SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction: 3rd ODI Playing 11, Pitch Report and Fantasy Cricket Tips for Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Dream11 Team
Updated on: Jun 5, 2023 6:43 pm IST
The 3rd ODI between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota on 7th June at 10:00 AM IST.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 3rd ODI
7th June, 10:00 AM IST
Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
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Sri Lanka go head-to-head against Afghanistan in the 3rd ODI at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota on 7th June, Sunday at 10:00 AM IST.
After Sri Lanka were stunned in the first game, they brought back the right resources like Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera who made an instant impact to win them the game and square the series in the second ODI. With the series on the line, their batters stepped up to put up a total of over 300 and then the bowlers stuck to their task to keep them from reaching the target. Nissanka and Karunaratne provided a good solid start and then Mendis built on that to put up partnerships with other batters. Later down the order, Hasaranga and Shanaka ensured they finished well with a flurry.
Afghanistan were ordinary with the ball, it was a toothless bowling performance with the ace bowler missing in the side, a lot of problems opened up, and something that they need to address in this game. Pretty much every bowler went in excess of over 6 runs per over. When it comes to the run chase, Afghanistan didn’t show enough intent to put pressure on the Sri Lankan bowlers, Gurbaz once again perished early and disappointed the fans.
While Ibrahim Zadran wasn’t going after the bowlers and the pressure was always building. Hashmatullah Shahidi was the only batter that looked like making an impact as he kept hitting the boundaries. But once Ibrahim Zadran perished, Afghanistan fell like a pack of cards. Being from 146-2, they crashed to 191 as they got bowled out and then lost the game by a hefty 132 runs.
Team Form Guide:
SL (recent first): W L L L L
AFG (recent first): L W L NR 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)
- Sadeera Samarawickrama
- Charith Asalanka
- Dhananjaya de Silva
- Dasun Shanaka (c)
- Wanindu Hasaranga
- Dushmantha Chameera
- Maheesh Theekshana
- Kasun Rajitha
Sri Lanka Team News
- Sri Lanka might not tinker with the winning combination for this game.
- Lahiru Kumara sustained an injury in the 1st ODI and is unlikely to play the final ODI fixture.
Sri Lanka Key Players
Dhananjaya de Silva vs Afghanistan in ODIs
Dhananjaya De Silva turned the game on it’s head with his all-round skills in the lats game. De Silva is one of the crucial players in the squad.
|Last 5 performances in ODI||ODI Matches, Runs and Average. Wickets & Economy against Afghanistan||Runs & Averages. Wickets & Economy in ODIs||ODI performances at Hambantota||Captain or Vice captain choice|
|29 & 3-39, 51 & 0-44, 12 & 1-9, 12 & 1-33, 13 & 1-42||7 Matches, 124 Runs & 24.80 Average. 5 Wickets & 4.36 Economy||1486 Runs & 27.01 Average. 40 Wickets & 5.00 Economy||29* & 3-39, 51 & 0-44, 12 & DNB||✅|
Kusal Mendis vs Afghanistan in ODIs
Kusal Mendis is the vital cog in the scheme of things for Sri Lanka with the World Cup in mind later this year. Mendis has been churning out big runs for the team in tests and he’d like to do the same in the ODI format as well
|Last 5 performances in ODI||ODI Matches, Runs & Average against Afghanistan||Runs & Average in ODIs||ODI performances at Hambantota||Captain or Vice captain choice|
|78, 11, 0, 0, 4||7 Matches, 161 Runs & 26.83 Average||2743 Runs & 30.82 Average||78, 11, 119, 1, 0||✅|
AFG Playing 11
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
- Ibrahim Zadran
- Rahmat Shah
- Hashmatullah Shahidi (c)
- Najibullah Zadran
- Mohammad Nabi
- Azmatullah Omarzai
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman
- Noor Ahmad
- Fazalhaq Farooqi
- Fareed Ahmad Malik
Afghanistan Team News
- Rashid Khan is yet to recover from a back injury and is likely to miss the 3rd ODI as well.
AFG Key Players
Hashmatullah Shahidi vs Sri Lanka in ODIs
Hashmatullah Shahidi has been in brilliant form this series, he’s showed great intent during the run chase and has notched up a fifty too in the first game as well.
|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|
|57, 38, 4, 28, 2||7 Matches, 170 Runs & 24.83 Average||1600 Runs & 33.33 Average||57, 38||✅|
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|
|54, 98, 162, 10, 106, 8||5 Matches, 430 Runs & 86.00 Average||585 Runs & 65.00 Average||98, 54||✅|
Who will win Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan match?
- Both these teams have met 9 times Sri Lanka have gone to win 5 times and Afghanistan won thrice. There was one game that was abandoned.
- Sri Lanka now have their full-strength side in the squad and is looking pretty good to win the series.
- With Dimuth Karunaratne, and Angelo Mathews in the side, they have plenty of experience with the mix of youth.
According to Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan today match prediction, Sri Lanka is 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: Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ibrahim Zadran
All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga
Bowlers: Noor Ahmad, Fareed Malik
Who are Best Captain Options for SL vs AFG Dream11 Team
For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Kusal Mendis, Ibrahim Zadran
For Grand League: Dhananjaya de Silva, Hashmatullah Shahidi
What are SL vs AFG Fantasy Tips?
- Select a couple of bowlers from Afghanistan that are expected to pick up wickets.
- Select more players from Afghanistan as they are they are expected 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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