The Match 1 between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will take place at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on Saturday, 27 August 2022. Keep reading to find out Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Match 1 Match Prediction.
It’s the beginning of the 15th edition of the Asia Cup. Sri Lanka have won this tournament on five occasions with the last occurrence in 2014. Afghanistan are relatively new to the setup as they are yet to taste victory.
Here is our SL vs AFG Match 1 Prediction
Case 1: If Sri Lanka bats first
First Innings score prediction: Sri Lanka will score 160-170
Result prediction: Sri Lanka will win the match by 10-20 runs
Case 2: If Afghanistan bats first
First Innings score prediction: Afghanistan will score 145-155
Result prediction: Sri Lanka will win the match by 5 wickets
SL vs AFG Predicted XIs
Sri Lanka Predicted XI:
Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Asitha Fernando
Afghanistan Predicted XI:
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Usman Ghani, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Malik
SL vs AFG head to head in T20I
SL vs AFG Total Matches:2
Sri Lanka Won: 1
Afghanistan Won: 1
|Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai|
|Stats – T20I|
|Matches won batting first||34|
|Matches won bowling first||39|
|Average 1st Inns scores||142|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||124|
|Highest total recorded||211/3 – Sri Lanka vs. Pakistan, 2013|
|Lowest total recorded||55 – West Indies vs. England, 2021|
|Average 1st innings score:||143|
|Highest score chased||183/5 – Afghanistan vs. UAE, 2016|
|Lowest score defended||134/7 (20 Ov) by OMAN vs HK|
Generally, the Dubai pitch is good for batting. It’s the first game of the tournament and so, there must be something in the surface for the fast bowlers.
On Saturday, the maximum temperature in Dubai would be 41°C with humidity around 29%.
For the starters, the teams would be inclined towards getting the feel of the pitch first. So, win the toss and bowl first could be the preferred option.
SL vs AFG Today Match Prediction:
Sri Lanka could be the stronger unit because of their superior batting. Therefore, they have the odds in their favour.
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