In the first match of the Asia Cup tomorrow, it will be the Lankan Lions up against Afghanistan. The match will be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Mohammad Nabi will be leading the Afghani side while Dasun Shanaka will be at the helm of things for Sri Lanka.
Talking about their T20I rankings, then we can see that Sri Lanka is currently occupying the eighth position in the team rankings while Afghanistan is just two places down at tenth.
Therefore, we can expect a cracking contest between these two sides tomorrow as both are very good teams when it comes to T20 cricket.
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Match Format: T20I, Match 1, T20I tournament
Date: 27th August 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Streaming Platform: Fan Code
Live Broadcast: Star Sports Network
The pitch at Dubai isn’t an easy one for batters as very rarely do the scores touch 160-170 at this venue. But, batters can make the most use of the short and straight boundaries at the venue. There is a lot of seam movement and bounce on the surface. Spinners are expected to get very little support from the surface.
Team News & Injury Updates for SL vs AFG Dream11 Match:
As of now, no news of any changes or injuries have been reported by the management on either side. We can see full-strength squads for tomorrow’s contest.
Complete Squad for SL vs AFG Dream11 Match:
Ashen Bandara, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Kusal Mendis (wk), Asitha Fernando, Binura Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Jefferey Vandersay, Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwan Thushara, Pramod Madushan, Praveen Jayawickrama
Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Usman Ghani, Azmatullah Omarzai, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi (c), Samiullah Shinwari, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Afsar Zazai (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Nijat Masood, Noor Ahmad, Qais Ahmad, Rashid Khan
Probable Playing XI for SL vs AFG Dream11 Match:
The Lankan lions have a great chance to win tomorrow’s contest and start on a positive note. Their T20 players are in very good form and have played several T20I series where they have won. Wanindu Hasaranga will be their main player for tomorrow.
Predicted Playing XI:
Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Asitha Fernando, Jeffery Vandersay
The Afghans too have played some T20I series recently and have been playing really well when it comes to T20 cricket. They too will want to start on a positive note by defeating Sri Lanka.
Predicted Playing XI:
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:
Asalanka is a great batsman for Sri Lanka when it comes to the shortest format of the game. Moreover, he has made 521 runs so far in his 20 T20I matches. He will look to contribute more runs for his team tomorrow.
Theekshana has so far been able to get 16 wickets in his 18 T20I matches. Thus, he will have to play his best cricket tomorrow by hunting down quick Afghani wickets.
Hasaranga is the mainstay of the current Sri Lankan side. Moreover, in his 38 T20Is so far, he has amassed 382 runs and has taken 62 wickets.
Rashid has been very good with the ball for Afghanistan in their recent international series. In his 66 T20Is, he has made 229 runs and picked up 112 wickets. Afghanistan will be dependent on him to deliver the goods tomorrow.
Nabi is a very experienced allrounder for Afghanistan and will look to add more runs to his tally. For his 95 T20I matches, Nabi has smashed 1631 runs and picked up 80 wickets so far.
Janat is a good allrounder for Afghanistan in the recent past. Moreover, in his 36 T20I matches so far, Janat has made 345 runs and picked up 31 wickets. He is a safe pick for Afghanistan for tomorrow’s match.
Players to avoid for SL vs AFG Dream11 Match:
Dhananjaya de Silva
de Silva last played a T20 international in 2021. He has been able to make only 412 runs and taken 5 wickets. Thus, Sri Lanka must choose him with great caution.
Ibrahim has an experience of only 8 T20I matches in his career so far. Additionally, there are far better and more experienced players than him in the squad. So, Afghanistan must avoid him for tomorrow’s clash.
Our Playing XI for SL vs AFG Match 1 Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga (c), Mohammad Nabi, Dasun Shanaka, Rashid Khan (vc), Maheesh Theekshana, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Sri Lanka have a higher chance of winning tomorrow’s match.
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