SL vs AFG, Dream11 prediction, Preview, Predicted XIs, Injury Updates, Pitch and Weather report – Asia Cup 2022, Match 1, Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan

Match preview- SL vs AFG

SL vs AFG Dream 11 Prediction Asia Cup 2022: The latest edition of the continental extravaganza will be kickstarting with an absolute banger as Sri Lanka takes on Afghanistan at the Dubai International Stadium.

This game is scheduled to start at 07:30 PM IST on 27.08.2022. The game will be telecasted on the Star Sports Network (Available in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Bengali. The live streaming of the contest will be happening on Disney+Hotstar.


Despite being a mismatch on papers, this would be an intriguing contest given the current strengths of both the teams as they battle it out in the tournament curtain-raiser. Sri Lanka will be coming to this contest riding high on confidence after putting a stern display against the formidable likes of Australia and Pakistan in recent times across all formats of the sport.


Afghanistan posted an equally scintillating display on the road where they battled tooth and nail against hosts, Ireland, only for the latter to walk away with the bragging rights after rain played its cruel hand in the series decider.

SL vs AFG Weather Report for Match 1:

With humidity of 26 percent and a wind speed of 13 km/h, the temperatures are supposed to hit 36 degrees Celcius which would eventually keep the equation titled towards a hotter side.

Pitch Conditions/Report:

With the wind speed being fairly low, there won’t be an extraordinary movement for the seamers but the surface in Dubai Cricket Stadium has always been conducive to the bowlers and early on in the innings, there will be extra bounce and carry for the quicks. However, as the game progresses, it would be more of dominion for batters as dew would play its elemental hand.


Average first innings score:

The average first innings score at Dubai in a T20 contest is 142.

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 39, Lost – 34

Injury and Availability News:

Both teams will be coming to the contest with a full squad.


SL vs AFG, Dream 11 Prediction Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Sri Lanka:

Kusal Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka (cap), Wanindu Hasaranga, Mahesh Theeksana, Chamika Karunaratne, Praveen Jayawickrama, Matheesha Pathirana



Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi (cap), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

SL vs AFG Top Picks for Dream 11 Prediction in 1st Match

Wanindu Hasaranga would undoubtedly be a wise pick for the upcoming game, considering the kind of all-round prowess that he brings to the table. He has also shown a knack for troubling bigger oppositions that left Australia reeling in agony against his insoluble turn.

Dasun Shanaka is a top player in the Lankan echelons and his display in the international circuit makes him an irresistible choice for any fantasy team.


Rashid Khan will be the main chip in the Afghan colours given his preceding stature and the proclivity that the skidding leggie has for scalps.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Fantasy captain options: Rashid Khan and Wanindu Hasaranga


Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket:

Keepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Batters: Hazratullah Zazai, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Wanindu Hasaranga (vc), Dasun Shanaka,

Bowlers: Rashid Khan (cap), Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Maheesh Theeksana, Matheesha Pathirana


SL vs AFG Dream 11 Prediction Fantasy Tips:

Dasun Shanaka can be a game-changer considering the recent form that he has showed in the international roster.

SL vs AFG Dream 11 Prediction – Who will win?

Sri Lanka is the undoubted favourite to bag this contest given their preceding reputation and the menacing combination of Hasaranga and Shanaka.



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