Match Preview – Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka 2024, 2nd T20I Match. Who Will Win, On February 19, 2024

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Match Details -SL vs AFG:

  • Match: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 2nd T20I Match, Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka 2024

  • Date and Time: February 19, 01:30 am GMT / 07:00 pm IST / 07:30 pm local

  • Venue: Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla

SL vs AFG Betting Tips & Match Prediction:

Who will win the toss? – Sri Lanka

Who will win? – Sri Lanka

SL vs AFG Preview:

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka secured a narrow victory in the first T20I against Afghanistan, taking a 1-0 lead in the series. Despite Afghanistan being in control, needing 14 runs from 12 balls with three wickets in hand, an exceptional penultimate over by Matheesha Pathirana, conceding just three runs and claiming two wickets, shifted the momentum in Sri Lanka’s favor.

Afghanistan: Afghanistan’s bowling effort restricted Sri Lanka to 160 runs. However, apart from Ibrahim Zadran, none of their batters showed significant intent, leading to their defeat.

SL vs AFG Possible Playing XI:

Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga (Captain), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (Wicket-Keeper), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Binura Fernando, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka.

Afghanistan: Ibrahim Zadran (Captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Wicket-Keeper), Gulbadin Naib, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmed, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad Malik.

SL vs AFG Dream11 Fantasy Team

Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga

Vice-Captain: Matheesha Pathirana

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka, Azmatullah Omarzai, Ibrahim Zadran, Charith Asalanka, Karim Janat, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen ul Haq.

SL vs AFG Head-To-Head Records in T20I

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SL vs AFG Toss Prediction:

The toss-winning captain is likely to opt to chase, as batting in the second innings tends to be slightly easier.

SL vs AFG Pitch Report:

The pitch doesn’t offer much for the fast bowlers, but spinners will find grip and turn, especially as the ball gets older. Pacers will need to focus on bowling tight lines and using variations to deceive the batters.

SL vs AFG Weather Report:

Isolated thunderstorms are predicted in the morning, but the evening is expected to be clear. The temperature will hover around 23 degrees Celsius.

Venue Information

  • Venue: Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium

  • City: Dambulla

  • Capacity: 16, 800

  • Ends: Press Box End, Scoreboard End

  • Hosts to: Sri Lanka

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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