DA vs GT Qualifier 1 LPL 2023 Both Team Squad, Venue, Time and Date, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Match Prediction & Dream 11 team | Dambulla Aura vs Galle Titans Qualifier 1 Lanka Premier League 2023

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DA vs GT Qualifier 1 LPL 2023 – The Qualifier 1 match of Lanka Premier League 2023 will be played between Dambulla Aura vs Galle Titans on Thursday, 17 August 2023, at 3:00 PM 09:30 AM GMT / 03:00 PM LOCAL at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.

The toss of this match will be done 30 minutes before the start of the match i.e. at 7:00 PM, as I have already been told that this match will be played between Dambulla Aura vs Galle Titans teams, both teams have very good players.

Here Are the full details of the DA vs GT Qualifier 1 LPL 2023 Both Team Squad, Venue, Time and Date, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Match Prediction & Dream 11 team | Dambulla Aura vs Galle Titans Qualifier 1 Lanka Premier League 2023

DA vs GT Qualifier 1 LPL 2023

SeriesLanka Premier League 2023
MatchDambulla Aura vs Galle Titans
Match TypeT20
DateThursday, 17 August 2023
Time3:00 PM 09:30 AM GMT / 03:00 PM LOCAL
VenueR.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
HostSri Lanka

When: Dambulla Aura vs Galle Titans Match Lanka Premier League 2023 on Thursday, 17 August 2023, 3:00 PM 09:30 AM GMT / 03:00 PM LOCAL

Where: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Dambulla Aura vs Galle Titans Match Live Streaming and Broadcast

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Dambulla Aura vs Galle Titans Match Pitch Report

The pitch at the venue in Colombo helped the team batting first in the first leg of the LPL matches. Hence, batting first should be the way forward for teams

What to expect: 

Team news:

Dambulla Aura: Dambulla Aura finished the league stage as the table-toppers. They lost only two games out of eight and have won their last five consecutive matches. In their final league game, Dambulla took down Kandy quite comfortably by 20 runs. They did so with a much-rotated X, which will be a massive boost for them. Asked to bat first at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Dambulla posted a competitive 162-7 on the board and then bowled Kandy out for 142.

Avishka Fernando was the top-scorer for Dambulla in the previous game, scoring a sublime 41 from 27 deliveries. He is now the team’s highest scorer this season with 215 runs in 8 innings at an average of 30.71 and a strike rate of 127.11. 

Sadeera Samarawickrama (185 runs in 8 innings at an average of 26.42 and a strike rate of 128.47) is another batter worth backing. The opener hasn’t got big scores but regularly provides Dambulla with solid starts, which is more than helpful on these two-paced tracks. 

Ben McDermott has made quite an impact in just the 2 innings he has played, scoring 106 runs in them at a strike rate of 153-62. The middle-order batter can make a huge difference in the knockout games.

In the bowling department, Dhananjaya de Silva has been a standout bowler for Dambulla this year. The off-spinner has grabbed 9 wickets in 8 innings at an economy of 7.08. Binura Fernando and Noor Ahmad bolster the team’s spin attack. They have taken 7 wickets each and will be quite a handful on this surface.

Pakistani speedster Hasan Ali, who has taken 7 wickets in 4 innings, is the X-Factor in Dambulla’s bowling attack. Hasan has found a great rhythm and won’t be easy to face on this surface. 

Dambulla Aura Key Players

  • Kusal Mendis – Kusal Mendis played a magnificent innings of 87 against Colombo Strikers. The batter seems to be in good touch and is striking the ball well. Don’t be surprised if he plays another knock of such magnitude.
  • Avishka Fernando- Avishka Fernando has found form just when Dambulla needed him to gain momentum. Fernando backed up his 70 against Galle Titans with a solid 41 against B-Love Kandy.
  • Ben McDermott- Ben McDermott has scores of 69 and 37 in the two innings he has played. He looks in good touch and can be a game-changer for Dambulla Aura.
  • Hasan Ali – Hasan Ali has been magnificent with the ball, taking seven wickets in three games, and will be the strike bowler for Aura against Titans.

Probable XI: 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

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

Galle Titans: Galle Titans will be flying high on confidence after that outstanding performance in their final league game. In that must-win match, Galle shot Colombo out for 74 after opting to bowl first. The match was over there itself, and Galle cantered home with an easy 8-wicket win. It was an incredible bowling show, led by left-arm chinaman Tabraiz Shamsi, who snared 4 wickets for 20 runs, and Seekkuge Prasanna, with figures of 3-14. However, it was Lahiru Kumara’s spell of 2-9 from 2 overs that broke Colombo’s back.

Shamsi tops Galle’s bowling charts with 11 wickets in 7 innings at an economy of 7.25. Kasun Rajitha (10 wickets in 8 innings at 7.79) and Lahiru Kumara (6 wickets in 3 innings at 5.30) have been the other two consistent bowlers this season for Galle. 

Then there is all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who, apart from picking up 8 wickets with his left-arm spin, has also been extremely economical, going for just 5.66.

The Titans will miss the services of their leading run-getter, Tim Seifert, who has had to leave for national duty. But Litton Das is a solid replacement. 

Lasith Croospulle, fresh from a breezy unbeaten knock of 42 off 25 balls, will be one batter worth watching out for. The opener has been in fine nick and has been striking it at 150. We are also expecting a big performance from skipper Dasun Shanaka in this important game. He has had a quiet tournament by his standards but is a true game-changer.

Galle Titans Key Players

  • Bhanuka Rajapaksa – Bhanuka Rajapaksa recently played in T10 League but struggled to get going. However, he will be more comfortable in the T20 format where he can afford to consume a few balls. Rajapaksa is one of the top performers in LPL with 454 runs.
  • Tim Seifert – Tim Seifert has scored 231 runs in 7 games for the team and he will be the team’s lead in the batting department.
  • Shakib Al Hasan – Shakib Al Hasan is always a Trump card in this format of the game owing to his all-around skills. Shakib has been below par so far but you don’t count out big players in big games.
  • Tabraiz Shamsi – Tabraiz Shamsi is enjoying the conditions in Colombo. He has taken 11 wickets in seven games so far in LPL 2023.

Probable XI: 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

Galle Titans Squad: Tim Seifert(w), Minod Bhanuka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Mohammad Mithun, Dasun Shanaka(c), Ben Cutting, Seekkuge Prasanna, Akila Dananjaya, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando, Ashan Priyanjan, Anuk Fernando, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lahiru Samarakoon, Lasith Croospulle, Pasindu Sooriyabandara, Sonal Dinusha, Mohamed Shiraz, Shevon Daniel, Avishka Perera, Sohan de Livera, Chad Bowes

Dambulla Aura vs Galle Titans Match Winner

Dambulla Aura

Dambulla Aura vs Galle Titans Match Prediction

Dambulla Aura and Galle Titans have clashed twice this year, with both clinching one game each. Both are coming to the Qualifier on the back of confidence-boosting wins. Dambulla and Galle both boast terrific bowling attacks that will thrive on this wicket. Dambulla’s batting appears to be a little stronger and has more in-form players, but Galle’s batting appears to be a little weak without Tim Seifert. If skipper Shanaka and their top order don’t fire, they might find themselves short. This should be a closely contested encounter, but we feel Dambulla will come out on top. 

We expect Dambulla Aura to win this match. 

Dambulla Aura vs Galle Titans Match Top Fantasy Picks

  • Avishka Fernando
  • Kusal Mendis
  • Ben McDermott
  • Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Hasan Ali
  • Noor Ahmad
  • Bhanuka Rajapaksa
  • Shakib Al Hasan
  • Litton Das
  • Kasun Rajitha
  • Tabraiz Shamsi

Dambulla Aura vs Galle Titans Match Dream11 Fantasy Team

Wicket-keeper: Kusal Mendis, Ben McDermott

Batters: Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Litton Das

All-rounders: Dhananjaya de Silva, Shakib Al Hasan

Bowlers: Hasan Ali, Noor Ahmad, Kasun Rajitha, Tabraiz Shamsi

Dambulla Aura vs Galle Titans Match Both Team Top Batsmen

Avishka Fernando, who has picked up great form in the recent few games, the destructive Ben McDermott, who has already scored a fifty in two innings he has played and captain Kusal Mendis will be key for the Dambulla Aura with the bat.

Galle Titans will back Tim Seifert, their best batter in the tournament, veteran Shakib Al Hasan and Dasun Shanaka, who has played a few good innings for the team to come good with the bat.

Dambulla Aura vs Galle Titans Match Both Team Top Team Bowlers

Dambulla’s bowling will rest on the shoulders of Hasan Ali, who has been in great wicket-taking form and spinners Noor Ahmed and Dhananjaya de Silva.

Galle Titans’ best wicket-taking options with the ball are spinners Shakib Al Hasan, Tabraiz Shamsi and Seekkuge Prasanna.

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