Match Preview – Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka 2024, 1st ODI Match. Who Will Win, On February 09, 2024


Match Details -SL vs AFG:

  • Match: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI Match, Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka 2024

  • Date and Time: February 09, 09:00 am GMT / 02:30 pm IST / 02:30 pm local

  • Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele

SL vs AFG Betting Tips & Match Prediction:

Who will win the toss? – Afghanistan

Who will win? – Sri Lanka

SL vs AFG Preview:

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka’s journey to the final of the 2023 Asia Cup in September raised expectations for the 2023 Cricket World Cup. However, their performance in the World Cup was disappointing as they finished only above the Netherlands. Nevertheless, playing on home soil, they will be confident of starting the series with a victory.

Afghanistan: Afghanistan faced defeats in their last two games of the 2023 Cricket World Cup against semi-finalists South Africa and eventual winners Australia. Despite this, they won three of their previous four matches. Known for their attacking mindset, Afghanistan will approach the match against Sri Lanka without fear.

SL vs AFG Possible Playing XI:

Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis (C & WK), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Janith Liyanage, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka.

Afghanistan: Hashmatullah Shahidi (Captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Wicket-Keeper), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Qais Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad.

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SL vs AFG Toss Prediction:

Based on the recent trend at Pallekele, where the last three completed ODIs have been won by the team fielding first, with the last victory for the team batting first occurring in November 2022, our prediction is that both captains will opt to field first in this match.

SL vs AFG Pitch Report:

Typically, this pitch provides slightly more assistance to the quick bowlers compared to other venues in Sri Lanka. Therefore, we can anticipate a competitive score, commonly referred to as a par score, to be over 285 runs.

SL vs AFG Weather Report:

Humidity levels are expected to increase as the game progresses, with a hot afternoon and evening anticipated in Pallekele. However, there is no risk of any rain interruptions during the match.

Venue Information

  • Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

  • City: Pallekele

  • Capacity: 35, 000

  • Ends: Hunnasgiriya End, Rikillagaskada End

  • Hosts to: Kandurata

SL vs AFG Squad:

Sri Lanka Squad: Kusal Mendis (c), Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Shevon Daniel, Charith Asalanka, Janith Liyanage, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Pramod Madushan, Sahan Arachchige, Dunith Wellalage.

Afghanistan Squad: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Riaz Hassan, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Noor Ahmad, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Qais Ahmad, Naveed Zadran, Ikram Alikhil.

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