Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 2nd ODI, Preview
In the second match of the ODI series at Pallekele, Sri Lanka will take on the task of Afghanistan. In the opening game of the series, Afghanistan easily defeated the Lankan squad by a margin of 60 runs. When Afghanistan batted first, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, and Rahmat Shah all contributed to the team’s 294-point total. For Sri Lanka, Wanindu Hasaranga was the bowler of choice.
The hosts then failed to form strong partnerships to try to increase the score. Pathum Nissanka, who bats at the top of the order, impressed with his consistency throughout this game. The other batters failed to adequately respond after Hasaranga’s valiant effort with the willow, and Lanka was eventually bowled out for 234 runs. It will be a waiting game to see if Sri Lanka can win this game and win the series.
Date & Time – Jun 04, 10:00 AM LOCAL
Venue – Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota
The first game held at this location revealed a surface that helped the batters and a par score of almost 250. Due to their lengths and change-ups, pacers surprised everyone by taking the most wickets, and this match is anticipated to follow suit.
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Angelo Mathews, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dushan Hemantha, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Lahiru Kumara
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad Malik
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