As Asia Cup, 2022 will start today Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will take each other as the ultimate battle.
SL vs AFG Asia Cup 2022 Match Preview
At the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will play the first game of the 2022 Asia Cup. They were supposed to host the event, but since the country’s economy was bad, they couldn’t. There will be six teams at the event. India, Pakistan, and Hong Kong make up Group A, while Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka make up Group B.
The last Asia Cup was played over 50 overs, and India was the winner. The Asia Cup will be played for the second time in the T20 format since it began. Sri Lanka has won the tournament five times, which is more than any other team. Afghanistan is taking part in the tournament for the third time. The last two times, they came in fourth. On paper, both teams have great lineups, and it will be interesting to see which one wins this match on Saturday (August 27).
SL vs AFG Asia Cup 2022 Pitch Report
The bowlers are likely to have an advantage on this pitch, which is what has happened in the last 5 T20 games here. In all five of these games, the team that won the toss chose to bowl and went on to win. The usual number of runs scored in the first inning is 128.
SL vs AFG Asia Cup 2022 injury Match 1
Dushmantha Chameera, Sri Lanka’s best short-format quick bowler, will not be able to play in the Asia Cup because of a calf strain. A member of the Sri Lanka team management told ESPNcricinfo that Chameera got hurt “three or four days ago” and won’t be able to play in the Asia Cup.
SL vs AFG playing XI Asia Cup
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Asitha Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay.
Afganistan: 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.
SL vs AFG Asia Cup 2022 Top player
Pathum Nissanka: This year, Pathum Nissanka has done very well in T20Is. In 11 games, he has scored 326 runs. He has the most runs for Sri Lanka in T20Is this year.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa: He is one of the most dangerous batters in this format, The number of T20Is he has doesn’t show how good he is. His strike rate of 134.61 says a lot about him. At this tournament, Rajapaksa is a player to watch.
Rashid Khan: After going wicketless in the first three T20Is against Ireland this month, Rashid Khan came back to take 3 wickets in the last two games of the five-match series. In his last game in The Hundred, he took 3 wickets while giving up only 25 runs.
Maheesh Theekshana: In 18 T20Is, Maheesh Theekshana has taken 16 wickets at an average of 27.37. Seven of those wickets have come this year. Theekshana might be the best partner for Hasaranga, and the two of them could really mess up this tournament if they worked together.
Dream 11 Prediction Asia Cup 2022 Fantasy Cricket
Ramanullah Gurbaz, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Najibullah Zadran, Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka (c), Mohammad Nabi, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga (VC), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Maheesh Theekshana.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Najibullah Zadran, Usman Ghani, Charith Asalanka, Hazratullah Zazai, Mohammad Nabi, Wanindu Hasaranga, Rashid Khan (VC), Naveen-ul-Haq, Maheesh Theekshana