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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Pitch Data

(Based on the last three games in Hambantota)

1st innings avg. score: 312/8

2nd innings avg. score: 220/8


Batting 1st: 67%

Batting 2nd: 33%

Spinners took 41% of the wickets, with 15 of 48 wickets falling between overs 30 and 40, and 16 in the last 10. Top three batters scored one of two centuries and five of eight half-centuries.

Fantasy Tips of The Day

Ibrahim Zadran loves punishing the Sri Lankans bowlers: 430 runs at 86 including two tons and as many half-centuries in five matches.

So does Rahmat Shah, who has collected 290 runs at 48. Moreover, he averages 68 (480 runs) in the last 10 50-over contests.

15 of Fazalhaq Farooqi’s 19 ODI wickets have come when Afghanistan have won the toss.

Under Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi has scored 180 runs at 26 and scalped 15 wickets in 11 matches.

Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka have collectively accumulated 394 runs at 56 at the venue.

Wanindu Hasaranga has bagged 11 wickets in five matches at the venue. He also has opposition stats in his favour: eight wickets in four outings.

Since 2022, Kasun Rajitha has been Sri Lanka’s highest wicket-taker: 18 wickets in 10 matches.

Probable XIs

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha

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


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