Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st Match, Group B (Asia Cup) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

The Asia Cup is set to start on Saturday, “Group B” First Game Between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will face off in the first match of the Asia Cup 2022 scheduled to be played on August 27 (Saturday) at the Dubai International Stadium.

Afghanistan Teams coming into the tournament after losing against Ireland in the 5-match T20I series. The Najibullah Zadran has been the top run scorer in T20Is this year with 255 runs in 9 innings.

In the bowling sector, Spinner Rashid Khan has also picked up 9 wickets this year in 10 matches and left-arm pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi has been the top-wicket taker for Afghanistan in T20Is this year, picking up 11 wickets in 8 matches.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka is coming into the competition after being involved in a local T20 tournament organized by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). Sri Lanka have not been in a good form off late in the T20 format.

Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka and Pathum Nissanka along with captain Dasun Shanaka to take on the Afghan bowling and start the tournament with a win.

In Bowling Department, Dushmantha Chameera missing out due to a calf injury. it means Asitha Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne and Dasun Shanaka will comprise the pace department, while the spin department would be led by Maheesh Theekshana, all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga and Dhananjaya de Silva.

Today’s Match Details:

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st Match, Group B (Asia Cup 2022)

When: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st Match, Group B at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai 7.30 PM IST

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Date & Time: 27th Aug 2022, 7.30 PM IST

Live Streaming on Star Sports, Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report

At Dubai International Stadium,  The wicket is expected to be good for batting with the ball coming nicely onto the bat. The bowlers can also get some assistance with the new ball and try to scalp a few wickets during the field restrictions.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Probable Playing 11

Sri Lanka Possible XI

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 Possible XI

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.

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