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Dambulla Aura

Dambulla Aura
The 2022 logo of Dambulla Aura
LeagueLanka Premier League
Personnel
CaptainKusal Mendis
CoachAvishka Gunawardene
OwnerViranjith Thambugala | AURA LANKA SPORTS
Team information
CityDambulla, Central Province, Sri Lanka
Colours  Blue
Founded2020: Dambulla Viiking
2021: Dambulla Giants
2022: Dambulla Aura
Home groundRangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
Capacity16,800
History
LPL wins0

T20I kit

Dambulla Aura, previously known as Dambulla Viiking and Dambulla Giants, are a franchise Twenty20 cricket team based in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, that competes in the Lanka Premier League (LPL).

In June 2021, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) terminated the franchise ahead of the 2021 Lanka Premier League, due to financial issues.[1][2] In September 2021, the team changed their name to Dambulla Giants after changing owners.[3] Then, prior to the 2022 season Aura Lanka brought the franchise and changed its name to Dambulla Aura due to the ownership Change.[4]

Seasons

Year League standing Final standing
2020 2nd out of 5 Semi-finalists
2021 4th out of 5 Playoffs
2022 5th out of 5 Group stage
2023 1st out of 5 Runners up

Current squad

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold.
No. Name Nationality Date of birth Batting style Bowling style Year signed Salary Notes
Batters
Jehan Daniel  Sri Lanka (1999-04-13) 13 April 1999 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm Fast Medium 2023 USD 8000
Lakshan Edirisinghe  Sri Lanka (1993-01-31) 31 January 1993 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm Offbreak 2023 USD 5000
28 Avishka Fernando  Sri Lanka (1998-04-05) 5 April 1998 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm Medium 2023 Local Platinum Player
Kavidu Lakshan  Sri Lanka (2002-02-12) 12 February 2002 (age 22) Left-handed Right-arm Offbreak 2023
49 Alex Ross  Australia (1992-04-17) 17 April 1992 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm Offbreak 2023 USD 20000
All-rounders
75 Dhananjaya De Silva  Sri Lanka (1991-09-06) 6 September 1991 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm Offbreak 2023 USD 76000
Manelker de Silva  Sri Lanka (1998-08-08) 8 August 1998 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm Medium Fast 2023 USD 5000
Ravindu Fernando  Sri Lanka (1999-11-03) 3 November 1999 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm Legbreak 2023 USD 5000
34 Dushan Hemantha  Sri Lanka (1994-05-24) 24 May 1994 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm Legbreak 2023 USD 20000
Sachitha Jayathilake  Sri Lanka (1997-02-24) 24 February 1997 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm Legbreak 2023 USD 5000
50 Hayden Kerr  Australia (1996-07-10) 10 July 1996 (age 27) Right-handed Left-arm Fast Medium 2023 USD 20000
67 Janith Liyanage  Sri Lanka (1995-07-12) 12 July 1995 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm Fast Medium 2023 USD 10000
Wanuja Sahan  Sri Lanka (2003-05-17) 17 May 2003 (age 20) Right-handed Slow Left Arm Orthodox 2023 USD 5000
Wicket-keepers
Ben McDermott  Australia 12 December 1994

(age 28)

Right-handed 2023 Overseas Icon player
13 Kusal Mendis  Sri Lanka (1995-02-02) 2 February 1995 (age 29) Right-handed 2023 Local Icon Player
55 Kusal Perera  Sri Lanka (1990-08-17) 17 August 1990 (age 33) Left-handed 2023 USD 40000
23 Sadeera Samarawickrama  Sri Lanka (1995-08-30) 30 August 1995 (age 28) Right-handed 2023 USD 40000
Spin bowlers
15 Noor Ahmad  Afghanistan (2005-01-03) 3 January 2005 (age 19) Right-handed Left-arm Chinaman 2023 USD 50000
92 Praveen Jayawickrama  Sri Lanka (1998-09-30) 30 September 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Left-arm Slow Left Arm Orthodox 2023 USD 20000
Traveen Mathew  Sri Lanka (2004-07-14) 14 July 2004 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm Offbreak 2023 USD 7500
Pace bowlers
32 Hasan Ali  Pakistan 02 July 1992

(age 29)

Right-handed Right-arm fast medium 2023
11 Shahnawaz Dahani  Pakistan (1998-08-05) 5 August 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium 2023 USD 20000
71 Binura Fernando  Sri Lanka (1995-07-16) 16 July 1995 (age 28) Right-handed Left-arm fast medium 2023 USD 76000
40 Pramod Madushan  Sri Lanka (1993-12-14) 14 December 1993 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium 2023 USD 34000
Kavindu Pathirathne  Sri Lanka (2002-08-09) 9 August 2002 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm Fast Medium 2023 USD 5000

Source: ESPN cricinfo[5]

Statistics

Most runs

As of 19 August 2023
Runs Player Seasons
544 Dasun Shanaka 2020–2022
421 Niroshan Dickwella 2020–2021
301 Phil Salt 2021
239 Avishka Fernando 2023
227 Angelo Perera 2020
  • Source: CricInfo[6]

Highest individual score

As of 19 August 2023
Runs Player Opposition Venue Date
87 Kusal Mendis Colombo Strikers Pallekele 5 August 2023
80 Shevon Daniel Galle Gladiators Colombo 17 December 2022
77 Upul Tharanga Galle Gladiators Hambantota 5 December 2020
77 Jordan Cox Galle Gladiators Colombo 17 December 2022
75 * Chamika Karunaratne Jaffna Kings Hambantota 21 December 2021
  • Source: CricInfo[7]

Most wickets

As of 19 August 2023
Wickets Player Seasons
15 Imran Tahir 2021
13 Ramesh Mendis 2020–2022
12 Noor Ahmad 2022–2023
10 Dhananjaya de Silva 2023
10 Nuwan Pradeep 2021
  • Source: CricInfo[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ "SLC approves termination of Colombo Kings and Dambulla Viiking". CricBuzz. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Colombo Kings, Dambulla Viiking terminate contracts, withdraw from LPL 2021". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 June 2021.
  3. ^ "IPG announces new owner for Dambulla Giants". DailyFT. Archived from the original on 4 September 2021. Retrieved 4 September 2021.
  4. ^ Aura Lanka Group secures ownership of Dambulla Team in LPL Daily News. Retrieved 6 December 2022
  5. ^ "Dambulla Aura Squad - Lanka Premier League, 2023 Squad". ESPNcricinfo. 22 June 2023. Retrieved 15 March 2024.
  6. ^ "Most career runs". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  7. ^ "Highest individual score". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 October 2020.
  8. ^ ESPNcricinfo, Last Updated: 20 December 2021


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