The action will continue in the Lanka Premier League 2023 as Dambulla Aura and Jaffna Kings will take on each other in Match 11 on Monday, August 07 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele. Dambulla are coming into the game having won their last fixture against Colombo Strikers by ten runs. They’re ranked on the second spot on the points table with two wins from four matches having four points to their name.
On the other hand, Jaffna are coming into the game having lost their previous fixture against B-Love Kandy by 8 wickets. They’re ranked on the third spot on the points table with two wins from four games having four points to their names. Both teams will be eager to get to the top of the points table with a win in the next game.
Tournament: Lanka Premier League 2023, Dambulla Aura vs Jaffna Kings – 11th Match
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
Date & Time: Monday, August 7, 7:30 PM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Star Sports and FanCode
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium Pitch Report
A total of four matches have been played at the venue so far where three have been won by teams batting second. The average score batting first is 145 while the highest target chased is 157. Captain winning the toss is likely to bowl first, keeping the trend of the venue so far in mind.
Probable Playing XIs
Dambulla Aura (DA)
Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Alex Ross, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Hayden Kerr, Pramod Madushan, Praveen Jayawickrama, Hasan Ali, Noor Ahmad
Jaffna Kings (JK)
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Charith Asalanka, Towhid Hridoy, Priyamal Perera, David Miller, Thisara Perera (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Nandre Burger, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Nuwan Thushara
DA vs JK Head-to-Head
Played – 9, Dambulla Aura – 1, Jaffna Kings – 7, NR – 1
Probable Best Batter of the Match
Towhid Hridoy – Jaffna Kings
The 22-year-old is the leading run scorer of the tournament so far with 141 runs to his name from four matches at an average of 47 with one fifty to his name. Hridoy will look to once again fire with the bat and take his team to another victory in the tournament.
Probable Best Bowler of the Match
Dunith Wellalage – Jaffna Kings
The left arm spinner is the joint third-highest wicket taker of the season so far with five wickets to his name from four matches at an average of 12.40. Wellalage will be eyeing the top spot in the wicket-takers’ list and hence will be eager to add more scalps to his tally in the upcoming fixture.