Lanka Premier League: Why are Jaffna Stallions wearing Oxygen Blue kit today?

Jaffna Stallions

The Jaffna Stallions have ruled the Lanka Premier League so far, registering three wins in their first three games. The franchise is currently at the number one position on the LPL 2020 points table.

They are battling fifth-placed Galle Gladiators in their fourth game of the competition in Hambantota currently. The Stallions are donning an Oxygen Blue kit for the encounter.

The franchise shared a post on social media to update the fans about the reason behind wearing these colors for the fixture against Galle Gladiators.

“Jaffna is heavily reliant on timely rains for agriculture and Sri Lanka as an island is surrounded by sea. Our team will be playing in new colors to respect our environment as a constant reminder on our dependency on it,” the post’s caption read.

The Jaffna Stallions pointed out that the cyclonic situation in Sri Lanka had impacted many people. They prepared this kit for those affected in the island nation.

There have been quite a few high-scoring matches in LPL 2020 already.

In the current fixture, the Galle Gladiators posted 170/6 on the board against the Jaffna Stallions, riding on Danushka Gunathilaka’s half-century. Chadwick Walton’s 14-ball 31 helped the team cross the 150-mark.

Wanindu Hasaranga was the pick of the bowlers for the Jaffna Stallions with figures of 2/29 in four overs. Avishka Fernando and Tom Moores got Jaffna off to a good start, but Shehan Jayasuriya removed Moores in the fourth over.

It will be interesting to see if the Jaffna Stallions can record another win over the Galle Gladiators in LPL 2020. In their previous meeting, Avishka Fernando’s unbeaten half-century powered Jaffna to an eight-wicket win.

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Jaffna Stallions carried on their exceptional run in LPL 2020, defeating Galle Gladiators by five wickets in the ninth match of the tournament at Hambantota on Thursday. Wearing an Oxygen Blue kit to show respect to the environment, Jaffna Stallions’ chase of 171 was led by their in-form opener Avishka Fernando, who hit a brilliant 84 from 59 balls with seven fours and five sixes.

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