Within the earlier assembly through the Asia Cup, the Afghans gained by 91 runs.

Afghanistan players
Afghanistan gamers. (Picture by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Pictures)

Afghanistan couldn’t win their opening match of the World Cup towards Australia on the County Floor in Bristol. Even because the end result was just about anticipated, it was the spirited efficiency from Gulbadin Naib and Co that caught the eyes. The style by which Najibullah Zadran took on the bowlers, particularly leg-spinner Adam Zampa, with out nurturing any inhibition was an absolute deal with to observe.

The bowlers additionally made the Aussies battle for the triumph. The Afghans are subsequent scheduled to face Dimuth Karunaratne’s Sri Lanka on Tuesday on the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. The Lankans had a horrendous outing versus New Zealand, shedding the match by 10 wickets, and will likely be determined to seek out some momentum. The 2 groups locked horns within the 2018 Asia Cup and the Afghans gained by 91 runs.

Climate Report

There’s not a lot excellent news for the gamers as there are possibilities of rain from 9 am till the top of the day. There will likely be a 90 per cent cloud cowl all through all the length of the sport. It gained’t be a shock if the match will get known as off because of rain. The temperature will likely be round 15 diploma Celsius. The humidity is predicted to be within the 60s and 70s.

Pitch Report

The monitor in Cardiff turned out to be an absolute belter because the Kiwis chased down 137 in 16.1 overs, although the Lankan batsmen strained on the identical wicket. Even subsequent time, the pitch isn’t anticipated to have many demons. Solely 6 out of 21 ODIs have been gained by the group, batting first. Therefore, the captains are prone to subject first after profitable the toss.

Taking part in mixtures


The Afghans are most certainly to go in with the identical lineup. Albeit Zazai and Shahzad bagged geese within the final match, the injury they’ll inflict is just about recognized. The onus will likely be on Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah  Shahidi to regular the ship within the center order. Nabi stays the fulcrum of the group.

Najibullah may be promoted up the order relying on the state of affairs. Hamid Hasan appeared correct final time and that’s a optimistic signal for Gulbadin’s males. Mujeeb Ur Rahman had an off day beforehand and he’ll be seeking to make amends. The younger Rashid Khan’s position will even be of prime significance.

Possible XI

Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib (c), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan.

Sri Lanka

The Islanders might herald leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay rather than Jeevan Mendis. The Lankans look out of firepower within the bowling division and the tweaker can add selection. Barring skipper Karunaratne, the remainder of their batters couldn’t survive the venom spewed by the Kiwis’ bowlers.

Lahiru Thirimanne and Angelo Mathews are the skilled heads within the batting lineup they usually’ll want to indicate the best way for the remainder of the group. Kusal Mendis obtained out for a golden duck the final time. The quick bowlers- Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal and Lasith Malinga- additionally have to discover a approach of getting wickets.

Possible XI

Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis/Jeffrey Vandersay, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga.

Possible High Performer

Mohammad Shahzad – Afghanistan  | Angelo Mathews – Sri Lanka

Broadcast Particulars

TV – Star Sports activities

On-line– Hotstar

Match Timings – 15:00 IST; 10:30 native

The prediction is for Afghanistan to win the match