DG vs JK LPL 2022: The third match of the Lanka Premier League 2022 sees Dambulla Giants take on Jaffna Kings at Mahindra Rajapaksa International Stadium on Thursday. The Kings have made a winning start to their campaign and they will be riding high on confidence.
Jaffna Kings defeated Galle Gladiators by 24 runs
Jaffna Kings secured a 24-run win over Galle Gladiators in their first match of the competition. Batting first, they managed to score 137 runs but still managed to bundle out their opposition for just 113 runs.
With the bat, the likes of Dhananjaya de Silva (29), Shoaib Malik (30), and Wellalage (30) made valuable contributions. But, one or two batters should play till the end and play a big knock heading into their next game.
As far as the bowling performance is concerned, Binura Fernando was the pick of the bowlers, claiming 3 for 22 in 3 overs. Vijayakanth Viyaskanth also returned with great figures of 2 for 20 in 4 overs.
Heading into the next game, Jaffna Kings would be looking to continue the winning momentum and register their second consecutive win.
Dambulla Giants Preview:
Facing them are Dambulla Giants, who will be playing their first match in the competition. Dasun Shanaka will be leading the side. The team is filled with all-rounders, which is one of their biggest strengths.
Apart from Shanaka, Giants have got the likes of Sikandar Raza, Tom Abell, Lahiru Madushanka, Ramesh Mendis etc. They will provide much-needed options with the ball and also deepens the batting unit.
The additions of Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Haider Ali should strengthen the batting unit. They will add firepower to the batting. As far the bowling is concerned, Lahiru Kumara will be the biggest bet. He will lead the bowling unit and will share duties with Paul van Meekeren and Pramod Madushan.