Lanka T20 League 2023, Match 15: JK vs BK Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Lanka T20 League 2023 

Match 15: JK vs BK



Jaffna Kings will face B-Love Kandy on Saturday, 12th of August in the 15th match of the Lanka T20 League 2023. The game is scheduled at the R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. 

BK is topping the leaderboard with 3 wins in 5 matches having six points under their belt. After losing both the first and second games, they went on to win three straight games. They faced Galle Titans in their previous match which they won by a huge margin of 89 runs. Fakhar Zaman scored 45 runs as an opener. Angelo Mathews came down the order to 40 runs and skipper Wanindu Hasaranga smashed 64 runs to complete the 200+ runs target. Later on in the second innings, the captain took the stance again and picked a four-fer along with Nuwan Pradeep and Mujeeb ur Rahman taking three and two wickets respectively to fetch their third consecutive win. 

JK on the other side, have been in the third spot with 3 wins in 6 games. Being in the third spot they have won against the Colombo Strikers in the last encounter. Dilshan Madusanka and Dunith Wallalage picked two wickets apiece to restrict the opponents to a decent target of 146 runs. The openers Nishan Madushka and Rahmanullah Gurbaz made a strong partnership of 85 runs in just 53 deliveries to increase the pace of the run chase making it easy for the batters coming next. This fetched them a 6 wicket win over the Strikers. 


Match Details

Match: JK vs BK, 15th Match, Lanka T20 League 2023

Date:  Saturday, August 12, 2023

Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo


Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch at R. Premadasa Stadium promises an intriguing contest, offering early movement for seamers with the new ball while favouring spinners as it wears down. Though turn is limited, slower bowlers can exploit the lack of pace. Once batsmen settle in, ample scoring opportunities await.

Expect a cloudy day with a good 18% chance of rain, while the temperature fluctuates between a comfortable 29 and 26 degrees. Precipitation and humidity are to remain at 80% on the matchday. 


JK vs BK Squads

JK: David Miller, Maheesh Theekshana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Thisara Perera, Charith Asalanka, Dunith Wellalage, Shoaib Malik, Pathum Kumara, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Theesan Vithushan, Asanka Manoj, Nishan Madushka, Asitha Fernando, Hardus Viljoen, Nuwan Thushara, Dilshan Madushanka, Zaman Khan, Ashan Randika, Ratnarajah Thenurathan, Chris Lynn, Asela Gunaratne, Nandre Burger, Towhid Hridoy

BK: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Wanindu Hasaranga, Fakhar Zaman, Angelo Mathews, Isuru Udana, Dinesh Chandimal (wicket-keeper), Mohammad Hasnain, Dushmantha Chameera, Sahan Arachchige, Ashen Bandara, Mohammad Haris, Navod Paranavithana, Asif Ali, Kamindu Mendis, Nuwan Pradeep, Chaturanga de Silva, Lahiru Madushanka, Aamer Jamal, Malsha Tharupathi, Thanuka Dabare, Lasith Abeyratne (wicket-keeper), Avishka Tharindu


JK vs BK Probable Playing XIs

JK: Thisara Perera (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Charith Asalanka, Towhid Hridoy, David Miller, Shoaib Malik, Nishan Madushka (wk), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Nuwan Thushara

BK: Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Fakhar Zaman, Dinesh Chandimal, Mohammad Haris (wk), Angelo Mathews, Asif Ali, Sahan Arachchige, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Nuwan Pradeep


Match Prediction

The two teams have an equal number of wins and are matched evenly in terms of their team composition. The Jaffna Kings come here with a decent win, but they have to defeat their inconsistency in order to win this match against the most consistent side in this edition of the league. B-Love Kandy has looked in sublime touch and has a powerful bowling attack. We expect a tough encounter, but with BK coming out as the champions in this match.


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