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Lanka T20 League 2023, Final- DA vs BK Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Lanka T20 League 2023 

Final- DA vs BK


Preview 

Dambulla Auras (DA) and B-Love Kandy (BK) will battle it out in the final of the Lanka T20 League 2023 on August 20 at the R. Premadasa Stadium. 

Dambulla Aura, the triumphant group winners, have consistently displayed their prowess throughout the tournament and are heading into the final with an impressive six-match winning streak. Their journey to the final was marked by a gripping qualifier triumph against the Galle Titans. Demonstrating the qualities of top-tier teams, they maintained their composure during crucial moments, ultimately achieving their target of 147 with six wickets and two balls to spare. Notably, Dambulla's recent performance has seen them dismiss their opponents in their last three matches, securing 39 wickets out of the last 40 opportunities. Overcoming them in the final will undoubtedly require an extraordinary effort.

Their opponent , B-Love Kandy has effectively capitalised on their winning momentum, propelling them from a resounding eliminator victory to a spot in the final. This progress was evident as they triumphed over the Galle Titans in the second qualifier. Throughout the playoffs, their bowlers have exhibited exceptional skill, twice limiting their adversaries to scores of under 130 while chasing targets of 189 and 158, respectively. Wanindu Hasaranga, a consistent performer, continues to dazzle, whether with the ball or the bat. In the match against Galle Titans, it was his batting prowess that proved pivotal, with a top score of 48, enabling Kandy to reach a competitive total of 157/7—ultimately securing a comfortable victory. 


Match Details

Match: DA vs BK, Final, Lanka T20 League 2023

Date:Sunday, August 20, 2023

Time: 7:30 PM

Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo


Pitch and Weather Report

The R. Premadasa Stadium offers a balanced pitch that benefits both batsmen and bowlers alike.

Seamers are likely to find favourable conditions due to the weather, which is anticipated to be Mostly Clear throughout the day in Colombo.

The forecast indicates only a minimal 3% chance of rain. The temperature is expected to reach 28 degrees Celsius, accompanied by a humidity level of 81%


DA vs BK Squads

DA: Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Alex Ross, Hayden Kerr, Dushan Hemantha, Hasan Ali, Binura Fernando, Noor Ahmad, Ben McDermott, Jehan Daniel, Praveen Jayawickrama, Pramod Madushan, Janith Liyanage, Shahnawaz Dahani, Sachitha Jayathilake, Ravindu Fernando, Wanuja Sahan, Treveen Mathew, Lakshan Edirisinghe, Manelker De Silva, Kavidu Lakshan

BK: Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Mohammad Haris, Thanuka Dabare, Sahan Arachchige, Angelo Mathews, Asif Ali, Chaturanga de Silva, Lahiru Madushanka, Mohammad Hasnain, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Abeyratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Kamindu Mendis, Ashen Bandara, Navod Paranavithana, Avishka Tharindu, Malsha Tharupathi, Aamer Jamal


DA vs BK Probable Playing XIs

DA: Kusal Mendis (C & WK), Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Ben McDermott, Alex Ross, Dhananjaya de Silva, Janith Liyanage, Dushan Hemantha, Hasan Ali, Noor Ahmad, Binura Fernando.

BK: Wanindu Hasaranga (C), Dinesh Chandimal (WK), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris, Angelo Mathews, Asif Ali, Sahan Arachchige, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Nuwan Pradeep.


Match Prediction

DA looks the stronger side on paper. They have a formidable batting lineup along with an equally threatening bowling attack. We predict them to win this edition of Lanka T20 League. 


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