The 1st ODI of the Afghanistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2022 will take place on the 25th of November between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka at the Pallekele International Stadium, Sri Lanka.
LIVE SCORES – Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka- 1 ODI
Afghanistan Form Guide:
Afghanistan have been in a terrible form lately. They have lost 4 out of their last 5 international matches.
Players to look out for in Afghanistan:
1. Najibullah Zadran – He is the backbone of Afghanistan batting line-up. Najibullah plays spin well and he will hold the key to Afghanistan’s success in the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.
2. Fareed Ahmad- He is a strike bowler for Afghanistan who provides breakthroughs at important junctures of the match.
Sri Lanka Form Guide:
Sri Lanka performed brilliantly in the Asia Cup 2022 but couldn’t really perform to their potential in the recently concluded ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
Players to look out for in Sri Lanka:
1. Kusal Mendis – He has been in an incredible form in cricket lately. On Sri Lankan pitches, he can tear apart the opposition bowling attack.
2. Maheesh Theekshana- He is a wicket taking option for the skipper Dasun Shanaka. Theekshana keeps it tight in the middle overs in ODI cricket and picks up wickets at regular intervals.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage, Dananjaya Lakshan, Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana, Pramod Madushan, Asitha Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Lahiru Kumara, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Afghanistan: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmat Shah (vc), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Azmatullah Omarzai, Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Gulbadin Naib, Ibrahim Zadran, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Noor Ahmad, Rashid Khan, Riaz Hassan, Shahidullah Kamal, Yamin Ahmadzai, Zia-ur-Rehman
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* – PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Sri Lanka
Who will win?– Sri Lanka
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka), Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Maheesh Theekshana (Sri Lanka), Fareed Ahmad (Afghanistan)
Most Sixes – Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka), Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan)
Player of the Match– Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka)
Team Scores Batting first – Sri Lanka 270+, Afghanistan 220+
Match Handicap: Sri Lanka
Live Cricket Streaming Afghanistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2022: The live cricket streaming page which enables you to watch live cricket – Geo-restrictions apply
*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
© Cricket World 2022