The 6th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka at Cardiff.
The match starts at 10:30 Local (09:30 GMT).
Afghanistan couldn’t win their opening match of the World Cup against Australia at the County Ground in Bristol. Even as the result was pretty much expected, it was the spirited performance from Gulbadin Naib and Co that caught the eyes. The manner in which Najibullah Zadran took on the bowlers, especially leg-spinner Adam Zampa, without nurturing any inhibition was an absolute treat to watch.
The bowlers also made the Aussies fight for the triumph. The Afghans are next scheduled to face Dimuth Karunaratne’s Sri Lanka on Tuesday at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. The Lankans had a horrendous outing versus New Zealand, losing the match by 10 wickets, and will be desperate to find some momentum. The two teams locked horns in the 2018 Asia Cup and the Afghans won by 91 runs.
ICC World Cup 2019 Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Pitch Report & Weather Report:
The track in Cardiff turned out to be an absolute belter as the Kiwis chased down 137 in 16.1 overs, though the Lankan batsmen strained on the same wicket. Even next time, the pitch isn’t expected to have many demons. Only 6 out of 21 ODIs were won by the team, batting first. Hence, the captains are likely to field first after winning the toss.
There’s not much good news for the players as there are chances of rain from 9 am until the end of the day. There will be a 90 per cent cloud cover throughout the entire duration of the game. It won’t be a surprise if the match gets called off due to rain. The temperature will be around 15 degree Celsius. The humidity is expected to be in the 60s and 70s.
ICC World Cup 2019 Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Team News:
ICC World Cup 2019 Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Probable Playing XIs:
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib (c), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan.
Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis/Jeffrey Vandersay, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga.
ICC World Cup 2019 Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live streaming
The game will be live on Star Sports. Live streaming available on Hotstar.
ICC World Cup 2019 Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Result & Highlights
- Sri Lanka Wo by 34 Runs.