SL VS AFG 2nd ODI Match Prediction, Fantasy Picks, Top Batsmen, Top Bowlers

SL VS AFG 2nd ODI Match Prediction
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SL VS AFG 2nd ODI Match Prediction: On Sunday in the early afternoon, the second One-Day International between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan begins at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. Afghanistan won the first game by 60 runs, giving them 110 points in the World Cup Super League for the years 2020–2023. As we preview this day-night ODI, continue reading. At the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, the second game of the series gets underway at 14:30 local time.

After only Pathum Nissanka and Wanindu Hasaranga made meaningful contributions on Friday, Sri Lanka needs additional players to stand up in this game. They have a strong team and ought to be able to win this ODI.

With a comprehensive victory on Friday, Afghanistan demonstrated that they are a player to watch in one-day international cricket. However, they often struggle with consistency, so another strong effort will be needed to go up 2-0.


Match – 2nd of 3 ODIs @ 2:30 PM IST

Venue – Pallekele International Cricket Stadium


The game between Srilanka vs Afghanistan will be telecasted on Sony Sports Network. Fans will be able to watch the live streaming of the SL vs AFG match on

You can also track live scores and updates on the Stumps and Bails website as well.


The teams will play to their full potential.


The same wicket that was utilized for the first ODI will be used for this game, therefore you can anticipate a modest slowing of the pitch. Nevertheless, there will be decent carry and a par score of about 290.


Srilanka Probable Playing XI: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Kahiru Kumara

Afghanistan Probable Playing XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Hasmatullah Shahidi (c), Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Yamin Ahmadzai


SL vs AFG Power Play scores:

To get a strong total, Sri Lanka would want to avoid losing early wickets. They’ll need to begin with the first ball. 40–50 runs are anticipated to be scored by the squad during the first powerplay.

Afghanistan will also want to avoid dropping wickets in the opening innings. The team is anticipated to score 45+ runs if they can hold onto wickets.

SL vs AFG Death Over scores:

Srilanka will hope to play till the final overs but not lose wickets in the middle. The team has all the potential but they failed to capitalize on it in the 1st match. The team can score about 50 runs in the last 10 overs if they have enough wickets to take the risk.

Afghanistan has grown immensely in the past 2 years. Their middle order strikes a lot better. They are expected to score 40+ runs in the death overs.

SL vs AFG Overall scores:

If their batters don’t lose momentum in the middle overs of the game and are able to form partnerships with hard-hitting in the end., both teams can reach a score of 270.


We are supporting Sri Lanka’s batting trio of Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, and Dinesh Chandimal. It is not surprising that Nissanka has been given the best odds by the bookmakers for this ODI after a good year. Since his ODI debut in 2010 Chandimal has scored 24 half-centuries and four centuries.

Our choices for Afghanistan’s batting order are Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, and Rahmat Shah. Gurbaz scored 53 on Friday, and bookmakers expect him to score for this team in the next two innings. Shah also reached fifty, his 26th fifty-plus score in ODIs.



We recommend Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana, and Wanindu Hasaranga as Sri Lanka’s finest bowlers. Hasaranga, who has the ability to perform on every surface, is the overwhelming favourite with the bookmakers to be Sri Lanka’s leading wicket-taker. We anticipate that the tempo that Rajitha experienced on Friday will continue in this ODI.

With the ball for Afghanistan, we advise Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Fazalhaq Farooqi. Khan, who is the clear favourite with the bookmakers, bowled extremely well in the series’ opening match. The Sri Lankan batters won’t want to face Farooqi again in this game after seeing how quick and reliable he was on Friday.


SL VS AFG Fantasy Picks

Pathum Nissanka, a right-handed opener, is our pick to be Sri Lanka’s leading run scorer in this match. Nissanka has achieved four half-centuries at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in 2022. As Sri Lanka’s leading wicket-taker in this ODI, Wanindu Hasaranga is definitely worth backing after taking 2-42 on Friday.

On Friday, Ibrahim Zadran won the Player of the Match Award after scoring 106 runs on 120 balls. Our choice for the top run scorer for Afghanistan in the Sunday ODI is the opener. Fazalhaq Farooqi took 4-49 on a fast pitch in the first game of the series, and he is a good bet to take Afghanistan’s most wickets in this game.

SL vs AFG Who wins?

The home team must win this game in order to increase their prospects of earning automatic qualification for the 2023 World Cup. Afghanistan won’t be easy prey, though, as the away team will once more be very competitive in this ODI. Overall, we anticipate Sri Lanka’s seasoned batters to deliver in this game and are backing Sri Lanka to win and tie the series at 1-1.


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