Afghanistan Vs Srilanka Live preview, score card
The match between Afghanistan and Srilanka is the most likely day to give biggest upset of the year. With Afghans taking huge strides in limited over cricket. Srilanka are turning in to minnows at international level. Srilanka need to win this match to stay in contention for super 4. While Afghans can straight away qualify for super 4 if they manage to defeat Srilanka at Abu Dabi today as Srilanks lost to Bangladesh in curtain raiser of tournament. Abu Dhabi will host the third game of Asia cup. Srilanka are still favourites for this game.
Will Srilanka stay alive in competition?
srilanka has an embarrassing defeat against Bangladesh in their first game. Time for them to get inspiration from their bowling. Their batting has continuous failing in the last two years. they only won 9 in 27 ODis played post west Indian tour in 2016. Their fielding os also below par in first game. The only positive for them to take is Lasith Malinga, who picked up 4 wickets against Bangladesh. The main agenda for Srilanks is to play Rashid khan with repect and not to provide him any wickets. Srilanka domestic t20 competition prior to Asia cup seems to be hardly helped Srilankan perfromance. Tharanga who is sublime form couldnt manage to take Srilanka home in first game.
Pitch looks like an absolute paradise for batsmen. But mind you, Abu Dhabi pitch can be deceiving at time. No showers are expected today. Which are team wins the toss will likely to opt to bat first.as history suggestd that defending to be fruitful at this venue.
While Srilanka target is to face Rashid khan witch respect, Afghanistan player should vow to play Lasith maling with respect. fortunately for them there is no promising bowler for Srilanka. Afghanisthan should not ain for very high score considering batting strength of opposition
Rashid Khan to pick 2 or more wickets.