Afghanistan and Sri Lanka play their final warm-up game ahead of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 in Guwahati today. Here's all you need to know about AFG vs SL
Two embattled sides -- Afghanistan and Sri Lanka -- go head-to-head in the 8th warm-up match ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 today. Afghanistan, the perennial underdogs of world cricket arrived in India for the ODI showpiece underprepared and with a lot of uncertainties. The same can be said for Sri Lanka, the 1996 champions who are now a mere shadow of their former selves. (Scorecard | Full Coverage | Cricket News)
Sri Lanka faced Bangladesh in their first warm-up match in Guwahati on September 29 and they ended up losing by seven wickets. Batting first, the Lions managed 263 in 49.1 overs, thanks largely to half-centuries from Pathum Nissanka (68) and Dhananjaya de Silva (55). But the total proved not enough as Bangladesh chased it down in 42 overs. On the same day, Afghanistan were scheduled to take on South Africa, but Thiruvananthapuram rain forced the match to be abandoned.
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka ODI head-to-head
Afghanistan and Sri Lanka have 11 times in ODIs with the latter leading the head-to-head record 7-3. One match, in November 2022, ended with no result. The two teams met for the first time in 2014 in Mirpur, Bangladesh which was won by Sri Lanka by 129 runs. In the last meeting, during the 2023 Asia Cup, Sri Lanka escaped with a two-run win in dramatic fashion after posting 291/8 at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 warm-up match details and how to watch
When is the Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 warm-up match?
The Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up match will be played on October 3, 2023.
What time does the ICC Cricket World Cup, India vs Nepal warm-up match start?
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka warm-up match will start at 2:00 PM IST. The toss will take place half an hour earlier.
Where is the Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, 2023 ODI World Cup warm-match being played?
The Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, 2023 ODI World Cup warm-up match is being played at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati.
How to watch Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, 2023 ODI World Cup warm-match live?
The 2023 ODI World Cup warm-up match between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka can be live streamed on the Disney+ HotStar app/website. The match will also be telecast on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD channels.
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Ikram Alikhil, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Azmatullah Omarzai, Abdul Rahman, Riaz Hassan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Noor Ahmad
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dimuth Karunaratne, Dunith Wellalage, Dushan Hemantha, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana.
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