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SL vs. AFG today match details:
Match: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan
Date: Feb 02-Feb 06, 2024.
Time: 10:00 AM LOCAL.
League: Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2024
SL vs AFG Only Test, Day 1 Preview
The stage is set for an intriguing encounter as Sri Lanka takes on Afghanistan in the highly anticipated one-off Test match starting , February 2nd, 2024. This historic clash promises a unique blend of experience and youthful exuberance, making it a must-watch for cricket enthusiasts worldwide.
Sri Lanka: Seeking Redemption on Home Soil
The Lankan Lions, fresh off a disappointing ODI series loss against Afghanistan, will be eager to bounce back in familiar Test conditions. Their batting line-up boasts established names like Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal, who will look to anchor the innings. The bowling attack, spearheaded by the experienced Suranga Lakmal and the promising Kasun Rajitha, will be crucial in stifling the Afghan batsmen. However, the absence of some key players like Dimuth Karunaratne and Wanindu Hasaranga could be a concern.
Afghanistan: Eyeing Upset on the Back of ODI Heroics
The Afghan team, riding high on the confidence gained from their ODI series victory, will be brimming with confidence. Their batting, led by the flamboyant Rahmanullah Gurbaz and the consistent Asghar Afghan, has the potential to cause serious damage. Their bowling attack, comprising the wily Rashid Khan and the young Naveen-ul-Haq, are adept at exploiting any batting weaknesses. However, their lack of experience in Test cricket might be a challenge they need to overcome.
Key Match-Ups to Watch Out For:
- Angelo Mathews vs Rashid Khan: The battle between the seasoned Lankan batsman and the world-renowned Afghan spinner will be a captivating one. Can Mathews counter Khan’s variations and anchor the innings?
- Rahmanullah Gurbaz vs Suranga Lakmal: The explosive Afghan opener will face a stern test against the experienced Sri Lankan pacer. Can Gurbaz provide a flying start and put his team in a dominant position?
- Dinesh Chandimal vs Mujeeb Zadran: The battle between the experienced Sri Lankan batsman and the young Afghan left-arm spinner could be a crucial one. Can Chandimal use his experience to negate Zadran’s spin threat?
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One-off Test, Colombo, February 02, 2024, 10:00 AM
Sri Lanka beat Afghanistan by 10 wickets
SL vs AFG Team Squads
Sri Lanka Squad:
Nishan Madushka, Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama(w), Ramesh Mendis, Prabath Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando, Chamika Gunasekara, Milan Priyanath Rathnayake, Lahiru Udara, Kamindu Mendis, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando
Ibrahim Zadran, Abdul Malik, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Nasir Jamal, Ikram Alikhil(w), Mohammad Ishaq, Baheer Shah, Mohammad Saleem Safi, Naveed Zadran, Qais Ahmad, Nijat Masood, Zahir Khan, Zia-ur-Rehman, Yamin Ahmadzai, Noor Ali Zadran