JK vs GG LPL 2022: Jaffna Kings will be taking on Galle Gladiators in the 1st match of the Lanka Premier League 2022 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota.
Defending champions, Jaffna Kings, led by Thisara Perera, would be looking to defend the title and are one of the favourites to lift the title this year as well.
The Kings have a solid batting line up their sleeves, comprising the likes of Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shoaib Malik, Tom Kohler-Cadmore etc. The presence of all-rounders such as D Dunith Wellalage and James Neesham will provide the much-needed balance.
In the bowling department as well, they have great variety, having got the likes of Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando, Binura Fernando etc.
On the other hand, the Galle Gladiators finished the second spot in the last edition and would be keen to win the title this time around. As far as their batting is concerned, the Gladiators will be banking on the likes of Kusal Mendis (C), Kusal Perera, Nuwanidu Fernando, Iftikhar Ahmed, Azam Khan etc.
The presence of all-rounders such as Imad Wasim, Nimesh Vimukthi will give the much-needed depth in the batting order and extra options with the ball.
The fast bowling unit will be led by Nuwan Pradeep and Mohammad Hasnain.
The match-anticipated encounter will be played at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium. It’s a batting paradise but spinners will also come into play in the middle period of the innings. Both teams should look to bowl first upon winning the toss.
JK vs GG Today Match Squads:
Kusal Mendis (C), Kusal Perera, Nuwanidu Fernando, Iftikhar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Imad Wasim, Nimesh Vimukthi, Movin Subasingha, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Mohammad Hasnain/Anwar Ali Jaffna Kings
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Avishka Fernando, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Dhananjaya de Silva, Shoaib Malik, Dunith Wellalage, Thisara Perera (C), James Neesham, Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando, Binura Fernando