ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Afghanistan Vs Sri Lanka | Match Preview

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Afghanistan Vs Sri Lanka Match Preview

The 7th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka on Tuesday, 4th June.

Both the teams have lost their 1st match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Afghanistan has lost their 1st match of the ICC Cricket World Cup to Australia. It was not a competitive day of cricket but Afghanistan does have a good set of players who can take on world-class teams. Though, Spinners like Rashid Khan are yet to get pitches that favor the turn of the ball.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka in their first match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 lost to New Zealand, which was one of the most one-sided matches of the tournament ever seen. Not only have they dropped the ball on the few opportunities that came their way. But also, they were not able to build any substantial partnership. It was too low a total to defend and the bowlers could not do much about it either.

 Venue

The 7th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will begin at 03:00 pm IST at Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff on Tuesday.

Squads

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

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

 

Key Players of the match

Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi, who is currently ranked 3rd in the ICC ODI All-Rounder Rankings, has been one of the torch-bearers of Afghanistan cricket team. Apart from his batting skills, Nabi can be expected to come in handy with his off-breaks, against a batting line-up dominated by left-handers.

Sri Lanka: Former captain Angelo Mathews, who got out for a duck against New Zealand will be expected to motivate his team with a significant contribution. Mathews, with his supreme batting talent, showed signs of form with a half-century in the warm-ups. He has the ability to produce match-winning performances in any conditions.

Live Telecast

The live TV broadcast of ICC World Cup 2019 match between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will be available on Star Sports, Star Sports 1HD, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu and Star Sports 1 Bangla.

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