Sri Lanka takes on Afghanistan in a three-match ODI series with the first match on November 25 in Pallekele. All three matches will be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele. The second and third ODI will be played on November 27 and 30. 

Both teams have played four ODIs to date with Sri Lanka winning three and Aghanistan one. Afghanistan and Sri Lanka last met in the format in the 2019 World Cup, where the Lankan Lions recorded a 34-run triumph.

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Super 4 Asia Cup 2022
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The two teams recently played in the ICC T20 World Cup. Afghanistan and Sri Lanka both made group-stage exits. While Afghanistan lost all their games, Sri Lanka won two and lost three.

Mohammad Nabi stepped down as the Afghanistan skipper after the World Cup. Hasmatullah Shahidi will lead the side which also has the likes of Nabi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Fazalhaq Farooqi. 

Danushka Gunathilaka. Photo- BCCI
Danushka Gunathilaka. Photo- BCCI

Sri Lanka, are the winner of the Asia Cup earlier this year. They lost to Afghanistan to start their campaign and beat them once again in the Super 4 round. Dusun Shanaka will lead the side which does not have Chamika Karunaratne and Danushka Gunathilaka. While Karunaratne is dropped the side, Gunathikala is banned by the board on charges of sexual assault. 

SL vs AFG Match Prediction 1st ODI- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Sri Lanka And Afghanistan, Afghanistan Tour Of Sri Lanka 2022

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Head To Head in ODIs

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 Match 1
Photo by Deepak Malik / Creimas for Asian Cricket Council

Matches Played – 4

SL Won – 3

AFG Won – 1

Recent Venue Records (Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele)

Pallekele International Stadium
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STATS – ODI

Total matches 33

Matches won batting first 14

Matches won bowling first 19

Average 1st Inns scores 248

Average 2nd Inns scores 204

Highest total recorded 363/7 (50 Ov) by RSA vs SL

Lowest total recorded 70/10 (24.4 Ov) by ZIM vs SL

Highest score chased 300/5 (48.3 Ov) by SL vs ZIM

Lowest score defended 206/9 (36 Ov) by WI vs SL

Who Will Score Most Runs For Sri Lanka: Bhanuka Rajapaksa / Pathum Nissanka

Who Will Take Most Wickets For Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga / Maheesh Theekshana

Who Will Score Most Runs For Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz /  Ibrahim Zadran

Who Will Take Most Wickets For Afghanistan: Rashid Khan / Mujeeb Ur Rahman

SL vs AFG Match Prediction 1st ODI- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Sri Lanka And Afghanistan, Afghanistan Tour Of Sri Lanka 2022

The two teams are equally capable of beating each other on a given day. However, playing at home, Sri Lanka have an upper hand as they know the conditions very well and that will give them an edge in the contest. Sri Lanka to win the game. 

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SL vs AFG Match Prediction 1st ODI- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Sri Lanka And Afghanistan, Afghanistan Tour Of Sri Lanka 2022