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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Asia Cup T20 2022 - Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st Match, Group B: 27th August

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan
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The Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st Match, Group B of the Asia Cup T20 2022 will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

Live Scores - Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan - 1st Match

In the only match played between the two teams in this format in the 2016 T20 WC, Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets.

Najibullah Zadran is the top run-scorer for Afghanistan with 255 runs from his last 10 matches at an average of 31 and a strike rate of 144.

Hazratullah Zazai has also made 205 runs from his last 8 matches.

Fazalhaq Farooqui has been the best bowler for Afghanistan and has picked up 11 wickets from his last 8 matches while bowling at an economy rate of 5.90 and a strike rate of 16.

Rashid Khan has also picked up 9 wickets from his last 10 matches.

Dasun Shanaka is the top run-scorer for Sri Lanka with 301 runs from his last 10 matches at an average of 50 and a strike rate of 151.

Pathum Nissanka has also made 290 runs from his last 10 matches.

Maheesh Theekshana has been the best bowler for Sri Lanka and has picked up 7 wickets from his last 7 matches while bowling at an economy rate of 6.46 and a strike rate of 24.

Wanindu Hasaranga has also picked up 7 wickets from his last 4 matches.

Squads

Afghanistan: 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.

Sri Lanka: 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.

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Sri Lanka

Who will win? – Sri Lanka

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Dasun Shanaka (Sri Lanka), Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)

Most Sixes – Danushka Gunathilaka (Sri Lanka), Najibullah Zadran (Afghanistan)

Player of the Match –  Wanindu Hasaranga

Team Scores Batting first – Sri Lanka 165+, Afghanistan 155+

Match Handicap Sri Lanka

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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