Sri Lanka’s scheduled playing XI vs Afghanistan, Asian Cup
Asian Cup 2022, Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Scheduled Game XI: Group B will kick off the Asian Continental Cricket Tournament with Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in the first game. Both teams enter the competition after series losses in the format. While Sri Lanka lost their last bilateral T20I series 2-1 at home to Australia in June, Afghanistan recently lost a five-match bilateral 3-2 in Ireland. Afghanistan, however, have the edge in overall win-loss ratio in the format since January 2020, 1.857 compared to Sri Lanka’s 0.416. In the last two years, Sri Lanka have only won one bilateral T20I series which has come at home against a second Indian side which barely managed to field an XI after seven of their players tested positive. at Covid-19 after a win in the first of three games.
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Asian Cup 2022 Match 1, Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Match Details:
The first match of the Asian Cup 2022 between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will be played at the Dubai International Stadium in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday August 27. Somewhat anecdotally, the last time Sri Lanka won the tournament was also the first Asian Cup in Afghanistan. in 2014.
Asian Cup 2022 Match 1, Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Field Report:
The ground in Dubai in the early stages of the IPL 2021 second leg favored the leaders before they slowed down. In the 2021 T20 World Cup, 12 out of 13 games in Dubai were won by beating runners-up and that included the final.
Asian Cup 2022 Match 1, Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Weather Report:
The rain is hardly a concern with temperatures expected around 36 degrees.
Asian Cup 2022 Match 1, Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Probable Playing XI:
Sri Lanka Likely eleventh:Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Asitha Fernando
Afghanistan Likely XI: Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Mohammad Nabi (c), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Karim Janat, Noor Ahmad
Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka(w), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Asitha Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Nuwanidu Fernando, Pramod Madushan, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwan Thushara
Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi(c), Samiullah Shinwari, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Usman Ghani, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fazalhaq Farooqi