Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Dream11 Team
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Match Info:-Afghanistan and Srilanka will be up against each other at Cardiff which will be the 2nd match of the tournament for both the teams.
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When these two Asian teams meet each other there will be no clear favourites , both teams, one their day can beat each other, although there was no way of calling this four years ago, when Sri Lanka were contenders until being blown away by South Africa in Sydney, things are a little different now, especially after their walloping at New Zealand’s hands last week.
Both teams are coming off lopsided losses, although Afghanistan was more competitive against five-time champion Australia in a seven-wicket loss than Sri Lanka was in a crushing 10-wicket defeat to 2015 runner-up New Zealand.
Dimuth Karunaratne, the Sri Lanka captain, is realistic about his side’s chances in the tournament, he is hopeful they can put on a better show than they did against New Zealand. They’ll have to script a quick turnaround at a venue where they have never won a cricket match, in six attempts, and on the same pitch on which they were decimated by New Zealand.
The worrying factor for Sri Lanka is that they had only won two of their last 16 ODIs coming into the tournament. But their Ace bowler Malinga still believes Sri Lanka has the ability to go far in the tournament, provided they can pick up a confidence-boosting win against Afghanistan on Tuesday.
Lasith Malinga has said he is fully fit and Nuwan Pradeep, who was surprisingly left out against New Zealand, bowled quite a bit in the nets on the eve of the match. Sri Lanka might consider bringing in Pradeep for Isuru Udana, whose style of bowling is more suited to drier surfaces than the one expected in Cardiff, particularly with rain around.
Najibullah Zadran was one of the few players in the Afghanistan side that anchored the first innings against a tough Australian bowling attack. Zadran played some smart strokes and brought up his half-century to take Afghanistan to 207. He is a good option for your Dream 11 team too.
Gulbadin Naib wants cricket observers to pay attention to what his Afghan players do on the field, preferring the focus to be on the world-class skill of players like Rashid Khan rather than the constant reflections on the war and the difficulties it presented for developing a far-flung team.
Gulbadin Naib defended Mohammad Shahzad despite a duck in the tournament opener, so he should keep his place. But given the conditions at the venue, Afghanistan could consider playing an extra seamer in Aftab Alam instead of Mujeeb ur Rahman, who was taken apart by Australia. Asghar Afghan missed the Australia game with a calf strain, and it is unclear if he is fit to play.
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AFG vs SL Playing 11
Afghanistan: Gulbadin Naib (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib (capt), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman/Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Dawlat Zadran
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana/Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga