Cardiff, June 04, Tuesday at 03:00 PM IST
After facing defeats in the opening encounters, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will look to bounce back when both the teams will meet each other in Cardiff for their second game.
Afghanistan faced 7 wickets defeats against Australia in their opening fixture of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 while Sri Lanka succumbed to 10 wickets massive defeat at the hands of New Zealand at the start of their campaign.
Afghanistan looked quite confident against Australia and will start as favourites against the demoralised Sri Lankan lions.
The match will begin at 03:00 PM IST.
Total – 03
Afghanistan – 01
Sri Lanka – 02
Avg 1st inn score: 224
Avg 2nd inn score: 213
Highest Total: 342/8 (50 Ov) by ENG vs AUS
Lowest Total: 136/10 (29.2 Ov) by SL vs NZ
Highest Chased: 304/6 (48.2 Ov) by PAK vs ENG
Lowest Defended: 169/10 (23.3 Ov) by ENG vs NZ
Afghanistan have won the toss and have opted to bowl first
There is no change in Afghanistan
Sri Lanka has made one change – Nuwaan Pradeep replaces Jeevan Mendis
The confirmed AFGH vs SL playing 11 is listed below.
Wicketkeeper: Mohammad Shahzad
Batsmen: H Zazai, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, N Zadran
All-rounder: Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Dawlat Zadran, H Hasan
Wicketkeeper: Kusal Perera
Batsmen: Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews
All-rounder: Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva
Bowlers: Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, N Pradeep
Gulbadin Naib (c), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Aftab Alam, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hamid Hassan and Mujeeb ur Rahman.
Sri Lanka –
Jeevan Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lasith Malinga, Thisara Perera, Kusal Perera (wk), Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardana, Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Pradeep, Angelo Mathews, Suranga Lakmal
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This AFGH vs SL Dream11 prediction is high-risk but you may reap rewards if some assumptions come off. We advise you not to use these teams in small league contests.
Team 1 and 2: Afghan spinners at work
With Sri Lankan Lions already low on confidence, the lethal spin-trio of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman can be the game changer for the today.
Team 3 and 4: Overcast conditions assisting pacers
Both the sides have quality seam bowlers who can bowl lethal deliveries with the new ball. Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga and Afghanistan's Hamid Hasan can really become a threat for opposition's top order in the overcast conditions. Also, the toss winning side is certain to choose bowling first. So, here are the two teams based on toss as well as overcast conditions –
If Sri Lanka wins the toss –
If Afghanistan wins the toss –
**Hamid Hasan is slightly doubtful. If he doesn't play today, you can pick Aftab Alam at is place
Team 5 and 6: The veterans- Angelo Mathews, L Malinga, T Perera
The experienced campaigners from Angelo Mathews, L Malinga and T Perera are expected to be the key contributors for today's game. The former skipper Angelo Mathews slammed a half-century in the warmup games while L Malinga has been in fine form lately.
THIS AFGH vs SL DREAM11 PREDICTION IS HIGH-RISK BUT YOU MAY REAP REWARDS IF SOME ASSUMPTIONS COME OFF. WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE THESE TEAMS IN SMALL LEAGUE CONTESTS.