Jaffna Kings will take on Galle Gladiators in the opening game of the 2022 edition of the Lanka Premier League at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota on December 6, 2022 (Tuesday).
Last year’s finalists are ready to take on each other once again! It is a game of bounties, oh well, it is a tournament that offers a lot to the local Lankan stars to make their presence felt. The inspiring performance in the Asia Cup, in which the Lankans slayed the likes of India and Pakistan on their way to the final where they got the better of Pakistan to secure the title. In a season of great romance, the 2022 Lanka Premier League has come as a breath of fresh air, where everything can change in a whip.
Mentioned below are our top three player betting tips from the JK vs GG head-to-head contest. Take a look!
Even though Shoaib Malik has been out of favour from the national set-up, the ever-green superstar of Pakistan cricket hasn’t let down any of his fans as far as his success in the shortest format is concerned. The Sialkot-born player has as many as 11902 runs to his name at an average of 36.39 in the shortest format with 73 fifties to his name, that beggars belief. His success both while batting first and second is so similar that you know Malik is destined to do well whatever the team situation is. As a matter of fact, Malik averages 34.62 while batting first and 38.98 while batting second - a classic case of doing well when things are matching to the T. Only six players have scored more runs than Malik in the Lanka Premier League history, and with 456 runs in 23 matches, things have been pretty fluid for his side. In the last edition, Malik batted at a strike rate of 150 that defined the way things had been taken care of. Hence, what are you waiting for? Go ahead, place the bet on 1XBET for Malik to do well and take home the incredible return on offer from this JK vs GG encounter.
In the previous season of the Lanka Premier League, Avishka Fernando was a class batter to look at. He scampered in his presence, making sure his side, Jaffna Kings, was the biggest beneficiary of the process. In 10 matches last season, Fernando scored 312 runs at an average of 34.67 and at an unbelievable strike rate of 152.9. Even if you consider the entirety of the Lanka Premier League history, Avishka Fernando sits right at top with a class of his own, scoring 587 runs in 18 matches at an average of 36.69 and a strike rate of 143.9. With 14 fifties and one century in the shortest format of the game, Avishka Fernando is no mug in other leagues as well and that is something that would keep the Galle Gladiators in check. As a matter of fact, Fernando has scored 280 runs at an average of 46.67 and a strike rate of 139.3. He has hit three half-centuries against the opposition in seven matches and that would keep the opposition in high alert. It can benefit you as well if you’d ensure there is a fundamental reason to approach in the affirmative. Go for it with 1XBET, our affiliate partner, providing fantastic odds for you to cash in from this JK vs GG encounter.
Kusal Mendis has always been a success in the Lanka Premier League. The third-highest run-scorer in the tournament’s history, Mendis has 590 runs at an average of 36.88 and at a strike rate of 144.6. That he has achieved such success despite scoring only four half-centuries talks about a kind of consistency that is hard to find otherwise. The Galle wicket-keeper batter has scored 171 runs at an average of 28.5 and a strike rate of 146.2. In his T20 career, the last three years have been particularly fruitful as the batter has averaged over 30 and that is the hallmark on which we are operating. As an opener his average of 36 is the highest for a Lankan batter and that tells you why Galle are well-placed in the 2022 edition of the tournament. As a matter of fact, Mendis was the biggest difference in leading them to the final of the last edition. Hence, I am going big with Mendis this time around and place the bet to ensure that I go away with a lot of cash to break my mid-week blues as 1XBET is waiting for me to have a cracker.
Malik to have a cracker of a game
Look out for Avishka Fernando
Kusal Mendis to kill with the bat