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Lanka Premier League pitch report: Dambulla Giants vs Colombo Stars Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium pitch report today

Rishikesh Sharma

Lanka Premier League pitch report: Dambulla Giants vs Colombo Stars Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium pitch report today

Dambulla Giants will take on Colombo Stars in the 5th league match of the Lanka Premier League 2022 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota. The pitches have not been great for batting in the LPL, and this will be the 5th straight game at this venue.

Colombo Stars started their tournament with a defeat, and they would want to make a comeback in this match. The batters of the side failed miserably in the last match, but they have batters like Niroshan Dickwella, Angelo Matthews, Ravi Bopara, etc. Even the bowlers of the side failed in the last match.

Dambulla Giants’ batters failed to impress in the last match, and this match also won’t be easy for them. With players like Sikandar Raza, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Jordan Cox, etc, they have some talented batters in their ranks.

Lanka Premier League pitch report

This will be the 5th straight LPL 2022 match at this ground, and it is certain that batting won’t become easy in this very match as well. Apart from Andre Fletcher and Pathum Nissanka’s exceptional partnership of 156 runs for the opening wicket, the batting has been tough so far.

This is a damp wicket, and it gets slower as the match goes on. The batting is the easiest in the initial overs of the game, and the batters will have to take advantage of the powerplay overs in order to score runs. As the match passes by, the role of the spinners will certainly be increased.

The outfield of the ground is also not that fast, but the smaller boundaries can help the batters. It is certain that the batting gets really tough in the 2nd innings and both captains may look to bat first upon winning the toss. Anything above 140 runs will be a competitive total on this track.

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Rishikesh Sharma

Rishikesh Sharma


An engineering graduate and an ardent sports fan, Rishikesh Sharma is covering cricket for three years now after not making peace with a corporate life and has written more than 5000 articles. While Sourav Ganguly made him fall in love with the sport, Brendon McCullum and Gautam Gambhir enhanced it. Apart from cricket, Rishikesh is a huge fan of Liverpool FC. When not watching sports, you will find him riding around Jaipur.

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