Against the defending champion Jaffna Kings, Dambulla Giants will have a difficult test.
The prized trophy was won the previous year by Jaffna Kings, who defeated Galle Gladiators.
The Jaffna Kings’ notable players from the previous season of the Lankan Premier League were Avishka Fernando and Mahesh Theekshana.
Dambulla Giants were defeated by Jaffna Kings in Qualifier 2 at Hambantota the previous year.
The bowlers will receive assistance from the Hambantota-prepared wicket. To score runs on this surface, the batsmen will need to display composure and technique. Light clouds and light winds are predicted for the game.
Dambulla Giants Predicted Playing XI:
Dasun Shanaka, Haider Ali, Tharindu Ratnayake, Ramesh Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sikandar Raza, Lahiru Madushanka, Lahiru Kumara, Paul van Meekeren, Noor Ahmed, Dilum Sudeera.
Jaffna Kings Predicted Playing XI:
Avishka Fernando, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, James Fuller, Shoaib Malik, Maheesh Theekshana, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Binura Fernando, Dunith Wellalage