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AFG vs SL Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report – Asia Cup 2023 Match 6

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Group B, the group of death, predictably comes down to the final match. Sri Lanka, despite their injuries, swept aside Bangladesh in impressive fashion last week, while Afghanistan had a match to forget in the Lahore heat against the same opponent.

The Afghans can still qualify for the Super Fours. Using 275 as the first innings score, Afghanistan will need to win by at least 68 runs. If they bat second, they must chase any target in 35 overs or less. It looks a challenging proposition against a Sri Lankan side who have won their past 11 ODIs, including two in a row against them in June.

The key question for Afghanistan is whether their batting can hold up against Sri Lanka’s skilled attack. Conditions are magnificent for batting at Lahore, so Hashmatullah Shahidi’s team must look to be more proactive up top compared to their struggles against Bangladesh. Also, while there should be dew in the evening, batting first will be the way to go given the stifling Lahore heat.

Asia Cup 2023 Match 6 – AFG vs SL Possible Playing XIs

Afghanistan: 1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), 2. Ibrahim Zadran, 3. Rahmat Shah/Riaz Hassan, 4. Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), 5. Najibullah Zadran, 6. Mohammad Nabi, 7. Rashid Khan, 8. Gulbadin Naib, 9. Karim Janat/Noor Ahmad, 10. Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 11. Fazalhaq Farooqi

Sri Lanka: 1. Dimuth Karunaratne/Kusal Perera, 2. Pathum Nissanka, 3. Kusal Mendis (wk), 4. Sadeera Samarawickrama, 5. Charith Asalanka, 6. Dhananjaya de Silva, 7. Dasun Shanaka (c), 8. Dushan Hemantha/Dunith Wellalage, 9. Maheesh Theekshana, 10. Kasun Rajitha 11. Matheesha Pathirana

AFG vs SL Dream11 Prediction – Fantasy Picks

Afghanistan:

  • Ibrahim Zadran loves batting against Sri Lanka. The opener has struck two fifties and two hundreds in six matches (total of 452 runs, avg. 75.33).
  • Zadran has scored 72 runs off 70 balls against Maheesh Theekshana in ODIs (one dismissal). He also has good numbers against Kasun Rajitha: 91 balls, 83 runs, one dismissal.
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz can turn the game in Afghanistan’s favour. He does have two half-centuries in six ODIs against Sri Lanka, but averages 25.00 in six matches.
  • Mohammad Nabi has the equal-most wickets against Sri Lanka (11) at an average of 27.00 and economy of 4.71.
  • Rashid Khan had an expensive outing against Bangladesh (0/66). The legspinner has good numbers against Sri Lanka: 5 inns, 9 wickets, avg. 15.66, econ. 3.79.
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman has historically struggled for wickets against Sri Lanka. He has taken four wickets in eight matches at an average of 64.50 and strike rate of 75.00.

Sri Lanka:

  • Pathum Nissanka averages 51.00 in six ODIs against Afghanistan (251 runs). He has scored 50 runs off 63 balls against Mujeeb Ur Rahman in ODI cricket (one dimissal) and 64 runs off 76 balls against Fazalhaq Farooqi (one dismissal).
  • Charith Asalanka batted nicely against Bangladesh. He top-scored with 62*. Against Afghanistan, Asalanka has scored 190 runs in four innings at an average of 63.33 and strike rate of 96.44.
  • Since the start of 2022, Asalanka has scored 829 ODI runs at an average of 43.6 and strike rate of 92.5.
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama has hit three half-centuries in eight ODIs (316 runs, avg. 45.1) plus a 44 against Afghanistan.
  • Matheesha Pathirana continues to impress. He was awarded man of the match against Bangladesh (4/32), with three of his wickets coming after the 32nd over.
  • Maheesh Theekshana will be key against the Afghan top and middle order. He took 2/19 off eight overs in the last match against Bangladesh.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 10, Afghanistan 3, Sri Lanka 6, N/R 1.
  • Sri Lanka have won nine of 13 matches at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
  • Afghanistan’s middle order (4-6) Najibullah Zadran (24.44), Mohammad Nabi (21.22) and Hashmatullah Shahidi (21.75) all average in the low 20s against Sri Lanka.
  • Rahmat Shah has scored four half-centuries in eight ODIs against Sri Lanka.
  • Kasun Rajitha has conceded just 19 runs off 41 balls against Rahmanullah Gurbaz in ODIs (one dismissal).

Gaddafi Stadium Lahore Pitch Report and Weather

Expect another excellent batting pitch at Lahore. Pakistan and Australia played a three-match ODI series here last year, where the average first innings score was 290.33. On Sunday, Bangladesh struck 334 and won comfortably against Afghanistan.

There is likely to be dew in the evening, but the captain who wins the toss is likely to bat. Another very hot day is forecast, with a top of nearly 40 degrees.

Asia Cup 2023 Match 6 – AFG vs SL Dream11 Picks

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

AFG vs SL Dream11 Prediction – Ideal team combination: 1-4-3-3

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Option 2:

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Asia Cup 2023 Match 6: AFG vs SL Match Prediction – Who will win?

Sri Lanka start as favourites. But, the team batting first should be better placed to win.

Charbel Coorey
Charbel Cooreyhttps://cricblog.net
Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. He is also a keen fantasy sports player. Charbel has also had the privilege of interviewing cricketers on the CricBlog TV YouTube channel, including James Neesham, Rassie van der Dussen, Andrew Tye, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat and Saurabh Netravalkar: https://www.youtube.com/@cricblogtv For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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