DA vs JK, LPL 2023: Dambulla Aura is all set to lock horns with Jaffna Kings in another exciting clash of the LPL 2023. The clash will be no less than a nail bitter as both teams will aim to outclass the other to gain two valuable points in the tournament. Dambulla Aura so far had a hot & cold campaign in the tournament with two wins & two losses. They will aim to improve that ratio & make their winning count to three.
Coming to Jaffna Kings they are lagging at the third spot on the Points Table with two wins & two losses. However, they are lower than Dambulla Aura due to a less NRR. Aura will try their best to bounce back & return to winning terms heading into this fixture. They will put their every effort to emerge victorious in this fixture.
DA vs JK, LPL 2023: Match Details
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
Dambulla Aura Preview
Dambulla Aura will be brimming with confidence after winning their last fixture by 10 runs. Batting first they put up a massive 192 runs total on board. Captain Kusal Mendis & Sadeera Samarawickrama did a major job by scoring half-centuries each to take their team to a massive total in 20 overs. Later their bowlers supported the batters’ act by dismissing all the batters for 182 runs to register a crucial win. Noor Ahmed was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed two wickets in his spell of 4 overs to dismantle the opponent’s batting order completely. They will hope for the same kind of assault from Noor heading into this zealous clash. He would aim for some kind of support from Praveen Jayawickrama in order to keep Defending Champions King’s run-rate under check.
Key players: Sadeera Samarawickrama, Noor Ahmed, Kusal Mendis
Jaffna Kings Preview
Coming to Jaffna Kings they are marching into this clash on the back of an eight wickets defeat over B Love Candy. Batting first Kings managed to post a meager 117 runs on board. Except for Dunith Wellalage none of their batter could actually step up & deliver. Wellalage scored 38 runs off 27 balls & dragged Kings over the 100 runs mark. Miller, Perera, and Hridoy all failed to score a competitive total on board. Other than Wellalage none of the batters could actually hit the mark. In reply, B Love Candy was exceptional with the bat as all their key batters stood up & delivered. As a result, B-Love Candy chased the total within 13 overs without shedding a sweat. Nandre Burger and Maheesh Theekshana were the bowlers to pick up wickets as they got one each to their name. Key players: Dunith Wellalage, Nandre Burger, Maheesh Theekshana
Predicted Playing XIs
Sadeera Samarawickrama, Noor Ahmed, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Hayden Kerr, Praveen Jayawickrama, Hasan Ali, Pramod Madushan, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Alex Ross.
Dunith Wellalage, Nandre Burger, Maheesh Theekshana, Thisara Perera, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Nuwan Thusara, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Charith Asalanka, Priyamal Perera, David Miller, Towhid Hridoy
DA vs JK, LPL 2023 Dream11 Prediction Picks:
- Wicketkeeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Kusal Mendis
- Batters: Avishka Fernando, David Miller, Kusal Perera
- All-rounders: Dhananjaya de Silva, Hayden Kerr, Thisara Perera
- Bowlers: Maheesh Theekshana, Noor Ahmad, Binura Fernando
DA vs JK Dream11 Prediction Captain and Vice-Captain:
Choice 1: Dhananjaya de Silva (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (vc)
Choice 2: Kusal Mendis (c), Maheesh Theekshana (vc)
The pitch here is well-balanced assisting both batters & bowlers. But the matches played here so far have been won by the teams batting second. As teams batting first find it difficult to play shots easily & post a competitive total on board while the teams chasing finds it easy to chase huge targets. Thus teams winning the toss should opt to bowl first.
DA vs JK, LPL 2023: Winning Prediction
The teams look equally poised with the same number of wins & losses. However, looking at the teams’ strengths & performances we think Dambulla Aura looks more potent & favorite to win this clash. We predict Dambulla Aura to win the clash against Jaffna Kings.
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