SL VS AFG 1st ODI Playing 11: key players to watch out for, fantasy tips

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SL VS AFG 1st ODI Playing 11: After playing a lot of T20Is in the last couple of months, the Asian Giants now ready to lock horns in the ODI format.

The first match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will be played at the Pallekele Stadium on November 25. The pitch is a balanced surface, players may play their shots freely since the new ball slides onto the bat with ease.

This is an important series for both the teams as this series comes under ICC World Cup 2023 League. Since Sri Lanka is standing in 10th place and Afghanistan is at 7th spot in the Super league standings it will be crucial for both sides to play solid cricket to remain in direct entry to the World Cup contention.

Importantly, the only top eight teams will qualify with direct entry. And as far as this series is concerned, Sri Lanka will start the series as favorites as they are playing at their home.

SL Vs AFG When and where to watch?

The live telecasting of the series between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will be available to watch on ICC.tv for free.

While you can track all the live updates of the SL Vs AFG ODI series on the stumps and bails website as well.

SL vs AFG Players to watch out for

The players to watch out for in the ODI series between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan would be the wicket keeper batter Pathum Nissanka, skipper of Sri Lanka Dasun Shanaka and in-form batter Bhanuka Rajapaksa. All three players are in strong form and will most likely to rule the series. Maheesh Theekshana and Lahiru Kumara will lead the bowling department for Sri Lanka.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa has all the quality to become the player of the tournament.

It will be interesting to see how the quality batters from Afghanistan performs during their tour of Sri Lanka. As Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, and Rahmanullah Gurbaz, all three are in good form and possess the ability to score quick runs, while Rashid Khan and Fazalhaq Farooqi will be the bowlers from Afghanistan, the team Sri Lanka should aware of.

SL Vs AFG 1st ODI Playing 11

Sri Lanka 11

Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Dananjaya Lakshan, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara

Afghanistan 11

Hashmatullah Shahidi (Captain), Rahmat Shah, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Noor Ahmed

SL Vs AFG Fantasy Tips

Batters: Hashmatullah Shahidi, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran

Wicketkeeper: Kusal Mendis

All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Dasun Shanaka

Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara

SL Vs AFG: captain and vice-captain picks:

Captain: Rashid Khan

Vice-Captain: Bhanuka Rajapaksa

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