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The first ODI painted a picture of where these two nations are situated in this format. Afghanistan are gearing for the World Cup, while Sri Lanka showed why they need to qualify in Zimbabwe.

The Afghans were clinical in more ways than one on Friday. Firstly, they made inroads into the Sri Lankan top order, before stifling them at the death. Then, as he has done previously, Ibrahim Zadran put the Lions to the sword, with his 98 paving the way for a very easy victory.

Yes, Sri Lanka were missing key players in Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana and Dushmantha Chameera. However, they still had a capable team on paper and were clearly outplayed by a side missing one of their big guns in Rashid Khan. Now, they must win to keep this series alive – the kind of pressure they may face in what could be a very competitive tournament in Zimbabwe later this month.

Match Details

  • Date: 4 June, 2023.
  • Time: 10 am (local), 10 am (IST).
  • Location: Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota.
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SL vs AFG 2nd ODI Possible Playing XIs

Wanindu Hasaranga’s fitness is still in the air, while at least one of Dushmantha Chameera and Maheesh Theekshana may play.

Sri Lanka: 1. Pathum Nissanka, 2. Dimuth Karunaratne, 3. Kusal Mendis (wk), 4. Angelo Mathews, 5. Charith Asalanka, 6. Dhananjaya de Silva, 7. Dasun Shanaka (c), 8. Dushan Hemantha, 9. Lahiru Kumara, 10. Kasun Rajitha, 11. Matheesha Pathirana

Afghanistan might also stick with the same team.

Afghanistan: 1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), 2. Ibrahim Zadran, 3. Rahmat Shah, 4. Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), 5. Mohammad Nabi, 6. Najibullah Zadran, 7. Azmatullah Omarzai, 8. Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 9. Noor Ahmad, 10. Fazalhaq Farooqi, 11. Fareed Ahmad Malik

Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Sri Lanka:

  • Dimuth Karunaratne couldn’t score much in the last game. However, he is a quality, experienced player and will look to bounce back strongly. He averages just 22.44 in nine home ODIs.
  • Pathum Nissanka has 161 runs at an average of 53.66 against Afghanistan in ODIs. Even in the last game, Nissanka played well for his 38, and will be looking for more today
  • Angelo Mathews has 1006 runs at a sensational average of 67.06 and a strike rate of 87.86 in the second match of an ODI series. Mathews has also amassed six fifties and a century.
  • Charith Asalanka enjoys batting against Afghanistan. The southpaw has 184 runs at an average of 92 and a strike rate of 99.45 in the three innings against Afghanistan. In the last game, Asalanka was the top scorer for his team.
  • Dhananjaya de Silva provides points with both bat and ball, especially in the 50-over format. In the previous game, he scored 51 runs with the willow, and while he didn’t take any wickets, Dhananjaya gave only 44 runs in his 10-over spell.
  • Matheesha Pathirana would like to forget his debut game, where he conceded 7.50 runs per over. His expertise with the ball was on display during the IPL. He will look to improve himself and have a better outing this time.

Afghanistan:

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz has 140 runs at an average of 35 and a strike rate of 85.88 against Sri Lanka in the ODIs. He has also scored two half-centuries. A good score can not be ruled out.
  • Ibrahim Zadran scores plenty of runs every time he plays against Sri Lanka. In the four innings, Zadran has 376 runs at a tremendous average of 94 and a strike rate of 100.53 against the Lankan side. The batter has also compiled one fifty and two centuries, including 98 on Friday.
  • Rahmat Shah played a decent knock of 55 runs in the last game. Rahmat has 261 runs at an average of 43.50 and a strike rate of 73.93 against SL in ODIs. He has also hit four fifties.
  • Hashmatullah Shahidi is a reliable middle-order batter of Afghanistan. He can play big knocks in the ODI format and is also consistent.
  • Noor Ahmad didn’t have a great last game. However, his quality as a bowler is well-known. Expect him to bounce back strongly.
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi has snared six wickets at a strike rate of 29.33 in the four innings against Sri Lanka in the ODIs. In the last game, he picked up two crucial wickets to derail Sri Lanka’s innings early in the innings.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head:Matches 8, Sri Lanka 4, Afghanistan 3, NR 1.
  • Kusal Mendis has 83 runs at an average of 16.60 in the six innings against Afghanistan. He will look to improve this record.
  • Pathum Nissanka in ODIs in 2023: 176 runs, 44 avg, 82.62 SR & 2 fifties.
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi has 19 wickets at an average of 24.26 and a strike rate of 27.84 in ODIs since 2022.

Hambantota Pitch Report and Weather

The average first innings score in the last three years here is 268. The pacers have taken 75% of the total wicket on this ground.

The temperature is expected to hover around 32°C, with clouds covering the sky.

SL vs AFG 2nd ODI Dream11 Prediction Today Match 4 June 2023

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SL vs AFG 2nd ODI Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report | SL vs AFG 2nd ODI Dream11 Prediction Today | Hambantota Pitch Report
SL vs AFG 2nd ODI Dream11 Prediction Today Match 4 June 2023

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SL vs AFG 2nd ODI Dream11 Prediction Possible 11 Pitch Report | SL vs AFG 2nd ODI Dream11 Prediction Today | Hambantota Pitch Report
SL vs AFG 2nd ODI Dream11 Prediction Today Match 4 June 2023

SL vs AFG 2nd ODI Match Prediction – Who will win?

Afghanistan won the first ODI comfortably, as they played quality cricket throughout. However, Sri Lanka are a decent unit, particularly at home. If they get a few of their key players back, they can win, but Afghanistan look good for another win.

Darpan Jain
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Darpan Jain is a passionate cricket fan and writer based in India. He specialises in fantasy cricket tips, particularly Dream11 prediction articles, as well as news and opinion articles. If there is anything to be written on stats and matchups, Darpan is on it. You can connect with Darpan on X (formerly Twitter), at: https://x.com/darpanjain103

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