Asia Cup 2022: Match 1, Sri Lanka Vs Afghanistan Preview, Live Streaming Details, Pitch Report, Weather Forecast, Squads, Probable XIs, And Prediction
Sri Lanka Vs Afghanistan Preview: The Asia Cup 2022 kicks off on August 27 in the United Arab Emirates. A total of six teams, namely, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Hong Kong take part in this edition. The opening game of the tournament sees Sri Lanka take on Afghanistan at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. It is a group B fixture.
Sri Lanka will be led by Dasun Shanaka in the Asia Cup 2022. The Lankan side’s last limited-overs series came against Australia at home. They won the five-match ODI series by a 3-2 margin. They will look to carry forward the form in white-ball cricket in the upcoming edition of the Asia Cup.
Afghanistan, on the other hand, recently toured Ireland for a five-match T20I series. It was a close-fought series and the Afghan side suffered a loss by a 3-2 margin. They will now look to turn the tables around in the Asia Cup. Mohammad Nabi will continue to lead the side and will be eager to lead by example over the next few days.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Match Preview Details:
Match: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Match 1, Asia Cup, 2022
Date and Time: August 27th, 2022, Saturday, 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Live Streaming: Disney+ HotStar
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Pitch Report
The pitch at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium is a balanced track. The batters will have to spend some time in the middle before they can hit through the line. The spinners might come into play in the later stages of the game.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Weather Forecast
Clear skies will greet both sides on Sunday, with the temperature expected to range between 29 and 41 degrees Celsius.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Squads
Sri Lanka Squad
Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwanidu Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Pramod Madushan, Nuwan Thushara
Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Usman Ghani
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Probable XIs
Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Asitha Fernando
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Usman Ghani, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Malik
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Match Prediction
Sri Lanka and Afghanistan face off in the opening game of the Asia Cup 2022. Both will come out hard to get off to a winning start.
The Afghan side has a good balance and expect it to come out on top.
Prediction: Afghanistan to win this encounter.