Current Match Report – Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI 2022/23

Afghanistan gained the toss and selected to bat first for the second time in 48 hours, on a Pallekele floor that appeared to each captains as if it will have loads of runs in it. Usually, at this venue, the ball tends to zip round underneath lights as effectively – a phenomenon Afghanistan’s quicks used to good impact on Friday, as they tore via Sri Lanka’s batting order.

Each groups have named unchanged XIs. Whereas Afghanistan’s resolution to go away their profitable mixture alone is smart, Sri Lanka have resisted the the chance to discipline left-arm spinning allrounder Dunith Wellalage rather than seam-bowling allrounder Dhananjaya Lakshan. That is doubtless as a result of they consider the floor fits a seamer reasonably than a spinner.

Sri Lanka desperately want Tremendous League factors out of this collection, with solely 62 to their title, with simply 5 matches to go. Afghanistan, in the meantime, may take an enormous step in direction of securing an computerized place in subsequent yr’s ODI World Cup with a victory right here. They’re at present on 110 factors.

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 (capt), 7 Dhanajaya Lakshan, 8 Wanindu Hasaranga, 9 Maheesh Theekshana, 10 Kasun Rajitha, 11 Lahiru Kumara

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