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The opening match of the Lanka Premier League, 2023 will be played between Jaffna Kings and Colombo Strikers (JK vs CS) at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on 30th July 2023 at 07:30 PM IST.

JK vs CS (Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers), Match 1 - Match Information

Match: Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers, Match 1
Date: 30th July 2023
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

JK vs CS (Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers), Match 1 Preview

Colombo Strikers are playing their first game of this season. In their last 5 games, Colombo Strikers have won 2 games and lost 3. Jaffna Kings are also playing their first game of this season. In their last 5 games, Jaffna Kings have won 4 games and lost 1.

Both teams last played against each other in the Final of the Lanka Premier League, 2022  where Sadeera Samarawickrama scored the highest fantasy points for Jaffna Kings with 80 match fantasy points while Suranga Lakmal topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Colombo Strikers with 91 match fantasy points.

JK vs CS, 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 135 runs. The pitch at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo is a balanced 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 is expected to be around 27.79 °C with 80% humidity. Winds at a speed of 4.57 m/s are expected.

Pace or Spin?

The venue is suited for both Pacers and Spinners alike.

JK vs CS, Head to Head

In the 7 matches played between these 2 teams, Colombo Strikers do not have a good record against Jaffna Kings. Based on our analysis and trends, we predict the trend to continue. Bowlers of both teams have earned the most fantasy points for their respective teams so far.

JK vs CS 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
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 5 203 40.6 0 0 62, 27, 45, 56, 13 -
Charith Asalanka 5 117 23.4 0 0 3, 24, 67, 6, 17 -
Niroshan Dickwella 5 152 30.4 0 0 70, 6, 27, 34, 15 -
  1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz

    Rahmanullah Gurbaz is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He has an average of 50 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.6. This player is a top order opening right handed batter and also keeps wickets. In the recent 5 matches Rahmanullah Gurbaz has scored 203 runs averaging 40.6 per match.

  2. Kariyawasam Indipalage Charith Asalanka

    Charith Asalanka is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He has an average of 33 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.4. This player is a batter who bats left-handed. In the recently played 5 matches Charith Asalanka has scored 117 runs at an average of 23.4 per match.

  3. Dickwella Patabandige Dilantha Niroshan Dickwella

    Niroshan Dickwella is a very inconsistent player in terms of fantasy points and can be a punt pick in your team. He has an average of 33 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 6.9. This player is a top order opening left-handed batter and also keeps wickets. In the last 5 matches Niroshan Dickwella has scored 152 runs at an average of 30.4 per match.

JK vs CS 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
Vijayakanth Viyaskanth 5 25 5 6 1.2 14, 0, 0, 0, 11 3, 1, 0, 2, 0
Zaman Khan 5 3 0.6 9 1.8 0, 1, 2, 0, 0 2, 1, 3, 1, 2
  1. Vijayakanth Viyaskanth

    Vijayakanth Viyaskanth can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 40 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9. This player bowls leg break and in the recent 5 matches Vijayakanth Viyaskanth has taken 3, 1, 0, 2, 0 wickets at an average of 1.2. He has a very good record against this opponent, taking 0, 2, 3, 1 wickets in the recent matches. This player has been very successful at this venue in the last 5 matches Vijayakanth Viyaskanth played here and has taken 0, 3, 2, 2, 3 wickets.

  2. Zaman Khan

    Zaman Khan is a bowler and has an average of 72 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.1 and is a good to have player for your Fantasy Team. He is a right-arm medium fast bowler and in the recent 5 matches this player has taken 9 wickets at an average of 1.8.

JK vs CS 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
Thisara Perera 5 40 8 0 0 12, 24, 0, 0, 4 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
  1. Narangoda Liyanaarachchilage Thisara Chirantha Perera

    Thisara Perera is an all-rounder and has an average of 12 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 7.5 and is a high risk, high returns player for your Fantasy Team. Thisara Perera is a left-handed batter. In the last 5 matches he has scored 40 runs at an average of 8 per match.

JK vs CS 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
Vijayakanth Viyaskanth 5 25 5 6 1.2 14, 0, 0, 0, 11 3, 1, 0, 2, 0
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 5 203 40.6 0 0 62, 27, 45, 56, 13 -
Charith Asalanka 5 117 23.4 0 0 3, 24, 67, 6, 17 -
Zaman Khan 5 3 0.6 9 1.8 0, 1, 2, 0, 0 2, 1, 3, 1, 2
Shoaib Malik 5 53 10.6 0 0 7, 37, 2, 6, 1 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
  1. Vijayakanth Viyaskanth

    Vijayakanth Viyaskanth is a safe bet for your Fantasy Team. This player has an average of 40 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9. Vijayakanth Viyaskanth bowls leg break and in the recent 5 matches he has taken 3, 1, 0, 2, 0 wickets at an average of 1.2. This player has done very well against this opposition, taking 0, 2, 3, 1 wickets in the recent matches. Vijayakanth Viyaskanth has a good record at this venue in the recent 5 matches he played here and has taken 10 wickets.

  2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz

    Rahmanullah Gurbaz is a wicket-keeper and has an average of 50 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.6 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. This player is a top order opening right-handed batter and also keeps wickets. In the recently played 5 matches Rahmanullah Gurbaz has scored 203 runs at an average of 40.6 per match.

  3. Kariyawasam Indipalage Charith Asalanka

    Charith Asalanka can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 33 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.4. This player is a left-handed batter. In the last 5 matches Charith Asalanka has scored 117 runs averaging 23.4 per match.

  4. Zaman Khan

    Zaman Khan is a bowler and has an average of 72 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.1 and is a good to have player for your Fantasy Team. He bowls right-arm medium fast and in the recently played 5 matches this player has taken 9 wickets at an average of 1.8.

  5. Shoaib Malik

    Shoaib Malik is a batter and has an average of 30 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 7.8 and is a very inconsistent player in terms of fantasy points and can be a punt pick in your team. Shoaib Malik is a top order right-handed batter. In the recent 5 matches he has scored 7, 37, 2, 6, 1 runs averaging 10.6 per match.

JK vs CS Squad Information

Colombo Strikers (CS) Squad: Wahab Riaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Yashodha Lanka, Niroshan Dickwella, Jeffrey Vandersay, Mohammad Nawaz, Lakshan Sandakan, Angelo Perera, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Lahiru Udara, Lorcan Tucker, Shoriful Islam, Pathum Nissanka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Nipun Dhananjaya, Kavishka Anjula, Shashika Dulshan, Naseem Shah, Matheesha Pathirana, Ahan Wickramasinghe, Movin Subasingha and Eshan Malinga

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

JK vs CS Dream11 Team Today

Wicket-Keepers: Niroshan Dickwella and Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Batters: Babar Azam, Charith Asalanka, Iftikhar Ahmed and Shoaib Malik

All-Rounders: Movin Subasingha and Thisara Perera

Bowlers: Maheesh Theekshana, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth and Zaman Khan

Captain: Vijayakanth Viyaskanth

Vice-Captain: Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Photo credit: Unsplash

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