AFGH vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction, 7th ODI, World Cup 2019: Preview

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AFGH vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction 7th ODI World Cup 2019: Preview

Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will collide in the seventh match of World Cup’19 at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. We will provide AFGH vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI for the match.


They lost their first match of WC’19 against Australia but still were able to put a good show against the quality Australian side. Furthermore, Afghan batsmen showed great competitive spirit against lethal Aussie pace attack. Similarly, their bowlers, for instance, Rashid Khan also created challenges for the world-class batting line-up.

Previous Encounter

They lost to Australia by 7 wickets. Batting first, Afghan openers perished on a duck but after that Rahmat Shah and Najibullah Zadran played crucial knocks of 43 and 51 respectively to take the team to a total of 207. Skipper Gulbadin Naib also played handy knock in addition to a blistering 11-ball 27 from Rashid Khan.

With the ball, Hamid Hassan created challenges for Aussie batsmen with his pace. On the other hand, Rashid and Nabi also bowled well but could not defend the target. Afghanistan will be eager to give a tough challenge to Sri Lanka and get their first win of World Cup 2019.

Sri Lanka

They also lost their first encounter to New Zealand by a margin of 10 wickets. Skipper Karunaratne was certainly the only limelight for Sri Lanka in a heavy defeat. They will have to play with competitive spirit likewise Afghanistan to stay alive in World Cup’19 campaign.

Previous Encounter

Dimuth Karunaratne single-handedly controlled the batting department but could not get support from another end in front of Kiwi pace attack. Karunaratne scored unbeaten knock of 52 runs while Kusal Perera and Thisara Perera were the only other batsmen who could cross the 10-run mark. Therefore, could only give a target of 136 runs.

In the chase, No bowler could create any challenge for Kiwi openers as a result target was chased in 16 overs without losing any wicket. Sri Lanka will hope to bounce back and give a tough challenge to the Afghanistan team.

A good contest can be expected between both teams.

When and Where:

AFGH vs SL, 7th Match, ICC World Cup 2019.
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff.
03:00 PM, 04th June 2019.

Venue Stats:

Average 1st innings score: 227
Average 2nd innings score: 216

Pitch will provide assistance to pacers in initial overs and then support batsmen. Chances of rain are high today.

Total Match Played: 21
Batting First Won: 06
Batting Second Won: 14
Tie: 01


Gulbadin Naib (c), Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Asghar Afghan, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rahman.

Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Kusal Perera (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Isuru Udana, Milinda Siriwardana, Avishka Fernando, Jeevan Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal.

Team News:


Asghar Afghan did not play the last match and is likely to miss this encounter also due to attacking knock of Najibullah Zadran.

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Considering pace friendly condition of the pitch, Aftab Alam can be added in the playing XI in place of under-performing Mujeeb.

Attacking duo of M Shahzad and Hazratullah Zazai will open the innings. Rahmat Shah, H Shahidi, and Najibullah Zadran will follow them.

M Nabi and Gulbadin Naib will play the role of an allrounder. D Zadran and Rashid Khan can also contribute with the bat.

Dawlat Zadran and Hamid Hassan will lead the pace attack along with G Naib. Rashid Khan and M Nabi will be the key spinners.

Sri Lanka:

Nuwan Pradeep can get a chance in place of I Udana in the playing XI.

D Karunaratne will open the innings along with L Thirimanne. Kusal Perera, K Mendis, Angelo Mathews, and Dhananjaya De Silva will follow them.

Dhananjaya De Silva, Thisara Perera and Jeevan Mendis will play the role of an allrounder.

Lasith Malinga and N Pradeep/Isuru Udana will lead the pace attack along with S Lakmal and Thisara Perera while Jeevan Mendis and Dhananjaya De Silva will be the key spinners.

Probable Playing XI:

H Zazai, M Shahzad (wk), Rahmat Shah, H Shahidi, M Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, G Naib (c), Rashid Khan, D Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman/Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan.

D Karunaratne (c), L Thirimanne, K Perera (wk), K Mendis, A Mathews, Dhananjaya De Silva, T Perera, Jeevan Mendis, N Pradeep/I Udana, S Lakmal, L Malinga.

AFGH vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction:

Wicket-keeper: All M Shahzad, K Perera and K Mendis are good to pick for small leagues.

Batsmen’s: D Karunaratne, Rahmat Shah, H Zazai, A Mathews and H Shahidi are good picks for small contests.

Najibullah Zadran and L Thirimanne are good for Grand Leagues.

All-rounders: M Nabi, T Perera, G Naib and D de Silva are good pick for small leagues.

Bowlers: L Malinga, Rashid Khan, S Lakmal, D Zadran and N Pradeep (If play) are good.

Team updated.

K Perera(wk)
K Mendis(wk)
D Karunaratne (C)
R Shah
H Zazai
T Perera
M Nabi (Vc)
G Naib
Rashid Khan
S Lakmal
N Pradeep/D Zadran

Captain and Vc Choices: M Nabi, D Karunaratne, K Mendis, G Naib, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, L Malinga.

SL vs AFGH Key Players:

M Nabi
G Naib
Rashid Khan
Rahmat Shah
H Shahidi
M Shahzad
Najibullah Zadran

Sri Lanka:
D Karunaratne
Kusal Mendis
Kusal Perera
Thisara Perera
L Malinga
S Lakmal
D De Silva

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