The fourth season of the Lanka Premier League is off and running with some breathtaking action. Five teams are participating in the tournament and after 24 matches the winner will be decided. Pallekele and Colombo are the two cities where the tournament will be played. Here is Pallekele International Cricket Stadium Pitch Report.
The T20 fever in Sri Lanka has begun with the commencement of the country’s renowned league. The national superstars of the Sri Lankan team participate in the tournament along with some marquee T20 names from all over the world.
This season has become even more interesting with the inclusion of Pakistani players in the LPL for the first time ever. The World’s number one ODI batter Babar Azam along with the Pakistani pace spearhead Naseem Shah are featuring in Colombo Strikers.
Upcoming LPL 2023 Matches in Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
10th Match Galle Titans vs Colombo Strikers on 7th August
11th Match Dambulla Aura vs Jaffna Kings on 7th August
12th Match B-Love Kandy vs Galle Titans on 8th August
13th Match Colombo Strikers vs Jaffna Kings on 8th August
Pallekele Weather Forecast
It will be a month where there will be cloud cover in the Pallekele atmosphere with no possible rain interruptions. The temperature will be around 28 degrees with wind speeds of 13kmph to 15kmph. It will be humid during the afternoons however the temperature will become better in the night.
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium Pitch Report
It is a wicket where batters love to bat as the ball comes nicely onto the bat especially when the seamers are bowling. Spinner also gets a decent amount of purchase of this surface, especially during the second innings.
Overall the pitch is a bit dry which results in a few balls getting stuck on the surface which makes the strokeplay difficult in the second innings. The toss winner should opt to bat first on this wicket considering the minimal help the fast bowlers get on this pitch.
T20 Stats Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
The teams batting first have won a healthy amount of matches at this venue as it is a surface where defending the target is much easier than chasing. Teams batting first have won 11 matches whereas as the bowling first only 6.
- Total Match Played: 17
- Batting First Won: 11
- Batting Second Won: 6
- Tie: 0
- Avg. Score in 1st bat: 163
- Highest Score: Jaffna Kings 240/4
- Lowest Score: Dambulla Giants 89/10