AFG will bowl first. Due to overcast condition and some grass on wicket pacers will get some support initially.
Rain is forecasted during the match

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga

Afghanistan (Playing XI): Mohammad Shahzad(w), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib(c), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan

Dream11 Team:

We made this team according to a shortened game.

Team1:

  • K Perera
  • R Shah
  • H Zazai
  • D Karunaratne
  • M Nabi(c)
  • G Naib
  • T Perera(vc)
  • D Zadran
  • Rashid Khan
  • L Malinga
  • N Pradeep

 


Weather Update:

Rain is forecasted all over the day.

There is high chances of shortened game today due to rain so Srilanka may replace L Thirimane with Avishka Fernando .

Taking attacking batsman will help in a shortened game:  so you can include H Zazai and Najibullah Zadran in your team.

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SRILANKA TEAM NEWS:

Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera(w), Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Jeffrey Vandersay, Milinda Siriwardana.

  • They put a shoddy performance in last match. They willl try to put an improved show in this match
  • Most probably they will go with unchanged team.
  • D Karunaratne and L Thirimane  will open the inning while Kusal Perera will bat at 1 down. Karunaratne and L Thirimane are very technically strong batsman while   KJ Perera is very attacking batsman. Karunaratne has very good record in test,He scored 74, 87 and 52* in 3 of last 4  matches.L Thirimane scored a half century in 2nd last match.
  •  Kusal Mendis will bat at 2 down. He is very attacking is very talented  player but his record in ODIs are not that much good.He failed to open his account in last match.
  • Ever reliable Angelo Mathews will bat next.He is the best batsman of team and is a technically strong batsman.His is very consistent performer and will lead the middle order of the team.He scored 64 in 3rd last game.
  • Dhananjay DeSilva will bat next. He is very technically strong batsman and is a consistent performer.He scored 43 in last warm up match.
  • Thishara Perera will do late hitting duty.He was in terrific form with bat just before Africa series. He is very good hitter of ball.He failed with bat in last few matches.
  • I Udana and Jeevan Mendis  are also good hitter of ball.Udana played many quick cameos on Africa  tour.
  • Jeevan Mendis will lead the spin attack while  D Desilva will assist him. Both are decent bowler.
  • I Udana,S Lakmal and I Udana will lead the pace attack of the team while T Perera will assist them.In this Malinga is best while rest are also good bowler.
  • Udana is a wicket taking bowler  while Lakmal is a decent bowler.
  • Malinga was at his best in IPL,he will also bowl in death.

 

AFGHANISTAN TEAM NEWS:

Squad: Gulbadin Naib (C), Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan and Mujeeb ur Rahman.

  • Afghanistan  is  good team and they can out perform any opposition on their day.
  • They have to make a big decision.Their is slight chance that they can drop Mujeeb for an extra pace bowler   as Mujeeb Zadran is not looking in good form.
  • Md Shahzad will open the inning along with talented H Zazai. Shahzad generally plays well  and is very attacking batsman. H Zazai is a power hitter and very talented batsmans.M Shahzad scored attacking century in 3rd  last inning while H Zazai is a hit or miss type player.
  • Their most reliable batsman Rahmat Shah will bat at 1 down.He is technically strong batsman and  is known as pillar of AFG team in ODIs ,he generally bats well.He scored 43 in last match against strong bowling attack of Australia.
  • H Shahidi will follow them.He is very talented and technically strong batsman.He is in tremendous form in this year,he scored well in almost all the matches.Shahidi scored match winning 74 in 3rd last match , he scored 49 in 4th last match also.
  • M Nabi and G Naib are expected to bat next. Nabi is very talented and attacking batsman while G Naib is also a decent batsman.Naib scored 31 in last match.
  • Hard Hitting batsman Najibullah Zadran will bat next. He has played some good innings till now. He scored attacking half century in last match.
  •  Even D Zadran and Rashid Khan are good hitters of ball.
  • Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Zadran(slight risky) will lead the spin the attack of the team while M Nabi  will assist them.Rashid is one of the best spinners of the world while Mujeeb is a mystery spinner and wicket taking bowler.M Nabi also bowls well.Rashid took 2 while Nabi took 3 wickets in 3rd last match.
  • Recent form of Mujeeb is not looking so good.
  • Dawlat Zadran and Hamid Hassan are expected to lead the pace attack of the team while G Naib will assist them .Both Zadran and Hassan  have good pace and bounce whiled Naib is known for his  variations.
  • Hamid Hassan impressed everyone by his magnificent bowling in last match.

Fantasy Tips:

  1. In wicketkeeper all of M Shahzad, K Perera and K Mendis are good. You can go with any 1. Even you can take all the 3 in your team if you want.
  2. Both team are equal in strength so make a balanced team.

TOP FANTASY PICKS AND SUGGESTIONS:

will be updated soon.

Pitch Condition:

Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

Pitch is expected to be neutral with batsman getting more support.

Swing bowlers get some support initially.

Total Match Played: 21
Batting First Won: 6
Batting Second Won: 14
Tie: 1
Avg. Score in 1st bat: 249

Highest Score: England 342/8

Lowest Score: Sri Lanka 138/10

 

PROBABLE11 OF SRILANKA:
D Karunaratne,L Thirimane,K Perera, K Mendis,A Mathews,D Desilva,T Perera,J Mendis,I Udana,S Lakmal,L Malinga,

PROBABLE11 OF AFGHANISTAN:
H Zazai, Md Shahzad, Rahmat Shah,Hashmatullah Shahidi,M Nabi, Gulbadin Naib,Najibullah Zadran,Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman(high)/Aftab Alam,Hamid Hassan,

IMPORTANT PLAYER OF AFGHANISTAN:

  • H Zazai,
  • Md Shahzad,
  • Rahmat Shah,
  • Hashmatullah Shahidi,
  • M Nabi,
  • Gulbadin Naib,
  • Rashid Khan,
  • Dawlat Zadran,
  • H Hassan

IMPORTANT PLAYER OF SRILANKA:

  • D Karunaratne,( technically strong batsman+ looking in good form)
  • K Perera(very attacking batsman)
  • K Mendis,(technically strong batsman+ very attacking batsman)
  • A Mathews,(technically strong batsman+ consistent performer+ best batsman of team)
  • D Desilva,(technically strong batsman + part time spinner)
  • T Perera(hard hitting batsman+ good pace bowler)
  • I Udana,(pace bowler known for his variation+ hard hitting batsman)
  • L Malinga,(best bowler of team+ is in good form)

Choices Of Captain:

  • Rashid Khan
  • H Shahid
  • Rahmat Shah
  • M Nabi
  • K Perera
  • K Mendis
  • D Karunaratne
  • T Perera

DREAM11 TEAM: THESE ARE THE TEAM WHICH I WILL PREFER.IF YOU LIKE YOU CAN GO WITH THIS TEAM OR YOU CAN KEEP YOUR C AND VC OTHERWISE PREPARE YOUR TEAM BASED ON GIVEN INFO.

Dream11 Team:

We made this team according to a shortened game.

Team1:

  • K Perera(vc)
  • K Mendis
  • R Shah
  • H Zazai
  • D Karunaratne
  • M Nabi(c)
  • G Naib
  • D Zadran
  • Rashid Khan
  • L Malinga
  • I Udana

Team2:

  • K Perera(vc)
  • K Mendis
  • Najibullah Zadran/Avishka Fernando(risky)
  • H Zazai
  • D Karunaratne
  • M Nabi(c)
  • T Perera
  • D Zadran
  • Rashid Khan
  • L Malinga
  • I Udana

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