The ICC World Cup is arguably the most supreme tournament in the cricketing world. The much-awaited competition is back. Afghanistan will go head to head against Srilanka at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, Wales.
Previous Match Report:
Both the teams lost their first matches in the World cup 2019. Australia won against Afghanistan by 7 wickets and Kiwis won against Sri Lanka by 10 wickets. Both teams will look for their first victory inn today’s cricket match. Let’s see which team will be successful in doing that in today’s cricket match prediction.
Pitch Report and Toss Prediction:
The Sophia Gardens in Cardiff will host both the overseas teams in the second warm-up fixture. Given how well teams have batted in England in recent years, Sophia Gardens will offer a slightly different track on display.
In the last ten innings on the pitch, scores of 300+ have been registered on three occasions. While the number is no paltry figure, other scores of 223, 265/8, 268/5, 236, 237/7, 211 and 215/2 speak of the otherwise. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that there are fewer chances of teams posting a total over 300.
Predicted playing 11 for Sri Lanka:
Malinga, Pradeep, Lakmal, Mendis, Sirivardana, Udana, Thirimanne, Karunaratne, Kasul Perera, Mathews, Jeevan Mendis
Key Player for Sri Lanka:
He is the only experienced player in the side and has played the number of ICC tournaments compared to others. His variations in the middle overs can be a game changer performance to the side.
Predicted Playing 11 for Afghanistan:
Gulabdin Naid, Shazad, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran
Afghanistan Team News:
The team will be playing their first ever World cup. Gulbadin Naib will lead the side. Afghanistan has quality bowlers like Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman and Md Nabi. Not only that but they are also having good strikers like Mohmad Shezad in their side.
Key Player for Afghanistan:
He is one of the best All rounders the Afghan team is having. Since Sri Lanka has more number of left-handed batsman, Nabi’s spin bowling role will be the most effective. He played a similar role with SRH during the IPL and took the wickets of the left-handed batsman. His role with the bat will also be an important one as he can play those big shots when needed.
Head To Head:
|Won by Afghanistan||Won by SriLanka||Tied||No Result||Total|
Our Cricket Match Prediction:
We predict Afghanistan to win the match, as they are fully glazed with a team of youngsters, so they have the upper hand on Sri Lanka.