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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022: Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips and Squad updates

Updated: Sep 22, 2022

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Sri Lanka National Men's Cricket Team will kick off their Asia Cup Campaign against Afghanistan men's national Cricket team at Dubai International Stadium tomorrow , August 27, 2022.

Sri Lanka has been the second most successful side of this tournament after India . While , Afghanistan are still waiting to lift their maiden trophy.

However , This year journey of Sri Lanka has been disappointing as they have lost all their T20 International series and on the other hand, Afghanistan has been enjoying an exceptional form in the shortest format except for the last series against Ireland, where they failed, through by a small margin.

Sri Lanka Vs Afghanistan : Head to Head record and stats:

After the qualifiers, the 2022 Asia Cup is now in its most exciting phase. 6 teams will fight for the crown of the best continental team.

Sri Lanka will start the campaign with the opening encounter against Afghanistan.

Both teams will aim to erase the losses in their previous T20i series. Sri Lanka lost their last T20 match against Australia by 2-1 score , while Afghanistan also concluded their Ireland visit with a 3-2 defeat after a closely fought series.

This match will be the second encounter between Sri Lanka and Afghanisthan .

The previous encounter between these two nation was played a long time back in a Super 10 match of the ICC T20 World Cup in 2016. Despite putting up a tough match. Afghanistan could not register a win at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.

When it comes to batting, Afghanistan posted 153 on the board, riding on  Asgar Afghan’s 62 and Samiullah Shinwari’s quick-fire 31 , then Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan stole the show during the chase by smashing an unbeaten 83 runs off 56 balls.

However, both sides have changed themselves over time and are set to go all guns blazing.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan T20 Head to Head:

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Previous T20 International:

In the last clash between these two sides, Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on 17 March 2016.

Last T20I International Results:

Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Dream 11 Prediction:

Captain: Rashid Khan

Vice-Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga

Suggested Playing XI for SL vs AFG Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Predicted Playing 11s:

Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kusal Mendis (WK), Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Wandersay, Maheesh Theekshana and M Pathirana.

Afghanistan: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Ibrahim Zadran, Noor Ahmad, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (C), Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazal Farooqi, Naveen-Ul-Haq.

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