SL vs AFG, Today Match Prediction, 1st T20I, Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 17th February 2024

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SL vs AFG 1st T20I prediction
  • Match: Sri Lanka (SL) vs Afghanistan (AFG)
  • Date- 17th February 2024
  • Match Format- 50 overs
  • Venue- Rangiri Dambulla International Cricket Stadium
  • Time- 7:00 PM (IST)
  • Weather Forecast- Light Rain, 29

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Prediction Preview:

Welcome to the SL VS AFG Today Prediction curated by Kheltalk cricket experts.

In the 1st T20I of this 3-match T20I series, we will be witnessing an exciting game between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.

Sri Lanka outclassed Afghanistan in all the 3 ODIs in the recently-concluded 3-match ODI series and would be quite confident of repeating their heroics in the T20I series too.  

On the other hand, Afghanistan would be hoping to have a turnaround of their fortunes in the T20I format.

Top Batters SL VS AFG

  • Pathum Nissanka (SL)- 1140 runs in T20Is
  • Ibrahim Zadran (AFG)- 699 runs in T20Is
  • Charith Asalanka (SL)- 908 runs in T20Is

Top Bowlers for SL VS AFG

  • Wanindu Hasaranga (SL)- 98 wickets in T20Is
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi (AFG)- 31 wickets in T20Is
  • Dilshan Madushanka (SL)- 14 wickets in T20Is

SL VS AFG Today Match Prediction Scenarios

Scenario 1- If SL bats first

  • First Innings score prediction- SL is expected to score 170-190 runs
  • Result prediction- SL will win the match by 20-30 runs

Scenario 2- If AFG bats first

  • First Innings score prediction- AFG is expected to score 150-170 runs
  • Result prediction- SL will win the match by 6 wickets

SL VS AFG Today Match Prediction, 1st T20I, Who Will Win the Match?

Sri Lanka to win

We predict that Sri Lanka be winning the 1st T20I of this 3-match T20I series.

Team Update/Players Availability/Injury News

There are no injury updates for now. We will update if there are any.

Predicted Playing 11

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI

Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Avishka Fernando, Janith Liyanage, Sahan Arachchige, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Akila Dananjaya, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madhushan

Afghanistan Predicted Playing XI

Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Noor Ahmad, Naveed Zadran

SL vs AFG: Complete Squad

Sri Lanka

Kusal Mendis (c), Charith Asalanka, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Sahan Arachchige, Chamika Karunaratne, Janith Liyanage, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan, Akila Dananjaya, Wanindu Hasaranga

Afghanistan

Hashmatullah Shahidi (capt), Rahmat Shah (vice-capt), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ikram Alikhil (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Qais Ahmad, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Naveed Zadran, Farid Ahmad

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