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

Afghanistan will be eyeing a historic series victory against Sri Lanka in the second ODI on Sunday.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Today Match Prediction
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Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will tussle in the second ODI at Pallekele on Sunday, 27th November. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will tussle in the second ODI at Pallekele on Sunday, 27th November with the series on the line after the visitors completed a resounding victory in the series opener at the same venue.

Afghanistan's first-ever bilateral series on Sri Lankan soil got off to a winning start after the visitors completed a resounding victory by 60 runs in the series opener. The Afghans did not have the best time in the recently concluded T20 World Cup in Australia, but that did not hamper their swashbuckling approach in white-ball cricket as their openers hammered the Sri Lankan bowlers at the top of the innings.

Meanwhile, the Islanders will be concerned after a no-show from their middle-order batters despite Pathum Nissanka's rollicking 85 at the top of the order. Dasun Shanaka's men will be hoping for a better outing in the second ODI to keep themselves alive in the three match series.

Match Details

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 2nd ODI, Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka 2022

Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

Date & Time: November 27, 2:30 pm IST

Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network & SonyLiv

Pitch Report

While the surface at the Pallekele stadium has traditionally favored the spinners, Afghanistan's Fazalhaq Farooqi and Gulbadin Naib showed that the pacers could also succeed on the venue, which has plenty for the bowlers. The team winning the toss would be inclined to bat first in the match, given the outcome of the first match.

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, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha

Afghanistan:

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

Probable Top Performers from SL vs AFG

Probable best batter: Pathum Nissanka

While all the eyes were fixed on Kusal Mendis, his opening partner Pathum Nissanka stole the show with a sumptuous 85. He was the lone warrior for the Sri Lankans, while all the other batters surrendered cheaply in pursuit of a challenging total.

Probable best bowler: Fazalhaq Farooqi

Afghanistan's young left-arm pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi is making great strides in international cricket and was at his mercurial best in the first ODI against the Lankans. His booming inswinger to dismiss Dinesh Chandimal was the highlight of his bowling innings as he scalped four wickets in a decisive spell of fast bowling for the Afghans.

Today's Match Prediction: Team batting first to win the match

Also Check: Dream11 Team Prediction for SL vs AFG

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.