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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Asia Cup T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

  • date Aug 27, 2022
  • Start Time 19:30 IST / 14:00 GMT
  • Stadium Name Dubai Cricket Stadium - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Sri Lanka SL
Afghanistan AFG
105 (19.4)
106/2 (10.1)
Afghanistan won by 8 wkts

SL vs AFG Betting Tips

  • Pathum Nissanka has been in excellent form for Sri Lanka over the last 18 months and he is our tip for their highest run scorer in this game. With the ball, Wanindu Hasaranga has format best figures of 4-9 and the spinner is a strong choice for Sri Lanka’s top wicket taker against Afghanistan.
  • Hazratullah Zazai has a strike-rate of 144.50 in this format with a top score of 162 not out. He is our pick for Afghanistan’s highest run scorer against Sri Lanka. Rashid Khan is one of the most feared spin bowlers in T20 cricket and he is well worth backing as Afghanistan’s top wicket taker in this match.
  • We recommend Wanindu Hasaranga to take over 1.5 wickets in this fixture.

SL vs AFG Win Probability

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Our Prediction

Sri Lanka are favourites to win

Top Bets for SL vs AFG Match

Total Ducks - Over 1.5

Total Ducks - Over 1.5

Odds

2.38
Pathum Nissanka to Score 50 -

Pathum Nissanka to Score 50 - YES

Odds

4.65
Runs at Fall of 1st Wicket -

Runs at Fall of 1st Wicket - Over 20.5

Odds

1.90
First Ball Of Match -

First Ball Of Match - 1 Run

Odds

3.60
Both Afghanistan Openers To Score Over 9.5 Runs

Both Afghanistan Openers To Score Over 9.5 Runs

Odds

1.70

SL vs AFG Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Asia Cup 2022

Sri Lanka and Afghanistan begin the 2022 Asia Cup on Saturday evening in Dubai. Sri Lanka finished bottom of Group B in the 2018 Asia Cup in the UAE. Afghanistan finished in fourth place after advancing to the Super Four stage in 2018. Read on as we preview this opening game of the tournament. The match gets underway at 18:00 local time.

Sri Lanka’s results have picked up since the appointment of Chris Silverwood as Head Coach and they could well surprise a few teams in this tournament. They will fancy their chances in this match.

Afghanistan come into this match on the back of losing a five game series away in Ireland. However, they should find the atmospheric conditions and pitches to suit them better in Dubai.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Match Live Streaming

TV channels: This match will be shown live on Star Sports Network and DD Sports

Asia Cup Live StreamingFans can stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar.

SL vs AFG Match Toss Prediction

Chasing a total is the preferred method for both of these sides and we expect the captains to elect to field first in this match.

SL vs AFG Pitch Report

This is an excellent batting track in Dubai with the pitch offering pace and bounce. However, we do expect the likes of Rashid Khan to still get assistance from this wicket.

Weather Report

Clear skies with temperature in the mid-30s throughout this match. Humidity will be moderate and will not change over the course of the game.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Match, Asia Cup 2022

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Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11

SL Team News

There have been two changes to Sri Lanka’s squad for Asia Cup 2022 since it was first announced. Dushmantha Chameera and Kasun Rajitha both had to pull out through injury and were replaced by Asitha Fernando and Pramod Madushan. There are no additional injury worries in the team.

SL Key Players

  • Pathum Nissanka - The 24 year old top order batter has scored five half-centuries in this format alongside centuries in ODIs and Tests.
  • Kusal Mendis - The keeper-batter hit 69 not out from 58 balls earlier in the year in an IT20 against Australia and loves to turn on a performance on the big stage.
  • Wanindu Hasaranga - The bowling all-rounder has taken 100 international wickets and is a constant threat across all formats but is particularly dangerous in IT20s.

SL Team Form

Sri Lanka ended a run of five successive IT20 defeats by beating Australia by four wickets in their last game in this format.

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Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11

Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Nuwan Thushara, Maheesh Theekshana, Praveen Jayawickrama

SL vs AFG Prediction
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Match Prediction

Afghanistan Team News & Playing 11

AFG Team News

The Afghanistan team were well supported by neutrals during the 2021 T20 World Cup due to their fearless approach to batting against the bigger sides. However, they have struggled when playing the lesser teams as favourites. They have a fully fit squad to select from.

AFG Key Players

  • Hazratullah Zazai - the 24 year old left-handed opener has already gained an excellent reputation as a white ball specialist. He has hit a century and three fifties in this format.
  • Usman Ghani - The middle order batter struck 44 not out from 40 balls against Ireland in very different conditions in the last IT20. He also hit a half-century in the opening game of that series.
  • Rashid Khan - The leg-spinner was below par in the series against Ireland but will be far more penetrative in the conditions in Dubai.

AFG Team Form

Afghanistan lost their last IT20 game to Ireland but had won the previous two matches in the series.

Afghanistan Predicted Playing 11

Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Afsar Zazai, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammed Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Naveen ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad

SL vs AFG Team Form in Last Five Matches

SL : W L L L L

AFG : L W W L L

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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Head to Head

This will be only the second time that these two sides have met in an IT20 fixture. Their previous meeting ended in a six wicket win for Sri Lanka in Kolkata during the 2016 T20 World Cup. Tillakaratne Dilshan took the Player of the Match Award after hitting 83 not out from 56 ball.

SL vs AFG Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played SL Won AFG Won Draw No Result
Overall 1 1 0 0 0
Last 5 1 1 0 0 0

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Betting Odds

Sri Lanka are the favourites with the bookies after their win over Australia in their last IT20. However, it would be a mistake to completely rule out Afghanistan.

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Who will win Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Match?

Although Afghanistan were beaten by Ireland in their most recent series, they will back themselves against any side in the local conditions of UAE.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Betting Rate

Team Name10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Sri Lanka1.611.571.501.53
Afghanistan2.262.252.512.50
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SL vs AFG Top Team Batsmen

Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka are our batting picks for Sri Lanka. Mendis has been in excellent form with the bat in the SLC Invitational League in August.

We recommend Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai and Najibullah Zadran to be the top batters for Afghanistan. Najibullah Zadran was the leading run scorer for Afghanistan in the recent IT20 series against Ireland.

Odds for Top Team Batsmen

Top Team Batsman10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Danushka Gunathilaka (SL)4.944.004.504.50
Kusal Mendis (SL)5.714.754.504.50
Pathum Nissanka (SL)4.323.604.504.50
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (AFG)4.463.754.324.33
Hazratullah Zazai (AFG)4.714.004.324.33
Najibullah Zadran (AFG)6.145.005.505.50
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SL vs AFG Top Team Bowlers

Our bowling tips are Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana and Pramod Madushan for Sri Lanka. Theekshana is the type of spin bowler who will deliver on any surface.

Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman and Naveen ul-Haq are our bowling choices for Afghanistan. ul-Haq is a wicket-taking strike bowler in this format.

Odds for Top Team Bowlers

Top Team Bowlers10cricbetway1xbetbet365
Wanindu Hasaranga (SL)2.573.002.742.75
Maheesh Theekshana (SL)3.224.254.504.50
Pramod Madushan (SL)3.324.504.744.75
Rashid Khan (AFG)4.133.603.243.25
Mujeeb ur Rahman (AFG)5.124.333.743.75
Naveen ul Haq (AFG)4.954.334.744.75
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🏆 Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Prediction

This should be an excellent curtain raiser for the tournament with both sides coming in under very little pressure but with talented players. We do not expect either team to dominate and are predicting a close game. We are backing Sri Lanka to win this match.

Posted On 27th August 2022 10:05:00 AM
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