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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2022, Today Match Prediction

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE

179/6 in 19.1

9.34 Star

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8.75
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl first

Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 4 wickets

Inconsistent Sri Lanka face stern test agaisnt in-form Afghanistan

  • Afghanistan won both their games in the Group B featuring Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
  • Ibrahim Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai and Rashid Khan showed excellent form for Afghanistan in this year’s competition.
  • Kusal Mendis and Wanindu Hasaranga have shown decent form for Sri Lanka in this tournament.

Expect Afghanistan to beat Sri Lanka by a comfortable margin at Sharjah.

Tournament: Asia Cup 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE | Toss: To Bowl

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Name
IND
PAK
HKG
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
2
2
0
0
0
4
1.096
2
1
1
0
0
2
3.811
2
0
2
0
0
0
-4.875

Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will lock horns in the opening game of the Super 4 stage of the 2022 Asia Cup to be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Saturday.

Afghanistan have played excellent cricket and registered back-to-back victories in the competition. Skipper Mohammad Nabi will be hoping that the side can continue their winning streak in this fixture.

On the other hand, the Islanders managed to qualify for the Super 4 stages of the competition after pulling off a heist over Bangladesh. Skipper Dasun Shanaka will be hoping that the side can produce their best cricket in this all-important clash.

Sri Lanka Preview

After delivering two victories on the bounce, Afghanistan will be keen to continue their winning ways in the Super 4 stages of the competition. In the batting department, the onus will be on the likes of Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadrana and Mohamamd Nabi to deliver the bulk of the runs in this fixture.

In the previous match, Najibullah Zadran was the standout performer with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 43 not out off just 16 balls. He was well supported by Ibrahim Zadran, who chipped in with an unbeaten 42 runs off 41 balls.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Naveen Ul Haq to provide timely breakthroughs.

In the game against Bangladesh, off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman was the pick of the bowlers and claimed three wickets. Besides Mujeeb, Leg-spinner Rashid Khan produced a clinical bowling performance and with finished with figures of 3 for 22 in his four overs.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI:

Mohammad Nabi (captain), Rashid Khan, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Farooqi, Azmatullah, Naveen-Ul-Haq, Azmatullah Omarzai.

Sri Lanka Key Players From Previous Game Of Asia Cup 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
K Mendis
60
37
4
3
162.16
D Shanaka
45
33
3
2
136.36
P Nissanka
20
19
2
1
105.26
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
W Hasaranga
4.0
0
41
2
10.25
C Karunaratne
4.0
0
32
2
8
D Madushanka
4.0
0
26
1
6.5

Sri Lanka Actual Playing XI:

Asitha Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Maheesh Theekshana, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dilshan Madushanka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanidu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka, Charith Asalanka

Afghanistan Preview

The team management will be hoping that Sri Lanka can raise their overall game in this fixture. In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Captain Dasun Shanaka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa to deliver the bulk of the runs and help Sri Lanka post a modest total on the board.

In the previous match, Kusal Mendis played well and finished the innings with the top-score of 60 runs off 37 balls with the help of four fours and three sixes. He was well supported by Captain Dasun Shanaka, who chipped in with a solid 45 runs off 33 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Mahesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madhushanka, Chamika Karunaratne and Wanindu Hasaranga to provide timely breakthroughs.

In the previous match, pacer Chamika Karunaratne bowled well and claimed 2 for 32 in his four overs.

Afghanistan Predicted Playing XI:

Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Asitha Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka

Afghanistan Key Players From Previous Game Of Asia Cup 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
N Zadran
43
17
1
6
252.94
I Zadran
42
41
4
0
102.44
H Zazai
23
26
3
0
88.46
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
M Ur Rahman
4.0
0
16
3
4
R Khan
4.0
0
22
3
5.5
F Farooqi
4.0
0
25
0
6.25

Afghanistan Actual Playing XI:

Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, Naveen ul Haq, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
31
0 mm.
3.73 k/h
From: NE
0%
03h
29
0 mm.
4 k/h
From: ESE
20%
06h
31
0 mm.
3.73 k/h
From: S
36%
09h
34
0 mm.
3.81 k/h
From: NW
66%
12h
35
0 mm.
6.52 k/h
From: NNW
94%
15h
33
0 mm.
4.49 k/h
From: NNE
100%
18h
33
0 mm.
2.79 k/h
From: NE
95%
21h
32
0 mm.
3.81 k/h
From: NNE
0%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the gamer at Sharjah will have some assistance for the bowlers. The batsmen will have to stay at the crease to deliver notable scores. The weather forecast for Saturday’s game is clear skies in the evening.

Venue Details

Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah is going to host the 1st game of the Super 4 stage of the 2022 Asia Cup competition between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka

In the previous meeting between the two teams, Afghanistan registered a comprehensive eight-wicket win over Sri Lanka.

Toss: To Bowl

Both the sides will be keen to win the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 142 runs. The previous match played at Sharjah was won by side batting second.

Based on current form, Afghanistan be outright favorites to win their game against inconsistent Sri Lankan side. With likes of Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran and Hazratullah Zazai in decent touch with the bat, Mohammad Nabi-led Afghanistan will be keen to dominate the proceedings against Islanders.

Expect Afghanistan to beat Sri Lanka by a comfortable margin at Sharjah.

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