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LPL 2024 JK vs GM: Match 2 Dream11 Predictions, Fantasy Tips, Teams, Pitch Report & Top Picks

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The second match of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2024 will see Jaffna Kings (JK) take on Galle Marvels (GM) at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele, Sri Lanka on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2024, at 03:00 PM IST.

Jaffna Kings lost in the Eliminator of Lanka Premier League 2023 and would be looking to cross the finishing line in this edition. On the flip side, Galle Titans had lost in the Qualifier 2 of the previous edition at the hands of eventual champions, Kandy Falcons.

Ahead of the game, here is a look at the Dream11 predictions, fantasy tips, pitch report, the top player picks and the best-predicted XIs for the fantasy contests of the match.

JK vs GM Head-to-Head Stats

Jaffna Kings and Galle Marvels have played ten matches against each other and the contest has been pretty close between them. Jaffna Kings have won six of these ten games while Galle Marvels have won four matches.

Jaffna Kings Won
Galle Marvels Won
No Result
At Pallekele International Cricket Stadium1100
Last Five Matches5410

JK vs GM Pitch Report

The Pallekele Cricket Stadium  is renowned for its outstanding batting surface, which provides minimal assistance to fast bowlers. This sets the stage for elegant stroke play and an enjoyable batting experience. Once batters establish their rhythm and settle into their comfort zone, they often capitalize on numerous scoring opportunities. Furthermore, as the game unfolds, the pitch tends to become increasingly favourable for spin bowlers.

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium Stats (LPL)

Matches: 17
Matches won batting first: 9
Matches won batting second: 8

Average first innings score: 163
Average second innings score: 148

Fantasy value from the pitch report

  • Top-order batters from both sides are beneficial.
  • Spin bowlers from either side will also get you good points.

JK vs GM Fantasy Cricket Tips

Jaffna Kings Heavy Fantasy XI

Kusal Mendis, might be the Jaffna Kings' X-Factor. Pathum Nissanka, Alex Ross, and Rilee Rossouw will all be key batters for their side. At the same time, Dhananjaya De Silva and Charith Asalanka's all-round talent will be vital. Pramod Madushan, Jason Behrendorff, and Avishka Fernando will be the key bowlers.

Galle Marvels Heavy Fantasy XI

Galle Marvels have a formidable batting line-up that includes Tim Seifert, Alex Hales, and Janith Liyanage. Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Lahiru Kumara, and Maheesh Theekshana will handle the bowling unit, while Isuru Udana, Dwaine Pretorious, and Sean Williams will be indispensable with both bat and ball.

JK vs GM Winner Prediction

Based on the last five matches between these two teams and their records on this ground, Jaffna Kings are favourites to clinch a victory here against Galle Marvels.

JK vs GM Top Player Picks

Pathum Nissanka (JK)

Pathum Nissanka's consistent performances and ability to anchor the innings make him a dependable option. He has been in good form, delivering solid starts and building crucial partnerships, and his reliability at the top of the order provides a strong foundation for his team.

Charith Asalanka (JK)

Known for his aggressive batting style and ability to score quickly, Charith Asalanka can change the course of the game quickly. His recent performances have been impressive, showcasing his capability to contribute significantly to the team's total.

Alex Hales (GM)

The 35-year-old is one of the bankable batters in the Galle Marvels line-up. Alex Hales has the ablity to provide blazing starts to his team and that makes him a potential great choice for the fantasy contests.

JK vs GM Differential Picks

Kusal Mendis (JK)

Kusal Mendis is an excellent wicket-keeper batter from the Sri Lankan team. He has scored over 1500+ runs in T20I format so far. In the recent T20 WC 2024 tournament, he scored 75 runs in three innings, making him a great pick for this category.

Tim Seifert (GM)

Tim Seifert is also an excellent wicket-keeper batter for the New Zealand team. He played decently in his last T20I series against Pakistan, scoring 85 runs with one fifty. His ability to score quickly and his batting position make him a good differential choice for the game.

JK vs GM Fantasy Expert Advice

Considering the conditions and probable-XIs, a combination of 2-4-2-3 or 2-3-3-3 would be ideal for this fixture.

JK vs GM Fantasy Team for Head-to-Head/Small Leagues

Wicketkeepers: Tim Seifert, Kusal Mendis
Batters: Alex Hales, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Rilee Rossouw
All-rounders: Dwaine Pretorious, Azmatullah Omarzai
Bowlers: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Jason Behrendorff, Maheesh Theekshana

Captain: Charith Asalanka
Vice-captain: Kusal Mendis

Jaffna Kings: 6 Players; Galle Marvels: 5 Players

KFL vs DS Fantasy Team for Winner Takes All/ Grand Leagues

Wicketkeepers: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kusal Mendis
Batters: Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando
All-rounders: Isuru Udana, Dhananjaya De Silva, Sean Williams
Bowlers: Lahiru Kumara, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana

Captain: Pathum Nissanka
Vice-captain: Maheesh Theekshana

Jaffna Kings: 5 Players; Galle Marvels: 6 Players