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

Updated on: Jan 31, 2024 8:36 pm IST

SL vs AFG Only Test 2024 Dream11

Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will play a three-match T20I and three-match ODI series along with the one-off test in Colombo starting from February 2. Sri Lanka will be beginning a new era in test cricket under newly appointed captain Dhananjaya De Silva. Right-hand batter Kusal Mendis has been appointed as Dhananjaya De Silva’s deputy in the test squad. De Silva was appointed as Sri Lanka’s test captain just a few weeks ago when Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) decided to reshuffle its leadership group across formats.

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

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Only Test of Afghanistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2024

2 February, 10 AM IST

Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo

SL vs AFG Preview

After a dominating display of cricket against Zimbabwe, a Dhananjaya De Silva-led Sri Lanka side is all set to take on a Hasmutalla Shahidi-led Afghanistan side for a one-off Test. The Sri Lanka side will be getting back to Test cricket for the first time since their disappointing run at the 2023 ODI World Cup.

Sri Lanka played only two test matches in the ongoing cycle of the ICC World Test Championship. They will resume their WTC campaign against Bangladesh in a two-match test series set to be played in March 2024. Sri Lanka faced a series defeat of 0-2 at the hands of Pakistan in their only test series in the ongoing ICC WTC cycle so far. Afghanistan suffered a major setback as Rashid Khan will not be playing in the one-off test match due to surgery.

Form Guide

Afghanistan – LWLLW
Sri Lanka – LLWWL

Sinhalese Sports Club Pitch Report

44 Test matches have been played here, the Home team has won 20 out of them. It is a batting-friendly wicket and generally, spinners get help here. Sri Lankan conditions are widely known for being spin-friendly wickets but Sri Lankan team management decided to go with pace heavy attack against Afghanistan in the one-off test.

Last result at the venue (July 24 – 27, 2023)

SL – 166/10 (Pacers – 4w, Spinners – 4w) & 188/10 (Pacers – 3w, Spinners – 2w)

BAN – 576/5d (Pacers – 3w, Spinners – 2w)

Pakistan won by an innings and 222 runs

SL Playing 11

  1. Dimuth Karunaratne
  2. Nishan Madushka
  3. Kusal Mendis (wk)
  4. Sadeera Samarawickrama
  5. Dananjaya de Silva
  6. Angelo Mathews
  7. Ramesh Mendis
  8. Asitha Fernando
  9. Prabath Jayasuriya
  10. Vishwa Fernando
  11. Kasun Rajitha

Sri Lanka Team News

  • Sri Lanka 16 Member squad against Afghanistan

Dhananjaya de Silva (c), Kusal Mendis (vc), Dimuth Karunaratne, Nishan Madushka, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Ramesh Mendis, Asitha Fernando, Vishwa Fernando, Kasun Rajitha, Kamindu Mendis, Prabath Jayasuriya, Lahiru Udara, Chamika Gunasekara, Milan Rathnayake

  • Batting order should remain the same.

SL Key Players

Angelo Mathews Stats vs Afghanistan in Test

Last 5 Scores in Test Last 2 bowling figures in Test Stats against AFG in ODI Test Stats at Sinhalese Sports Club Captain or Vice captain choice
27, 42, DNB, 27, 31 1/13, 1/26, 1/15, 0/20, 0/31 146 runs & 3 wickets in 6 matches 818 runs & 3 wickets in 12 matches           ✅

Dimuth Karunaratne Stats vs Afghanistan in Test

Last 5 Scores in Test Runs against AFG in ODI Test Stats at Sinhalese Sports Club Vice Captain Choice
60*, 0, 30, 14, 1 212 runs in 7 matches 508 runs in 6 matches              

AFG Playing 11

  1. Ibrahim Zadran
  2. Noor Ali Zadran
  3. Rahmat Shah
  4. Hashmatullah Shahidi (c)
  5. Bahir Shah
  6. Ikram Ali Khil (wk)
  7. Zia-ur-Rehman
  8. Nijat Masood
  9. Zahir Khan
  10. Qais Ahmad
  11. Yamin Ahmadzai

Afghanistan Team News

  • Afghanistan Full squad

Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Abdul Malik, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah (vc), Bahir Shah, Nasir Jamal, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Mohammad Ishaq (wk), Qais Ahmad, Zia-ur-Rehman, Zahir Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai, Nijat Masood, Mohammad Saleem and Naveed Zadran

AFG Key Players

Rahmat Shah Stats vs Sri Lanka in Test

Last 5 Scores in Test Runs against SL in ODI ODI Stats in Sri Lanka Vice captain choice
4, 14, 76, 98, 0 411 runs in 10 matches 230 runs in 7 matches             ❌

Ibrahim Zadran vs Sri Lanka in Test

Last 5 Scores in Test Runs against SL in ODI ODI Stats in Sri Lanka Vice captain choice
87, 21, 23, 17, 76 498 runs in 8 matches 532 runs in 9 matches             ❌

Who will win today match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan (Only Test of Afghanistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2024)?

  • A total of 11 matches have taken place between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka in the ODI format. Sri Lanka has won 7 matches while Afghanistan has won 3 matches.
  • In the last 5 ODI matches, Sri Lanka has a lead of 3-2 over Afghanistan.

For the 1st time, both teams will meet each other for a test match. Sri Lanka is the favourite here due to their strength over Afghanistan in the Test.

SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: K Mendis

Batsmen: A Mathews, Ibrahim Zadran, D Karunaratne, H Shahidi, R Shah

All-rounders: D de Silva, R Mendis, Z Akbar

Bowlers: Y Ahmadzai, K Rajitha

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

For Small League, Head to Head contest: D de Silva, A Mathews

For Grand League, Mega Contest: D Karunaratne, R Mendis

What are SL vs AFG Fantasy Tips?

  • Sadira Samarawickrma can be a good pick as well.
  • Asitha Fernando can be an out-of-the-box pick.

Where to watch SL vs AFG Live?

Star Sports Network & Hotstar

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