Asia Cup 2022: Sri Lanka will be up against Afghanistan for the first match of the Super Four after completing the Group stage matches in Asia Cup 2022 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Sri Lanka and Afghanistan begin the Asia Cup matches and Afghanistan won the first match by 8 wickets.
Match: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, T20 7 of 13
Date: 3rd August 2022
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Pitch Condition: The seventh T20 match of the Asia Cup will be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The boundaries of Sharjah Cricket Stadium are brief, and the surface is usually true and flat, but it can also be a little slow when spinners are involved. The team that wins the toss is expected to bat first if there isn’t expected to be any dew in the second half because batsmen often enjoy batting here.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan – The Squad
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ashen Bandara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Praveen Jayawickrama, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Farid Ahmad Malik, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Karim Janat, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan – Performance in the Past Matches
The Super Four matches are going to begin on Saturday and Afghanistan will take on the five-time champions Sri Lanka in the first Super Four match of Asia Cup 2022 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. This will be their second meeting in this edition of the Asia Cup. In the first meeting in the Group Stage, Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by eight wickets. After dismissing Sri Lanka for 105 in 19.4 overs, Afghanistan chased down the target while 59 balls remained. Afghanistan then defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets to win the group stage and qualify for Super Four. Sri Lanka then defeated Bangladesh by two wickets in the final group match to qualify for the next stage.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan – Face to Face
Afghanistan and Sri Lanka have faced each other in 2 matches in Asia Cup tournaments. Out of these 2 games, each won a single game. Also, in the 2016 ICC T20 World Cup, Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan by six wickets.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful by any means.
Wicket-Keepers: Kusal Mendis, Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
Batsmen: Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zabran.
All-Rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammad Nabhi, Chamika Karunaratne.
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Mujeeeb ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga.
Vice-Captain: Rashid Khan.
Wicket-Keepers: Kusal mendis, Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
Batsmen: Harzatullah Zazai, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa.
All-Rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammad Nabi.
Bowlers: Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Rashid Khan.
Captain: Hazratullah Zazai.
Vice-Captain: Charith Asalanka.