- Rohit Singh | November 27, 2022 | 12:18 am
SL vs AFG, 2nd ODI Preview
The second ODI between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan gets underway on Sunday afternoon at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. Afghanistan won the opening match by 60 runs, a win which takes them onto 110 points in the 2020-23 World Cup Super League. Read on as we preview this day-night ODI. Sri Lanka need other players to step up in this game after only Pathum Nissanka and Wanindu Hasaranga made significant contributions on Friday. They have a talented squad and should have enough to win this ODI. Afghanistan showed that they are a force to be reckoned with in ODI cricket with a convincing win on Friday. However, the often struggle for consistency and it will require another impressive performance to go 2-0 up.
SL vs AFG, 2nd ODI Details
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan – 2nd ODI
Venue: Pallekele Cricket Stadium – Kandy
Date & Time: 27th November at 12:00 PM IST
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
SL vs AFG, 2nd ODI Pitch Report
This game will be played on the same wicket as was used in the opening ODI so expect the pace of the surface to drop slightly. That said, there will still be good carry and a par score will be around 290. Light rain is forecast across the opening two hours of this game but we expect to still see plenty of play in this match with dry conditions from the early evening onwards.
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SL vs AFG, 2nd ODI Probable Playing XIs:
Sri Lanka Probable Playing XIs
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara
Afghanistan Probable Playing XIs
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Hasmatullah Shahidi (c), Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Yamin Ahmadzai
Topmost Picks for SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction, 2nd ODI:
Top Picks – Sri Lanka
- Pathum Nissanka- The top order batter continues to be an integral part of Sri Lanka’s batting line-up across all formats. He hit 85 runs from 83 balls in the first ODI.
- Wanindu Hasaranga- The bowling all-rounder delivered with both bat and ball in the opening ODI. He dismissed Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Najibullah Zadran before hitting 66 runs from 46 balls.
Top Picks – Afghanistan
- Ibrahim Zadrani- The only centurion of the first ODI struck 11 fours during his 120 balls at the crease. He looks very comfortable at this level and averages 52.20 from six ODI innings.
- Fazalhaq Farooqi- The 22 year old left-arm pace bowler continues to produce exceptional performances in ODI cricket. He has taken 17 wickets from eight games and picked up his best figures at the Pallekele Stadium on Friday.
Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for SL vs AFG Dream11 Team:
Dinesh Chandimal, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dasun Shanaka, Rahmat Shah, Ibrahim Zadran, Pathum Nissanka(C), Gulbadin Naib(VC), Wanindu Hasaranga, Rashid Khan, Kasun Rajitha, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for SL vs AFG Dream11 Team:
Kusal Mendis, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Dasun Shanaka, Najibullah Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran(VC), Pathum Nissanka, Gulbadin Naib, Wanindu Hasaranga(C), Rashid Khan, Lahiru Kumara, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain – Pathum Nissanka, Wanindu Hasaranga
Vice-captain – Gulbadin Naib, Ibrahim Zadran
Wicketkeeper – Rahmanullah Gurbaz
SL vs AFG 2nd ODI Probable Winners:
Under the coaching of Chris Silverwood, overall there has been progress for Sri Lanka but there have been heavy defeats along the way. With quality players, used to the home conditions, we expect them to level the series. The home side desperately need to win this match to give a boost to their chances of qualifying automatically for the 2023 World Cup. However, we do not expect Afghanistan to be pushovers, and the away side will be extremely competitive again in this ODI. Overall, we expect the experienced batters for Sri Lanka to deliver in this match and are backing Sri Lanka to get the victory to level the series 1-1. Considering the team combination, Sri Lanka is expected to win this match.