Match Preview – Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka 2024, 3rd ODI Match. Who Will Win, On February 14, 2024

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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 has demonstrated superiority over Afghanistan in the first two games of the series, securing two ODI series victories this year. For Sri Lanka not to win the final game of the series, there would need to be a significant turnaround in form from both teams.

Afghanistan: Afghanistan was thoroughly outplayed on Sunday, with their innings lasting less than 34 overs. While in the opening game, it was their top order that struggled, this time it was the middle-order that failed to contribute. It would indeed be a considerable surprise if Afghanistan managed to secure a victory to end the series.

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.

SL vs AFG Dream11 Fantasy Team

Captain: Azmatullah Omarzai

Vice-captain: Wanindu Hasaranga

Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Avishka Fernando, Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Mohammad Nabi, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Pramod Madushan.

SL vs AFG Head-To-Head Records in ODI

Stats

Match

SL Won

AFG Won

NR

Tie

Overall

14

9

4

1

0

Recent 5 Matches

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4

1

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SL vs AFG Toss Prediction:

Sri Lanka emerged victorious in both matches when batting first, and they opted to do so in the last game as well. We anticipate that Afghanistan will prefer to field first. Therefore, regardless of the toss outcome, we predict that Sri Lanka will choose to bat first.

SL vs AFG Pitch Report:

In both games, Sri Lanka has demonstrated that there are ample opportunities for scoring runs at this venue, although the pitch appears to be slowing down slightly. Any first innings score exceeding 300 should be sufficient to secure victory.

SL vs AFG Weather Report:

Once again, the conditions are expected to become increasingly humid during this match. Cloudy conditions are forecasted throughout, with the temperature ranging in the mid to high twenties.

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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