SL vs AFG: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update – Asia Cup 2022
SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction: At the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai, the opening match of the eagerly anticipated Asia Cup 2022 will feature Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. The economic unrest in Sri Lanka cost them the right to host the event, which they were once slated to do. The event will feature a total of six teams. Group A is made up of India, Pakistan, and Hong Kong, while Group B is made up of Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
India won the 50-over Asia Cup, which was the competition’s most recent iteration. Since the tournament’s start, the Asia Cup will be played in the T20 format a second time. Sri Lanka has the best win % with a five-year winning streak. Afghanistan is participating in the competition for the third time. On each of the previous two occasions, they came in fourth place. It will be intriguing to watch which club wins this match on Saturday given that both teams have equally strong lineups on paper (August 27).
SL vs AFG Match Details:
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Match 1
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Date & Time: 27th August at 7:30 PM IST and 6:00 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network
SL vs AFG, Match 1 Pitch Report:
Given what has happened in the previous five T20 games played here, the pitch is likely to give the bowlers an advantage. In each of these five games, the side that won the toss chose to bowl and prevailed. 128 runs are scored on average in the first inning.
(Will be included after any updates)
SL vs AFG, Match 1 Probable Playing XIs:
Pathum Nissanka (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Asitha Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay.
Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Mohammad Nabi (c), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Karim Janat.
Top Picks for SL vs AFG Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Pathum Nissanka has had a great deal of success in T20Is this year, scoring 326 runs in 11 games. In T20Is this year, he has scored the most runs for Sri Lanka.
One of the most devastating hitters in this format is Bhanuka Rajapaksa. The talent he possesses is not represented by his T20I statistics. His batting strike rate, which is 134.61, does a lot to describe him. In this competition, Rajapaksa is one of the athletes to keep an eye on.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Wanindu Hasaranga needed 32 games to accumulate 50 wickets in T20Is. He achieved a 50-wicket haul in international cricket in in 2 years and 61 days, making him the fastest player to do it in terms of time. In the game’s shortest format, Hasaranga has become a force to be reckoned with. He has amassed 46 wickets at an average of 12.67 in 25 games since 2021. Only Tabraiz Shamsi, who has 48 wickets in 31 games, is a bowler who has more wickets than he does.
In Afghanistan cricket, Mohammad Nabi has already earned legend status. The team’s captain has participated in 96 T20 Internationals and could play his 100th match during this competition. Nabi has 80 wickets to his name and a T20I average of 1653 runs at 22.64.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Rashid Khan recovered from without a wicket in the first three Twenty20 Internationals he played against Ireland this month by taking three wickets in the final two games of the five-game series. He took 3 wickets for just 25 runs in his final appearance in The Hundred.
Maheesh Theekshana has taken 16 wickets at an average of 27.37 in 18 T20Is, including 7 this year. Hasaranga and also Theekshana might be the ideal team, and they can wreck havoc in this competition.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
The best wicketkeeper selection for this game among the other players is Rahmanullah Gurbaz. He has scored 676 runs in 27 T20Is, averaging 25.03 and hitting 133.86 percent of his targets, also including four half-centuries.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SL vs AFG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Najibullah Zadran, Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka (C), Mohammad Nabi, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga (VC), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Maheesh Theekshana.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SL vs AFG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (C), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Najibullah Zadran, Usman Ghani, Charith Asalanka, Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Nabi, Wanindu Hasaranga, Rashid Khan (VC), Naveen-ul-Haq, Maheesh Theekshana.
SL vs AFG Risky Captaincy Choices:
In September 2021, Dhananjaya de Silva last participated in a T20I. Dhananjaya de Silva has 412 runs and 5 wickets in 23 T20 Internationals. Also he’ll probably be crucial to the team’s middle order.
The 22-year-old fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq has an average of 21.94 wickets in 112 T20 games. He has only taken 25 wickets for Afghanistan, though, in 18 games. Also he should participate in this competition if he wants to raise his stats.
Player you should avoid:
In his career, Ibrahim Zadran has only participated in 8 T20I games. When choosing players for fantasy teams, he should avoided because both teams have many more players with experience than him.