Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan: Asia Cup 2022, Match 1, Full Preview, Lineups, Pitch Report, And Dream11 Team Prediction

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan: Asia Cup 2022, Match 1, Full Preview, Lineups, Pitch Report, And Dream11 Team Prediction. Make Your Team Now.

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The much-awaited Asia Cup 2022 is here as Sri Lanka is set to face Afghanistan in the opening encounter on August 27, Saturday from 7:30 PM onwards in Dubai.

This is a group B clash while India will face Pakistan in the first encounter of group A on Sunday.

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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan: Match 1 Preview

Match Details:-

Match: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan - Match 1 (Group A)

Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.

Date & Time: August 27, 2022 at 7:30 PM (IST)

Where to Watch Live: Star Sports Network and JIO TV.

Pitch Report: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan: Match 1 Preview

The match will be played in Dubai. The pitch out here is pretty even with a good amount of assistance for batters and bowlers. Spinners get good purchases due to their slow nature. 140 is the average score.

Read Also: Most Wickets in Asia Cup by Indians

Head to Head Stats: (T20I)

Matches Played: 01

Won by Sri Lanka: 01

Won by Afghanistan: 00

Team News:

Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka will be looking to give a good start to their Asia Cup campaign. They have already won the title five times in its history. However, previously Sri Lanka was set to host the tournament but the economic crisis pushed the tournament to UAE. Dinesh Chandimal is back again in the T20 squad and captain Dasun Shanaka will lead the team in the tournament.

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Although, the current form of the side is not good as they lost all the T20I series they have played this year. Meanwhile, pacer Dushmantha Chameera is out of the Asia Cup with a calf injury. However, the Lankans have a good spin department with Maheesh Theekshana, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Dhananjay De Silva.

Also Read: Asia Cup 2022 Full Schedule, Date, Timings, And Venues

Afghanistan:

Meanwhile, for the Afghan side, it's Rashid Khan who is the trump card for them to do better in the tournament. The Afghanistan squad is looking good and may give some good challenges to the other teams. Although, like the Lankans, the Afghan side is also coming off a loss against Ireland in a five-match T20I series. So, the recent form is not good for both teams.

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The spin department of Afghanistan is also known as very challenging with Rashid Khan, Mujeeb, and Nabi on the side. The pace department is a little below average with Karim Janat, Naveen-ul-Haq, and Gurbaz on the side. It will be a tough battle between these two Asian giants.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan: Match 1: Possible Playing XI

Sri Lanka:

Pathum Nissanka

Danushka Gunathilaka

Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk)

Charith Asalanka

Dhananjaya de Silva

Dasun Shanaka (C)

Wanindu Hasaranga

Maheesh Theekshana

Chamika Karunaratne

Asitha Fernando

Jeffrey Vandersay

Afghanistan:

Najibullah Zadran

Hazratullah Zazai

Ibrahim Zadran

Usman Ghani

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)

Mohammad Nabi (C)

Rashid Khan

Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Naveen-ul-Haq

Noor Ahmad

Karim Janat

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Match 1: Fantasy Cricket Dream11 Team Prediction: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan:

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