KDW vs DHG Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Aug 04, 2023

The Lanka Premier League competition for the 2023 season being played in Sri Lanka is underway already. The B-Love Kandy team hasn’t made the best of the start to their campaign. The Kandy outfit had to endure a couple of heavy defeats against the teams of Galle Titans and Colombo Strikers in their first couple of encounters. These defeats have taken the side right down to the bottom of the points table. Kandy will play their next match against the team of Dambulla Aura who are doing a reasonable job at the moment and are placed in 2nd position with one win and one loss. This game will be played in Pallekele tomorrow.

B-Love Kandy vs Dambulla Aura Head-To-Head

The B-Love Kandy outfit has played against Dambulla Aura 6 times before in the Lanka Premier League competition. Both these teams have won 3 games each. The highest total recorded by Dambulla Aura is 217 runs while B-Love Kandy has recorded a highest total of 211 runs.

B-Love Kandy vs Dambulla Aura Live Streaming and Broadcast

This game between Kandy and Dambulla will be available on Star Sports 3 channel in India. You can also watch the game via live streaming on the FanCode website and app. 

KDW vs DHG Team Previews

Kandy Warriors

The B-Love Kandy team began the season with a contest against Colombo Strikers. They lost this game by a margin of 27 runs. Their next match was against Galle Titans. The Titans beat the Kandy outfit by a solid margin of 83 runs. The entire Kandy team was bundled out for a small total of 97 runs when they were chasing a score of 181 runs. Not only did Kandy lose both these matches they lost them badly. Their batting is just not looking good at all. The highest score recorded by a Kandy batter so far has been Ashen Bandara and it is, 27 runs from 19 balls against Galle during this season.

However, they do have some experience in the team in the form of Angelo Matthews. Matthews will be critical for the prospects of Kandy going forward. He has scored more than 3000 runs in different T20 competitions across the world. Everybody is expecting the experienced all-rounder to make an impact on the LPL for the 2023 season. Another crucial batter for Kandy is Asif Ali. He has not lived up to the billing so far in the competition. However, this hard-hitting Pakistani batter has established himself as a great finisher in recent years.

Kandy's team will do well to utilize him in the number 6 position. This will allow them the liberty of using up balls and making an impact. Kandy has a lot of bowling alternatives though. One of the X-factors for them is Mujeeb Ur Rahman. This off-spinner from Afghanistan is capable of bowling in powerplays and he can keep a tight leash on the batsmen. Another useful bowler for Kandy is Isuru Udana. Although he conceded a lot of runs in the first game against Colombo, he picked up 3 wickets in the process.

Kandy Warriors Playing 11

Fakhar Zaman, Dinesh Chandimal, Kamindu Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Ashen Bandara, Asif Ali, Wanidu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Mohammad Hasnain, Isuru Udana, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Dambulla Giants

The Dambulla Aura side played their last game of the new season against Galle Titans. They ended up losing this game via super over. But after this loss, they bounced back in the second match by defeating the Jaffna Kings by a margin of 8 wickets. First, they restricted the Jaffna Kings to a score of 129 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Later they chased this target within 16.2 overs. Their opening batter Avishka Fernando set the tone for the chase with a blistering 52 from 32 balls. the finishing touches for the innings were provided by Kusal Perera who scored 34 runs from 22 balls.

Fernando has now collected 158 runs from his last 4 games at an average of 40. Perera has also made a good beginning to the season and has already put together 74 runs from a couple of matches. Another batsman that you can keep an eye on is Sadeera Samarawickrama. He has hit 125 runs from his last 4 outings with a strike rate of 129 runs. As far as the bowling department is concerned, Binura Fernando has picked up 7 scalps from 3 games with a decent economy rate of 6.75. 

This opening ball bowlers for Dambulla will be keen to pick up wickets with the new ball and make early inroads in the top order of Kandy. Another significant bowler for Dambulla is the left-arm chinaman bowler Noor Ahmad who has impressed one and all during his short career. In his first game of the season against Jaffna Kings, this 18-year-old off-spinner from Afghanistan bowled a spell of 1-27 from his 4 overs. He can emerge as a game-changer for his team especially in the middle overs.

Dambulla Giants Playing 11

Kusal Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Perera, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Alex Ross, Hayden Kerr, Binura Fernando, Shahnawaz Dahani, Ravindu Fernando, Noor Ahmad.

KDW vs DHG Toss Prediction

It is a good idea to bat first at the Pellekele venue. If you look at the record of the last 17 T20 games played at the venue, the team batting first has managed to win 11 games. Any team winning the toss in this game will be keen to bat first in the match.

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

Pitch and Conditions

The average total while batting first at this venue in Pellekele in the domestic T20 circuit is 163 runs. The highest score posted at the venue here is 240 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. This total was set by Jaffna Kings against the side of Dambulla Aura in the year 2022. All scores of more than 170 runs have been posted here on more than 6 occasions at this venue. The teams batting first should look to set a score of between 160 and 170 runs.

The wicket on offer at the Pallekele is normally a good one for batting. However, it will also help the bowlers. You can expect even bounce from the track for the batters. Although the batsmen are more likely to enjoy the conditions here, some intelligent bowlers can also use their variations to a good effect on this track. The weather forecast is that of cloudy and humid conditions and you may expect some showers during the game.  

KDW vs DHG Betting Tips

Dambulla and Kandy's teams have faced each other on 6 occasions in the Lanka Premier League competition. Both these sides have recorded 3 victories each. Kandy in particular will be keen to get a victory under its belt. However, their batting line-up needs to buckle up and do well. Still, they have a good bowling attack and if the batters can rise to the occasion, they can put one across the Dambulla outfit. All-in-all Dambulla appears to be a better side overall. They have good batting depth and also have suitable bowlers for the conditions. It is expected that Dambulla will come out trumps in this contest. We will bet with Dambulla to win the game.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Avishka Fernando to score over 22 runs in the game.



Avishka Fernando was one of the batsmen that looked good in the earlier part of the competition. You can bet on him to score over 22 runs in the game.

  1. 10CRIC


    Wanindu Hasaranga to emerge as the leading wicket-taker for B-Love Kandy.



Hasaranga has always been a good bowler for all the teams he has played for. You can expect him to emerge as the leading bowler for Kandy in this game.

  1. Rajabets


    Dambulla Aura to score more than 42 runs in their quota of 6 overs.



The Dambulla Aura team has some in-form batsmen in the team. You can expect them to score over 42 runs in their first 6 overs.

Today Match Prediction

Dambulla Giants To Win the Match

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Who will win KDW vs DHG

Kandy Warriors 54.10% (99)
Dambulla Giants 45.90% (84)
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