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DBA vs CS: The 5th match of the Lanka Premier League 2022 sees Dambulla Aura take on Colombo Stars on Thursday at Mahindra Rajapaksa International Stadium. Both teams have played one match each and have made a losing start to their respective campaigns.

Dambulla Aura suffered a humiliating 9-wicket win over Jaffna Kings in their first match. The Aura had only made 121 runs in their first innings. Jordan Cox gave the team a stellar start with a brilliant knock of 43 off 22. However, once he got out, the innings saw a downfall as none of the batters could make a significant contribution with the willow after that.

Big names such as Rajapaksa (18), Shanaka (6), and Raza (5) got out cheaply as Giants couldn’t get the momentum in the middle overs that they were looking for. Heading into the next game, the batters should look to exhibit a better performance with the bat.

As far as their bowling is concerned, it lacked any impactful performances but you can’t blame them as the batters didn’t post a big score on the board in the first place.

On the other hand, Colombo Stars are coming off a humiliating 109-run defeat at the hands of the Kandy Falcons. The bowlers had no answer to the carnage produced by Nissanka and Andre Fletcher as the Falcons had notched 199 in the first innings.

In reply, Colombo Stars were bundled out for just 90 runs. As many as seven batters got out on single digits, which tells how badly they played the last game. There wouldn’t be a lot of confidence given how they played in the last game but it’s just the start of the tournament and the Stars should forget the memories of the last game.

The onus would be on the likes of Dickwella, Mathews, Asalanka and Bopara to do the bulk of the scoring on Thursday.

DBA vs CA Predicted XI

Here’s a look at the predicted playing XI of both teams:

Dambulla Aura:

Shevon Daniel, Jordan Cox (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Ramesh Mendis, Lahiru Madushanka, Sikandar Raza, Lahiru Kumara, Chaturanga de Silva, Noor Ahmad, Paul van Meekeren

Colombo Stars:

Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Angelo Mathews (c), Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Ravi Bopara, Muditha Lakshan, Benny Howell, Keemo Paul, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dominic Drakes, Suranga Lakmal

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Pratik Pathak
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