Unbeaten in their last three games, Galle Gladiators take on defending champions Jaffna Kings in the Lanka Premier League 2021 final at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium on Thursday, December 23. The match will start at 7:30 PM IST.
Galle Gladiators recorded four wins in eight matches as they finished second in the league stage. Their next game came against Jaffna Kings in Qualifier 1, in which Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka both scored quick half-centuries.
The Gladiators scored 188/5 in 20 overs and bowler Nuwan Thushara did the rest, bagging five wickets in 3.5 overs as they won the match by 64 runs.
Jaffna Kings, meanwhile, finished the league stage at the top of the table but have already lost their previous three meetings with Galle Gladiators this season. The LPL 2021 final will be their fourth meeting against the Gladiators.
Lanka Premier League 2021 final squads
Galle Gladiators squad: Bhanuka Rajapaksa (captain), Kusal Mendis (wicket-keeper), Danushka Gunathilaka, Isuru Udana, Angelo Jayasinghe, Mohammad Amir, Sarfraz Ahmed, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anwar Ali, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Ashan Daniel, Mohommed Shamaaz, Nuwan Thushara, Samit Patel, Suminda Lakshan, Pulina Tharanga, Lahiru Madushanka, Dilshan Madushanka, Kevin Koththigoda, Mohammad Hafeez
Jaffna Kings squad: Thisara Perera (captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wicket-keeper), Wanindu Hasaranga, Krishan Sanjula, Suranga Lakmal, Jayden Seales, Ashen Bandara, Upul Tharanga, Wahab Riaz, Chanika Gunasekara, Chaturanga de Silva, Rathnaraja Thanuradan, Shoaib Malik, Usman Shinwari, Maheesh Theekshana, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Theivendram Dinoshan, Ashan Randika, Krishan Sanjula, Avishka Fernando
Where to watch Lanka Premier League 2021 final live in India?
The Lanka Premier League 2021 final between Galle Gladiators and Jaffna Kings will be telecast on Sony Six and its corresponding HD TV channel in India.
Live streaming of the Lanka Premier League 2021 final will be available on the SonyLIV app.
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