Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019 Match Preview – Cardiff is all set to host another interesting encounter of this ICC CWC 19 between two Asian teams, i.e Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.
Both Afghanistan and Sri Lanka have lost their previous match of the tournament against Australia and New Zealand respectively.
The team winning today will open their account in the points table and will get a step closer to qualify for the semi-finals.
Thus, it’ll be very interesting to see, which team will beat the other one to register their first win of this mega-tournament.
Here are the match preview, Dream 11 fantasy league teams, pitch report, weather conditions, our power picks, and all the details of today’s match.
The 7th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 of Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka will be hosted by the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
This encounter between both the teams will start at 10:30 PM local time today (03:00 pm IST).
In India, the official broadcasting channel for live telecasting of World Cup 2019 matches is Star Sports.
You can also watch the online Live Streaming of today’s game of AFG vs SL on Hotstar.
Sophia Gardens offers a green pitch where batsmen enjoy playing big shots on the merit. It is the same ground where New Zealand’s batsmen played really very well in their previous game against Sri Lanka.
It is expected that the captain winning toss will opt to bowl first on this wicket.
Average 1st Innings total at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (last 6 ODI games): 295
Records of the chasing teams at this venue: Won – 1, Lost – 5
The temperature today at Sophia Gardens will hover around 13-18 degrees. However, there are 20-25% chances of rain as well in Cardiff.
Possible Playing 11:
Here are possible playing 11 of Afghanistan (AFG) and Sri Lanka (SL) for today’s match.
Mohammad Shahzad (WK), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib (C), Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan
AFG’s Bench Strength – Asghar Afghan, Aftab Alam, Noor Ali Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari
Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera (WK), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeevan Mendis/Jeffrey Vandersay, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga
SL’s Bench Strength – Jeevan Mendis/Jeffrey Vandersay, Milinda Siriwardana, Avishka Fernando, Nuwan Pradeep
Avishka Fernando will miss out today’s game against Afghanistan because of his shoulder injury.
Fantasy Cricket League Tips
Win Small and Grand leagues of fantasy cricket leagues like Dream11 by following our tips and match predictions. Here are our suggested options for Captain and Vice-captain choices for today’s match of Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka.
Captain Choices: Dimuth Karunaratne, Gulbadin Naib, Rahmat Shah
Vice Captain Choices: Hazratullah Zazai, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis
Crickclassics’ Dream 11 Teams
At Crickclassics, our cricket experts carry out an in-depth analysis of each and every game of the ICC World Cup to make the best and winning teams for the fantasy cricket leagues such as; Dream11, Hala Play, My Team 11, Mobile Premier League, 11 Wickets, etc.
Here are our teams for small and grand leagues of Dream 11 for today’s match of Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka.
Small League/Head To Head Team
Wicket Keeper – Kusal Perera (VC), Mohammad Shahzad, Kusal Mendis
Batsman – Hashmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah (C), Dimuth Karunaratne
All-Rounders – Mohammad Nabi, Thisara Perera
Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Hamid Hassan, Suranga Lakmal
Grand/Mega League Team
Wicket Keeper – Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis
Batsman – Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai (VC), Dimuth Karunaratne (C)
All-Rounders – Gulbadin Naib, Thisara Perera
Bowlers – Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rashid Khan, Lasith Malinga
Power Pick Player
Our power pick for today’s match between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka is Najibullah Zadran.
In his last 6 matches against Afghanistan in ODIs, Zadran has scored 245 runs at an average of 82.34, making him a must-have player in small leagues.
Pick more bowlers of Afghanistan in your dream teams, as they can perform well on this green surface of Cardiff. Also, it will be wise to pick more than 1 wicket-keeper in your Dream11 teams.
Our Match Prediction:
Both the teams have lost their first match of the tournament and will thus desperately look for a win today. We expect Afghanistan to end as a winning side after the completion of this match.
Our fantasy cricket league teams for yesterday’s game between South Africa vs Bangladesh performed extremely well, and we hope you win small & grand leagues of fantasy cricket games with our today’s teams, match predictions, match previews, detailed analysis of the match, and fantasy cricket tips as well.
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*Disclaimer: These teams are based on the analysis, instinct, and understanding of the author. Make your own decision and consider the points mentioned while selecting your team.