Sri Lanka and Afghanistan are set to clash with each other in their opening game of Asia Cup 2022. The SL vs AFG match of Asia Cup 2022 will take place on August 27 (Saturday). The venue of the encounter is Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. Dasun Shanaka is the captain of Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2022. Mohammad Nabi is the skipper of Afghanistan in the tournament. Both teams are part of group B in the tournament. Bangladesh is another team in the same group.
Sri Lanka last played a T20I series against Australia in June this year which they lost 1-2. In the three-match series, Sri Lanka lost the 1st T20I by 10 wickets and also lost the 2nd T20I by 3 wickets. Later, they made a comeback in the 3rd T20I, winning the match by 4 wickets. Afghanistan last played a T20I series against Ireland earlier this month. Afghanistan lost the five-match series 2-3. Ireland won the 1st T20I by 7 wickets and the 2nd T20I by 5 wickets. Later, Afghanistan won the 3rd T20I by 22 runs and the 4th T20I by 7 wickets. Afghanistan lost the 5th T20I by 7 wickets and hence lost the series.
The first Match of the Asia Cup is today and is between these two teams. The match begins at 7:30 PM IST. The toss was won by Afghanistan and they opt to bowl first.
Afghanistan’s Playing XI: Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi(c), Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Sri Lanka’s Playing XI: Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana