Asia Cup 2022 SL vs AFG: The day has finally arrived when fans from all over the world can witness the action between the top guns of Asia to lock horns in the marquee Asia Cup event.
With 6 top Asian teams participating in the event, the first match of the 15th edition of the Asia Cup will take place between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan on Saturday, August 27.
Both teams will try to start their Asia Cup 2022 on a high note by winning the first match of the event. Sri Lanka is a strong team both on and off the paper, and their players are looking confident to register a win in the opening game to confirm their berth for the next stage.
While Afghanistan team, who reached UAE after facing defeat in Ireland, also looks to maintain the balance on the side and overcome a tough challenge on Saturday.
Sri Lanka, Afghanistan along with Bangladesh are part of group B. While India, Pakistan and Hong Kong are in the group.
Each team will play against each other in the group and later top two teams will advance to the super four, starting next week, followed by the final of Asia Cup 2022 on September 11.
Probable playing XIs for the 1st Asia Cup 2022 SL vs AFG Match
Sri Lanka XI
Pathum Nissanka, Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajaspaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Asitha Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay
Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, FazalHaq Farooqi
When and Where to watch the 1st match of Asia Cup 2022 between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan?
The opening match of the 15th edition of Asia Cup will be played on Saturday, August 27 at 7:30 IST.
Live telecast of the match will be available on Star Sports channel in India. The live streaming of the match will be available on Disney+Hotsar.
You can also track live scores and updates on the stumps and bails website as well.