Lanka Premier League: Galle Gladiators and Dambulla Giants will play the 16th match. Galle has won two out of six games and is placed in the third position in the points table. Dambulla has won three out of six games and is in the second position.
When and Where
Galle and Dambulla will play this match at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, on Tuesday, 14th December. The game will start at 7:30 PM (IST).
The live telecast of this match will be available on Sony Six and Sony Ten. The live streaming will be available on the Sony LIV website and app.
Galle Gladiators’ last match was against Colombo Stars on Sunday. Colombo won the game by 41 runs. Dambulla Giants also lost its previous match against Jaffna Kings by seven wickets. It will be the second game between Galle and Dambulla in this edition of the Lanka Premier League. However, the match had no result as it was called off due to rain.
In the first game, Dambulla Giants won the toss and elected to bat. Niroshan Dickwella and Philip Salt opened the innings for Dambulla. They could add only 21 runs for the first wicket before Nuwan Thushara dismissed Salt for 20 runs off 12 balls. Dilshan Munaweera made 12 runs off 13 balls before Mohammad Hafeez dismissed him. In the 9th over, Noor Ahmad dismissed Dickwella for 30 runs off 22 balls and Najibullah for a duck.
Samit Patel dismissed Sohaib Maqsood for five runs in the 12th over. Dasun Shanaka and Ramesh Mendis added 45 runs for the sixth wicket. Shanaka made 37 runs off 32 balls, and Mendis made 33 runs off 23 deliveries. In the end, Dambulla made 159 runs for the loss of seven wickets.
Galle could make only 18 runs in 1.2 overs before rain interrupted the game and the match officials called off the game due to rain. Both the teams got one point from this game. If Galle wins this game, it will have seven points on the board and will move to the second position. If Dambulla wins the match, it will have nine points and will remain in the second position.
Lanka Premier League – Squad News and Injury News
There has been no injury update from any side regarding a player.
Galle Gladiators vs Dambulla Giants Probable Playing 11
Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Samit Patel, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Mohammad Shamaaz (wk), Noor Ahmad, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Thusara, Mohammad Amir
Philip Salt, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Tharindu Ratnayake, Sohaib Maqsood, Dasun Shanaka (c), Nuwanidu Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Joshua Little, Nuwan Pradeep, Imran Tahir
Lanka Premier League – Galle Gladiators vs Dambulla Giants Head to Head
Galle and Dambulla have played two matches. Dambulla has won both these games.
Lanka Premier League – Galle Gladiators vs Dambulla Giants Key Players
Kusal Mendis has made 159 runs in six matches at an average of 31.80 and a strike rate of 138.26, including a half-century. He has made the most runs for Galle Gladiators.
Samit Patel is the leading wicket-taker in LPL 2021. He has picked 11 wickets in six matches at an average of 10.45, an economy of 4.79, and a strike rate of 13.
Philip Salt is the leading run-scorer in the tournament. He has made 203 runs in six matches at an average of 33.83 and a strike rate of 162.40. Salt is the only player to score over 200 runs in the tournament.
Imran Tahir has picked eight wickets in six matches at an average of 15.50, an economy of 6.20, and a strike rate of 15.
Lanka Premier League – Galle Gladiators vs Dambulla Giants Dream11 Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Niroshan Dickwella, Philip Salt (vc)
Batsmen: Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kusal Mendis
All-rounders: Mohammad Hafeez, Samit Patel (c), Dasun Shanaka
Bowlers: Imran Tahir, Nuwan Pradeep, Noor Ahmed
Wicketkeeper: Niroshan Dickwella, Philip Salt
Batsmen: Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (vc), Nuwan Fernando, Kusal Mendis
All-rounders: Samit Patel (c), Ramesh Mendis
Bowlers: Imran Tahir, Nuwan Pradeep, Tharindu Ratnayake
Lanka Premier League – The12thMan Prediction
Galle and Dambulla are two teams in the top half of the points table. Hence, it is likely to be a high-scoring one when these two teams collide.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.