JSK vs CLS Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Dec 19, 2022

JSK vs CLS Match Prediction - Dec 19, 2022

The Jaffna Kings will be mounting a fresh assault to the summit as it takes in the Colombo Stars for its final match on the league stages of the Lanka Premier League.

The Kings have been playing some good cricket this season and have already booked their berth in the next stage. Nevertheless, they will still be hoping to continue with their winning momentum. 


JSK vs CLS Team Previews

Jaffna Kings

The Kings have won the Championship in both editions of the League so far and are strong contenders to win it for the third consecutive time.

After losing their fixture against the Kandy Falcons, the Jaffna Kings came back strongly in their latest match, defeating the Galle Gladiators by 16 runs. Opting to bat first, the Kings put up a fighting total of 170-8 in their quota of 20 overs thanks to some excellent batting by the top order.

Avishka Fernando and Sadeera Samarawickrama were once again among the runs but it was Afif Hossain who was playing his first match of the season, who stole the show by scoring a blazing half-century. The bowlers did a good job of defending the total thanks to some excellent bowling by Binura Fernando and Maheesh Theekshana, who took 4 wickets between them.

The middle-order batsmen, especially James Fuller and Thisara Perera haven’t been in the best of forms this season and that might be a bit of a concern for the Kings should the top order fail to fire. 


Jaffna Kings Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Avishka Fernando, Afif Hossain, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Thisara Perera, Shoaib Malik, Suminda Lakshan, Dunith Wellalage, Asitha Fernando, Praveen Jayawickrama, Zaman Khan.

Colombo Stars

The Colombo Stars haven’t been consistent this season, and that has affected its standing in the points table. With just 3 wins to show from its 7 fixtures so far, the Stars are 3rd placed on the table. While it will still be moving to the knockouts irrespective of the result of this match, the Stars will still be hoping to win this match to gain some confidence.

The Stars were asked to bat first in their latest game by the Kandy Falcons, and they were bundled out for just 106 runs. The scoreline could have been much worse had it not been for a gritty knock of 41 runs by Angelo Matthews.

The target was nearly not enough for the strong batting line-up of the Falcons, who sailed through at the expense of just 1 wicket. Dinesh Chandimal and Matthews have been the only two batsmen who have shown some sort of consistency with their batting. Niroshan Dickwella, Ravi Bopara, and Charith Asalanka have got starts but haven’t played to their full potential.

A look at the bowling reveals a similar story of inconsistencies as none of the bowlers have been able to apply pressure on the opposition batsmen. Going by their current form, the Stars will find it pretty difficult to reach the Finals. 


Colombo Stars Playing 11

Niroshan Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, Ravi Bopara, Nishan Madushka, Mohammad Nabi, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Benny Howell, Kasun Rajitha, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dominic Drakes.

JSK vs CLS Toss Prediction

The winner of the toss will likely be looking to bowl first. 

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

Pitch and Conditions

The R. Premadasa Stadium has hosted quite a few high-scoring matches thanks to its flat pitch. The batsmen will find it easy to play their shots as the bounce and pace remains constant throughout the match. That said, the spinners will find some turn from the track.

Teams batting first will be looking at scores over 150 to put the opposition under pressure. There is a forecast of rain in Colombo on Monday, leading to delays and interruptions. The skies will remain cloudy, and temperatures will range between 23-28 degrees Celsius.

JSK vs CLS Betting Tips

The Stars haven’t been consistent this season, and their overall performance has been pretty average. On the other hand, the Kings have a solid top order and the bowlers too are in good form. While the odds for Jaffna to win are shorter than what we would have liked, we would still recommend backing them.

Bet on a Jaffna Kings win. 


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    Top batsman for Jaffna Kings

    Avishka Fernando (4.0)


Avishka Fernando is the top run-getter for the Kings this season and at third place overall in the tournament. He has scored 228 runs from 7 innings at an average of 32.57, including hitting 2 half-centuries. We are therefore backing him to be the top-scorer for his team in this game.

Today Match Prediction

Jaffna Kings To Win the Match, 1.62

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Who will win JSK vs CLS

Jaffna Kings 76.09% (140)
Colombo Stars 23.91% (44)
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