The Lanka Premier League LPL 2023 league stages have been done and dusted and we have got our top 4 teams for the playoffs. Dambulla Aura has dominated the LPL 2023 points table and finished at the top with 6 wins in 8 games. Galle Titans won in the last league stage match against Colombo Strikers convincingly. They become one of the top 2 teams in the LPL 2023 points table. Today we will see and try to analyze the performance of all five teams in LPL 2023.
Let’s first see the LPL 2023 points table after the league stage completion.
Dambulla Aura – The table toppers
Dambulla has been outstanding throughout the tournament. Kusal Mendis-led side becomes the first team to qualify for the LPL 2023 playoffs. Also, they finished at the top of the points table with 6 wins in 8 games.
The batting unit firing up
One of the main reasons for Dambulla’s success this season is their batting lineup. All the batters like captain Kusal Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama Dhananjaya de Silva, etc all have done well this season. They also have some very good bowlers in the team.
Galle Titans – The 2nd team in the LPL 2023 points table
Galle Titans become the No. 2 team in the points table after the league stages. Their last league stage match was due against Colombo Strikers. And both the teams had the opportunity to go at No. 2 in the points table.
Galle won the clash
Galle Titans won the last league stage match against Colombo Strikers by 8 wickets. They bowled Colombo out for just 74 runs in the last match.
The collective bowling effort from Galle helps the team to get a very big win. T Shamsi took 4 wickets in the inning. Prasanna, L Kumara, and Shakib ul Hasan also took 3, 2, and 1 wicket each.
The win helps Galle NRR to go past Kandy
Galle chased down a target in just 8.3 overs with 8 wickets in hand. The victory helps the team to go to 8 points. And with that big win, their net run rate (NRR) goes past B-Love Kandy and Galle becomes one of the top 2 teams in the LPL 2023 points table.
B-Love Kandy – 3rd in the points table
Kandy has to blame themselves for not finishing in the top 2. They were at No. 2 in the points table with one league stage game left against Dambulla. They lost that game by 20 runs. And with Galle winning convincingly against Colombo, Kandy finished at No. 3 in the points table.
Captain Wanindu Hasaranga also leading the team from the front. He is doing well with both, bat and ball.
Other than that, they have some experienced batters Chandimal, Mathews, and Fakhar Zaman in the team. And with big hitters like M Harris and Asif Ali, their batting unit looks complete.
Jaffna Kings – manages to be in the top 4
Jaffna shows why they are the most successful team in the LPL history. This time, they somehow manage to find a place in the LPL 2023 playoffs. With only 3 wins in 8 games, they finished at No. 4 in the points table. Colombo also has 3 wins, but their net run rate is less than Jaffna Kings.
Big names in the team
Jaffna has some big names in the team like Shoaib Malik, David Miller, R Gurbaz, T Perera, etc. They also have some big hitters like Chris Lynn and Asalanka in the team. So they might fancy their chances in this year’s LPL season as well. They will look to win the fourth title in LPL this season.
Colombo Strikers eliminated
Colombo has the chance to reach the playoffs. But after Galle thrash them in the last league stage game, they finish with only 3 wins in 8 games. And with the margin of the win so big, their net run rate goes down even more.
They played the final in the last LPL season. But couldn’t manage to be in the top 4 in LPL 2023.
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Who will be the two teams to play the final in LPL 2023?
All 4 teams have done well to be in the top 4. And on a given day, anyone can beat anyone. But we have picked Dambulla Aura and Galle Titans as the finalists of the LPL 2023.
One of the main reasons for picking these two teams is their balance in the team. They have a very good team with both batters and bowlers firing up. Also, they are the top 2 teams in the LPL 2023 points table. So they will get two chances to reach the final. This will help us to pick these two ahead of Kandy and Jaffna.
But cricket is so unpredictable. And as we said, anyone can beat anyone on a good day. What is your prediction? Thank you for reading. Keep following us for the latest updates.