SL Playing 11 for Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Match; Top Picks, Fantasy Cricket Tips for SL vs AFG Dream11 Team Prediction

Updated on: Jun 5, 2023 5:37 pm IST

SL Playing 11 for SL vs AFG 2nd ODI Match

Sri Lanka is all set to host Afghanistan in the 2nd match of the three-match ODI series on Friday, June 4 at 10:00 AM. The match is scheduled to take place at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota.

Sri Lanka had a disappointing start to the ODI series, suffering a 6-wicket loss against Afghanistan in their first match. Despite solid contributions from Pathun Nissanka (38 off 59 balls) and important innings of 91 runs from Charith Asalanka, along with Dhananjaya de Silva’s quick half-century off 59 balls, the rest of the team failed to support them, leading to a total of 268 all out.

In the second half of the game, Kasun Rajitha impressed with figures of 2/49, while Pathirana and Lahiru Kumara managed to take one wicket each. However, their efforts were not enough to contain Afghanistan’s batting lineup, who ultimately chased down the target with 3.1 overs to spare. 

The Sri Lankan army will be eager to learn from their mistakes and bounce back strongly in today’s game, aiming to level the series at 1-1. They will be focused on rectifying their shortcomings and executing their plans effectively to secure a victory and regain momentum in the series.

Sri Lanka Playing 11 Team News

  • There are no injury concerns for the team.
  • Sri Lanka are unlikely to make any changes to the playing 11.

SL Playing 11

  1. Charith Asalanka
  2. Dimuth Karunaratne
  3. Kusal Mendis (wk)
  4. Angelo Mathews
  5. Dasun Shanaka (c)
  6. Charith Asalanka
  7. Dhananjaya de Silva
  8. Dushan Hemantha
  9. Kasun Rajitha
  10. Matheesha Pathirana
  11. Lahiru Kumara

Sri Lanka Squad

Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (vc, wk), Charith Asalanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Charith Asalanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Maheesh Theekshana.

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SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction

Here are the best fantasy cricket picks for SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction from Sri Lanka.

Charith Asalanka Stats in ODI

Charith Asalanka is a talented cricketer known for his all-round abilities. His elegant strokeplay and ability to build innings make him a formidable batsman. He has notable records against Afghanistan scoring two back-to-back significant knocks of 83* and 91 runs off 95 in the previous game.

Given his current form and performances against Afghanistan, he is surely a top choice for your Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Dream11 team.

Matches Runs Last 5 performances in ODIs Last 5 performances against Afghanistan Highest Score in ODIs
25 900 91, 9, 9, 1, 15 91, 83*, DNB, 10 110

Kasun Ranjitha Stats in ODI

Kasun Rajitha is a skilled fast bowler known for his ability to generate a good pace and swing the ball. His accuracy and consistent line and length make him a valuable asset in the shorter formats. He has shown excellent skills in extracting movement off the pitch and troubling batsmen with his deceptive variations. Ranjitha has also an excellent record against Afghanistan chipping in 9 wickets in 4 matches, making him a challenging bowler to face.

He is definitely a wise choice for the bowlers in this Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan match.

Matches Wickets Last 5 performances in ODIs Last 5 performances against Afghanistan Highest Wickets in ODIs
19 28 2/49, 1/44, 2/38, 2/81, 1/46 2/49, 3/60, 3/31, 1/56 3/31

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