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Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota pitch report: batting and bowling LPL 2022 Jaffna Kings vs Galle Gladiators, 1st Match

At the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota, the Jaffna Kings vs. Galle Gladiators matchup is scheduled to kick off the third season of the Lanka Premier League. Since this is a rematch of the final from last year, both teams would like to win. This season, the all-rounder Thisara Perera will lead the defending champion Jaffna Kings.

They include superstar all-rounders like Shoaib Malik, Dhananjaya de Silva, and Jimmy Neesham in addition to Perera. Their primary top-order batters will be Avishka Fernando and Rahmanullah Gurbaz. The Galle Gladiators, who have lost both previous finals, would like to win the trophy this time around.

Kusal Mendis, who performed admirably at the T20 World Cup, will lead the team. This is also a decent team with players like Iftekhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Kusal Perera, Mohammad Hasnain, and others in the mix.

Jaffna Kings vs Galle Gladiators Match Details :

  • Match: Jaffna Kings vs Galle Gladiators, Match 1
  • Date and Time: December 6th, 2022, Tuesday, 03:00 PM IST

Jaffna Kings vs Galle Gladiators pitch report :

The Hambantota cricket stadium has not hosted a Twenty20 International match since 2013, but it did host four games of the Lanka Premier League this past season. This pitch, like any Sri Lankan surface, is excellent for spinners, who will again play a significant role in this tournament.

Here, seven Twenty20 Internationals have been played, with an average first innings score of just 131 runs. However, during the most recent LPL, it was an excellent batting surface. The teams that batted first won three of the four games last year, with an average score of 186 runs in the first innings.

This track is great for first-innings batting, but it gets slower as the game goes on. The batters will have an easier time clearing the fence due to the ground’s small boundaries. Since this is a day game, whoever wins the toss in this match may choose to bat first.

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