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Dambulla Aura in 2022

Dambulla Aura
2022 season
CoachMickey Arthur
CaptainDasun Shanaka
Tournament performanceLeague stage (5th)
Most runsJordan Cox (205)
Most wicketsMatthew Forde (7) [1]

The Dambulla Aura (DA) is a franchise cricket team that competes in 2022 Lanka Premier League. The team is based in Dambulla, Central Province, Sri Lanka. In September 2021, Dambulla Viiking changed their name to Dambulla Giants after having new owners.[2] In 2022 Dambulla team changed their name to Dambulla Aura. The team was captained by Dasun Shanaka and coached by Mickey Arthur.[3]

Squad

  • Players with international caps are listed in bold
  • Ages given as of 6 December 2022, the date the first match of the tournament was played
No. Name Nationality Date of birth Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batters
54 Bhanuka Rajapaksa  Sri Lanka (1991-10-24)24 October 1991 (aged 31) Left-handed Right-arm medium
46 Haider Ali  Pakistan (2000-10-02)2 October 2000 (aged 22) Right-handed Overseas player
Tom Abell  England (1993-03-05)5 March 1993 (aged 29) Right-handed Right-arm Medium Overseas player
Lasith Croospulle  Sri Lanka (1998-10-04)4 October 1998 (aged 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Chamindu Wickramasinghe  Sri Lanka (2002-09-06)6 September 2002 (aged 20) Left-handed Right-arm medium
All-rounders
7 Dasun Shanaka  Sri Lanka (1991-09-09)9 September 1991 (aged 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium Captain
Sikandar Raza  Zimbabwe (1986-04-24)24 April 1986 (aged 36) Right-handed Right-arm off break Overseas player
25 Ramesh Mendis  Sri Lanka (1995-07-07)7 July 1995 (aged 27) Right-handed Right-arm off break
50 Chaturanga de Silva  Sri Lanka (1990-01-17)17 January 1990 (aged 32) Left-handed Slow left arm orthodox
Lahiru Madushanka  Sri Lanka (1992-09-12)12 September 1992 (aged 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
27 Tharindu Ratnayake  Sri Lanka (1996-04-18)18 April 1996 (aged 26) Left-handed Right-arm off break
6 Sachitha Jayathilake  Sri Lanka (1997-02-24)24 February 1997 (aged 25) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Dushan Hemantha  Sri Lanka (1994-05-24)24 May 1994 (aged 28) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Ravindu Fernando  Sri Lanka (1999-11-03)3 November 1999 (aged 23) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Shevon Daniel  Sri Lanka (2004-03-15)15 March 2004 (aged 18) Left-handed Right-arm off break
Wicket-keepers
46 Jordan Cox  England (2000-10-21)21 October 2000 (aged 22) Right-handed Right arm offbreak Overseas player
Spin bowlers
Dilum Sudeera  Sri Lanka (2000-10-04)4 October 2000 (aged 22) Right-handed Slow left arm orthodox
Noor Ahmad  Afghanistan (2005-01-03)3 January 2005 (aged 17) Right-handed Left-arm unorthodox spin Overseas player
Pace bowlers
47 Paul van Meekeren  Netherlands (1993-01-15)15 January 1993 (aged 29) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Overseas player
50 Lahiru Kumara  Sri Lanka (1997-02-13)13 February 1997 (aged 25) Left-handed Right-arm fast
Pramod Madushan  Sri Lanka (1993-12-14)14 December 1993 (aged 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
50 Kalana Perera  Sri Lanka (2000-07-28)28 July 2000 (aged 22) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast
50 Matthew Forde  West Indies (2000-07-28)28 July 2000 (aged 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Overseas player
  • Source: ESPNcricinfo[4]

Administration and support staff

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Position Name
Head Coach Mickey Arthur
Assistant coach Avishka Gunawardane
Fielding coach Ruvin Peiris
Bowling coach Shaun Pollock

Teams and standings

League table

Pos Team Pld W L NR Pts NRR
1 Kandy Falcons (3rd) 8 7 1 0 14 1.884
2 Jaffna Kings (C) 8 6 2 0 12 1.010
3 Colombo Stars (R) 8 3 5 0 6 −0.847
4 Galle Gladiators (4th) 8 2 6 0 4 −0.936
5 Dambulla Aura 8 2 6 0 4 −1.198

League stage

Match 3
7 December 2022
15:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Dambulla Aura
121/9 (20 overs)
v
Jaffna Kings
122/1 (15.4 overs)
Jordan Cox 43 (22)
Mahesh Theekshana 3/20 (4 overs)
Sadeera Samarawickrama 62* (44)
Noor Ahmad 1/28 (3.4 overs)
Jaffna Kings won by 9 wickets
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
Umpires: Lyndon Hannibal (SL) and Ranmore Martinesz (SL)
Player of the match: Sadeera Samarawickrama (Jaffna Kings)
  • Dambulla Aura won the toss and elected to bat.

Match 5
8 December 2022
15:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Colombo Stars
165/9 (20 overs)
v
Dambulla Aura
156/7 (20 overs)
Niroshan Dickwella 62 (41)
Lahiru Kumara 4/36 (4 overs)
Tom Abell 33 (22)
Suranga Lakmal 2/29 (4 overs)
Colombo Stars won by 9 runs
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
Umpires: Chandrika Amarasinghe (SL) and Lyndon Hannibal (SL)
Player of the match: Niroshan Dickwella (Colombo Stars)
  • Colombo Stars won the toss and elected to bat.

Match 8
11 December 2022
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Jaffna Kings
240/4 (20 overs)
v
Dambulla Aura
189/8 (20 overs)
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 73 (35)
Lahiru Kumara 2/56 (4 overs)
Dasun Shanaka 44 (23)
Binura Fernando 4/22 (4 overs)
Jaffna Kings won by 51 runs
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Prageeth Rambukwella (SL)
Player of the match: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Jaffna Kings)
  • Dambulla Aura won the toss and elected to field.

Match 11
13 December 2022
15:00 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kandy Falcons
193/3 (20 overs)
v
Dambulla Aura
116 (14.2 overs)
Kamindu Mendis 58 (40)
Chaturanga de Silva 1/26 (3 overs)
Chaturanga de Silva 25 (15)
Carlos Brathwaite 3/25 (3 overs)
Chamindu Wijesinghe 3/25 (3 overs)
Kandy Falcons won by 77 runs
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Ravindra Kottahachchi (SL)
Player of the match: Kamindu Mendis (Kandy Falcons)
  • Kandy Falcons won the toss and elected to bat.

Match 14
14 December 2022
19:30 (N)
Scorecard
Dambulla Aura
89 (13.5 overs)
v
Colombo Stars
90/1 (11.3 overs)
Pramod Madushan 23* (26)
Kasun Rajitha 5/22 (4 overs)
Charith Asalanka 58* (36)
Pramod Madushan 1/3 (2 overs)
Colombo Stars won by 9 wickets
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy
Umpires: Lyndon Hannibal (SL) and Ranmore Martinesz (SL)
Player of the match: Kasun Rajitha (Colombo Stars)
  • Colombo Stars won the toss and elected to field.

Match 15
17 December 2022
15:00 (N)
Scorecard
Dambulla Aura
178/5 (20 overs)
v
Galle Gladiators
130 (19.4 overs)
Shevon Daniel 80 (55)
Nuwan Pradeep 3/37 (3 overs)
Lahiru Udara 32 (32)
Pramod Madushan 3/17 (2.4 overs)
Dambulla Aura won by 48 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Player of the match: Jordan Cox (Dambulla Aura)
  • Dambulla Aura won the toss and elected to bat.

Match 18
18 December 2022
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Kandy Falcons
160/7 (20 overs)
v
Dambulla Aura
121/9 (20 overs)
Ashen Bandara 37 (31)
Matthew Forde 2/16 (3 overs)
Sikandar Raza 45 (33)
Oshane Thomas 3/15 (4 overs)
Kandy Falcons won by 39 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Chamara de Soysa (SL) and Wayne Knights (NZ)
Player of the match: Oshane Thomas (Kandy Falcons)
  • Kandy Falcons won the toss and elected to bat.

Match 20
19 December 2022
19:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Galle Gladiators
129/8 (20 overs)
v
Dambulla Aura
134/6 (14.2 overs)
Nuwanidu Fernando 63* (42)
Matthew Forde 4/11 (4 overs)
Matthew Forde 52 (30)
Imad Wasim 2/32 (3.2 overs)
Dambulla Aura won by 4 wickets
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Raveendra Wimalasiri (SL)
Player of the match: Matthew Forde (Dambulla Aura)
  • Galle Gladiators won the toss and elected to bat.

References

  1. ^ "RECORDS / LANKA PREMIER LEAGUE, 2022/23 - DAMBULLA AURA / MOST WICKETS". espncricinfo. Retrieved 30 December 2022.
  2. ^ "IPG announces new owner for Dambulla Giants". DailyFT. Archived from the original on 4 September 2021. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  3. ^ "LPL 2021 Captains and Coaching Staff confirmed". The Papare. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  4. ^ "Dambulla Aura Squad". espncricinfo.com. ESPN. 7 December 2022. Retrieved 10 December 2022.
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