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Sri Lanka is all set to host Afghanistan for a three-match ODI series to begin on Friday, November 25, and the entire series will be played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele. This will be the first international appearance for both sides since the conclusion of their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign.
Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have previously drawn four times in the format, with the former prevailing with three wins. The two teams have not played each other in an ODI since the 2019 ODI World Cup. Both teams need to go big in the upcoming series to secure a spot at next year’s ODI World Cup.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Afghanistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2022
Location: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
Date Time: Nov. 25, 2:30 p.m. IST
Broadcast and live streaming: Sony Sports Network and SonyLiv
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium has favored the spinners, and batting through the middle overs is a challenging task. The batters of both teams have some trouble scoring runs. A total of 33 ODIs have been played at this venue and the average first innings score on this surface is 248 runs. The teams chasing the total have won 19 times, and so the skipper who wins the toss can choose to bowl first.
Likely to play XIs for SL vs AFG
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Dunith Wellalage, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman, Fareed Ahmed Malik
Probable top performers from SL vs AFG
Probable Best Hitter: Kusal Mendis
Kusal Mendis put on some great performances while opening the line-up for Sri Lanka. He has given his side some great starts before and is expected to continue his fine touch with the bat.
Probably the best bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga
Hasaranga is in the shape of his life and with the pitch being spinner friendly he will try to get the best out of his home surface. Hasaranga performs brilliantly in the white-ball format and the team would rely on him for crucial breakthroughs.
Today’s match prediction: Sri Lanka to win the match
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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the author’s understanding, analysis and instinct. When making your prediction, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.