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LPL 2024 DS vs JK: Match 8 Dream11 Predictions, Fantasy Tips, Teams, Pitch Report & Top Picks

Kusal Perera celebrating his century during LPL 2024 (SLC)Kusal Perera celebrating his century during LPL 2024 (SLC)

Dambulla Sixers and Jaffna Kings will be locking horns in match number eight of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2024 season. The much-awaited contest will be staged at Dambulla’s Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on July 6 and the action will commence from 7:30 PM IST onwards.

Here at OneCricket, we take a look at Dream11 predictions, fantasy tips, pitch report, top player picks and the best-predicted fantasy XIs for the match.

DS vs JK Head-to-Head Stats

Dambulla Sixers and Jaffna Kings have faced each other 11 times across all LPL seasons, with the Kings winning eight of them while the Sixers bagging two wins. One of the matches ended as a no-result.

Dambulla Sixers won
Jaffna Kings won
No Result

DS vs JK Pitch Report

The playing surface at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium is expected to assist fast bowlers, especially with the new-ball, before the spinners will be able extract much turn and bounce during the middle and death overs of the innings.

Fantasy value from the pitch report

  • As per the pitch report, fast bowlers and spinners will likely emerge as the best possible choices to make an impact in the outcome of the match. In a bid to strengthen your fantasy teams, select a bowling-heavy playing XI.
  • In the batting department, picking quality middle-order batters will be beneficial to earn effective points from the fantasy contests.

DS vs JK Fantasy Cricket Tips

Dambulla Sixers Heavy Fantasy XI

  • Wicketkeeper-batter Kusal Perera, who scored a century in the previous match, will be the most important pick from the Dambulla Sixers batting line-up. Mark Chapman’s selection might also come in handy for the same.
  • Fast bowlers Nuwan Thushara and Mustafizur Rahman, owing to their recent form, might likely be rewarding bowling picks from the Dambulla Sixers camp.

Jaffna Kings Heavy Fantasy XI

  • Avishka Fernando and captain Charith Asalanka both produced match-winning half-centuries for Jaffna Kings in their previous game, and are likely candidates to emerge as top batting stars for their team.
  • Dhananjaya de Silva and West Indies-import Fabian Allen could be good picks from the bowling department of Jaffna Kings.

DS vs JK Winner Prediction

Table-toppers Jaffna Kings will be considered as favorites to defeat a winless Dambulla Sixers line-up in match number eight of the LPL 2024 season on July 6.

DS vs JK Top Player Picks

Mark Chapman (DS)

  • LPL 2024 Stats: 124 runs in 2 matches
  • Batting in the middle-order, New Zealand international Mark Chapman has been in splendid touch with the bat and has emerged as their highest run-scorer of the LPL 2024 season so far.

Nuwan Thushara (DS)

  • LPL 2024 Stats: 3 wickets in 2 matches
  • Opening the bowling for Dambulla Sixers, fast bowler Nuwan Thushara has picked up three wickets across two high-scoring innings this season.

Avishka Fernando (JK)

  • LPL 2024 Stats: 153 runs in 3 matches
  • Avishka Fernando bludgeoned a 34-ball 80 against Dambulla Sixers after carving 59 runs against Galle Marvels on July 2. With 153 runs in three innings, Fernando is currently leading the run-scoring race of the LPL 2024 season.

Dhananjaya de Silva (JK)

  • LPL 2024 Stats: 3 wickets in 2 matches
  • Sri Lankan spinner Dhananjaya de Silva has scalped three wickets in two innings for Jaffna Kings, all while maintaining an economy rate of just 5.12.

DS vs JK Differential Picks

Kusal Perera (DS)

  • LPL 2024 Stats: 102 runs in 2 matches
  • Dambulla Sixers wicketkeeper-batter Kusal Perera compensated his four-ball duck against Kandy Falcons in the opening match of LPL 2024 with a sublime 52-ball 102* against Jaffna Kings. Perera’s recent form makes him a rewarding pick for the fantasy contests in the game.

Charith Asalanka (JK)

  • LPL 2024 Stats: 97 runs in 3 matches
  • Charith Asalanka scored a match-winning 50 against Dambulla Sixers to list 97 runs in three innings combined this LPL 2024 season. Moreover, the cricketer also conceded runs at just eight-an-over in two high-scoring innings through his right-arm offbreaks.

DS vs JK Fantasy Expert Advice

Given the form of the players and the expected playing conditions, a 2-4-3-2 combination could be rewarding for the game.

DS vs JK Fantasy Team for Head-to-Head/Small Leagues

Wicketkeepers: Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis
Batters: Avishka Fernando, Mark Chapman, Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka 
All-rounders: Chamindu Wickramasinghe, Azmatullah Omarzai, Nuwanidu Fernando
Bowlers: Nuwan Thushara, Mustafizur Rahman

Captain: Avishka Fernando
Vice-Captain: Kusal Perera 

Dambulla Sixers: 6 players, Jaffna Kings: 5 players

DS vs JK Fantasy Team for Winner Takes All/ Grand Leagues

Wicketkeepers: Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis
Batters: Avishka Fernando, Rilee Rossouw, Mark Chapman, Towhid Hridoy
All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fabian Allen
Bowlers: Mustafizur Rahman, Asitha Fernando

Captain: Kusal Mendis 
Vice-Captain: Mohammad Nabi 

Dambulla Sixers: 5 players, Jaffna Kings: 6 players