Dambulla Giants will play their first game of the season. They advanced to the qualifications in the previous edition but were upset by Jaffna Kings in Qualifier 2. Dambulla Giants will play Jaffna Kings in the Lanka Premier League T20 on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 3:00 PM IST at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota, Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, Jaffna Kings began their LPL season with a victory over Galle Gladiators. After getting blown away by the Gladiators’ bowlers, Kings staged an incredible comeback. After bowling out for 137, the bowlers put on a spirited bowling display, allowing Kings to bowl out Gladiators for 113 and win by 24 runs.
|Date||7th December 2022|
|Time||3:00 PM IST, 9:30 AM GMT, 3:00 PM LOCAL|
|Venue||Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota|
|Wicketkeeper||Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rahmanullah Gurbaz|
|Batters||Dasun Shanaka, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shoaib Malik|
|All-rounders||Dananjaya de Silva (C), Sikandar Raza (VC)|
|Bowlers||Lahiru Kumara, Paul van Meekeren, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana|
Dhananjaya de Silva looked excellent in the opening game, scoring 29 runs. De Silva is an excellent player to have in the team because he is also a highly helpful bowler in these conditions.
Sikandar Raza is in the best shape of his life. He had a fantastic T20 World Cup and will now be looking for big performances in the LPL to boost his stock in world cricket.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz is a gifted young cricketer who can win a game on his day. Gurbaz recently had a good series against Sri Lanka, and it will not be surprising if he scores big in the upcoming game.
In the Kings’ victory over the Gladiators, Dunith Wellalage was named player of the match. Wellalage scored 30 runs for his team and also took a wicket, allowing only 14 runs in three overs.
Dasun Shanaka is a useful T20 cricketer, a top-class batter, a competent bowler, a gun fielder, and the team’s captain. Shanaka can win a game for his team by himself on a good day.
The surface appears damp, but with enough help for pacers. As the tournament progresses, the pitch will become slower, making batting difficult. However, once a player is established, batting becomes much easier.
The sky will be cloudy, with a high temperature of 30 degrees and a low temperature of 24 degrees. Rain is unlikely to have an impact on the game.
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