AFG vs SL Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Report, Probable Playing XI, Match Predictions for Match 32, Super 12 Group 1 of ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

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Match Preview

AFG vs SL: Group 1 will be in action on Tuesday in the ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022. The first game will be played between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka on 1st November 2022. The Gabba stadium in Brisbane will be the host for this fixture. 

Afghanistan ran out of luck in this tournament. They got to play only one game as 2 matches were abandoned due to rain. Having received a direct qualification into the Super 12 group, Afghanistan faced defeat in their opening clash against England. They now stand in 5th position with just 2 points, and the net rate is not good either. Hence, the semi-final spot is far-fetched for the team. 

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, rushed through the Super 12 group with a bang. However, they failed to impress in the group stages. They lost 2 consecutive games that too, by a big margin. Hence, the net run rate has taken a hit. They are last in Group 1 and the doors to the semi-finals are virtually shut for them. 

Match Details for AFG vs SL

Series: ICC Mens T20 World Cup 2022

Date: 1st November 2022 (Tuesday)

Time: 9:30 AM IST

Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane

Live Streaming: Star Sports, Hotstar

Pitch Report for AFG vs SL

The pitch at Gabba has produced even games so far. The surface is new and teams have struggled to chase. Yet, the ball will come cleanly onto the bat. Batting first could be an ideal choice for the toss-winning captain on this surface. 

Probable Playing XI


Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wicket-keeper), Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (captain), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wicket-keeper), Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha

Match Predictions for AFG vs SL

Sri Lanka is the probable winner of this fixture. This will be a must-win game for both teams as they both stand on the edge of elimination. The Asian Champions have a much stronger side compared to Afghanistan. However, the Afghani lineup is filled with sheer power and they cannot be ruled out of any T20 game. Hence, a thrilling game of cricket is on the cards.

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