SL vs AFG Match Prediction: Team Sri Lanka is set to face Afghanistan in both teams’ tournament opener to be played at the Dubai International Stadium on August 27 (Saturday). Both teams had a strong preparation before the tournament and will look to perform well in the mega event.
Talking about both team’s preparations, Sri Lanka is coming to the tournament after playing a domestic T20 league organized by the national board Afghanistan on the other hand is coming to the tournament after suffering a series defeat at the hands of Ireland and will want to make a solid statement in first match of the tournament.
Venue – Dubai International Stadium
Date and Time – August 27, 7:30 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming – Star Sports, Disney+Hotstar
The surface at the Dubai International Stadium can prove to be good for batting with the new ball getting some swing as well. Batters will need to stay at the crease as long as they could before trying to play big shots. The skipper winning the toss might want to have a bowl first and look to chase the total later on.
Here are the Probable Playing XIs for Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan
Sri Lanka opening batter Pathum Nissanka will want to have a good outing against Afghanistan and look to score big runs for his team.
Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kusal Mendis (wicketkeeper), Dasun Shanaka (captain), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka.
Afghanistan ace all-rounder Rashid Khan is expected to play a crucial role for his team with both bat and ball. With the ball, Rashid will want to take some wickets for his team and hit some boundaries for them with the bat.
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wicketkeeper), Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (captain), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad.
SL vs AFG Match Prediction
Today’s match prediction: Sri Lanka to win the match