SL vs AFG 2022: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele Pitch Report And Weather Conditions

Sri Lanka will host Afghanistan for three ODI games from Friday. To gain direct entry into the 2023 ODI World Cup, this series will be important for both sides. All games will happen in Pallekele. Here, we look at the pitch report of Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and the weather conditions in Pallekele for SL vs AFG 2022.

Having not been at their best in the T20 World Cup, both Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will be keen to leave an impact in the 2023 ODI World Cup. The recent World Cups happened in SENA Nations but the 2023 event will be held in India. Therefore, this will be a good chance for Sri Lanka and Afghanistan to show their skills to the world. The likes of Rashid Khan for Afghanistan and Wanindu Hasaranga for Sri Lanka will want to weave their magic in the ODI format, as well.

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele pitch report for SL vs AFG 2022


Till now, a total of 30 ODI games have happened at this venue. There is not much in between the teams batting first and second when it comes to winning the game. However, looking at the average score of 245 in the first innings, the captain winning the toss could opt to field first.

T Dilshan‘s 144 against Zimbabwe in 2011 is the highest individual batting score on this venue while Mitchell Johnson’s 6/31 against Sri Lanka is the best bowling performance. We can expect a close game between the sides as the spin attack of both teams are good.

Pallekele weather conditions for SL vs AFG 2022


The temperature will be around 30 degrees Celsius in Pallekele for this series. While partly cloudy weather is expected for the first and the third ODI, for the second ODI, we could expect some thunderstorms.

Humidity, as expected, will be high at around 70%. The chances of precipitation will be around 80% on Sunday, which could have a bearing on the series.


Nesara V Jagannatha

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