DHG vs GGD Match Preview

The Galle Titans side will be brimming with confidence at the moment after they put forward their best game during their last match against Colombo Strikers. They won this game easily with as many as 11.3 overs to spare. Their bowlers were spot on in this game bowling the opposition overs for a score of 74 runs. But everything did not go as planned for the Galle team during this season. At one point they had lost 4 matches in a row and were in all kinds of trouble. Galle was on the verge of getting knocked out of the tournament.

However, the Galle outfit proved to be good enough to bounce back in the competition and get their campaign back on track. The leading run-getter for Galle Titans in the last 7 innings has been Tim Seifert. The right-handed batter has scored 231 runs from these 7 matches with an average of 38.50. Shevon Daniel has also scored 139 runs from 6 games with an average of 23.16. The left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi is the leading wicket-taker for Galle Titans with 11 scalps from 7 matches with an average of 17.81.

Unlike the Galle Titans, Dambulla Aura finished right on top of the points table during the league stages of the LPL. They managed to collect 12 points and were well and truly clear of the second-placed Galle Titans by 4 points. Dambulla picked up 6 wins from the 8 matches they played in the current edition of LPL. They were the first team to reach the knockout stages of the competition. Aura is currently on a 5-game winning streak. Although they lost 2 out of their first 3 matches, they found their rhythm later and it has become neigh impossible to stop them now.

The top run-getter for Dambulla Aura has been Avishka Fernando. In his last eight appearances for Dambulla, Fernando has scored 215 runs with an average of 30.71. Jordon Cox has also done a fair job with the bat scoring 205 runs from 8 innings with an average of 25.62. Noor Ahmad has been the leading bowler for Dambulla picking up 10 victims from 13 matches with an average of 32.60. The right-arm fast-medium bowler Kasun Rajitha has picked up 10 wickets from his last 8 games with an average of 17.80.

Weather Report

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.

Pitch Report

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.

Notable stats

Tim Seifert has a good average-to-strike rate combination.

Tim Seifert has scored 231 runs from his last 7 appearances for Galle Titans with a strike rate of 133.52 and an average of 38.50.

Tabraiz Shamsi has a good strike rate with the ball.

Tabraiz Shamsi has a strike rate of 14.72 with the ball at the moment.

Team News

There aren’t any injury updates available at the moment from either of the teams.

DHG vs GGD Probable 11

DHG Playing 11

  • Avishka Fernando
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama (Wk)
  • Ben McDermott
  • Dhananjaya de Silva (C)
  • Alex Ross
  • Dushan Hemantha
  • Lakshan Edirisinghe
  • Sachitha Jayathilake
  • Hayden Kerr
  • Pramod Madushan
  • Shahnawaz Dahani

GGD Playing 11

  • 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
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

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.

Top Picks

Avishka Fernando: Avishka Fernando has scored 215 runs from 8 matches with an average of 30.71 and a strike rate of 125.73.

Tabraiz Shamsi: Tabraiz Shamsi has picked up 11 wickets from his last 7 matches with a strike rate of 14.72 and with a decent economy rate of 7.25.

Kasun Rajitha: Kasun Rajitha has picked up 10 wickets from his last 8 appearances with a strike rate of 13.70.

Dhananjaya de Silva: De Silva has picked up 9 scalps from his last 8 games with a strike rate of 16 and economy rate of 7.08.

DHG vs GGD Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: B McDermott , K Mendis , S Samarawickrama

Batters: A Fernando, L Croospulle

All-rounders: S Al Hasan (VC), D de Silva (C), H Kerr

Bowlers: B Fernando, T Shamsi, K Rajitha

DHG vs GGD Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction