Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Afghanistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2023, Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan- 2nd ODI - June 4
The 2nd ODI match of the Afghanistan Tour of Sri Lanka will take place between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan on the 4th of June, 2023 at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota.
Top Tournament Stats
Top Batter (Runs Scored)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken)
Current ODI Form Sri Lanka and Afghanistan:
Afghanistan have won the first ODI of the 3 match series to take a 1-0 lead.
The top run scorer for Afghanistan in the ODI series is Ibrahim Zadran with 98 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Afghanistan in the ODI series is Fazalhaq Farooqi with 2 scalps under his belt.
The top run scorer for Sri Lanka in the ODI series is Charith Asalanka with 91 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Sri Lanka in the ODI series is Kasun Rajitha with 2 scalps under his belt.
In the first ODI, Sri Lanka batted first and posted a total of 268 before being bowled out.
Pathum Nissanka at the top of the order made 38 off 59 deliveries. The rest of the top order couldn't lead a counter attack. Charith Asalanka in the lower middle order played exceptionally well. He smashed 91 off 95 balls to place Sri Lanka in a comfortable position and helped them get to 268 before getting bowled out.
During the chase, Afghanistan lost Rahmanullah Gurbaz early on. Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmat Shah then took the responsibility of taking Afghanistan over the line. Rahmat Shah made 55 off 80 balls while Zadran smashed a century and got out after scoring a match winning 98. Mohammad Nabi finished off the proceedings for Afghanistan as he scored 27 not out to take his team home in the 47th over with 4 wickets in hand.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Sri Lanka- Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (vc & wk), Angelo Mathews, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya De Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Chamika Karunaratne, Dushan Hemantha, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana
Afghanistan - Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmat Shah (vc), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhail (wk), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujib ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Abdul Rahman, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Farid Ahmad Malik.
Reserves: Gulbadin Naib, Shahidullah Kamal, Yamin Ahmadzai, Zia ur Rahman Akbar
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Sri Lanka
Who will win?- Sri Lanka
Top Batter (Runs Scored) - Pathum Nissanka (Sri Lanka), Ibrahim Zadran (Afghanistan)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) - Kasun Rajitha (Sri Lanka), Fazalhaq Farooqi (Afghanistan)
Most Sixes – Pathum Nissanka (Sri Lanka), Ibrahim Zadran (Afghanistan)
Player of the Match- Pathum Nissanka (Sri Lanka)
Team Scores Batting first – Sri Lanka 270+, Afghanistan 255+
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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