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Dambulla Aura will be up against the Colombo Strikers in the 16th match of the Lanka Premier League, 2023 and the match will be played at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on 12th August 2023 at 07:30 PM IST.

DA vs CS (Dambulla Aura vs Colombo Strikers), Match 16 - Match Information

Match: Dambulla Aura vs Colombo Strikers, Match 16
Date: 12th August 2023
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

DA vs CS (Dambulla Aura vs Colombo Strikers), Match 16 Preview

Dambulla Aura have played 5 matches in the series and they are currently ranked second on the points table, while Colombo Strikers have also played 5 matches in the series and they are currently ranked fourth on the points table.

Lanka Premier League, 2023 Points Table

The points table of Lanka Premier League, 2023  Detailed table of matches played, matches won, matches lost, and Net run-rate.

Team P W L Pts. NRR
BLK 5 3 2 6 +0.498
DA 5 3 2 6 +0.364
JK 6 3 3 6 +0.288
CS 5 2 3 4 -0.541
GT 5 2 3 4 -0.740

In their previous encounter in this series, Kusal Mendis was the Man of the Match and Kusal Mendis scored the highest fantasy points for Dambulla Aura with 125 match fantasy points while Matheesha Pathirana topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Colombo Strikers with 99 match fantasy points.

In the last match played by Dambulla Aura against Jaffna Kings, Dambulla Aura beat Jaffna Kings by 9 runs. The top fantasy player for Dambulla Aura was Hasan Ali who scored 103 fantasy points.

In their last match in this series against Jaffna Kings, Jaffna Kings beat Colombo Strikers by 6 wickets. The top fantasy player for Colombo Strikers was Naseem Shah who scored 73 fantasy points.

DA vs CS, R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The pitch at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 20 matches is 141 runs. The pitch at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo is a sporting one with decent assistance for both batters and bowlers on offer. The team winning the toss may decide to bat or bowl depending on the ground conditions today.

Weather Report for R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

Temperature will hover around 26.08 °C and humidity is expected to be around 88%. Winds at a speed of 3.64 m/s are expected. Cloud cover expected, so expect some movement to aid the pace bowlers. There is light rain expected which may affect playing conditions.

Pace or Spin?

The pacers have taken 64% of the total wickets at this venue. Hence picking up pacers for your fantasy team should be a good idea. Based on the stats available, we predict that the pitch will continue to assist the pacers.

DA vs CS, Head to Head

In the 8 matches played between these 2 teams, bowlers of both teams have earned the most fantasy points for their respective teams so far.

DA vs CS Dream11 Prediction: Top Batter and Wicket-Keeper Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Babar Azam 5 235 47 0 0 24, 104, 41, 59, 7 -
Janith Liyanage 5 70 14 6 1.2 6, 12, 6, 31, 15 0, 0, 2, 3, 1
Iftikhar Ahmed 5 92 18.4 5 1 2, 8, 36, 8, 38 0, 2, 0, 2, 1
  1. Mohammad Babar Azam

    Babar Azam is a batter and has an average of 60 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.6 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. He is a top order opening right-handed batter. In the recent 5 matches this player has scored 235 runs averaging 47 per match.

  2. Kongala Liyanage Janith Vimukthi

    Janith Liyanage is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. Janith Liyanage has an average of 37 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.5. He is a right-handed batter. In the recent 5 matches this player has scored 70 runs averaging 14 per match. Janith Liyanage also bowls decently, bowling right-arm fast medium and in the recent matches has taken 0, 0, 2, 3, 1 wickets at an average of 1.2 per match.

  3. Iftikhar Ahmed

    Iftikhar Ahmed is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He has an average of 64 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.5. This player is a top order batter who bats right-handed. In the recently played 5 matches Iftikhar Ahmed has scored 92 runs averaging 18.4 per match.

DA vs CS Dream11 Prediction: Top Bowler Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Matheesha Pathirana 5 8 1.6 8 1.6 0, 0, 0, 0, 8 1, 0, 3, 3, 1
Hasan Ali 5 21 4.2 10 2 8, 6, 7, 0, 0 3, 0, 3, 2, 2
Binura Fernando 5 56 11.2 4 0.8 0, 0, 0, 2, 54 1, 0, 2, 1, 0
  1. Matheesha Pathirana

    Matheesha Pathirana is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He has an average of 56 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.7. This player is a right-arm medium bowler and in the recently played 5 matches Matheesha Pathirana has taken 8 wickets at an average of 1.6. He has done very well against this opposition, taking 3 wickets in the recent matches.

  2. Hasan Ali

    Hasan Ali is a good to have player for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. This player has an average of 62 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.3. Hasan Ali bowls right-arm medium fast and in the recently played 5 matches he has taken 10 wickets at an average of 2.

  3. Binura Fernando

    Binura Fernando is a bowler and has an average of 39 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.2 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. This player bowls left-arm medium fast and in the recent 5 matches Binura Fernando has taken 4 wickets at an average of 0.8. He has bowled well at this venue in the last 5 matches this player played here having taken 8 wickets.

DA vs CS Dream11 Prediction: Top All-Rounder Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Chamika Karunaratne 5 75 15 2 0.4 21, 2, 20, 9, 23 0, 0, 1, 0, 1
Dhananjaya de Silva 5 123 24.6 4 0.8 4, 15, 61, 0, 43 0, 1, 1, 1, 1
Hayden Kerr 5 57 11.4 4 0.8 25, 0, 12, 0, 20 1, 1, 1, 1, 0
  1. Chamika Karunaratne

    Chamika Karunaratne is an all-rounder and has an average of 30 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.1 and is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. Chamika Karunaratne is a batter, who bats right-handed. In the recent 5 matches he has scored 75 runs at an average of 15 per match.

  2. Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva

    Dhananjaya de Silva is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. This player has an average of 51 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 7.9. Dhananjaya de Silva is a top order batter who bats right-handed. In the recent 5 matches he has scored 4, 15, 61, 0, 43 runs at an average of 24.6 per match.

  3. Hayden Kerr

    Hayden Kerr can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. This player has an average of 34 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 7.6. Hayden Kerr bowls left-arm fast medium and in the recently played 5 matches he has taken 1, 1, 1, 1, 0 wickets at an average of 0.8.

DA vs CS Dream11 Prediction: Top Players of the Last Match

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Hasan Ali 5 21 4.2 10 2 8, 6, 7, 0, 0 3, 0, 3, 2, 2
Naseem Shah 5 1 0.2 8 1.6 1, 0, 0, 0, 0 2, 1, 2, 2, 1
Hayden Kerr 5 57 11.4 4 0.8 25, 0, 12, 0, 20 1, 1, 1, 1, 0
Pathum Nissanka 5 128 25.6 0 0 36, 54, 22, 15, 1 -
Kusal Perera 5 121 24.2 0 0 41, 2, 4, 34, 40 -
Lahiru Udara 5 91 18.2 0 0 29, 6, 0, 32, 24 -

The Top Point Getters for Dambulla Aura are Hasan Ali with 103 match fantasy points, Hayden Kerr with 70 match fantasy points and Kusal Perera with 52 match fantasy points.

The Top Point Getters for Colombo Strikers are Naseem Shah with 73 match fantasy points, Pathum Nissanka with 53 match fantasy points and Lahiru Udara with 37 match fantasy points.

DA vs CS Dream11 Prediction: Top Captain and Vice-Captain Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Babar Azam 5 235 47 0 0 24, 104, 41, 59, 7 -
Matheesha Pathirana 5 8 1.6 8 1.6 0, 0, 0, 0, 8 1, 0, 3, 3, 1
Janith Liyanage 5 70 14 6 1.2 6, 12, 6, 31, 15 0, 0, 2, 3, 1
Iftikhar Ahmed 5 92 18.4 5 1 2, 8, 36, 8, 38 0, 2, 0, 2, 1
Avishka Fernando 5 97 19.4 0 0 0, 12, 32, 52, 1 -
  1. Mohammad Babar Azam

    Babar Azam is a batter and has an average of 60 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.6 and is a good to have player for your Fantasy Team. This player is a top order opening batter who bats right-handed. In the recent 5 matches Babar Azam has scored 235 runs averaging 47 per match.

  2. Matheesha Pathirana

    Matheesha Pathirana is a bowler and has an average of 56 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.7 and is a good to have player for your Fantasy Team. He bowls right-arm medium and in the recently played 5 matches this player has taken 1, 0, 3, 3, 1 wickets at an average of 1.6. Matheesha Pathirana has been very successful against this team, taking 3 wickets in the recent matches.

  3. Kongala Liyanage Janith Vimukthi

    Janith Liyanage can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 37 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.5. This player is a right-handed batter. In the recently played 5 matches Janith Liyanage has scored 6, 12, 6, 31, 15 runs at an average of 14 per match. He is also a handy bowler, bowling right-arm fast medium and in the recent matches has taken 6 wickets, averaging at 1.2 wickets per match.

  4. Iftikhar Ahmed

    Iftikhar Ahmed is a good to have player for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. This player has an average of 64 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.5. Iftikhar Ahmed is a top order right-handed batter. In the recently played 5 matches he has scored 2, 8, 36, 8, 38 runs averaging 18.4 per match.

  5. Weerahandige Inol Avishka Fernando

    Avishka Fernando is a batter and has an average of 44 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.3 and can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. This player is a top order opening batter who bats right-handed. In the recently played 5 matches Avishka Fernando has scored 97 runs averaging 19.4 per match.

DA vs CS Squad Information

Colombo Strikers (CS) Squad: Wahab Riaz, Iftikhar Ahmed, Yashodha Lanka, Niroshan Dickwella, Jeffrey Vandersay, Mohammad Nawaz, Lakshan Sandakan, Angelo Perera, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Chamika Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Lahiru Udara, Lorcan Tucker, Shoriful Islam, Pathum Nissanka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Nipun Dhananjaya, Kavishka Anjula, Shashika Dulshan, Naseem Shah, Matheesha Pathirana, Ahan Wickramasinghe, Movin Subasingha and Eshan Malinga

Dambulla Aura (DA) Squad: Matthew Wade, Kusal Perera, Alex Ross, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lakshan Edirisinghe, Ben McDermott, Kusal Mendis, Binura Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Hasan Ali, Dushan Hemantha, Avishka Fernando, Janith Liyanage, Pramod Madushan, Jehan Daniel, Sachitha Jayathilake, Praveen Jayawickrama, Manelker De Silva, Noor Ahmad, Shahnawaz Dahani, Hayden Kerr, Ravindu Fernando, Traveen Mathew, Wanuja Sahan, Kavindu Pathiratne and Kavidu Lakshan

DA vs CS Possible Playing XI

Colombo Strikers (CS) Possible Playing XI: Iftikhar Ahmed, Babar Azam, Nuwanidu Fernando, Lahiru Udara, Pathum Nissanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Naseem Shah, Lakshan Sandakan, Ramesh Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne and Mohammad Nawaz

Dambulla Aura (DA) Possible Playing XI: Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Perera, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Janith Liyanage, Alex Ross, Hasan Ali, Binura Fernando, Noor Ahmad, Dhananjaya de Silva and Hayden Kerr

DA vs CS Dream11 Team Today

Wicket-Keeper: Sadeera Samarawickrama

Batters: Avishka Fernando, Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed and Janith Liyanage

All-Rounders: Chamika Karunaratne and Dhananjaya de Silva

Bowlers: Binura Fernando, Hasan Ali, Matheesha Pathirana and Naseem Shah

Captain: Babar Azam

Vice-Captain: Matheesha Pathirana

Photo credit: Alamy

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