Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka will be the 30th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, and it is going to be played on October 30, 2023, at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
Afghanistan is on the winning run after defeating England and Pakistan, who are past World Cup champions. It is a very big achievement for them, and they will look to give a tough match against Sri Lanka, who had a better head-to-head record against the Afghans, but the way Afghanistan batting unit is performing is commendable, and the last chase against Pakistan was amazing because it was the first time the team batter chase down it with maturity. The bowlers also did a fine job, but most Afghanistan matches were played on a slow surface, which helped their bowling style.
Sri Lanka at last showed their skill in the last match against the defending champions England by defeating them easily by 8 wickets, which kept them in the tournament. The way Pathum Nissanka and Sadeera Samawickrama chased down the total when their team was in a tough situation is amazing, which clearly tells that the upcoming players of Sri Lanka will be better, but yesterday’s match was all about the veteran Angelo Matthew’s return and amazing performance with bowl and fielding even after playing the International match in a long time.
Sri Lanka will have the upper hand as their batters are more skilled, and the bowlers are doing a fine job, but it is going to be a close match and exciting, too, because both teams can win the match.
When and Where To Watch Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka 30th ICC World Cup 2023 Match
|Match||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka 30th ICC World Cup Match, 2023|
|Date & Time||October 30, 2023, 2:00 PM IST|
|Venue||Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune|
|Where to Watch||Disney Hotstar|
Player Injury Report For Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka 30th ICC World Cup Match
There is no latest injury news.
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Head-to-Head ODI Record
|Sri Lanka Won||36|
Weather Conditions For Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka 30th ICC World Cup Match
The weather will be clear, and there is a very low chance of rain.
Pitch Report of Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, In Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Match On October 30, 2023
|Match Played||8 Matches|
|Batting first won||4 Matches won|
|Batting second won||4 Matches won|
|Average 1st innings scores||300 Runs|
|Highest Team innings total||356/7 by IND|
|Lowest Team innings total||232/10 by IND|
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune pitch has been good run-scoring ground, which was seen in the last match played between India and Bangladesh in which India was able to chase 261 runs in just 41 runs. However, there was some turn seen in the last match, and it can be helpful for the spinners in the next match as both teams have good spin departments.
Team Preview Of Afghanistan
Afghanistan needs to be calm and composed because they do have a chance to be in the semi-final because they already won against two big sides, but now they have to look for a team of their caliber. The bowling unit of Afghanistan needs to do better, and its batting unit needs to give the same performance.
Important players for the Afghanistan Team in the match against Sri Lanka
1- Rahmanullah Gurbaz is a big match player as he played his best innings in the last match against Pakistan because it was quite a mature innings, scoring 65 runs, and now he is the leading run-scorer for the team. He scored 403 runs with an average of 40.3 in the last 10 matches.
2- Rashid Khan has not performed up to his standards, but he can be a game-changer in the next match because he can change the game. He took only 6 wickets in the last 5 World Cup matches, but he can take double wickets compared to what he took.
3- Rahmat Shah played the captain innings in the last match against Pakistan, scoring 77 not out to get his team 2 important points.
Team Preview Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka has been one of the most unpredictable teams because two years ago, they won the Asia Cup when no one gave them a chance. The bowling unit has been great, especially their pace bowling attack, which is surprising because most of the bowlers who are playing were the backup players.
Important players for the Sri Lanka Team in the match against the Afghanistan Team
1- Kusal Mendis needs to give the captain a performance against the Afghanistan team because, in the last match, he got out with a low score. However, in the last 10 matches, he scored 494 runs with an average of 49.4.
2- Sadeera Samarawickrama was amazing in the last match, as he scored 65 runs against England, and he does have the potential to be the next big thing for Sri Lanka. He has a 57 average in the last 10 matches, scoring 456 runs with a strike rate of 103.4.
3- Lahiru Kumara had an amazing game in the last match against the England side in which he took three wickets, and Afghanistan has a weakness against the pace bowling.
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction
If they do not play under pressure, Sri Lanka will have an edge in this match against Afghanistan.
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka: Probable Playing 11 of Afghanistan
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil(w), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka: Probable Playing 11 of Sri Lanka
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis(w/c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka
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