SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Match Preview: 1st Match, Asia Cup 2022 [Dream Team]

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SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing 11, and Fantasy Cricket Tips of the Asia Cup 2022.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan will play in the 1st match of the Asia Cup at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

Sri Lanka:

The 15th edition of the Asia Cup is all set to kick start from 27th August in UAE. Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will be locking horns against each other in the opening game of the tournament.

Sri Lanka are still in the transition phase but look like a competitive going into this tournament. They lost their last T20I series against Australia at home but gave them a tough fight.

With the bat, Pathum Nissanka will be their key batter at the top and is a very exciting player to watch out for. Whereas, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Charith Asalanka will be key batters in the middle order along with skipper Dasun Shanaka.

With the ball, they will be without the services of their premier fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera who is ruled out of the tournament due to an injury. Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana will be their main spinners. Asitha Fernando and Chamika Karunaratne will be their key pacers for this game.


Afghanistan has not played much international cricket in the past few months and is coming into this series after losing their last series against Ireland by 2-3.

With the bat, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, and Najibullah Zadran will be their key batters and are known for their attacking play. Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan will do the late-hitting duties for them.

With the ball, as usual, Rashid Khan will be their key bowler and will bowl in the middle overs. Naveen Ul Haq and Fazalhaq Farooqi will be their key pacers along with Karim Janat.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Match Details

SL vs AFG, 1st Match, Asia Cup 2022.

Date: 27th August, 2022

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

SL vs AFG Pitch Report 2022

Average 1st Innings score: 142

Average 2nd innings score: 124

(The average score based on the overall T20I games played on the venue so far)

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The pitch at the venue is excellent for batting with the ball coming very nicely onto the bat. Spinners can also get assistance in these conditions. Considering the dew factor, Winning the toss and bowling first will be ideal.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 1st Match Weather Forecast

There is no rain expected at the venue during the game and we can expect a full game without any interruptions.

SL vs AFG Live Streaming

The live streaming of Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st Match, Asia Cup 2022 will be available on the Star Sports Network on Television and on the Hotstar App for PC and Mobile users.

You can also catch the live commentary, scorecard, and latest updates of the 1st Match match between SL vs AFG by clicking here SL vs AFG Live Score.

SL vs AFG Head to Head in T20I

Matches Played: 1

SL Won: 1

AFG Won: 0

Tied: 0

No Result: 0

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Team News (SL vs AFG)

Sri Lanka:

  • Dushmantha Chameera has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury.


  • They have very similar squad as their last series against Ireland.

SL vs AFG Probable Playing 11

Sri Lanka:

Player NameRole
Danushka GunathilakaLHB
Pathum NissankaRHB
Bhanuka Rajapaksa (WK)LHB
Charith AsalankaLHB+RAO
Dhananjaya De SilvaRHB+RAO
Dasun Shanaka (C)RHB+RAFM
Wanindu HasarangaRHB+RAL
Maheesh TheekshanaRAO
Chamika KarunaratneRHB+RAFM
Jeffrey VandersayRAL
Asitha FernandoRAFM
Sri Lanka Probable Playing 11


Player NameRole
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK)RHB
Hazratullah ZazaiLHB
Ibrahim ZadranRHB
Usman GhaniRHB
Najibullah ZadranLHB
Mohammad Nabi (C)RHB+RAO
Rashid KhanRHB+RAL
Karim JanatRHB+RAFM
Noor Ahmed/Fazalhaq FarooqiLAC/LAFM
Afghanistan Probable Playing 11

Top picks and Player Stats (SL vs AFG Match)

Sri Lanka player Stats:

Wanindu Hasaranga:

(38 M, 382 R, 14 A + 796 O, 62 W)

He is one of the best all-rounder on the team and will bowl in the middle overs. Hasaranga was excellent in the last series against Australia and is a very good choice for C and VC in SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction.

Pathum Nissanka:

(23 M, 628 R, 28 A)

He will open the innings and is one of the best batsman on the team. Nissanka is in brilliant form and will look to impress everyone in this tournament.

Maheesh Theekshana:

(18 M, 68 O, 16 W)

He is their main spinner and will bowl in the middle overs. Theekshana will be a crucial pick in these conditions.

Dhananjaya De Silva:

(23 M, 412 R, 20 A + 24 O, 5 W)

He will also contribute with both bat and ball and is a very handy pick. De Silva can be a good differential pick in this game.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa:

(21 M, 350 R, 23 A) 

He is a hit or miss type of a player and is known for his attacking. Rajapaksa can be lethal against spinners in the middle overs.

Dasun Shanaka:

(68 M, 1015 R, 20 A + 55 O, 18 W)

He is the skipper of the team and will contribute with both bat and ball. Shanaka will do the finishing duties with the bat

Afghanistan Player Stats

Rashid Khan:

(66 M, 229 R, 12 A + 1490 O, 112 W)

He will be their key player and will bowl in the middle overs. Khan looked decent in last series against Ireland but these conditions will surely suit him. He is another excellent option for C and VC in IRE vs AFG Dream11 Team.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz:

(27 M, 676 R, 25 A)

He is a attacking player and will open the innings. Gurbaz is their key batter at the top and is in good form.

Mohammad Nabi:

(95 M, 1631 R, 22 A + 1798 O, 80 W)

He is the skipper of the team and will contribute with both bat and ball. Nabi is their most experienced player.


(18 M, 57 O, 25 W)

He will bowl in powerplay and death. Haq looked in great form with the ball in the last series.

Najibullah Zadran:

(78 M, 1487 R, 33 A)

He is a experienced player and will bat in the middle order. Zadran is a very underrated player and can play some crucial knocks in this tournament.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman:

(28 M, 102 O, 38 W)

Mujeeb is a right-arm off-spinner and will bowl in the powerplay and middle overs. He is a very consistent bowler and can expect 1-2 wickets from him.

Karim Janat:

(36 M, 345 R, 17 A + 108 O, 31 W)

He is a very talented all-rounder on the team. Janat can be a very good pick if he bats up the order.

SL vs AFG Dream11 Team Prediction

SL vs AFG 2022 Dream11 Prediction for Small Leagues:

SL vs AFG Dream11 Team Prediction
SL vs AFG Dream11 Team Prediction

SL vs AFG 1st Match Fantasy Cricket Tips:

  • C Karunaratne and Naveen-ul-Haq are also a good picks.

Captain and Vice-Captain (SL vs AFG 2022)

  • Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Rashid Khan
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz (differential)

Also read: How to choose the best Captain and Vice-Captain in Dream11

SL vs AFG Trump Card pick:

Charith Asalanka:

He is a left-handed batsman and will bat in the middle order. Asalanka can be a trump card pick if top order collapses.

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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