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SL vs AFG, Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Prediction for 3rd ODI

Sri Lanka

Match Preview

It is going to be SL vs AFG for the 3rd and final time at Hambantota tomorrow for the last game of the ODI series.

Currently, the series is tied at 1-1 as both the hosts and the visitors have won one game each.

Talking about the 2nd ODI, then Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat first and posted a massive target of 323 runs.

For the hosts, it was Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne, and Sadeera Samarawickrama who gave major contributions.

On the other hand, Afghanistan was wrapped up for a mere 191 runs and the hosts won the game by 132 runs.

Additionally, skipper Shahidi and Ibrahim Zadran provided some support to the batting side.

That’s why the 3rd ODI will be a crucial one for both these sides.

Furthermore, Sri Lanka will look to improve their chances of getting into the ODI World Cup as well.

On the other hand, Afghanistan will look to give the hosts a tough fight in the last ODI as well.

Thus, we will get some exciting competition between these two sides tomorrow.

Match Details

Match: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 3rd ODI

Venue: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota

Date: 7th June 2023

Time: 10:00 AM IST

Pitch Report

The wicket at Hambantota has something for batters and bowlers and is a neutral wicket. Furthermore, there will be some initial help for the pacers, but the spinners will come in handy. Therefore, both teams will look to win the toss and bat first at this venue.

Full Squads for SL vs AFG, 3rd ODI

Sri Lanka

Angelo Matthews, Charith Asalanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Pathum Nissanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Dushmatha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana

Afghanistan

Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmat Shah, Shahidullah, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Abdul Rahman, Fareed Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Rashid Khan, Yamin Ahmadzai, Zia-ur-Rehman

Probable Playing XI for SL vs AFG, 3rd ODI

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana

Afghanistan

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad Malik

Match Prediction for SL vs AFG, 3rd ODI

From the team combinations and previous results, we can say that it will be an even contest.

Moreover, both teams will also look to put their best foot forward in tomorrow’s game and win the series.

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