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World Cup ODI 2023, AFG vs SL, Match 30 Preview and Fantasy Prediction

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World Cup ODI 2023

AFG vs. SL, Match 30

 

Preview

Afghanistan will square off with Sri Lanka in the 30th match of the World Cup ODI 2023 on Monday, October 30. The game is scheduled at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Both sides have won two out of five matches in the tournament so far. 

The Afghan side clashed against their neighbours Pakistan in their last game where they chased down the target of 283 runs in 49 overs with 8 wickets in hand to defeat the No.2 ODI side. Noor Ahmed had his dream debut in this game picking 3 wickets for 49 runs in 10 overs. The opening partnership of 130 runs from the Afghanistan side cruised them to this epic victory. 

On the other hand, the islanders crushed the defending champions England in their last match. Sri Lanka chased down a below-par target of 157 runs in 25.4 overs.  The bowler standing out of the whole pack was Lahiru Kumara who took 3 wickets giving away only 35 runs in 7 overs. Kasun Rajitha and Angelo Mathews picked two wickets each. Pathum Nissanka scored 77 runs off 83 balls and Sadeera Samarawickrama made 65* runs off 54 balls to get a comfortable win. 

 

Match Details

Match: World Cup ODI 2023, AFG vs SL, Match 30

Date: Monday, October 30, 2023

Time: 02:00 PM IST

Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

 

Pitch and Weather Report

The pitch at MCA has traditionally been favourable for batting. Pacers might get some help from the deck during the initial passage of play but would need to be very precise with their line and lengths. The captain winning the toss should look to bowl first. 

Mostly sunny conditions with a patch of clouds and a maximum temperature of 30 degree Celsius is forecasted for the day.

 

AFG vs. SL Squads

AFG: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Ikram Alikhil (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Riaz Hassan, Abdul Rahman, Najibullah Zadran

SL: Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Chamika Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Dushan Hemantha

 

AFG vs. SL Probable Playing XIs

AFG: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad

SL: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Dilshan Madushanka

 

Match Prediction

Based on the present form, Afghanistan will have a niche over Sri Lanka in this fixture. With the likes of Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Noor Ahmad and Rashid Khan in sublime form so far in this tournament, the side hopes to deliver well with bat and ball. On the other side, Sri Lanka has experienced players to upsurge against Afghanistan in this contest but we still expect Afghanistan to get a hard-fought win in this game. 

 

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