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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Asia Cup, 2023 - Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka - 6th Match - 5 September, 2023

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka - 6th Match - 5 September, 2023
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka - 6th Match - 5 September, 2023

The 6th match of the Asia Cup will be played between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka on 5th of September at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.

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Current Form Afghanistan:

Afghanistan are currently placed at the bottom most position on the Group B points table.

The top run scorer for Afghanistan in the Asia Cup is Ibrahim Zadran with 75 runs to his name.

The top wicket taker for Afghanistan in the Asia Cup is Mujeeb ur Rahman with 1 scalp under his belt.

Afghanistan have lost their first match of the competition against Bangladesh by 89 runs.

Bangladesh batted first and they posted a huge total of 334 for 5 in 50 overs. They lost Mohammad Naim and Towhid Hridoy early on in the innings. Post that phase, Najmul Hossain Shanto and Mehidy Hasan Miraz took the bowlers on and led the counter attack. Both scored centuries and put Bangladesh under control. On the back of their resilience and brilliance, Bangladesh were able to get to 334 in their quota of 50 overs.

During the chase, Afghanistan lost their premier batter Rahmanullah Gurbaz early on. Rahmat Shah and Ibrahim Zadran played well. They scored 33 and 75 runs respectively. Captain Shahidi also played a nice knock of 51 but none of them took the responsibility of taking Afghanistan home. They were eventually bowled out for 245, as Bangladesh won the match by 89 runs.

Current Form Sri Lanka:

Sri Lanka are placed at the top position of Group B points table.

The top run scorer for Sri Lanka in Asia Cup is Charith Asalanka with 62 runs to his name.

The top wicket taker for Sri Lanka in Asia Cup is Matheesha Pathirana with 4 wickets under his belt.

In their previous match against Bangladesh, Sri Lanka bowled first and they wrapped up the opposition for just 164. Bangladesh lost 2 early wickets and looked to be in great trouble. Najmul Hossain Shanto and Towhid Hridoy tried to bring their team back into the game. Shanto scored 89 runs but he kept losing partners at the other end and Bangladesh were bowled out for 164.

During the chase, Sri Lanka lost 3 wickets early on as Bangladeshi seamers were breathing fire with the ball. However, Sadeera Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka consumed all the pressure well and struck 54 and 62 runs respectively to take Sri Lanka home in the 39th over with 5 wickets in hand.

Let’s have a look at the squads:

Sri Lanka:

Dasun Shanaka (C), Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (VC), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Dusan Hemantha, Binura Fernando, Pramod Madushan


Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Abdul Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Suliman Safi, Fazalhaq Farooqi.

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – Afghanistan

Who will win?- Sri Lanka

Top Batter (Runs Scored) - Pathum Nissanka (Sri Lanka), Ibrahim Zadran (Afghanistan)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken)- Maheesh Theekshana (Sri Lanka), Mujeeb ur Rahman (Afghanistan)

Most Sixes – Pathum Nissanka (Sri Lanka), Ibrahim Zadran (Afghanistan)

Player of the Match- Maheesh Theekshana (Sri Lanka)

Team Scores Batting first – Sri Lanka 310+, Afghanistan 260+

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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