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August 27, 7:30 PM IST

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Dubai International Stadium

Pitch Report

Wickets at Dubai International Stadium are expected to be batting well and the ball is well in the racket. Bowlers can also try to scalp some wickets while the field is limited, getting help from the new ball. The captain who wins the toss throws the ball first.

Probable Playing XIs

Danushka Gunathilaka

Dasun Shanaka (captain)

Pathum Nissanka

Wanindu Hasaranga

Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Maheesh Theekshana

Charith Asalanka

Chamika Karunaratne

Kusal Mendis (wicketkeeper)

Asitha Fernando

Dilshan Madushanka

Probable Playing XIs

Hazratullah Zazai

Mohammad Nabi (captain)

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wicketkeeper)

Azmatullah Omarzai

Usman Ghani

Naveen-ul-Haq

Ibrahim Zadran

Rashid Khan

Najibullah Zadran

Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Fareed Ahmad

Probable best batter of the match

Pathum Nissanka

Sri Lankan batsman Pathum Nisanka scored 628 runs in just 23 T20Is. Right-handed batter also scored five half-centuries, with a best of 75. A technical batter, Nisanka looks comfortable with both spin and pace. Expectations are high for his performance in his first match.

Probable best bowler of the match

Naveen-ul-Haq

Afghanistan pacer Naveen-ul-Haq might play an important role in his team’s success against Sri Lanka. The right-arm pacer can swing the new ball and his slower ball variations can come in handy during the death overs. He is one of the bowlers to watch out for in the first encounter.