KDW vs JSK Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 17, 2023

We are just about a couple of games away from the conclusion of Lanka Premier League 2023 with four teams set to take on each other in the knockouts. As close as the league stage was, it certainly lacked the competitiveness at the top as four teams were set to qualify for the playoffs. Now that the Strikers are eliminated, four remaining teams will be taking on each other for the coveted trophy. 

The playoffs will begin with Dambulla Aura taking on Galle Titans in the first qualifier, which will then be followed by the eliminator. The eliminator will be played between B-Love Kandy and Jaffna Kings. The losing team in the eliminator will be eliminated from the competition. Both these sides have done well in the fag end of the league stage and will be confident of toppling each other in this upcoming match. 

The match between the two sides is to be played at the R Premadasa Cricket Ground, Colombo on 17th August 2023. Given the stakes involved, a cracker of a contest is certainly on the cards. 

KDW vs JSK Team Previews

Kandy Warriors

B-Love Kandy's aspirations were shattered by Dambulla Aura, relegating them to the Eliminator round after securing a third-place finish. Despite tallying the same points as the Galle Titans, their inferior net-run-rate barred them from claiming a top-two position. While chasing 163, a batting collapse in the lower order saw them bundled out for 142, resulting in a 20-run defeat despite Dinesh Chandimal's half-century. The worrisome lack of depth in their lineup prompts concerns ahead of the crucial match.

Kandy Warriors Playing 11

Mohammad Haris, Fakhar Zaman, Dinesh Chandimal, Sahan Arachchige, Angelo Mathews, Wanidu Hasaranga, Asif Ali, Kamindu Mendis, Isuru Udana, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Nuwan Pradeep.

Jaffna Kings

Jaffna Kings faced turbulent waters during the group stage, evident in their fourth-place ranking. Nevertheless, the reigning champions remain fixated on their playoff spot. Historically, this is when the Jaffna Kings excel, and they possess unwavering confidence in their ability to do so once again. They recognize that securing three victories will reaffirm their status as Lanka Premier League champions.

Jaffna Kings Playing 11

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Chris Lynn, Charith Asalanka, Dunith Wellalage, Shoaib Malik, David Miller, Thisara Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Nuwan Thushara.

KDW vs JSK Betting Tips

Dismissing Jaffna Kings, the lowest-seeded team among the playoff qualifiers, might prove premature. They have a history of triumphing in this phase and are likely to bounce back from their lackluster group stage performance. B-Love Kandy's persistent lineup depth issues, as highlighted against Dambulla could rememrge as well. All that said, B-Love Kandy did remarkably well in the second half of the competition to bounce back from the bottom of the pit to the playoffs. They have the momentum and their teams seems to be peaking just at the right moment. We will take our chances here and place a bet on B-Love Kandy to win. Back B-Love Kandy to register a win here.

Today Match Prediction

Kandy Warriors To Win the Match

Bet Tip Here

Who will win KDW vs JSK

Kandy Warriors 75.42% (89)
Jaffna Kings 24.58% (29)
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