Latest Match Report – Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI 2022/23

Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi gained the toss and selected to bat first, on what he felt was an honest batting floor in Pallekele. Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka mentioned he would have batted first as properly. The ball’s tendency to zip round beneath lights in Pallekele could have influenced Hashmatullah’s resolution as properly.

Seam-bowling allrounder Dhananjaya Lakshan performs his second worldwide for Sri Lanka, primarily changing Chamika Karunaratne within the facet, after Karunaratne was omitted from the squad for this collection. Sri Lanka’s frontline seam bowlers, in the meantime, are Lahiru Kumara and Kasun Rajitha, with Pramod Madushan having simply been added to Sri Lanka’s lengthy damage record.

Dinesh Chandimal and Dhananjaya de Silva each discover locations within the high order.

For Afghanistan, seam-bowling allrounder Gulbadin Naib, legspinning allrounder Rahmat Shah, and fronline seamer Yamin Ahmadzai all come into the XI. The highest order is pretty settled, with Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran opening, with the likes of Najibullah Zadran and Mohammad Nabi within the center order, along with captain Hashmatullah.

That is the primary ever bilateral collection throughout codecs between these groups. Sri Lanka have gained three of the 4 accomplished ODIs between these groups, however are down at tenth on the present Tremendous League desk, whereas Afghanistan are higher positioned, at seventh; solely groups that end within the high eight get computerized entry into the 2023 ODI World Cup.

Afghanistan: 1 Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), 2 Ibrahim Zadran, 3 Hashmatullah Shahidi (capt.), 4 Najibullah Zadran, 5 Mohammad Nabi, 6 Rahmat Shah, 7 Gulbadin Naib, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 10 Fazalhaq Farooqi, 11 Yamin Ahmadzai

Sri Lanka: 1 Kusal Mendis (wk), 2 Pathum Nissanka, 3 Dinesh Chandimal, 4 Dhananjaya de Silva, 5 Charith Asalanka, 6 Dasun Shanaka, 7 Dhanajaya Lakshan, 8 Wanindu Hasaranga, 9 Maheesh Theekshana, 10 Kasun Rajitha, 11 Lahiru Kumara

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