SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction: 1st T20I of Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 2024 Playing 11, Pitch Report, Fantasy Cricket Tips for Dream11 Team

Published on: Feb 16, 2024 5:45 pm IST|Updated on: Feb 16, 2024 5:45 pm IST

SL vs AFG 1st T20I 2024 Dream11

Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will continue their ongoing multi-format series by facing off in the first of three T20Is at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium on Saturday, February 17.

Let’s take a look at our fantasy preview for this game.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan,1st T20I of Afghanistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2024

17 February, 7:00 PM IST

Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium

SL vs AFG Preview

Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have played a one-off Test and three ODIs in the series and it is safe to say that Afghanistan have found themselves on the wrong end of the spectrum. After losing the Test match, Sri Lanka swept the visitors in the three-game ODI series as well.

As the T20I clash approaches, Afghanistan will be keen on improving and registering the first win of this series for them. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will be eager to continue their exceptional form and finish the series by clinching the T20I matches.

Form Guide

Afghanistan – DLLWL
Sri Lanka – WLWLL

Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium Pitch Report

The surface at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium is preferred by the batters. With little help for the bowlers, the batters will aim to make the most of their opportunities and post a big total on the scoreboard. Opting to bat first after winning the toss could prove to be a wise decision.

Last ODI result at the venue (Oct 13, 2018) – Till now, no T20I match has been played here,

England – 278/9 (Pacers – 7w, Spinners – 2w)

Sri Lanka – 140/5 (29 overs) (Pacers – 4w, Spinners – 1w)

England won by 31 runs (D/L method).

SL Playing 11

  1. Pathum Nissanka
  2. Kusal Mendis (c & wk)
  3. Sadeera Samarawickrama
  4. Charith Asalanka
  5. Angelo Mathews
  6. Dasun Shanaka
  7. Wanindu Hasaranga (c)
  8. Maheesh Theekshana
  9. Matheesha Pathirana
  10. Dilshan Madushanka
  11. Nuwan Thushara

Sri Lanka Team News 

  • SL T20I SQUAD:

Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Charith Asalanka (vc), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya De Silva, Kusal Janith Perera, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Maheesh Theekshana, Binura Fernando, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Nuwan Thushara, Akila Dananjaya, Kamindu Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama

  • Batting order should remain the same.

SL Key Players

Wanindu Hasaranga Stats vs Afghanistan in T20I

Last 5 Scores in DT20 Last 5 bowling figures in DT20 Stats against AFG in T20I ODI Stats at Dambulla Vice captain choice
8, 1, 12, 26, 6 1/30, 2/15, 2/15, 2/25, 1/19 18 runs in 2 innings & 4 wickets in 3 matches 0 wickets in 1 match           ✅

Kusal Mendis Stats vs Afghanistan in T20I

Last 5 Scores in T20I Runs against SL in T20I ODI Stats at Dambulla Vice captain choice
33, 4, 17, 73, 10 221 runs in 4 matches 150 runs in 7 matches             ❌

AFG Playing 11

  1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  2. Ibrahim Zadran (c)
  3. Gulbadin Naib
  4. Azmatullah Omarzai
  5. Mohammad Nabi
  6. Najibullah Zadran
  7. Karim Janat
  8. Noor Ahmad
  9. Naveen-ul-Haq
  10. Qais Ahmed
  11. Fazalhaq Farooqi

Afghanistan Team News


Ibrahim Zadran (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Mohammad Ishaq Rahimi (WK), Hazratullah Zazai,  Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Karim Janat, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad, Naveen Ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Wafadar Momand and Qais Ahmad.

  • Batting order should remain the same.

AFG Key Players

Azmatullah Omarzai Stats vs Sri Lanka in ODI

Last 5 Scores in DT20 Last 5 bowling figures in ODI Stats against SL in T20I ODI Stats in SL Captain or Vice captain choice
3, 22, 36*, 32, 4 0/19, 1/17, 2/31, 2/14, 0/41 3 runs & 0 wickets in 2 matches 250 runs in 4 wickets in 6 matches           ✅

Fazalhaq Farooqi vs Sri Lanka in Test

Last 5 Bowling Figures in DT20 Bowling Stats against SL in T20I ODI Stats at Dambulla Vice captain choice
4/31, 1/22, 2/23, 3/35, 1/19 3 wickets in 3 matches 12 wickets in 12 matches             ❌

Who will win today match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan (1st T20I of Afghanistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2024)?

  • In the last 5 years, a  total of 4 matches have taken place between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka in the T20I format. Sri Lanka has won 3 matches while Afghanistan has won 1 match.
  • In the last 5 T20I matches, Sri Lanka has a lead of 3-2 over Afghanistan.

Due to Hasaranga’s comeback, Sri Lanka looks so strong. It is expected that Sri Lanka will win this match.

SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: R Gurbaz, K Mendis

Batsmen: P Nissanka, I Zadran

All-rounders: A Omarzai, W Hasaranga, M Nabi, A Mathews

Bowlers: Dilshan Madushanka, M Pathirana, F Farooqi

Alternative: M Theekshana for M Nabi

Who are the Best Captain Options for SL vs AFG Dream11 Team?

For Small League, Head to Head contest: A Omarzai, W Hasaranga

For Grand League, Mega Contest: K Mendis, P Nissanka

What are SL vs AFG Fantasy Tips?

  • K Perera can be a good pick as well.
  • G Naib can be an out-of-the-box pick.

Where to watch SL vs AFG Live?

Sony Sports Network

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