Expert Teams

We have opted for fantasy cricket teams on basis of probable XIs, recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.

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Probable XIs

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Angelo Mathews, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dushan Hemantha, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Lahiru Kumara

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad Malik

Pitch Data

(Based on the last three games in Hambantota)

1st innings avg. score: 281/9

2nd innings avg. score: 246/7


Batting 1st: 33%

Batting 2nd: 67%

Seamers took 43% of the wickets, with 26 of 53 wickets falling between overs 30 and 50. Meanwhile, two hundreds and eight fifties were registered – of which one ton and four fifties belonged to the openers.

Fantasy Tips of The Day

Ibrahim Zadran loves punishing the Sri Lankans bowlers: 376 runs at 94 including two tons and a 98 in four ODIs.

In his 11-match ODI career, Fazalhaq Farooqi has already bagged 19 wickets – of which 17 have come in bilateral series.

By not going wicketless in their last 10 ODIs, Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara have collectively bagged 35 wickets – providing an average of 87.5 points per outing.

In his last 10 ODIs at home, Pathum Nissanka has accumulated 458 runs at 51 including one hundred and four fifties.

In six ODIs versus Sri Lanka, Rahmat Shah has collected 254 runs at 51 – of which 132 runs at 44 have come in their own backyard.

Charith Asalanka has enjoyed facing the Afghanistan bowlers: 184 runs at 92 including two fifties in three innings.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz fell cheaply in the opening game but averages 35 in the format against the hosts in their own den.


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