Afghanistan Vs Sri Lanka Match Preview: ICC T20 World Cup 2022

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AFG vs SL: T20 World Cup

Tuesday’s match-32 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 features Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka. In the Super 12 stage of the competition, both teams are in a fairly comparable position with two points after three games.

What to expect from Team Afghanistan?

Afghanistan only had one match against England that had finished. While their subsequent matches against New Zealand and Ireland ended in no result due to rain. Afghanistan will be eager to make a statement in tomorrow’s encounter against Sri Lanka.

Well-known players who can contribute and help Afghanistan win the game are Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Najibullah, Mohammad Nabi, and Rashid Khan. We can expect a good performance from the Afghanistan side especially with the ball.

What to expect from team Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka had dropped two straight crucial games, and their most recent loss against New Zealand came by a large margin of 65 runs. The Sri Lankan batting order excelled in the qualification games but completely failed in the two prior contests.

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, and Dasun Shanaka are some well-known players on their side; it’s just a matter of time before they all rise to the occasion and aid Sri Lanka in winning the game. We can expect a high scoring total from Sri Lanka if they bat first.

Pitch Report

The Gabba’s pitch is a level surface.  On this pitch, the early innings are more advantageous for pacers. The middle overs will undoubtedly favour the spinners. Overall, this pitch is favourable to hitters. As a result, the game between AFG and SL is expected to be quite a high-scoring match.

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka probable playing XIs

Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi (C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Afsar Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Fazalhaq Farooqi.

Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (C), Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis (WK), Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Chamika Karunaratne, and Maheesh Theekshana.

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka who will win?

In the T20 format, Afghanistan is stocked with both seasoned and youthful players. The prospects of this team winning today’s game against Afghanistan have grown because of their strong batting order.

Also with the inclusion of some well-known T20 format batsmen. We must not overlook the fact that Sri Lanka is a potent team that won the Asia Cup by defeating powerful opponents a few months ago. Therefore, in my opinion, Sri Lanka is the favourite to win the match.

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