SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates for 1st ODI

Kusal Mendis and Rashid Khan will be the top fantasy picks.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Today Dream 11 Team
Sri Lanka will be up against the challenge of Afghanistan in the first fixture of the ODI series at Pallekele.

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Sri Lanka will be up against the challenge of Afghanistan in the first fixture of the ODI series at Pallekele. The Lankan Lions prevailed over Australia 3-2 in their last ODI series, which was played on their home soil. In this series, they will be without their key players like Danushka Gunathilaka, Dushmantha Chameera and Chamika Karunaratne. The Dasun Shanka-led side will rely on the contributions of Wanindu Hasaranga and Kusal Mendis.

Afghanistan, on the other hand, emerged victorious 3-0 against Zimbabwe in their last ODI series. They will look to continue the same form under the leadership of Hashmatullah Shahidi. The trio of Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman will be their key players in terms of taking majority of wickets.

Match Information

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI

Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka, 25 Nov 2022, Fri, 2:30 PM IST, Kandy

Probable Playing XI

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, B Rajapaksa, KNA Bandara, D Shanaka(C), W Hasaranga, D de Silva, D Lakshan, K Mendis, M Theekshana, L Kumara, PM Liyanagamage

Bench : D Chandimal, C Asalanka, K Rajitha, AM Fernando, Dunith Wellalage


Hashmatullah Shahidi(C), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, R Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Farid Malik, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Bench : Riaz Hassan, Gulbadin Naib, IA Khil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Shahidullah Kamal, Zia-ur-Rehman Akbar, Yamin Ahmadzai

Injury and availability news

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Pitch Report

The pitch at Pallekele boasts of a rank-turner, and the spinners are likely to be taking heaps of wickets. However, the batters will be looking to stitch partnerships and post big totals on the board, with 250 being the competitive score.

Player Picks


Kusal Mendis SL | WK

Kusal Mendis has been consistent with his contributions to provide a stable start to Sri Lanka. Kusal has 2546 runs in 87 ODIs, with 19 fifties and two centuries.


Rashid Khan AFG | BOWL

The skilful spinner is known for his fighting spirit in both departments. Rashid has been phenomenal to take 158 wickets in 83 ODIs and has more than 1100 runs with the willow.


Maheesh Theekshana SL | BOWL

With enough variations under his belt, Theekshana will be a quality pick. He has an economy of 4.07, while picking 10 wickets in nine games.

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Dasun Shanaka


The Lankan skipper hasn’t played a big inning in ODIs and has not bowled often as well. He has 887 runs and 14 wickets in 42 ODIs.


Gulbadin Naib


Naib has not got enough games under his belt leading up to this fixture and should be avoided.

Last Updated On - Dec 6 2022 3:45 PM


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