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AFG vs SL Fantasy Prediction: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka on Tuesday, Check Fantasy team, Playing XIs, Injury Updates & Pitch Report for 6th match of Asia Cup 2023 

Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will play the sixth match of the Asia Cup 2023 at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on September 5. Sri Lanka started their campaign with a win by five wickets against Bangladesh. Afghanistan, on the other hand, started their campaign with a loss at the hands of Bangladesh. 

Sri Lankan bowlers did a good job against Bangladesh, who were able to score only 164 runs in 14.2 overs. The likes of Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan fell cheaply as Bangladesh struggled to build momentum. 

For Sri Lanka, Matheesha Pathirana was brilliant with the ball. The 20-year-old picked up four wickets to help restrict Bangladesh to a paltry first innings total. Sri Lanka, however, took longer than expected to chase down the target. Their first three batsmen were dismissed cheaply before Sadeera Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka played responsible innings to take Sri Lanka to a win in the 39th over. 

Afghanistan, on the other hand, lost against Bangladesh by 89 runs. Batting first, Bangladesh went on to score 334 in 50 overs, in reply to which Ibrahim Zadran and Hashmatullah Shahidi scored half centuries but these were not enough to take Afghanistan anywhere close to the target. This makes the game against Sri Lanka a must-win for Afghanistan. 

Ahead of the ODI between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, here’s everything you need to know

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Injury Update

Both teams do not have any new injury concerns apart from the players who were ruled out due to injuries for the entire tournament. 

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Predicted XI

Sri Lanka Predicted XI

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana

Afghanistan Predicted XI

Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Gulbadin Naib, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Noor Ahmad, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Match Details

Match: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka 

Date & Time: September 5, 3.30 PM IST

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Fantasy Team

Wicket-Keepers: Kusal Mendis, Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Batters: Charith Asalanka, Ibrahim Zadran, Pathum Nissanka

All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Dasun Shanaka, D de Silva, Gulbuddin Naib

Bowlers: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Maheesha Theekshana

Captain: Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Vice-Captain: Maheesha Theekshana

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka: Lahore Weather and Pitch Report

Going by the previous game played at this venue, the pitch at the Gaddafi Stadium will provide support to the batsman. Teams chasing have better luck at winning at this venue. 

The weather is expected to be clear and skinny with no rain forecast. 

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2023 Broadcast details

The Asia Cup match between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming

Disney + hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the Afghanistan vs Sri match. The toss will take place at 3.00 PM IST.

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka ODI matches Head to Head

Matches Played10
Matches won by Sri Lanka6
Matches won by Afghanistan3
No Result1
Matches Tied0

Afghanistan vs Sri Match Prediction

Sri Lanka started their campaign with a win, while Afghanistan, in contrast, started their campaign with a loss. Earlier this year in June too, Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan in a bilateral ODI series. Going by these recent results, Sri Lanka are the favourites to win this game.



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