CLS vs DHG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 05, 2023

In the 8th game of the Lanka Premier League competition for the 2023 season, Colombo Strikers will take on Dambulla Aura later tomorrow. This important league game will be played at the Pallekele venue in Sri Lanka. In this article, we will take a close look at the pitch report, match prediction, and betting tips for this game.

Colombo Stars vs Dambulla Giants Head-To-Head

The Dambulla Aura and Colombo Strikers have played each other in 7 games in Lanka Premier League. The Colombo team has won 3 games while the Dambulla outfit has recorded a victory on 4 occasions. 3 out of the 4 victories registered by Dambulla have come while batting first.

Colombo Stars vs Dambulla Giants Live Streaming and Broadcast

This game will be telecast throughout India via the official broadcast partner of the Lanka Premier League Star Sports 3. Even the live streaming of this game can be viewed on the FanCode site and app.

CLS vs DHG Team Previews

Colombo Stars

The Colombo Strikers team played their last game against B-Love Kandy on 31st July this year. This was the 3rd game of the Lanka Premier League competition. The Colombo Strikers team scored 157 runs for the loss of 6 wickets while batting first. The B-Love Kandy team could manage just 130 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in reply. So, the Strikers ended up registering a useful victory by a margin of 27 runs. The Pakistani ace batsman Babar Azam scored 59 runs from 52 balls and was declared Player of the Match. Naseem Shah from Colombo was adjudged MVP for this game.

The Colombo Strikers' innings in this game did not get off to a great start. They lost the crucial wicket of their skipper and wicket-keeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella early on. But the Pakistani star Babar Azam scored a 52 ball 59 to steady the ship and avoid further mishaps. There were some useful contributions from the middle order and lower middle order in the form of Nuwanidu Fernando who scored 28 runs while some other batters also contributed a bit. In the end, Colombo managed to raise a mediocre total of 157 runs.

There were just a couple of wicket-taking bowlers for B-Love Kandy in this game. Isuru Udana picked up 3 victims for 39 runs from his 4 overs while Mohammad Hasnain picked up 2 from his 4 overs. None of the Kandy batsmen could contribute heavily to the total. Angelo Matthews was the top run-getter with 25 runs from 22 balls. the pick of the bowlers for Colombo was Matheesha Pathirana who picked up 3 wickets for 24 runs while Jeffrey Vandersay picked up 2 victims for 32 runs from his 4 overs.

Colombo Stars Playing 11

Niroshan Dickwella, Babar Azam, Pathum Nissanka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Mohammad Nawaz, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Naseem Shah, Matheesha Pathirana, Jeffrey Vandersay.

Dambulla Giants

The Dambulla Aura team completed their last match just a while ago against B-Love Kandy. This was the 6th game of the competition and was played at Pallekele in Sri Lanka. Batting first, Dambulla Aura managed to score 156 runs for the loss of 6 wickets from their stipulated 20 overs. The B-Love Kandy team chased down this score easily in 18.3 overs for the loss of just 3 wickets. So, Kandy recorded a win by a margin of 7 wickets and with 9 balls to spare. The Kandy bowler Mujeeb Ur Rahman was adjudged Player of the Match for his spell of 2 for 17.

During the Dambulla Aura innings, the team lost some early wickets. However, the in-form batter Avishka Fernando scored a useful 32 from 31 balls with 3 fours and 1 six. But, the real impetus to the Dambulla innings was provided by Dhananjaya de Silva. De Silva was on a rampage during the Dambulla innings and scored 61 runs from 39 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes. He was helped on the course by the likes of Alex Ross and Hayden Kerr. It was thanks mainly due to the efforts of De Silva that Dambulla Aura could muster up a score of 156 runs.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Isuru Udana were once again the most successful bowlers for Kandy picking up 2 wickets each. The Kandy batters were right on the money immediately. Fakhar Zaman and Dinesh Chandimal put together a partnership of 69 runs for the first wicket. There were just a couple of bowlers from the Dambulla team that could pick up a wicket. Dhananjaya de Silva picked one while Hayden Kerr picked another. These two were also the most economical bowlers from their side. 

Dambulla Giants Playing 11

Kusal Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Alex Ross, Hayden Kerr, Pramod Madushan, Praveen Jayawickrama, Hasan Ali, Noor Ahmad.

CLS vs DHG Toss Prediction

If you look at the history of games played at the venue of Pallekele, you will find that most teams prefer batting first on this track. If you consider the last 18 T20 matches played at the venue, on 11 occasions the team batting first has recorded a win. So, the skipper that wins the toss will be looking to bat first on this surface.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The highest score raised at the venue is 240 runs for the loss of 4 wickets by Jaffna Kings. They scored these runs last year against Dambulla Aura. Any team that bats first on this venue will be looking to set a target of between 160 and 170 runs. The surface on offer will help the batters but it will also offer some help for the bowlers. 

The temperatures during this game to be played tomorrow will be close to 27 degrees. You can expect cloudy conditions during the game. The relative humidity during the match will be close to 50%. These cloudy conditions can help the quicker bowlers get some seam movement from the track.

CLS vs DHG Betting Tips

If you look at the points table for Lanka Premier League, you will find Dambulla Aura in second position and Colombo Strikers in third. Both these teams have identical 2 points in the competition so far. But Dambulla Aura has a better net run rate and as a result, is placed one position higher than Colombo. We are expecting a close game of cricket and will bet with Colombo Strikers to win this game and move further up in the points table.

Bonus Cricket Bets

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    Dambulla Aura to score over 69 runs in their first 10 overs.



The Dambulla Aura top-order batting is in good nick at the moment. So, you can bet on their batters to score more than 69 runs in their first 10 overs.

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    Babar Azam to score over 30 runs in this match.



Babar Azam is a world-class batsman. He has also been among the runs in the last match. You can bet on him to score more than 30 runs in this game.

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    Avishka Fernando to score more than 21 runs in the match.



Avishka Fernando has been in awesome form for some time now. You can bet on him to score over 21 runs in this game.

Today Match Prediction

Colombo Stars To Win the Match

Bet Tip Here

Who will win CLS vs DHG

Colombo Stars 75.94% (142)
Dambulla Giants 24.06% (45)
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