Afghanistan and Sri Lanka face-off will be held on the 30th of October. This ICC World Cup is full of actions and surprises for us. Who would have thought that Afghanistan would defeat Pakistan? So, just at the beginning of this prediction blog, we want to tell you that anything & everything can happen. Let’s dive into the deep insights of the game prediction and do not forget to stay tuned with sprintersgames.in & sprinters.news to get all the sport-related updates on time.

Date & Time:

The match will be played on 30/10/2023 at 2:00 PM (local)

Venue:

The match will be held on Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune

Streaming partners:

You can watch the live match on Star Sports, Disney+Hotstar and all the regional channels of Star Sports.

Pitch report:

The pitch of Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune is one of the balanced pitches of India. It helps batters significantly while the fast bowlers also can take advantage. So, definitely, this is going to be one high-scoring match again and obviously a worth-watching match as well.

The average first innings score on this pitch is 300 while the average for the second innings is 278. Till now the highest recorded score is 356/7 (48.1 Ov) by IND vs ENG.

Weather report:

According to the weather department, the temperature will be around 32 degrees Celsius while the lowest temperature can be 19 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be around 39%, the precipitation will be around 0% and the wind speed will be around 14 km/hr.

Afghanistan & Sri Lanka probable XI

Afghanistan:

Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Abdul Rahman, Naveen ul Haq.

Sri Lanka:

Kusal Mendis (c), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Kumara, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Angelo Mathews, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushan Hemantha, Chamika Karunaratne.

Afghanistan vs. Sri Lanka head-to-head ODI:

Total matches- 11
Sri Lanka won- 7
Afghanistan won- 3

The last time Sri Lanka played against Afghanistan was in September 2023 and Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan by 2 runs only. It is important to mention that these two have faced off twice in World Cups, with Sri Lanka winning both matches. In 2019, Sri Lanka won by 34 runs (DLS). Prior to that, in 2015, Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets. Not to forget that both these teams have evolved a lot over the last few years.

The current scenario of both the teams:

Both of the teams have won only 2 matches of their 5 matches. So, it can be stated that they are not in their best condition, however, they are trying very hard. Sri Lanka is holding the 5th position on the point table with a run rate (NRR) of -0.205 and Afghanistan is holding the 7th position on the point table with a run rate (NRR) of -0.969.

Our prediction:

We predict that Sri Lanka has more chances of winning this match. However, the Afghanistan team is very strong and working very hard. So, we are expecting a tough fight from them too.

Final words:

We are predicting that Sri Lanka will win this match. Watch the match &  do not forget to stay tuned with sprintersgames.in & sprinters.news to get all the sport-related updates on time.