Galle Titans to Take on Dambulla Aura in Season Opener of Lanka Premier League 2023

Galle Titans

The start of the fourth season of the Sri Lanka Premier League is just a few days away. On Monday, July 31, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. IST, the Galle Titans and Dambulla Aura will find themselves facing off in the second match of the league. It will also be the first day of the competition, with two matches.

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Some Sri Lankan players would find it challenging at first because they will play in a T20 event right after the test series against Pakistan is over. Both teams’ teams appear to be strong, and we anticipate Monday afternoon’s match to be a terrific one.

Galle Titans vs Dambulla Aura: Probable Lineups

Teams will have to pick their international contingent very carefully because there can only be four players from outside Sri Lanka in the starting 11. Dasun Shanaka, the finest all-rounder in white-ball cricket and the Sri Lankan national skipper, will lead the Galle Titans.

Chad Bowes, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Mithun, Tim Seifert, and Tabraiz Shamsi are the team’s international players. Mohammad Mithun and Chad Bowes aren’t likely to be included in the starting 11 for the opening game.

Galle Titans:

Minod Bhanuka, Tim Seifert (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Dasun Shanaka (c), Ashan Priyanjan, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Tabraiz Shamsi, and Vishwa Fernando

The dynamic opener and key member of the Sri Lankan side, Kusal Mendis, will serve as the captain of the Dambulla team.

The six members of Dambulla Aura’s international roster are: Taskin Ahmed, Noor Ahmad, Shahnawaz Dahani, Hayden Kerr, and Alex Ross. It is expected that Alex Ross and Hayden Kerr won’t make the starting lineup for the tournament’s opening game.

Dambulla Aura:

Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis (c, wk), Ben McDermott, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Praveen Jayawickrama, Noor Ahmad, Taskin Ahmed, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Pramod Madushan

Galle Titans vs Dambulla Aura: Who will win?

Given that their team’s balance is superior to that of their opponents, we believe the Galle Titans will triumph. The fans will play a significant factor in this game because the Galle Titans are the home team and will get more support.