Afghanistan are all set to lock horns against Sri Lanka in today’s t20 world cup match. It will be a close call for Sri Lanka as a win for Afghanistan will put them above the former world champions in the table. Courtesy of the washouts, the table majorly depends on the NRR battles.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 1st November 2022, 9:30 AM IST
- Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane, Australia
- Tournament: ICC T20 World Cup 2022
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka- Previews and Betting Tips
Afghanistan have barely had any cricketing action in their t20 world cup campaign. In their opening game against England, Ibrahim Zadran’s run-a-ball knock of 32 alongside Rashid Khan’s 1/17 were the only positives. Apart front of a rather disappointing defeat, they have had two back-to-back washouts. This ought to be frustrating for a team filled with the desire and potential to challenge the best in the business.
However, they haven’t been in the best form recently. They’ve had 3 losses and 2 washouts in their past five matches. They are yet to open their account and doing it against Sri Lanka will take them to third place in the table.
Meanwhile, the Lankans are walking into this encounter facing a humiliating defeat against the Kiwis. Batting first, New Zealand were in a spot of bother, struggling at 15/3. Out came Glenn Phillips to the rescue. He played tremendously well and went on to score 104 runs off just 64 balls. His knock helped the Kiwis get to a defending total of 167/7. For Sri Lanka, Kasun Rajitha was the pick of the bowlers with 2/23.
Chasing 168, Sri Lanka were in deep trouble being 4 wickets down for just 8 runs. Somehow, left-hander Bhanuka Rajapaksa and skipper Dashun Shanaka held the innings together before succumbing to the Kiwi pacers' likes. The duo scored 34(22) and 35(32), respectively but ended up on the losing side. Sri Lanka now sees itself as second to last in the points table after the 65-run defeat.
However, going head-to-head, Sri Lanka has won two out of three games against the mighty Afghans. We predict Sri Lanka to be the winner of today’s t20 world cup match. Match-ups like these that turn into an all-important game are the best way to enjoy betting. We advise you do your research on the past performances of players. Keep a track of the weather conditions in context to the behavior of the pitch as it always influences the outcome. Our recommendation is in-game betting and three-way betting. These options offer the best returns on investment courtesy of the exceptional match odds during live streaming.
All eyes will be on the bowling department which is undoubtedly the stronger hand for the Afghans. To be precise, the spin twin of Rashid Khand & Mujeeb ur Rahman will be expected to be among the wickets. So far, the duo has 10 and 13 wickets respectively in their past 10 games with the latter bagging an economy of less than 6 RPO. As for the batters, the services of Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmanullah Gurbaz will be essential. They have scored 290 and 244 runs respectively in their past 10 games at a very healthy strike rate. Skipper Mohammad Nabi will also be among the runs and wickets. His all-around skills will come in handy as Afghanistan prepares to face the music.
Squad: Mohammad Nabi(C), Rahmanullah Gurbaz(wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Rahmat Shah, Ibrahim Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi
The Lankans have now lost two games in a row and the semi-final berth seems completely out of reach. Although, here are some players who can make miracles happen. Wanidu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana have been among the regular wicket-takers throughout the tournament. In their past 10 games, the duo has taken 30 wickets combined with an economy just below 6.5. At the top, the pair of Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis have been contributing with the runs consistently. Pathum Nissanka has 287 runs in just 9 games while Kusal Mendis has 273 in his recent ten. It needs to be a team effort and a huge win to get Sri Lanka over the finish line.
Squad: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(Wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(C), Wanidu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, Maheesh Theekshana
Also, Read >> T20 World Cup Winners List
Pitch and weather Conditions
The weather at the Gabba is expected to be partly cloudy with temperatures fluctuating between 26 and 28 degrees. The chances of precipitation are zero to none with mild humidity at 60%. It will be windy with the speed fluctuating around 26 km/h.
Meanwhile, the pitch conditions have always benefited the batters and bowlers equally. It is a fast and bouncy track that has seen pacers thrive with the help they receive from the surface. The ball comes onto the bat quite nicely, allowing batsmen to play their shots freely. The average first innings score here is 165 with batting first being the preferred option.
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka: Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||Sri Lanka to Win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Top Batsman – Sri Lanka||Kusal Mendis||4.0||Try Dafabet today|
|Match Winner||Sri Lanka||1.57||Check Odds on Crickex|