Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan: With a 60-run win in the first match, Afghanistan will face Sri Lanka for the second match of the three-match ODI series on 27th November at Pallekele International Stadium. Sri Lanka will now try to win the second match to make the series alive while Afghanistan tries to seal the series.
Match: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, ODI 2 of 3
Date: 27th November 2022
Time: 02:30 PM IST
Venue: Pallekele International Stadium.
Pitch Condition: The second ODI match will be played at Pallekele International Stadium. The surface supports spinners and batting over the middle overs is challenging here. Batters may suffer to score runs on this surface. Out of the 34 matches played here, 19 were won by the teams batting second.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan – The Squad
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis, Dunith Wellalage, Dananjaya Lakshan, Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana, Pramod Madushan, Ashen Bandara, Asitha Fernando, Lahiru Kumara, Bhanuka Rajapaksa.
Afghanistan: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmat Shah (vc), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Azmatullah Omarzai, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad, Gulbadin Naib, Ibrahim Zadran, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Riaz Hassan, Shahidullah Kamal, Yamin Ahmadzai, Zia-ur-Rehman.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan – Team Performance in the Past Matches
Ibrahim Zadran’s century and the excellent performance of the bowling department helped Afghanistan to a 60-run win in the first match against Sri Lanka to lead the 3-match ODI series 1-0.
Winning the toss, Afghanistan chooses to bat and the openers Rahmanulla Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran gave the side a good opening. Gurbaz scored 53 while Zadran got 106 runs. Rahmat Shah has given a half-century while Najibullah added 42 runs to the scoreboard. In total Afghanistan scored 294 runs in an 8-wicket loss. Afghan bowled really well throughout the match. Fazalhaq Farooqin claimed 4 wickets while Gulbadin Naib got 3 wickets.
Chasing the target of 295 runs was not too tough for Lanka on a batting-friendly pitch. They started well with the opener Pathum Nissanka’s 85-run chase. But losing wickets at regular intervals, Sri Lanka shot themselves in the foot. Wanindu Hasaranga displayed his skills in the bat with 66 runs. But that was not enough to chase the target raised by Afghans. They lost all wickets with a total of 234 runs in 38 overs.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan – Face to Face
Sri Lanka and Afghanistan faced each other in 5 ODI matches. Out of these 5 games, Sri Lanka won 3 matches whereas New Zealand came out victorious 2 times.
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful by any means.
Wicket-Keeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
Batsmen: Pathum Nissanka, Dasun Shanaka, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah.
All-Rounders: Dhananjaya De Silva, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Wanindu Hasaranga.
Bowlers: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Captain: Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
Vice-Captain: Ibrahim Zadran.
Wicket-Keeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz.
Batsmen: Pathum Nissanka, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah.
All-Rounders: Dhananjaya de Silva, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Wanindu Hasaranga.
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Yamin Ahmadzai, Maheesh Theekshana
Captain: Rahmat Shah.
Vice-Captain: Rashid Khan.
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