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Afghanistan Vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2022,Lagai Khai, LK Pro

QUICK STATS

TOTAL MATCHES
74
MATCHES WON BATTING FIRST
34
MATCHES WON BOWLING FIRST
39
AVG 1ST INNINGS SCORE
142
AVG 2ND INNINGS SCORE
124
HIGHEST TOTAL RECORDED
211/3
LOWEST TOTAL RECORDED
55/10
HIGHEST SCORE CHASED
183/5
LOWEST SCORE DEFENDED 134/7

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SRI LANKA

AFGHANISTAN

Dasun Shanaka (c)
Danushka Gunathilaka
Pathum Nissanka
Kusal Mendis
Charith Asalanka
Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Ashen Bandara
Dhananjaya de Silva
Wanindu Hasaranga
Maheesh Theekshana
Jeffrey Vandersay
Praveen Jayawickrama
Chamika Karunaratne
Dilshan Madushanka
Matheesha Pathirana
Nuwanidu Fernando
Dushmantha Chameera
Dinesh Chandimal
Mohammad Nabi (c)
Najibullah Zadran
Afsar Zazai
Azmatullah Omarzai
Farid Ahmad Malik
Fazalhaq Farooqi
Hashmatullah Shahidi
Hazratullah Zazai
Ibrahim Zadran
Karim Janat
Mujeeb ur Rahman
Najibullah Zadran
Naveen ul Haq
Noor Ahmad
Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Rashid Khan
Samiullah Shinwari

The Asia Cup is scheduled to begin on Saturday, 27th August with the inaugural match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Both sides look balanced and eager to prove their mettle in the upcoming Asia Cup. Unlike traditional 50-over matches, this year's Asia Cup is going to be in T20 format. This will give players enough practice to hone their battle skills before the imminent T20 World Cup.

SL and AFG belong to Group B along with Bangladesh. This is going to be an important match for both sides since they carry their own set of ammo to fire. They will try to start their campaign on a winning note and add 2 important points to their name in the points table.

Let us go through previous data, stats and player previews to make an analytical prediction.

SL vs AFG Asia Cup 2022 Today Match Prediction, Betting Tips, Pitch Report & Analysis


Teams Preview

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has toppled from its heydays and is striving hard to create a pool of talents that can carry the Lankan legacy for years. The Lions could have been easily a strong contender to win the Asia Cup a decade ago. However, the all-new Sri Lanka team has a fine mixture of young and experienced campaigners.

Players such as Wanindu Hasaranga and Bhanuka Rajapaksa have been an integral part of the last IPL and played some exciting knocks for their respective teams. Kushal Mendis is an aggressive batter who can change the complexion of the game single-handedly.

Sri Lanka Playing 11

Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana

Afghanistan Playing 11

Mohammad Nabi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Afsar Zazai, Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Farid Ahmad Malik, Naveen ul Haq

Afghanistan

Afghanistan is no more an underdog team and can be the dark horse of the tournament. Currently ranking 10th in the T20 cricket rankings, just a couple of ranks below the Lions, the country has already established itself in this format.

A spin attack that comprises Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi can tear apart any side on a subcontinental pitch. Rashid Khan has been a T20 superstar and is the best leg spinner in this format. Batters are yet to pick up his fast hand rotation and mysterious googlies.

Sri Lanka and Afghanistan had faced each other in just one T20 match so far. Sri Lanka won the game by 6 wickets. However, the match took place way back in 2016. By now, the Afghanistan cricket team has emerged as a stronger side with several star performers and experienced campaigners.

There is no doubt that the inaugural match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan is going to be a stellar show. So, kickstart your weekend with an electrifying vibe and #GetSetBet for FREE on Lagai Khai Pro to win exciting rewards.

Pitch Stats and Conditions

This year, Asia Cup 2022 is hosted by Sri Lanka in the UAE. The UAE pitches are typically batter-friendly, so the audience is in for high-scoring thrillers.

The ground size and wind are also going to play a big role. The Sri Lanka and Afghanistan match will be played in Dubai, which has easy to clear boundaries. As per stats, the average score batting first in the Dubai International Cricket Stadium is 143.

SL vs AFG Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss would like to bowl first. Since this is a night match, the dew factor may come into play and bowlers may face difficulty in gripping. Moreover, pace bowlers are expected to get some bounce upfront when the pitch is live and fresh.

The team winning the toss must capitalize on the factor and try to restrict the opponent within a score of 150. It would be easy to chase something around 150 and 160 under light with dew factor coming in at the later part of the match.  

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Match Tips by Lagai Khai Pro

According to our experts, Afghanistan will win the inaugural match of Asia Cup 2022. Loss Cut, Book Set at 30 Paise. Sign up on India’s favourite match tips app, Lagai Khai Pro, bet on Cricket Matches for Free and Win latest gadgets, smartphones, and LK Diamonds, which you can use to purchase accurate tips. Download the Lagai Khai Pro App now and #GetSetBet for FREE.

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