SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction: 2nd ODI Playing 11, Pitch Report and Fantasy Cricket Tips for Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Dream11 Team
Updated on: Jun 3, 2023 1:07 am IST
The 2nd ODI between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota on 4th June at 10:00 AM IST.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 2nd ODI
4th June, 10:00 AM IST
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
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Sri Lanka were outplayed by a spirited Afghanistan team in the first ODI. After being put into bat first, Sri Lanka were reeling at 84-4 at one stage, Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya de Silva put up a 99-run partnership that brought them back in the game. Sri Lanka though were disappointed to finish well as they were bowled for 268 in the end.
Sri Lanka thought they needed at least 300 on that track against that Afghanistan batting line-up. Lahiru Kumara in the second innings had to walk back due to a side strain and that meant Sri Lanka were a bowler short in the end. Kasun Rajitha was sensational with the ball but the other bowlers didn’t step up which was the reason why couldn’t take the game deep.
Afghanistan did splendidly well to pull things back when Asalanka and de Silva were going nicely, once they broke that partnership, they were able to restrict Sri Lanka to a below-par score. In the run chase, Afghanistan were jolted by the dismissal of Rahmanullah Gurbaz but it was the partnership of Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmat Shah, that put up 146 runs that set the tone for the win. Ibrahim fell just two short of what could’ve been a magnificent hundred and then Rahmat fell too in pursuit of finishing the game quickly. However, the experienced Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Nabi ensured no further hiccups and then helped seal the game with 3.1 overs to spare.
Team Form Guide:
SL (recent first): L L L L –
AFG (recent first): W L NR W W
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium Pitch Report
The pitch at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium is typically a high-scoring ground. There’ll be something on offer for the pacers in the first innings and the spinners will come into play. Teams shouldn’t aim too high and crash down, keep wickets in hand and go hard at the death. The average first innings score on this ground is 268.
SL Playing 11
- Pathum Nissanka
- Dimuth Karunaratne
- Kusal Mendis (WK)
- Angelo Mathews
- Charith Asalanka
- Dhananjaya de Silva
- Dasun Shanaka (C)
- Chamika Karunaratne
- Matheesha Pathirana
- Kasun Rajitha
- Maheesh Theekshana
Sri Lanka Team News
- Sri Lanka might bring in Maheesh Theekshana and Chamika Karunaratne if they are available for selection.
- Lahiru Kumara walked back in the middle of an over sighting some strain on the leg.
Sri Lanka Key Players
Angelo Mathews vs Afghanistan in ODIs
Angelo Mathews is one of the greats of the game for Sri Lanka, with the world cup later in the year, Sri Lankan team management have thought about adding more experience into the squad that’ll help come out of various situations during the tournament.
|Last 5 performances in ODI||ODI Matches, Runs and Average against Afghanistan||Runs & Averages in ODIs||ODI performances at Hambantota||Captain or Vice captain choice|
|12, 0, 18, 5, 12||5 Matches, 123 Runs & 30.75 Average||5865 Runs & 41.01 Average||12, 1, 24, 42, DNB||✅|
Charith Asalanka vs Afghanistan in ODIs
Charith Asalanka is one of the upcoming stars of Sri Lanka with the bat. Asalanka scored a magnificent 91 and missed out on a well-deserved century.
|Last 5 performances in ODI||ODI Matches, Runs & Average against Afghanistan||Runs & Average in ODIs||ODI performances at Hambantota||Captain or Vice captain choice|
|91, 9, 9, 1, 15||4 Matches, 184 Runs & 92.00 Average||900 Runs & 40.90 Average||91 (played only one match)||✅|
AFG Playing 11
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK)
- Ibrahim Zadran
- Rahmat Shah
- Hashmatullah Shahidi (C)
- Najibullah Zadran
- Mohammad Nabi
- Azmatullah Omarzai
- Noor Ahmad
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman
- Fazalhaq Farooqi
- Fareed Ahmad Malik
Afghanistan Team News
- Afghanistan might go in with the same playing XI after taking a 1-0 lead in the series.
- Rashid Khan will not be available for the 2nd ODI due to an injury.
AFG Key Players
Najibullah Zadran vs Sri Lanka in ODIs
Najibullah Zadran in the middle order is a crucial player for Afghanistan. He has the ability to play the anchor role, also can switch gears when needed.
|Last 5 performances in ODI||ODI Matches, Runs and Average against Sri Lanka||Runs & Average in ODIs||ODI performances at Hambantota||Captain or Vice captain choice|
|7*, 77, 6, 42, 9||8 Matches, 208 Runs & 29.71 Average||1981 Runs & 31.44 Average||7 (played only one match)||✅|
Ibrahim Zadran vs Sri Lanka in ODIs
Ibrahim Zadran at the top of the order has been magnificent for Afghanistan in recent times. Ibrahim missed out on a well-deserved century but he was the player of the match.
|Last 5 performances in ODI||ODI Matches, Runs & Average against Sri Lanka||Runs & Average in ODIs||ODI performances at Hambantota||Captain or Vice captain choice|
|98, 162, 10, 106, 8||4 Matches, 376 Runs & 94.00 Average||531 Runs & 66.37 Average||98 (played only one match)||✅|
Who will win Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan match?
- Both these teams have met 8 times Sri Lanka has gone to win 4 times and Afghanistan won thrice. There was one game that was abandoned.
- Sri Lanka needs to bring back their key players and play their full strength to save the series.
- With Dimuth Karunaratne, and Angelo Mathews in the side, they have plenty of experience with the mix of youth.
- Afghanistan are a terrific side and have time and again shown that they are a team that cannot be underestimated.
According to Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan today match prediction, Afghanistan are expected to get over the line and win this SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction.
SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction
Wicket-Keepers: Kusal Mendis, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batters: Angelo Mathews, Pathum Nissanka, Najibullah Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran, Charith Asalanka
All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Dhananjaya de Silva
Bowlers: Kasun Rajitha, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman
Who are Best Captain Options for SL vs AFG Dream11 Team
For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Charith Asalanka, Ibrahim Zadran
For Grand League: Angelo Mathews, Najibullah Zadran
What are SL vs AFG Fantasy Tips?
- Select more players from Afghanistan are they are likely to win the match.
- Select a captain & vice-captain from Afghanistan as they are favorites to win this game.
Where to Watch SL vs AFG Live?
The SL vs AFG match will be live-streamed on Sony Channels and the SonyLIV website & app in India.
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