Sri Lanka has the lowest win percentage (28.24) since the last World Cup among the 10 participating teams in this edition. They are 0-4 in games at Cardiff.
Both the teams are coming off from a loss from their previous match as both teams were completely outplayed by their respective opposition. Though if compared to the quantum of loss, Afghanistan is in a better position currently. Sri Lanka has a lot of questions to answers while Afghan would like to improve their batting performance. Let’s Discuss SL vs AFG Dream11 and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
Match Details: Afghanistan vs Srilanka
Date: 04th June, 2019
Time: 03:00 PM IST
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Pitch Report: Conditions will assist seamers with the morning start. The pitch traditionally slows down a touch through the game and could bring the spinners into the game in the afternoon.
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera (wk), Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, MilindaSiriwardana, Jeevan Mendis, Jeffrey Vandersay, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Pradeep
Afghanistan:Gulbadin Naib (C), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan and Mujeeb ur Rahman.
SL vs AFG Fantasy Cricket Tips:
Srilanka:Sri Lanka has the lowest win percentage (28.24) since the last World Cup among the 10 participating teams in this edition. They are 0-5 in games at Cardiff as well. In the previous match, the toss was not in their favor as they put to bat by New Zealand, on a green pitch with a lot of movement up front. Thirimanne moving to the top of the order did not worth it as he was out cheaply, Kusal Perera looked good until he got out and after that wickets started to feel at the other end. Dimuth (52*) took his bat till the end like a solid, but none batsman could not play along with him as they could only post 136 runs on the board. This score was a cake walk for Zealander’s. Lankan lost the match by 10 wickets. Baring Karunaratne gritty batting, they do not have anything to take positive from. But they played their best XI so they should stick to the same.
X-Factor: Kusal Mendis
Probable XI:Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Jeevan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal/Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Malinga
Afghanistan:Considering how the other Asian teams fared so far in this tournament, Afghanistan can be really proud of themselves for what they’ve achieved against perhaps one of the best attacks in this World Cup. It didn’t really start off that way though; both openers were dismissed in the first two overs, but the fight continued right till the number eleven to sustain Afghanistan’s approach of a fearless brand of cricket. In the end, they could score 209, which was not as competitive even with the kind of spinners that they had because they were not getting any assistance from the ground. When we compared both the team from the past 12 months performance, Afghanistan have got the upper hand.
X-Factor: Rashid Khan
Probable XI: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib (c), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan
AFG vs SL Dream11 Team
Keeper –Kusal Perera,Kusal Mendis
Batsmen – Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Dimuth Karunaratne
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi(C), Gulbadin Naib, Thisara Perera
Bowlers – Rashid Khan(VC), Mujeeb ur Rahman, Isuru Udana
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Rotobash Fantasy Cricket Team:
Keeper – Kusal Perera
Batsmen – Dimuth Karunaratne, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi(VC), Rahmat Shah, Thisara Perera
Bowlers – Gulbadin Naib, Mujib Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan(C), Nuwan Pradeep
- Dimuth Karunaratne
- Rashid Khan
- Mohammad Nabi
- Kusal Perera
Grand League Choice:
- Kusal Mendis
- Mohammad Nabi
PUNT: Rahmat Shah
ICC 2019 Prediction
Though when we compared both the teams, Srilanka is a much bigger team, but if we consider recent form, then Afghanistan should win this match.
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Post Match Updates
Sri Lanka won by 34 Runs.
Man of the match: Nuwan Pradeep