DHG vs GGD Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 17, 2023

We have arrived at the business end of the Lanka Premier League competition for the 2023 season. In the first qualifier of LPL, Dambulla Aura will take on Galle Titans later tomorrow at Colombo. Just before the match day let's take a peek at the match prediction, betting tips, and pitch report for this game.

Dambulla Giants vs Galle Gladiators Head-To-Head

The teams participating in this game viz. Galle Titans and Dambulla Aura have played against each other on 8 occasions thus far. The Dambulla Aura has succeeded in winning 5 out of these 8 matches while the Galle Titans have won 2 matches. One of the games had to be abandoned and there was no result possible in it. The top score recorded by Dambulla Aura is 207 runs while Galle Titans have 198 runs as their top batting performance against Dambulla.

Dambulla Giants vs Galle Gladiators Live Streaming and Broadcast

The 21st game of the Lanka Premier League for the 2023 season is scheduled to get underway tomorrow at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The official broadcasting partner for the Lanka Premier League competition is Star Sports in India. This live event can be viewed on Star Sports 3 channel. Indian cricket enthusiasts can also watch the game through live streaming on the FanCode site and app.  

DHG vs GGD Team Previews

Dambulla Giants

The Dambulla Aura team is on a roll at the moment and has won all their last 5 games in the competition in a row. In the 19th game of the Lanka Premier League for this season, they took on B-Love Kandy. This was the last match they played in the competition. This contest was played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Batting first in this game, Dambulla Aura scored 162 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. The B-Love Kandy outfit could manage just 142 runs all out from 19.4 overs in their reply. Aura recorded a win by a margin of 20 runs.

The foundation for a good score for Dambulla was laid by their openers Avishka Fernando and Sadeera Samarawickrama who also doubles up as their wicketkeeper. Fernando scored 41 runs from 27 balls with 3 sixes and 3 fours. Sadeera Samarawickrama hit 31 runs from 26 balls with 6 fours. But the real push to the Dambulla innings was provided by Ben McDermott and Hayden Kerr. Ben McDermott hit 37 runs from 23 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes. Hayden Kerr also contributed a quick 26 towards the end of the innings with 3 fours and 1 six to take Dambulla to a good score.

The Dambulla bowler Dhananjaya de Silva made quick inroads in the B-Love Kandy innings when they began their run chase. Both the Kandy openers were back in the pavilion in the second over of their innings. Dinesh Chandimal played well for B-Love Kandy scoring a patient fifty from 46 balls with 6 fours. The most successful bowler for Dambulla Aura was Dhananjaya de Silva. He picked up 4 victims from just 2 overs giving away 6 runs only. He was ably supported by Pramod Madushan who picked up 2 wickets for 27 runs.

Dambulla Giants Playing 11

Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Alex Ross, Hayden Kerr, Dushan Hemantha, Binura Fernando, Hasan Ali, Noor Ahmad.

Galle Gladiators

The Galle Titans are also going into this game after a couple of victories in their last 2 matches. This 20th game of the LPL was also played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo yesterday. The Galle Titans bowling attack performed an exceptional job by bundling out Colombo Strikers for a paltry total of 74 runs. In their reply, the Galle top-order batsmen made short work of the target and chased it with as many as 8 wickets and 69 balls to spare. Tabraiz Shamsi was the pick of the bowlers for Galle and was adjudged player of the match.

The Colombo Strikers' innings was in trouble straight away when their openers lost their wickets to Lahiru Kumara. The Colombo middle order did offer some resistance to the Galle bowlers but none of them could go on and play a big innings that could have set the tone for the innings. In the end, the entire Colombo team was bowled out for a score of 74 runs from 15.4 overs. Tabraiz Shamsi was the pick of the bowlers for Galle, picking up 4 wickets for 20 runs from his 4 overs. He not only picked up wickets but also bowled economically for Galle.

Lahiru Kumara was responsible for the slide though picking up the openers for 9 runs from his 2 overs. But the best support bowler for Galle was Seekkuge Prasanna who picked up 3 wickets for 14 runs from his 3 overs. Both Shamsi and Prasanna were brought on to bowl last during the Colombo innings. The only other successful bowler in the Galle innings was Shakib Al Hasan who picked up one wicket for 8 runs from his 3.4 overs. Although he picked up just a single wicket, he performed a good restriction job in the Colombo innings.

Galle Gladiators Playing 11

Najibullah Zadran, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Litton Das, Lasith Croospulle, Dasun Shanaka, Shakib Al Hasan, Lahiru Samarakoon, Seekkuge Prasanna, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Tabraiz Shamsi.

DHG vs GGD Toss Prediction

The skipper that wins the toss at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo is likely to prefer batting first as the wicket is likely to offer help to the spinners later on in the innings.

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

Pitch and Conditions

The wicket on offer at the R Premadasa Stadium tends to become sluggish gradually during a game. This provides an advantage to the spinners later on in the game. If the batters can occupy the crease for a longer period they will benefit from the conditions and score runs.

There will be some cloud cover and sunshine during the day in Colombo tomorrow. There is a good chance of getting showers during the game. The temperature during the day is likely to hover close to 31 degrees. There is a 70% chance of players perspiring during the match.

DHG vs GGD Betting Tips

Both these teams are going into this game with victories under their belt in their last couple of games. Dambulla Aura has won their last 5 games while Galle Titans have won their last couple. Dambulla Aura finished their campaign in the league stages of LPL on top of the points table with 12 points. They ended the league phase of the competition with a net run rate of +0.793. The Galle Titans ended in 2nd position scoring 8 points from 8 games with a net run rate of +0.353. All-in-all, we expect Dambulla Aura to win this encounter and move further in the competition.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Avishka Fernando to score more than 20 runs in the match.



Avishka Fernando batted well in the last match. You can bet on him to score more than 20 runs in this game as well.

  1. 10CRIC


    Galle Titans to score over 71 runs in their first 10 overs.



The Galle Titans team has some good batters near their top order. You can expect them to get the Galle team off to a good start by scoring over 71 runs from their first 10 overs.

  1. Rajabets


    Kusal Mendis to score a fifty in the match.



Kusal Mendis is doing a good job with the bat at the moment. You can expect him to continue his good work and hit a half-century in this match.

Today Match Prediction

Dambulla Giants To Win the Match

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Who will win DHG vs GGD

Dambulla Giants 83.82% (114)
Galle Gladiators 16.18% (22)
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