SL Playing 11 for Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI Match; Top Picks, Fantasy Cricket Tips for SL vs AFG Dream11 Team Prediction

Updated on: Jun 5, 2023 5:43 pm IST

SL Playing 11 for SL vs AFG 3rd ODI Match

Sri Lanka will be up against Afghanistan in the 3rd match of the three-match ODI series on Friday, June 7 at 10:00 AM at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Hambantota.

In the second ODI against Afghanistan, Sri Lanka bounced back strongly from their previous loss. The top-order batsmen, including Pathum Nissanka (43), Dimuth Karunaratne (52), and Kusal Perera (78), played impressive innings, setting a solid foundation for the team. Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, skipper Dasun Shanaka, and Wanindu Hasaranga also contributed with valuable runs, leading to a competitive total of 323/6.

During Afghanistan’s chase, Sri Lanka’s spin duo, Wanindu Hasaranga and Dhananjaya de Silva, claimed three wickets each, with support from Dushmantha Chameera and other bowlers. They bowled out Afghanistan for 191/10, securing a convincing victory with a margin of 132 runs. This comprehensive performance by Sri Lanka’s batting and bowling units ensured a strong comeback in the second ODI.

Sri Lanka Playing 11 Team News

  • There are no injury concerns for the team.
  • Lahiru Kumara sustained an injury in the 1st ODI and is unlikely to play the final ODI fixture.

SL Playing 11

  1. Pathum Nissanka
  2. Dimuth Karunaratne
  3. Kusal Mendis (wk)
  4. Sadeera Samarawickrama
  5. Charith Asalanka
  6. Dhananjaya de Silva
  7. Dasun Shanaka (c)
  8. Wanindu Hasaranga
  9. Dushmantha Chameera
  10. Maheesh Theekshana
  11. Kasun Rajitha

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, Pathum Nissanka, 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.

Pathum Nissanka Stats in ODI

Pathum Nissanka possesses a sound batting technique with a strong focus on defense and the ability to play both pace and spin comfortably, showcasing his adaptability across different formats. He also possesses excellent timing and placement, allowing him to find gaps and score boundaries consistently. He is looking in good shape in ODIs recently scoring two half-centuries in the last five games.

Given his recent form in ODI and records against Afghanistan, he is a smart pick for Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan match.

Matches Runs Last 5 performances in ODIs Last 5 performances against Afghanistan Highest Score in ODIs
25 796 43, 38, 57, 9, 72 43, 38, 35, 3*, 85 137

Dhananjaya de Silva Stats in ODI

Dhananjaya de Silva showcases a graceful batting technique, combining solid defense with stylish stroke play, making him a valuable asset in the middle order. Apart from his batting prowess, he is a handy off-spin bowler, capable of delivering crucial breakthroughs and adding variety to the team’s bowling attack. He has scored 80 runs in two games and also picked up 3 wickets with the ball.

He is undoubtedly a top choice for the all-rounders in this Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Dream11 team.

Matches Runs Last 5 performances in ODIs Last 5 performances against Afghanistan Highest Score in ODIs
68 1486 29* & 3w, 51, 13, 0 & 1w, 47 & 1w 29*, 51, 5 & 1w, DNB & 1w, 16 91

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