SL vs AFG, Today Match Prediction, Super 4s, Asia Cup T20 2022, 3rd September

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SL vs AFG, Today Match Prediction,Super 4s, Asia Cup T20 2022, 3rd September
  • Match: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan (SL vs AFG)
  • Date-3 September 2022
  • Match Format- T20I
  • Venue- Dubai
  • Time- 7:30 PM (IST)
  • Weather- Sunny (37 degrees Celsius)

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan (SL vs AFG) Today Match Prediction Preview

Welcome to the SL vs AFG Today Match Prediction curated by Kheltalk cricket experts. Sri Lanka will take on Afghanistan in the 1st match of Asia Cup 2022 Super 4s in Dubai on Saturday,3rd September 2022. Keep on reading for more information on the SL vs AFG game.

Sri Lanka will come across Afghanistan once again in the tournament. Afghanistan proved too good for their opponent in the league matches. They served an eight-wicket victory in the opening match of the tournament.

Fazalhaq Farooqi thrashed the top three Sri Lankan batters early in the innings. Mujeeb ur Rahman and Mohammad Nabi followed him and dismissed two batters each. In the end, Sri Lanka managed only 105.

Chasing a modest total, Afghanistan didn’t sweat much as Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmanullah Gurbaz made a mockery of a chase and added 83 for the 1st wicket. After Gurbaz’s dismissal, Zazai made sure to complete the match all by himself. The team crossed the line within 11 overs by losing just two wickets.

SL vs AFG Head-to-Head Records

DateWinnerWon byVenue
17-MAR-2016Sri Lanka6 wicketsKolkatta
27-AUG-2022Afghanistan8 wicketsDubai

Top Batsmen for SL vs AFG

(last head-to-head)

Bhanuka Rajapaksa- 38 runs, 131.03 strike rate
Chamika Karunaratne- 31 runs, 81.57 strike rate
Rahmanullah Gurbaz-40 runs, 222.22 strike rate
Hazratullah Zazai- 37 runs, 132.14 strike rate

Top Bowlers for SL vs AFG

(last head-to-head)

Wanindu Hasaranga- 1 wicket
Fazalhaq Farooqi- 3 wickets
Mujeeb ur Rahman- 2 wickets
Mohammad Nabi- 2 wickets

SL vs AFG Today Match Prediction Scenarios

Scenario 1- If SL bats first

  • First Innings score prediction- SL expected to score around 160
  • Result prediction- SL to win by 15 to 20 runs

Scenario 2- If AFG bats first

  • First Innings score prediction- AFG is expected to score around 160
  • Result prediction-AFG will win the match by 15 to 20 runs

SL vs AFG Today Match Prediction, Asia Cup 2022, Who Will Win the Match?

Afghanistan to win this match

Afghanistan has already thrashed Sri Lanka in the league stages and they are likely to do it once again. They will bank on their spinners to finish the job for the team here. The bowlers are expected to restrict them to a low total and the openers are likely go berserk and take the game away from Sri Lanka.
Having said that, Sri Lanka is currently in better form than they were against Afghanistan a couple of nights ago. It will be interesting to see how they go here.

Team Availability/ Injury updates

  • The spinners hold the key for both teams here.

SL vs AFG Probable Playing 11

SL Playing XI

Kusal Mendis (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka

AFG Playing XI

Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (capt), Samiullah Shinwari, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad

Squad for SL vs AFG, Asia Cup 2022

SL squad: Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwanidu Fernando, Nuwan Thusara, Dinesh Chandimal.

AFG Squad: Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari. Standby: Nijat Masood, Qais Ahmed, Sharafuddin Ashraf.