Lanka T20 League 2023, Match 6: BK vs DA Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Lanka T20 League 2023 

Match 6: GT vs BK 


BK hasn’t made a promising start to their Lankan T20 League campaign. The side lost both its previous matches against Colombo and Galle. Kandy franchise ended in heavy defeats, which has taken them right to the bottom of the table with 2 losses out of 2 matches. BK will face DA in the 6th match of the league competition on Friday at 03:00 PM from Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele. DA is standing second in the points table with 1 win and 1 loss.

Wanindu Hasaranga-led BK started their season with a clash against the Colombo franchise, in which Kandy lost by 27 runs. Their next game was against the Galle franchise, who defeated them by an 83-run margin in the 5th match of the tournament. In that match, the Visitors were shot out for just 97 in just 17.1 over while chasing a target of 181 runs. 

Kusal Mendis-led DA lost the match of the season via a Super Over to Galle, Dambulla made a strong comeback in its second game by taking down the Jaffna franchise by 8 wickets. DA first restricted JK to a below-par 129-7 and chased the target down in 16.2 overs. The right-handed opener Avishka Fernando set the foundation of the chase with a sublime 52 off 32 balls while the left-handed batter Kusal Perera played an unbeaten knock of 34* off 22 balls and provided the finishing touches. Both franchises have faced off six times in the Lankan T20 League, with BK and DA securing three wins each.

Match Details

Match: BK vs DA, 6th Match, Lanka T20 League 2023

Date: Thursday, August 03, 2023

Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Sri Lanka 

Pitch and Weather Report

The average score batting first on this track in domestic T20 games is 166. The highest total posted here is 240-4 by JK against DA in 2022. The scores of above 170 have been posted on six instances on this venue. The team batting first should look to set a total in the range of 170-180 runs.

During the match day, it is likely to be cloudy and humid, with a couple of showers.

BK vs DA Squads

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

DA: Matthew Wade, Kusal Mendis, Lungi Ngidi, Avishka Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva Kusal Perera, Hayden Kerr, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Binura Fernando, Noor Ahmad, Sachitha Jayathilake, Janith Liyanage, Dushan Hemantha, Pramod Madushan, Shahnawaz Dahani, Lakshan Edirisinghe, Jehan Daniel, Wanuja Sahan, Kavidu Pathirana, Ravindu Fernando, Alex Ross, Treveen Mathew, Manelker de Silva, Praveen Jayawickrama, Ben McDermott, Taskin Ahmed


BK vs DA Probable Playing XIs

BK: Ashen Bandara, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Thanuka Dabare, Angelo Mathews, Asif Ali Isuru Udana, Kamindu Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Aamer Jamal, Mohammad Hasnain, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

DA: Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Alex Ross, Hayden Kerr, Binura Fernando, Shahnawaz Dahani, Ravindu Fernando, Noor Ahmad

Match Prediction

Both franchises have faced off six times in the Lankan T20 League, with BK and DA securing three wins each. The Hosts will be desperate to get back to winning ways, but for that, their batting unit needs to fire if they have to open their account. BK's bowling attack is decent enough who put the show on this match. On the other hand, the Hosts seem like a better team overall. DA has great batting depth and has the right kind of bowlers for these conditions. We say DA to win this contest against BK.


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