Sri Lanka and Afghanistan are all set for an electrifying face-off in Match 1 of the Super 4s in the Asia Cup 2022, today, September 3. The match is scheduled at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah and will commence at 7:30 PM IST.
The Sri Lanka team came out to be second in the Group B points table by marking one victory and loss each. The team lost their opening challenge against Afghanistan with eight wickets and registered a victory with a few wickets in their second match which was against Bangladesh.
Whereas, on the other hand, Afghanistan has been unbeatable and topped Group B, by defeating both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The team have impressed the fans with their mind-blowing cricket manoeuvres and has been portrayed to be a strong team in the current championship.
Both teams faced each other on 27th August in an Asia Cup challenge. The Sri Lankan side was batting first and got knocked out at 105 runs. SL’s Bhanuka Rajapaksa scored maximum runs of 38, and Chamika Karunaratne aced 31 runs in his pocket.
In the same match, Afghanistan quickly chased the target with 59 balls remaining in their inning. The team’s openers, Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz scored 37 and 40 runs respectively and gave a good start to their team.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Super 4 Weather Report
The weather is expected to be clear, and hover between 33 and 37 degrees Celsius. The average score of the pitch is around 149 and it is typically flat.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Super 4 Pitch Report
The pitch at Sharjah Cricket Stadium is quite favourable for batting. In the previous matches, spinners performed quite well at the venue and you can expect their dominance on the field today.
SL vs AFG Super 4 Match Details
Match: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st match of Super 4, Asia Cup 2022
Date & Time: September 3, 2022, from 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the United Arab Emirates
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 Match Probable XIs:
Wanindu Hasaranga (C), Pathum Nissanka, Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajaspaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Asitha Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay
Rashid Khan (C), Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Karim Janat
Suggested Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Super 4 Match Fantasy Team
Keeper – Kusal Mendis
Batsmen – Danushka Gunathilaka, Najibullah-Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
All-rounders – Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne (C), Mohammad Nabi
Bowlers – Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Rashid-Khan ( VC ), FazalHaq Farooqi
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Super 4 Match Prediction
According to the current form of the players and previous performances, Afghanistan is expected to be the winner in today’s match.