Sri Lanka will lock horns with Afghanistan in the first super 4 match of Asia Cup 2022. Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in the first game of the match. Also, Sri Lanka made a come back with a thrilling win against Bangladesh.
Also, Sri Lanka have a weak top order just like their counterparts India. The trio of three-pronged of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman is arguably the best spin attack. Afghanistan have a upper hand over Sri Lanka since their spinner Rashid Khan is in form. Mohammad Nabi is also known for his big hitting skills. He played for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Sharjah is in midst of humid weather. Since the boundaries of the stadium are minimal it is easier for batsman to score runs. Also, since there is no dew the ball can spin. The team batting first have higher chances of winning if there is no dew in the fall of 2nd half. The average first innings score here is 166 runs. The team who bat in the 2nd innings are not expected to win here as the conditions favor the team which is batting first.
Probable Playing XI
Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi (captain), Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujeeb ur Rahman,
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay
Date: 3rd September, 2022
Time: 8:00 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Ground, Sharjah
Streaming Platform: Hotstar
MATCH PREDICTION : Asia Cup Super 4
Afghanistan have a upper hand over Sri Lanka and are favorites to win the match as they have spin trio. Sri Lanka have slight chances of winning if Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Chamika Karunaratne score half-centuries. Taking wickets at crucial intervals will also be a bonus for Sri Lanka.
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