Lanka T20 League 2023, Qualifier 1: DA vs GT Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Lanka T20 League 2023 

Qualifier 1: DA vs GT



The first Qualifier of the Lanka T20 League 2023 will be played between Dambulla Aura and Galle Titans on Thursday. August 17. The R Premadasa Stadium at Colombo will host the game. 

Dambulla on the other side are ruling the points table with 6 wins and 2 losses from their 8 matches played. The team has accumulated 12 points so far. The top scorer for the DA side is Avishka Fernando who has registered 215 runs at a strike rate of 125. He has hit 11 sixes and 17 four in the process. Dhananjaya de Silva has been the best bowler in the guild with 9 wickets under his belt while bowling at an economy rate of 7.08 and an average of 18. 

Galle are sitting in second place in the points table with four wins and losses in 8 matches of this league season. They have gathered 8 points to reach this position. Tim Seifert is the highest run-getter for the side with 231 runs scored at a strike rate of 133. He has struck 11 sixes and 14 fours so far.  The top wicket-taker from the side is Kasun Rajitha who has picked up 11 wickets while bowling at an average of 16 and an economy rate of 8.11.


Match Details

Match: DA vs GT, Qualifier 1, Lanka T20 League 2023

Date: Thursday, August 17, 2023

Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo


Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch at R. Premadasa Stadium promises an intriguing contest, offering early movement for seamers with the new ball while favouring spinners as it wears down. Though turn is limited, slower bowlers can exploit the lack of pace. Once batsmen settle in, ample scoring opportunities await.

Expect a bit of cloud around with less chance of precipitation (10% chance), while the temperature fluctuates between a comfortable 31 and 27 degrees. Humidity is to remain at 70% on the matchday.


DA vs GT Squads

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

GT: Minod Bhanuka, Chad Bowes, Lasith Croospulle, Shevon Daniel, Sohan de Livera (wk), Mohammad Mithun, Avishka Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Tim Seifert, Ben Cutting, Akila Dananjaya, Anuk Fernando, Seekkuge Prasanna, Ashan Priyanjan, Lahiru Samarakoon, Shakib Al Hasan, Dasun Shanaka (c), Vishwa Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Tabraiz Shamsi, Mohamed Shiraz, Sonal Dinusha, Pasindu Sooriyabandara, Richard Ngarava, Litton Das (wk), Najibullah Zadran


DA vs GT Probable Playing XIs

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

GT: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Lasith Croospulle, Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Dasun Shanaka (c), Lahiru Samarakoon, Seekkuge Prasanna, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Tabraiz Shamsi


Match Prediction

DA and GT have clashed two times this season with both winning one match each. Also, both are coming into this game riding back on wins which have surely boosted their confidence. With their skilled bowing attack, both sides are appearing to be all in this fixture. While Dambulla has a bit of a better batting attack with more in-form players, Galle appears to be a little shaky without the services of Tim Seifert. Though this will be a close encounter between two of the most powerful sides in this tournament, we feel DA to come out on top and be the first finalists of the Lanka T20 League 2023. 


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