Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will square off in Match 6 of the Asia Cup 2023 on Tuesday, September 5 at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, as the action continues. Sri Lanka enters the match having defeated Bangladesh by a margin of five wickets in their opening match. With a strong net run rate of +0.951, they are rated first in Group B.
Afghanistan, on the other side, enters the contest having dropped their opening game to Bangladesh by 89 runs. Their setback significantly lowered their net run rate, which is now at -1.780. For the Hashmatullah Shahidi-led team to surpass Sri Lanka’s or Bangladesh’s net run rate and advance to the Super 4 stage, they must win the game by a significant margin. On the other side, Sri Lanka will be confident in winning both of their games to easily advance to the next round.
Asia Cup 2023 6th ODI Match, Afghanistan vs Nepal
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Date & Time: Tuesday, September 5, 03:00 PM IST
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Pitch Report:Bangladesh scored a huge total of 334 while batting first in the tournament’s lone game played at the location, which took place thus far. The captain who wins the toss will probably elect to bat first in order to put the opponents under strain on what is predicted to be another high-scoring pitch.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Sri Lanka (SL):
Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana