SL vs AFG Asia Cup 2022: Sri Lanka will lock horns with Afghanistan in the first fixture of the Super 4 stage of Asia Cup 2022 on Saturday, September 3. Sri Lanka was the third team to qualify for the Super-4 Stage of Asia Cup 2022 after defeating Bangladesh in the league stage fixture. On the other hand, Afghanistan was the first to qualify for the Super 4 stage after defeating Sri Lanka & Bangladesh. Now moving ahead they will try to continue their winning spree in the Super 4s stage & cement their position in the Summit Clash.
Sri Lanka finally marched into the Super 4 stage after defeating Bangladesh by two wickets on Thursday. Sri Lanka displayed a clinical batting performance & chased their highest total in Dubai against Bangladesh. Dasun Shanaka (45) & Kusal Mendis (60) starred with the bat & helped Sri Lanka to chase the target of 174 runs with 4 balls to spare. Their bowling was a concern as they couldn’t chip in with frequent wickets. They would look ahead to address their bowling issues ahead of today’s crucial fixture against Afghanistan.
Asia Giants Afghanistan was the first to qualify for the Super 4 stage after winning both their Group B matches with a massive margin. Their bowling & batting both were on point & clicked in unison to help them outclass their opponents on both occasions. Najibullah Zadran, Zazai, and Rahmanuaalh Gurbaz are contributing with the bat, while Mujeeb and Rashid Khan have been superb with the bat in hand. They would aim to continue their winning run in the Super 4 stage as well to qualify for the Finals.
SL vs AFG Asia Cup 2022: Match Details
Match: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Super-4, Asia Cup
Date & Time: September 03, 7:30 PM
Live Streaming: Star Sports
SL vs AFG Asia Cup 2022: Pitch Report
The Sharjah pitch has been batters haven as historically teams have posted & chased massive totals on this pitch. A total of 160-170 is average on Sharjah’s pitch.
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Captain – Zazai
Vice-captain – Dasun Shanaka
Wicketkeeper – Kusal Mendis
Batters: Danushka Gunathilaka, Najibullah Zadran, Charith Asalanka, Hazratullah Zazai
All-Rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Maheesh Theekshana
SL vs AFG Asia Cup 2022: Probable Playing XIs
Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Nuwan Thushara and Matheesha Pathirana/Dilshan Madushanka
Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Usman Ghani, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Rashid Khan, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveen-ul-Haq and Azmatullah Omarzai/Fareed Malik.
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