JSK vs CLS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 08, 2023

Colombo Strikers will take on Jaffna Kings in the 13th game of the Lanka Premier League for the 2023 season. This match will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in the town of Pallekele in Sri Lanka. In this article, we will look at the betting tips, pitch report, and match prediction for this game. The Jaffna team had to endure a comprehensive defeat in their last game at the hands of B-Love Kandy. Due to this negative outcome, the Jaffna team has slipped to the number 3 position in the points table with just 4 points to their credit.

The opponents for Jaffna in this clash are Colombo Strikers. The Colombo team also had to endure a narrow defeat at the hands of Dambulla Aura. Due to this outcome, the Colombo Strikers have been relegated right to the bottom of the points tally. The Colombo skipper Niroshan Dickwella will be hoping for a miracle to get his team out of the hole. They are going to need a vastly improved performance against Jaffna Kings.

Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers Head-To-Head

The Colombo Strikers and Jaffna Kings have played 7 games so far in the T20 competition for Lanka Premier League. The Jaffna Kings hold a 5-2 edge in the head-to-head between these two sides. The average score in these games for Jaffna is 169.7 while Colombo has scored 141.7 runs at an average. The maximum score recorded by Jaffna is 207 runs while the Colombo team has a top score of 173 runs.

Jaffna Kings vs Colombo Strikers Live Streaming and Broadcast

This game of the Lanka Premier League for the 2023 season can be watched in India via Star Sports. This entire competition will be broadcasted in India via the Star Sports network. They are the official broadcasting partner for Lanka Premier League. You may watch this match on Star Sports 3. Live streaming of this encounter can also be watched via live streaming on the FanCode website and app.

JSK vs CLS Team Previews

Jaffna Kings

As far as the Jaffna batting line-up is concerned, the team depends on hitters such as Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Towhid Hridoy, David Miller, Thisara Perera, and Charith Asalanka to score the majority of runs. The Jaffna Kings struggled to get their batters going in one of their earlier games. They could muster up just 117 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their quota of 20 overs. In a game before that, Dunith Wellalage batted well for the team Jaffna Kings and ended the innings with a top score of 38 runs from 27 balls with 1 six and 6 fours.

Apart from Wellalage, Priyamal Perera also put together 22 runs from 22 balls. David Miller also chipped in with 21 runs from 22 balls. As far as the bowling department is concerned the team will rely on bowlers such as Nandre Burger, Thisara Perera, Dunithy Wellalage, Vijaykanth, Mahesh Theekshana, and Nuwan Thushara to get their team some timely wickets. Some of the Jaffna bowlers such as Nandre Burger and Mahesh Theekshana did a fair job in one of their last matches picking up a wicket apiece.

Jaffna Kings played their last game against Dambulla Aura yesterday. In the 11th game of the Lanka Premier League, the Dambulla Aura team batted first to score 134 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. This modest total proved to be too good for the Jaffna team who scored 125 runs for the loss of 7 wickets from their 20 overs. Shoaib Malik from Jaffna Kings was adjudged the most valuable player for the game. The Player of the Match award was bestowed on Hasan Ali. Shoaib Malik was the lone warrior for Jaffna Kings with the bat when he smashed 74 runs from 53 balls with 6 sixes and 5 fours.

Jaffna Kings Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Charith Asalanka, Nishan Madushka, Towhid Hridoy, David Miller, Shoaib Malik, Dunith Wellalage, Thisara Perera, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Nuwan Thushara.

Colombo Stars

As far as the batting line-up is concerned Colombo Strikers will depend on batters such as Pathum Nissanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, and Babar Azam to score most of the runs for Colombo. In one of their last encounters, Nuwanldu Fernando batted well for the team of Colombo Strikers. He was the leading run-getter for Colombo with a top score of 56 runs from 39 balls with 4 sixes and 4 fours. He was also supported by Babar Aam who hit 41 from 24 balls with 7 fours.

As far as the bowling department is concerned the Colombo team will rely on bowlers such as Naseem Shah, Matheesha Pathirana, Dhananjaya Lakshan, and Matheesha Pathirana for achieving well-timed breakthroughs. In one of the earlier games, Matheesha Pathirana was the leading bowler for Colombo Strikers with figures of 3 for 31 from his quota of 4 overs. As far as the Colombo powerplay overs are concerned, the Pakistani bowler Naseem Shah put in a top performance to finish with figures of 2 for 21 from his quota of 4 overs in this game. But the Colombo bowlers went for a lot of runs in their last match against Galle.

Unlike Jaffna Kings, Colombo Strikers won their last game against Galle Titans yesterday. This was the 10th match of the Lanka Premier League for the 2023 season. The Pakistani batter Babar Azam was in sublime form hitting a brilliant hundred with 104 runs from 59 balls. He was promptly adjudged player of the match and was also awarded the most valuable player award. The Colombo Strikers team was successful in winning the match with 7 wickets to spare. They reached the target in the last over of their inning.

Colombo Stars Playing 11

Babar Azam, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Udara, Nuwanidu Fernando, Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Naseem Shah, Lakshan Sandakan, Matheesha Pathirana.

JSK vs CLS Toss Prediction

Both these sides will be looking to win the toss and bowl first to restrict their opposition to a score of less than 150 runs on the Pallekele ground. During the season most of the games played at the venue of Pallekele have been won the team batting 2nd. 

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

This game between Jaffna Kings and Colombo Strikers will be hosted at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in the city of Pallekele. This is the 13th contest in Lanka Premier League for the 2023 season. In one of the earlier games played between the two teams earlier this season, Jaffna Kings managed a comfortable victory over Colombo with a margin of 21 runs.

The temperatures during the match between Jaffna and Colombo will remain close to 25 degrees. You can expect some intermittent clouds during the game. There is a good possibility of getting West South West winds during the game in the region of 13 km/hr. You can also expect a relative humidity of 83% during the match.

JSK vs CLS Betting Tips

Considering the current form, Jaffna Kings will be clear favorites to win their match against Colombo Strikers. They have some of the most dangerous batters in the T20 format in their ranks such as David Miller, Charith Asalanka, Towhid Hridoy, and Rahmanullah Gurbaz. We will bet with Jaffna Kings to win this encounter over Colombo Strikers in Pallekele.

Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Babar Azam to score over 31 runs in the match.



Babar Azam smashed a brilliant hundred in his last appearance for Colombo. He is a top batter and you can bet on him to score over 31 runs in this game.

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    Colombo Strikers score over 74 runs in their first 10 overs.



Colombo Strikers' batting was in prime form in their last match. You can bet on them to score more than 74 runs in their first 10 overs.

  1. Rajabets


    Rahmanullah Gurbaz to score a fifty in the game.



Rahmanullah Gurbaz was also in good touch in the earlier games of LPL. You can expect him to score a fifty in this encounter.

Today Match Prediction

Jaffna Kings To Win the Match

Bet Tip Here

Who will win JSK vs CLS

Jaffna Kings 76.19% (96)
Colombo Stars 23.81% (30)
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