Information

Match: B-Love Kandy vs Jaffna Kings, Eliminator
Date: 17th August 2023
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

BLK vs JK (B-Love Kandy vs Jaffna Kings), Eliminator Preview

B-Love Kandy have played 8 matches in the series and they are currently ranked third on the points table, while Jaffna Kings have also played 8 matches in the series and they are currently ranked fourth on the points table.

Lanka Premier League, 2023 Points Table

The points table of Lanka Premier League, 2023  Detailed table of matches played, matches won, matches lost, and Net run-rate.

Team P W L Pts. NRR
DA 8 6 2 12 +0.793
GT 8 4 4 8 +0.353
BLK 8 4 4 8 +0.185
JK 8 3 5 6 -0.179
CS 8 3 5 6 -1.215

In their previous encounter in this series, Mohammad Haris was the Man of the Match and Mohammad Haris scored the highest fantasy points for B-Love Kandy with 119 match fantasy points while Nuwan Thushara topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Jaffna Kings with 91 match fantasy points.

In the last match played by B-Love Kandy against Dambulla Aura, Dambulla Aura beat B-Love Kandy by 20 runs. The top fantasy player for B-Love Kandy was Nuwan Pradeep who scored 111 fantasy points.

In their last match in this series against Galle Titans, Galle Titans beat Jaffna Kings by 7 wickets. The top fantasy player for Jaffna Kings was Maheesh Theekshana who scored 48 fantasy points.

BLK vs JK, R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The pitch at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 20 matches is 138 runs. The pitch at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo is a sporting one with decent assistance for both batters and bowlers on offer. The team winning the toss may decide to bat or bowl depending on the ground conditions today.

Weather Report for R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Temperature will hover around 27.54 °C and humidity is expected to be around 78%. Winds at a speed of 5.98 m/s are expected. Cloud cover expected, so expect some movement to aid the pace bowlers. Light rain is forecasted which may affect playing conditions.

Pace or Spin?

The pacers have taken 64% of the total wickets at this venue. Hence picking up pacers for your fantasy team should be a good idea. Based on the stats available, we predict that the pitch will continue to assist the pacers.

BLK vs JK, Head to Head

In the 9 matches played between these 2 teams, Jaffna Kings bowlers have earned the most fantasy points for their team, while all-rounders have earned the most fantasy points for B-Love Kandy.

BLK vs JK Dream11 Prediction: Top Batter and Wicket-Keeper Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Chris Lynn 5 132 26.4 0 0 4, 27, 31, 7, 63 -
Shoaib Malik 5 134 26.8 4 0.8 0, 55, 0, 74, 5 1, 0, 1, 2, 0
Mohammad Haris 5 124 24.8 0 0 2, 1, 81, 17, 23 -
  1. Christopher Austin Lynn

    Chris Lynn is a batter and has an average of 36 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.2 and can be a high risk, high returns pick for your Dream11 Team. He is a top order opening batter who bats right-handed. In the recent 5 matches this player has scored 4, 27, 31, 7, 63 runs averaging 26.4 per match.

  2. Shoaib Malik

    Shoaib Malik can be a differential pick for your Dream11 Team. Shoaib Malik has an average of 40 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8. He is a batter who bats right-handed. In the last 5 matches this player has scored 0, 55, 0, 74, 5 runs at an average of 26.8 per match.

  3. Mohammad Haris

    Mohammad Haris is a punt player for your Fantasy Team. Mohammad Haris has an average of 37 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 7.8. He is a top order opening batter who bats right-handed and also keeps wickets. In the recently played 5 matches this player has scored 2, 1, 81, 17, 23 runs averaging 24.8 per match.

BLK vs JK Dream11 Prediction: Top Bowler Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Nuwan Pradeep 5 0 0 12 2.4 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 3, 1, 2, 3, 3
Nuwan Thushara 5 7 1.4 6 1.2 7, 0, 0, 0, 0 0, 3, 1, 2, 0
Dilshan Madushanka 5 12 2.4 5 1 12, 0, 0, 0, 0 1, 2, 2, 0, 0
  1. Aththachchi Nuwan Pradeep Roshan Fernando

    Nuwan Pradeep is a bowler and has an average of 49 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.1 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. Nuwan Pradeep is a right-arm fast medium bowler and in the recent 5 matches he has taken 3, 1, 2, 3, 3 wickets at an average of 2.4. This player has done very well against this opposition, taking 2, 3, 1, 2, 0 wickets in the recent matches. Nuwan Pradeep has bowled well at this venue in the recent 5 matches he played here and has taken 3, 1, 2, 1, 1 wickets.

  2. Ilandari Dewage Nuwan Thushara

    Nuwan Thushara is a safe bet for your Fantasy Team. This player has an average of 44 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 7.5. Nuwan Thushara bowls right-arm medium fast and in the recently played 5 matches he has taken 0, 3, 1, 2, 0 wickets at an average of 1.2. This player has been very successful against this team, taking 3, 0, 2, 1, 1 wickets in the recent matches. Nuwan Thushara has been very successful at this venue in the last 5 matches he played here and has taken 7 wickets.

  3. Lokumarakkalage Dilshan Madushanka

    Dilshan Madushanka is a bowler and has an average of 39 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 7.3 and is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. This player is a left-arm fast medium bowler and in the recently played 5 matches Dilshan Madushanka has taken 5 wickets at an average of 1. He has done very well against this opposition, taking 2, 2 wickets in the recent matches.

BLK vs JK Dream11 Prediction: Top All-Rounder Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Wanindu Hasaranga 5 194 38.8 10 2 19, 40, 19, 64, 52 1, 2, 0, 4, 3
Angelo Mathews 5 99 19.8 7 1.4 26, 11, 22, 40, 0 0, 2, 3, 0, 2
Asela Gunaratne 5 138 27.6 1 0.2 7, 20, 81, 25, 5 0, 0, 0, 0, 1
  1. Pinnaduwage Wanindu Hasaranga De Silva

    Wanindu Hasaranga can be a differential pick for your Dream11 Team. This player has an average of 80 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9.4. Wanindu Hasaranga is a top order right-handed batter. In the last 5 matches he has scored 19, 40, 19, 64, 52 runs averaging 38.8 per match. This player is also a handy bowler, bowling leg break and in the recent matches has taken 10 wickets at an average of 2 per match. Wanindu Hasaranga has a very good record against this opponent, taking 0, 3, 0, 2, 2 wickets in the recent matches.

  2. Angelo Davis Mathews

    Angelo Mathews is an all-rounder and has an average of 52 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.9 and is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He is a right-handed batter. In the recently played 5 matches this player has scored 26, 11, 22, 40, 0 runs averaging 19.8 per match. Angelo Mathews can also give you some bowling fantasy points, bowling right-arm medium and in the recent matches has taken 0, 2, 3, 0, 2 wickets at an average of 1.4 per match.

  3. Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne

    Asela Gunaratne is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He has an average of 44 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.7. This player is a top order right-handed batter. In the recently played 5 matches Asela Gunaratne has scored 7, 20, 81, 25, 5 runs averaging 27.6 per match.

BLK vs JK Dream11 Prediction: Top Players of the Last Match

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Nuwan Pradeep 5 0 0 12 2.4 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 3, 1, 2, 3, 3
Wanindu Hasaranga 5 194 38.8 10 2 19, 40, 19, 64, 52 1, 2, 0, 4, 3
Dinesh Chandimal 5 146 29.2 0 0 50, 1, 25, 22, 48 -
Maheesh Theekshana 5 22 4.4 4 0.8 13, 0, 0, 9, 0 1, 0, 1, 1, 1
Dilshan Madushanka 5 12 2.4 5 1 12, 0, 0, 0, 0 1, 2, 2, 0, 0
Shoaib Malik 5 134 26.8 4 0.8 0, 55, 0, 74, 5 1, 0, 1, 2, 0

The Top Point Getters for B-Love Kandy are Nuwan Pradeep with 111 match fantasy points, Wanindu Hasaranga with 74 match fantasy points and Dinesh Chandimal with 68 match fantasy points.

The Top Point Getters for Jaffna Kings are Maheesh Theekshana with 48 match fantasy points, Dilshan Madushanka with 44 match fantasy points and Shoaib Malik with 35 match fantasy points.

BLK vs JK Dream11 Prediction: Top Captain and Vice-Captain Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Wanindu Hasaranga 5 194 38.8 10 2 19, 40, 19, 64, 52 1, 2, 0, 4, 3
Chris Lynn 5 132 26.4 0 0 4, 27, 31, 7, 63 -
Nuwan Pradeep 5 0 0 12 2.4 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 3, 1, 2, 3, 3
Angelo Mathews 5 99 19.8 7 1.4 26, 11, 22, 40, 0 0, 2, 3, 0, 2
Asela Gunaratne 5 138 27.6 1 0.2 7, 20, 81, 25, 5 0, 0, 0, 0, 1
  1. Pinnaduwage Wanindu Hasaranga De Silva

    Wanindu Hasaranga can be a differential pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 80 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9.4. This player is a top order batter who bats right-handed. In the recent 5 matches Wanindu Hasaranga has scored 19, 40, 19, 64, 52 runs at an average of 38.8 per match. He also bowls decently, bowling leg break and in the recent matches has taken 1, 2, 0, 4, 3 wickets, averaging at 2 wickets per match. This player has been very successful against this team, taking 0, 3, 0, 2, 2 wickets in the recent matches.

  2. Christopher Austin Lynn

    Chris Lynn is a batter and has an average of 36 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.2 and can be a differential pick for your Dream11 Team. Chris Lynn is a top order opening batter who bats right-handed. In the recent 5 matches he has scored 4, 27, 31, 7, 63 runs at an average of 26.4 per match.

  3. Aththachchi Nuwan Pradeep Roshan Fernando

    Nuwan Pradeep is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. This player has an average of 49 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9.1. Nuwan Pradeep is a right-arm fast medium bowler and in the recent 5 matches he has taken 3, 1, 2, 3, 3 wickets at an average of 2.4. This player has a very good record against this opponent, taking 2, 3, 1, 2, 0 wickets in the recent matches. Nuwan Pradeep has had a good time at this venue in the recent 5 matches he played here and has taken 3, 1, 2, 1, 1 wickets.

  4. Angelo Davis Mathews

    Angelo Mathews is an all-rounder and has an average of 52 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.9 and is a good to have player for your Fantasy Team. This player is a right-handed batter. In the last 5 matches Angelo Mathews has scored 99 runs at an average of 19.8 per match. He is also a handy bowler, bowling right-arm medium and in the recent matches has taken 0, 2, 3, 0, 2 wickets at an average of 1.4 per match.

  5. Downdegedara Asela Sampath Gunaratne

    Asela Gunaratne is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. This player has an average of 44 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.7. Asela Gunaratne is a top order right-handed batter. In the recent 5 matches he has scored 7, 20, 81, 25, 5 runs averaging 27.6 per match.

BLK vs JK Squad Information

Jaffna Kings (JK) Squad: Shoaib Malik, Thisara Perera, David Miller, Chris Lynn, Hardus Viljoen, Asela Gunaratne, Priyamal Perera, Asitha Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Nuwan Thushara, Nandre Burger, Ashan Randika, Towhid Hridoy, Nishan Madushka, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Dilshan Madushanka, Raveen de Silva, Pathum Kumara, Zaman Khan, Asanka Manoj, Theesan Vithushan and Ratnarajah Thenurathan

B-Love Kandy (BLK) Squad: Suresh Raina, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Isuru Udana, Chaturanga de Silva, Nuwan Pradeep, Fakhar Zaman, Lasith Abeyratne, Lahiru Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Asif Ali, Sahan Arachchige, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kamindu Mendis, Thanuka Dabare, Ashen Bandara, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Navod Paranavithana, Aamer Jamal, Avishka Tharindu, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Haris and Malsha Tharupathi

BLK vs JK Dream11 Team Today

Wicket-Keeper: Mohammad Haris

Batters: Ashen Bandara, Chris Lynn and Shoaib Malik

All-Rounders: Angelo Mathews, Asela Gunaratne, Chaturanga de Silva and Wanindu Hasaranga

Bowlers: Dilshan Madushanka, Nuwan Pradeep and Nuwan Thushara

Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga

Vice-Captain: Chris Lynn

Photo credit: Alamy

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