It is no secret that Sri Lanka has always been one of those teams to face in Asia Cup history.
The side’s performances during this tournament prove them worthy opponents for any opponent, as they manage top-class play every time and win matches against all odds.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Probable XI, Dream11 Tips & Prediction, Pitch Report
The opening match of the Asia Cup 2022 will feature a highly-anticipated contest between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. The Afghan side is led by Mohammad Nabi, while Dasun Shanaka captains their respective teams in this tournament opener.
This game pits two ranked tenths against each other on ICC Men’s T20I rankings list – with only one win so far away from moving up some places higher up within those charts.
This tournament has all the makings for spice, and it’s a perfect lead-in to next month’s T20 World Cup. The fact that this Asia cup is happening at such an important time only adds more intrigue.
How Sri Lanka dissociates their trouble back home from cricketing; how Afghanistan fare when they face off against some bigger names in local club competition–those things could define what we see here with our own eyes: less predictable games than ever before (and who wouldn’t want something new).
The teams are coming off series defeats, but they have a final chance to fine-tune their combinations before the big one in Australia. The tournament will be challenging with different conditions than what was seen Down Under; however, it’s what we’ve come accustomed to – hope for the best result possible.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2022 Match 1 Details:
When: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Match 1, Asia Cup 2022, 7:00 PM IST
Where: Dubai International Stadium
Live Streaming: Watch the Link
Chasing is a way of playing cricket where teams want to score more runs than their opponents. In 2021, 12 out of 13 games were won by batting second, including the final between Australia and New Zealand, which was won in an exciting contest with both sides putting up great performances. The weather for this match looks set at 36 degrees, so it should be pretty hot.
Pitch Report: When the Dubai International Cricket Stadium’s surface doesn’t exactly lend itself to explosive batting, games are typically limited in range and end up being played on a high-bounce pitch with short boundaries. The seam movement often disappoints spinners – they have very little support here.
T20I Head to Head: Sri Lanka 1-0 Afghanistan.
Sri Lanka Injury News: Dushmantha Chameera is no longer part of the squad owing to a calf injury.
Afghanistan Injury News: None to report so far
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 Match 1 Probable XIs:
Probable XI:Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Asitha Fernando
Squad: Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka(w), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Asitha Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Nuwanidu Fernando, Pramod Madushan, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwan Thushara
Probable XI: Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Mohammad Nabi (c), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Karim Janat, Noor Ahmad
Squad: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi(c), Samiullah Shinwari, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Usman Ghani, Azmatullah Omarzai, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Top Picks for SL vs AFG Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
|Pathum Nissanka||Bhanuka Rajapaksa|
Top Picks – All-Rounders
|Wanindu Hasaranga||Mohammad Nabi|
Top Picks – Bowlers
|Maheesh Theekshana||Rashid Khan|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Dream11 Team
Keeper – Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Batsmen – Najibullah-Zadran, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka
All-rounders – Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammad Nabi, Chamika Karunaratne
Bowlers – Rashid-Khan (C), Maheesh Theekshana (VC), Mujeeb-ur-Rahman