Afghanistan will take on Sri Lanka at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Monday. Hoping to defeat another Asian team on a high after defeating Pakistan. The World Cup 2023 fixture between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will be played at the MCA 30th Match.
Pitch report for the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium:
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium’s hitters’ preferred surface. The bounce of the pitch presents an opportunity for the pacers to take advantage of during multiple phases of the game. The captain winning the toss at this location might find it prudent to bowl first and chase the target down.
In the thirty-first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Afghanistan will play Sri Lanka on Monday at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune. After five games, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka both have four points. Even if they win all of their remaining games, their chances of qualifying for the semifinals are bleak.
Sri Lanka’s playing eleven against Afghanistan will need to modify a bit following their victory over England. Dushmantha Chameera is anticipated to start in Lahiru Kumara’s position in the starting lineup. After the team’s last game’s “Player of the Match” is ruled out of the World Cup 2023 due to a thigh injury. Dimuth Karunaratne, a former captain, may start in place of Kusal Perera due to his erratic form.
AFGHANISTAN: Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Noor Ahmad, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, and Noor Ahmad
SRI LANKA: Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Angelo Mathews, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, and Dilshan Madushanka