Lanka T20 League 2024, Match 12: DS vs GM Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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Lanka T20 League 2024

Match 12: DS vs GM 


After the first half of the Lanka T20 League 2024, the difference between the teams is not much, making the upcoming games all the more crucial. The 12th match of the tournament will see a face-off between the Dambulla Sixers (DS) and the Galle Marvels (GM)

The Galle Marvels are currently sitting in the second position on the points table with six points. A win in this match can help them strengthen their hold on the top spot. For the Dambulla Sixers, however, this is a must-win game. With only two points to their name, they need to win at least three of their remaining four matches to stay in the hunt.

Both teams will be eager to secure the victory and gain an advantage in the tightly contested league. The Galle Marvels, led by their in-form batters and disciplined bowling attack, will be aiming to continue their strong run of form. Meanwhile, the Dambulla Sixers will be looking to bounce back and showcase their best performance to keep their playoff hopes alive.

With the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium set to host the thrilling encounter, cricket enthusiasts can expect a high-octane clash between two evenly matched teams, each desperate to emerge victorious and improve their standings in the league.

Match Details

Match: DS vs GM, 12th Match, Lanka T20 League, 2024

Tuesday, July 09, 2024

7:30 PM

Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla

Pitch and Weather Report

The Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium has hosted five matches so far in the Lanka T20 League 2024, and the lowest score recorded on this surface is a commanding 175 runs. This paints a clear picture of the pitch - it is a flat, batting-friendly track that offers little assistance to the bowlers.

Batters can expect to play their shots freely and confidently, as the pitch is not conducive to bowlers' defending totals. The short boundaries and true bounce make it an ideal venue for a high-scoring encounter, where both teams will be aiming to post formidable totals and put pressure on the opposition.

The weather forecast for the match day is quite favourable for cricket. The temperature is expected to be around 28°C in the evening, providing comfortable playing conditions for the players.

However, the humidity levels are predicted to be slightly higher, reaching 75 percent. This could make the playing environment a bit more challenging, as the increased moisture content in the air can impact the ball's movement and the players' stamina.

Additionally, a moderate wind speed of 14 km/h is expected, which may have a subtle influence on the trajectory of the ball and the overall gameplay. Overall, the weather should not pose any major obstacles for the teams, and the cricketers can look forward to an exciting match on the pitch.

DS vs GM Squads

DS: Lahiru Udara (wk), Mohammad Nabi (c), Reeza Hendricks, Kusal Perera, Mark Chapman, Nuwanidu Fernando, Chamindu Wickramasinghe, Dushan Hemantha, Dilshan Madushanka, Mustafizur Rahman, Nuwan Pradeep, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Madushanka, Akila Dananjaya, Praveen Jayawickrama, Ibrahim Zadran, Towhid Hridoy, Sonal Dinusha, Nuwan Thushara, Sachitha Jayathilake, Nimesh Vimukthi, Asanka Manoj, Ranesh Silva

GM: Niroshan Dickwella (c & wk), Alex Hales, Tim Seifert, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Janith Liyanage, Sahan Arachchige, Dwaine Pretorius, Isuru Udana, Kavindu Nadeeshan, Maheesh Theekshana, Zahoor Khan, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Pasindu Sooriyabandara, Mohamed Shiraz, Chamindu Wijesinghe, Sadisha Rajapaksa, Malsha Tharupathi, Yuri Koththigoda, Lasith Croospulle, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Prabath Jayasuriya, Lahiru Kumara, Jeffrey Vandersay, Sean Williams

DS vs GM Probable Playing XIs

DS: Kusal Perera, Reeza Hendricks, Lahiru Udara (wk), Nuwanidu Fernando, Mark Chapman, Chamindu Wickramasinghe, Mohammad Nabi (c), Dushan Hemantha, Dilshan Madushanka, Mustafizur Rahman, Nuwan Pradeep

GM: Galle Marvels: Niroshan Dickwella (c & wk), Alex Hales, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Tim Seifert, Janith Liyanage, Sahan Arachchige, Dwaine Pretorius, Isuru Udana, Kavindu Nadeeshan, Maheesh Theekshana, Zahoor Khan

Match Prediction

The Galle Marvels boast a well-rounded team with a potent batting lineup and a disciplined bowling attack. They have demonstrated the ability to adapt to different match situations and consistently deliver match-winning performances. Their confidence and the team's cohesion will be key factors as they look to consolidate their position in the league standings.

On the other hand, the Dambulla Sixers will need to dig deep and produce a remarkable turnaround in their form to upset the high-flying Galle Marvels. They will have to play out of their skins and seize the initiative early on to put pressure on their opponents.

Given the current form and the league standings, the prediction is that the Galle Marvels will emerge victorious in this clash. However, the Dambulla Sixers will be determined to put up a spirited fight and cause an upset, making for an enthralling contest between the two sides.

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