The third season of the Lanka Premier League has begun and we have reached the 4th fixture of the tournament. Dambulla Aura will be taking on Jaffna Kings on Tuesday at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Dambulla Aura started their new season of the Lanka Premier League with a loss against Galle Gladiators in the first match. They will be motivated to bounce back in the tournament with high morale.
Jaffna Kings will be confident for their 2nd fixture of the tournament as they defeated Colombo Stars in their first match. The cricket betting sites have amazing LPL 2023 odds with them.
It was pure bad luck for Dambulla Aura in their first fixture against Gail Gladiators. The match ended up as a draw and the result went in favour of the Gladiators during the Super Over. However, the bowlers from Dambulla Aura struggled to pick wickets during the match and hence for the upcoming fixture, the bowlers should pull up their socks to give a stellar performance.
Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis failed as the opening batters but it was Dhananjaya de Silva (43 off 31) and skipper Kusal Perera (40 off 25) who handled the situation. Alex Ross also played a cameo as he scored 39 off 28 at a strike rate of 139.29.
Alex Ross and Samarawickrama are promising players for the team.
Predicted Lineup: Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Alex Ross, Hayden Kerr, Binura Fernando, Shahnawaz Dahani, Praveen Jayawickrama, Ravindu Fernando
A win in the first match of the tournament gives an immense amount of confidence and that is the case with Jaffna Kings. Kings started off slow against Colombo Stars but their middle order did the magic. Towhid Hridoy played a valuable inning as he scored 54 off 39 at a strike rate of 138.46.
The failure of the opening lineup will be a major concern for the team management. Hardus Viljoen picked up 3 wickets in 4 overs at an economy of 7.75. Dilshan Madushanka and Vijayakanth Viyaskanth picked up 2 wickets each.
The 21-year-old Vijaykanth Viyaskanth will be in the spotlight again because of his spin talent and his performance in the previous match.
Predicted Lineup: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Nishan Madushka (wk), Charith Asalanka, Priyamal Perera, Towhid Hridoy, Dunith Wellalage, Thisara Perera (c), Maheesh Theekshana, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Dilshan Madushanka, Hardus Viljoen
We are in for an absolute thriller as both teams are evenly matched. Both teams have good depth in batting but Dambulla Aura has a major void in their bowling department. It is because of the same reason, we predict a win for Jaffna Kings on Tuesday.