It is time for match number 7 in the ICC World Cup 2019 which will be contested between two Asian nations i.e. Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. Both teams have started their campaign with a loss and would be eyeing to secure their first win of the season.
Afghanistan took on the reigning champions Australia in their World Cup opener which was played at the County Ground in Bristol and ended up at the losing side by 7 wickets. Sri Lanka were tamed in their opening game by the runners-up of the last World Cup New Zealand by 10 wickets at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Time: June 04, 03:00 PM
With rain forecasted for a good amount of time period, the DL method could come into play. The pitch is expected to be damp due to the rain forecast which could help the seamers to come into play and do some early damages. Batting would be tough task here.
Highest Total: 342/8 (50 Ov) by ENG vs AUS, Lowest Total: 136/10 (29.2 Ov) by SL vs NZ, Highest Chased: 304/6 (48.2 Ov) by PAK vs ENG, Lowest Defended: 169/10 (23.3 Ov) by ENG vs NZ.
Matches Played: 03
Afghanistan won: 01
Sri Lanka won: 02
No result: 00
Afghanistan:Gulbadin Naib (c), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hamid Hassan, Dawlat Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Aftab Alam.
Sri Lanka:Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Isuru Udana, Avishka Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Milinda Siriwardana, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva.
Also read: AFGH vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction
Afghanistan have three quality spinners in their ranks in Rashid Khan, Mujeeb and Mohammad Nabi. The trio can change the course of the game any time. Here we will consider the three spin options of Afghanistan.
With conditions overcast and also rain expected to hinder the match, it is obvious to go with more seam bowling options. The teams we are providing here will focus more on the seam bowling options.