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LPL 2021 Live: Defending champions Jaffna Kings look to bounce back after opening defeat – Follow Live updates

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LPL 2021 Live: Jaffna Kings vs Dambulla Giants Live: The defending champions Jaffna Kings had a disappointing start to their LPL 2021 campaign and will be looking to bounce back when they face off Dambulla Giants in their next assignment. Both teams will square off at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Tuesday at noon. Follow InsideSport.in for more updates.

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LPL 2021 Live: Defending champions Jaffna Kings look to bounce back after opening defeat – Follow Live updates

LPL 2021: Jaffna Kings vs Dambulla Giants Live:

Defending champions Jaffna Kings suffered 54 runs defeat against Galle Gladiators in the one-sided tournament opener on Sunday. It won’t be wrong to say that the Kings were outplayed by Samit Patel – who was the star for Gladiators & was adjudged man of the match for his all-round contribution of 42 off 31 & 3-21.

The Kings looked a bit rusty and will be surely looking to bounce back hard against Dambulla Giants. The likes of Upul Tharanga, Avishka Fernando, alongwith skipper Thisara Perera need to pull up their socks and lead from the front. A day’s break would also have given the defending champions ample time to reflect on their opening defeat in contrast to Giants who will be playing two games within 24 hours gap. The Kings also get a much-needed boost as Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has joined the squad.

Dambulla Giants will once again rely upon their opening pair of N Dickwella & Philips Salt who laid a solid foundation against Kandy Warriors in their opening fixture. The Giants have enough firepower in their batting lineup that features N Zadran, N Dickwella, Dasun Shanaka, and Sohaib Maqsood. Meanwhile, the experience of Imran Tahir and Nuwan Pradeep will come in handy for the Giants along with Ramesh Mendis – who was a star for Sri Lanka in the recently concluded Test series against West Indies.

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Jaffna Kings vs Dambulla Giants Playing XI:

Jaffna Kings Probable Playing XI –

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Avishka Fernando, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Upul Tharanga, Thisara Perera (c), Shammu Ashan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Jayden Seales, Suranga Lakmal, Maheesh Theekshana, Wahab Riaz

Dambulla Giants Probable Playing XI –

Philip Salt, Najibullah Zadran, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Sohaib Maqsood, Sacha De Alwis, Nuwanidu Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Dasun Shanaka (c), Ramesh Mendis, Imran Tahir, Nuwan Pradeep


LPL 2021 Live stream in India:

Fans in India can live stream the Lanka Premier League on Sony Sports Network. Sony Sports Network has returned as a broadcast partner for the second edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL), which is set to be played from December 5, 2021.

Watch the LIVE coverage of Lanka Premier League on SONY SIX and SONY TEN 2 channels starting from 5th December 2021.

LPL 2021: Jaffna Kings vs Dambulla Giants Squads:

Jaffna Kings: Thisara Perera (c), Faf du Plessis, Wahab Riaz, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shoaib Malik, Usman Shinwari, Avishka Fernando, Maheesh Theekshana, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Upul Tharanga, Chaturanga de Silva, Jayden Seales, Suranga Lakmal, Ashen Bandara, Chamika Gunasekara, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Theivendiram Dinoshan, Krishan Arachchige, Ashan Randika, Rathnaraja Thanuradan

Dambulla Giants: Dasun Shanaka (c), Imran Tahir, Rilee Rossouw, Chamika Karunaratne, Niroshan Dickwella, Ramesh Mendis, Sohaib Maqsood, Odean Smith, Joshua Little, Nuwan Pradeep, Najibullah Zadran, Tharindu Ratnayake, Lahiru Udara, Muditha Lakshan, Kalana Perera, Janith Liyanage, Chamikara Edirisinghe, Sacha De Alwis, Sachitha Jayathilake, Madushan Ravichandrakumar


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