SRI vs AFG 2nd ODI Prediction 28 Nov 2022
- Date: 2022-11-28
- Start Time: 14:30
- Location: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Sri Lanka
- Tournament: ODI Series
- Format: One Day International
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
It was a shocking scene when Afghanistan defeated the Asia Cup 2022 winners in the first ODI. They completely outcasted the hosts with their bowling attack and stopped them in the 38th over. It was an overall team effort by Afghanistan which helped them to score a major win in international cricket.
- Sri Lankan cricket is going through a major dip in their performance and Afghanistan is expected to get the benefit of the same.
- Fazalhaq Farooqi and Ibraham Zadran ended up winning the game for Afghanistan.
- Second ODI will be the decider for Sri Lanka’s ODI future
SRI vs AFG – 2nd ODI – Venue Details
Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Sri Lanka
Date: 28th November 2022
Time: 2.30 PM (IST)
SRI vs AFG – 2nd ODI – Team Preview
Sri Lanka’s performance looked exactly like their economy which collapsed as time passed. The Asia Cup 2022 winners never expected that the year will end with an embarrassing loss against the visitors of Afghanistan. There was a not single moment in the game where Sri Lanka looked like the winner. They would need to perform much better with both Bat and Ball to win the next game and stay alive in this 3-match series.
The toss result was one of the major factors that played its part in the game. Sri Lanka lost the toss and was given the ball first. Their weakness was displayed from the first ball as the bowlers completely failed to break the partnerships and control the run rate of the opposition. It was later in Afghanistan’s batting that the bowlers started picking up wickets but it was too late for damage control.
The Lankan batting had no momentum at all. Except for Pathum Nissanka, no other batsmen were able to face the Afghan attack. Wanindu Hasaranga in the lower order was the last hope but unfortunately, he also lost his wicket at 66.
The poms turned out to be ferocious in their first-ever ODI series in Sri Lanka against the hosts. Not only in the bowling section but Afghanistan also displayed brilliant talent in batting as well. It was their first series after the T20 World Cup exit and it looks like the Afghani team is all prepared for the 2023 World Cup.
The Afghan batters provided much-needed momentum to the team and slowly built a score that put the hosts in an uncomfortable situation. Ibrahim Zadran turned out to be the highest scorer with 106 runs at a strike rate of 88.33. Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Rahmat Shah each scored fifty runs, but Ibrahim Zadran, the game’s star performer, scored a remarkable 106 runs off 120 balls.
Afghanistan is known to produce some of the best bowlers in international cricket. They proved it again by showcasing their brilliance against Sri Lanka. Gulbadin Naib, Yamin Ahmadzai, and Fazalhaq Farooqi were the match winners for the team.
SRI vs AFG – 2nd ODI – Probable Playing XI
Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis(w), Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara
Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Yamin Ahmadzai.
SRI vs AFG – 2nd ODI – Toss Prediction & Pitch Report
The wicket at the Pallekele International Stadium usually favours the batsmen. With even bounce and short boundaries coming into play, batsmen tend to score big runs. The toss-winning team should opt to bat first and keep their bowling tight during the 2nd inning.
SRI vs AFG – 2nd ODI – Match Prediction
Sri Lanka witnessed a shock of a lifetime in the first ODI. However, they are still a strong time and in the 2nd ODI, they will be coming well prepared. We expect Sri Lanka to win the game.