Dambulla Sixers vs Colombo Strikers: Clash of Titans in the Lanka Premier League

Dambulla Sixers vs Colombo Strikers

Dambulla Sixers vs Colombo Strikers: Who Has the Edge?

The Lanka Premier League (LPL) is all set for an electrifying clash between Dambulla Sixers and Colombo Strikers on Sunday. Both teams have come into the tournament with high hopes, but only one can emerge victorious.

Head-to-Head Record

In their previous nine encounters, Dambulla Sixers have a slight edge over Colombo Strikers, winning six matches to the Strikers’ three. However, it’s worth noting that the Strikers have won the last three meetings between the two sides.

Recent Form

The Sixers have had a mixed start to the tournament, winning two and losing two of their first four matches. The Strikers, on the other hand, have been in impressive form, winning two of their three matches so far.

Key Players to Watch

Dambulla Sixers

* Kusal Perera: The talented Sri Lankan batsman is in excellent form, having scored 617 runs in the tournament so far, including an unbeaten century.
* Nuwan Thushara: The left-arm spinner has been a consistent wicket-taker for the Sixers, picking up three wickets in two matches.

Colombo Strikers

* Rahmanullah Gurbaz: The Afghan wicketkeeper-batsman is one of the most dangerous batsmen in the LPL, and he has the potential to turn the game around in an instant.
* Shadab Khan: The Pakistani all-rounder has been in excellent form with the ball, picking up eight wickets in two matches.

Venue and Pitch

The match will be played at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, which has been a favorable venue for bowlers in recent times. The average first innings score at the ground is 159, while the average second innings score is 141. The team batting second has won 28.57% of the time at this venue.

Match Prediction

Based on their recent form and head-to-head record, Colombo Strikers have a 70% chance of winning the match against Dambulla Sixers. However, the Sixers are a dangerous team and cannot be underestimated.

Fantasy XI

Wicketkeeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (CS)
Batters: Mark Chapman (DS), Glenn Phillips (CS), Ibrahim Zadran (DS), Waseem Muhammad (CS)
All-rounders: Nuwanidu Fernando (DS), Shadab Khan (CS), Dunith Wellalage (CS)
Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman (DS), Nuwan Thushara (DS), Binura Fernando (CS)

Backup Players:
BATTER – Shavon Daniel (CS)
BOWLER – Akila Dananjaya (DS)
ALL-ROUNDER – Mohammad Nabi (DS)

By Mehek

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