SL vs AFG Match Prediction- Who will win today's match between SL vs AFG?

The second ODI was called-off due to persistent rains in Pallekele.

SL vs AFG Today Match Prediction
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Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will battle it out in the third and final game of the ODI series at the Pallekele International Cricket stadium. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will battle it out in the third and final game of the ODI series at the Pallekele International Cricket stadium. Rain played a big part in the previous game after Sri Lanka bowled out Afghanistan for 228 and it ended hopes of the Island nation chasing down the score. The hosts will now have the chance to level the series in the final ODI and it will be important for their automatic qualification to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023.  

On the other hand, the Afghan side could not replicate their impressive batting effort from the first ODI and will need to come up with a better batting performance. With the second ODI being called off, Afghanistan have secured a spot in the top eight standings in the Super league table to qualify for the 2023 World Cup directly. They have the chance to pick up a series victory in Sri Lanka and will look to bring their A game for the encounter.  

Match Details 

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 3rd ODI, Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka 2022 

Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 

Date & Time: November 30, 2:30 pm IST 

Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network & SonyLiv 

Pitch Report 

The pitch has provided enough assistance for the bowlers to work with in the two games and the batters have had to grind it hard to make a big score. The skipper winning the toss will be tempted to bowl first and chase down the total in a crucial encounter.  

Probable Playing XIs for SL vs AFG 

Sri Lanka: 

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara 

Afghanistan: 

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Yamin Ahmadzai, Fazalhaq Farooqi 

Probable Top Performers from SL vs AFG 

Probable best batter: Kusal Mendis 

Kusal Mendis was dismissed early in the first ODI while the second game was called off due to persistent rains when he was batting on two runs. The right-hander is coming off a tremendous campaign in the T20 World Cup 2022 and he has the potential to play the big knocks in crucial fixtures. With the series on line, Sri Lanka will rely on him to do much of the damage up front with the bat.  

Probable best bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga 

Wanindu Hasaranga has picked up three wickets in the two games so far in the series and has been quite economical with the ball. The spinner played fantastic innings of 66 in the first ODI and he is expected to be the game-changer in the bowling line-up for Sri Lanka. He has been quite consistent with his lengths and has reaped the rewards for it.  

Today's Match Prediction: Sri Lanka to win the match

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