Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka – Match Preview: Afghanistan will be up against the Lankans in the Super 12 match no. 32 of the T20 World Cup 2022 on Tuesday, November 01, from 9:30 AM IST onwards at the Gabba, Brisbane.
Afghanistan has collected two points in three games while, on the other hand, the Lankans have also the same points in three games.
Match: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka – Super 12 Group 1 (Match 32)
Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane.
Date & Time: November 01, 2022, at 9:30 AM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Star Sports Network and JIO TV.
The match will be played in Brisbane. The pitch out here is good for batting. Spinners thrive bowling here also. 160 is the par score.
Matches Played: 03
Won by Afghanistan: 01
Won by Sri Lanka: 02
Mohammad Nabi and his side are still looking for their first win in the tournament. In three games, two ended with no result as rain washed out both games. The only match they could play was their first game against England, in which they lost by 5 wickets. However, since then their next two games of the Super 12 (NZ and Ireland respectively) washed out due to rain.
The loss against England shows the batting failure despite Perth having nothing for the batters. However, the bowlers performed much better as England reached the target in the 18th over. The Afghans are currently in the fifth spot in the points table. If the match happens, most probably Afghanistan will try to capitalize on the moment to grab two important points here at the Gabba.
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Meanwhile, for the Lankans, it's an up and down so far in the tournament. They have collected two points in three points with one win and two losses game. Sri Lanka is currently at the bottom of the group 1-point table and will face the Afghans, who are fifth. After an easy win against Ireland, the Lankans suffered a defeat against the Aussies while also losing the third one against the blackcaps.
The bowlers are always in between wickets but the main concern for the side is their batting collapses in every game. Shanaka-led Sri Lanka will be hoping for two points to stay alive in the knockout race. Can Shanaka and his men put their best at the Gabba on Tuesday?
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)
Mohammad Nabi (C)
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