The opening match of the Asia Cup 2022 will see Sri Lanka (SL) take on Afghanistan (AFG) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Saturday 27 August. Before the match, here’s everything you need to know about SL vs. AFG Dream11 Prediction.
Both Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have decent rosters with a good mix of youth and experience. While the Sri Lankans are missing key players on the bowling front, they still have plenty of firepower in Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana to fall back on.
As for the Afghans, they are a well-oiled unit led by the experienced Mohammad Nabi. Like the Sri Lankans, Afghanistan will also rely on its spin duo of Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Rashid Khan. Both teams look even on paper, paving the way for a crack game in Dubai.
SL vs AFG Match Details, Asia Cup 2022
Event: Asia Cup 2022
Match: 1st T20 today match
Teams: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka
Date: 27th August 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST / 02:00 PM GMT / 06:00 PM LOCAL
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
SL vs AFG pitch report for Asia Cup 2022
The Dubai International Cricket Stadium has asymmetrical dimensions, which can sometimes play into the hands of bowlers. The last two T20Is at the venues saw over 170 races pursued in both games. The Pacers and Spinners have collected 12 wickets each in the last three games here. Teams will prefer to chase after winning the toss.
Last 3 Matches at the venue
Matches won by teams batting first: 0
Matches won by teams bowling first: 3
Average 1st-innings score: 160
Average 2nd-innings score: 162
SL vs AFG Form Guide (Last 3 Matches)
Sri Lanka: LLW
SL vs AFG probable playing 11s for today’s match
Sri Lanka injury/team news
No injury concerns for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka probable playing 11
Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Nuwan Thushara and Matheesha Pathirana/Dilshan Madushanka.
Afghanistan injury/team news
Fazalhaq Farooqi, who was not available for the backend of the Ireland series, is fit and could feature today.
Afghanistan probable playing 11
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Usman Ghani, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen-ul-Haq and Azmatullah Omarzai/Fareed Malik.
SL vs AFG match expert tips (Asia Cup 2022)
Sri Lanka’s attacking pace lacks firepower and Dushmantha Chameera is unavailable. This opens up an opportunity for opposition starters Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Hazratullah Zazai to feast on Sri Lankan bowling. Although Maheesh Theekshana presents a tough test, the Afghan starters can be backed up to make an impact in the SL vs AFG match.
SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction Team Today, Head To Head League
Wicketkeeper: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (c)
Batters: Danushka Gunathilaka, Najibullah Zadran, Charith Asalanka, Hazratullah Zazai
All-Rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Wanindu Hasaranga (vc), Chamika Karunaratne
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Maheesh Theekshana