The first match of the 2022 Asia Cup will take place between Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan. While the Lankan Lions are hoping to start their campaign on a positive note, Afghanistan also needs a comeback after losing 3-2 to Ireland in five T20 matches in Ireland. The first match of Asia Cup 2022 will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday, August 27.
Due to the economic turmoil in Sri Lanka, the Asian Cricket Council relocated the tournament to the United Arab Emirates.
In T20 Internationals, Sri Lanka is ranked 8th, while Afghanistan is ranked 10th. T20 being the most unpredictable format of the game, it will be interesting to see how these two equally matched teams fare against one another.
During the Asia Cup 2022, Dasun Shanaka will lead Sri Lanka. Afghanistan’s captain in the tournament is Mohammad Nabi. In the tournament, both teams belong to group B. Another team in the same group is Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Wining Details
The last time Sri Lanka played Australia was in June this year, and they lost 1-2. During the three-match series, Sri Lanka lost the first T20I by 10 wickets and the second by 3 wickets. The team made a comeback in the 3rd T20I, winning four wickets.
Earlier this month, Afghanistan played a T20I series against Ireland. In the five-match series, Afghanistan lost 2-3. In the first T20I, Ireland won by seven wickets, while in the second T20I, they won by five wickets. Afghanistan won the 3rd T20I by 22 runs and the 4th T20I by 7 wickets. In the 5th T20I, Afghanistan lost by 7 wickets and thus lost the series.
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Sri Lanka Predicted XI
Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kusal Mendis (wicketkeeper), Dasun Shanaka (captain), , Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Asitha Fernando
Afghanistan Predicted XI
Rahmatullah Gurbaz (wicketkeeper), Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi (captain), Azmatullah Omarzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Rashid Khan, Fareed Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Lanka And Afghanistan Squads:
Afghanistan: 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. Standby: Nijat Masood, Qais Ahmed, Sharafuddin Ashraf.
Sri Lanka: 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, Nuwan Thusara, Dinesh Chandimal.
SL vs Afg Head to Head
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