ICC World Cup 2023: Who will win Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka? Prediction, fantasy team, pitch report and more – Magazine Creations

As Afghanistan and Sri Lanka face off on October 30 in Pune, the middle teams in the points table are in a position to make anything possible. There are four teams each with 4 points, who have the potential to reach the top four.

Both Afghanistan and Sri Lanka have won two of their five matches so far. The Lions are fifth with a much better net run rate (NRR) while the Afghans are seventh. This match will determine which team will remain in the competition to reach the semi-finals.

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka: Head-to-head records

These two teams have played 11 ODI matches against each other so far. Sri Lanka won 7 of them and Afghanistan 3. Not a single match yielded any results. The last time these two teams met was in September 2023, when Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan by two runs.

These two teams have faced each other twice in the World Cup finals, with Sri Lanka winning both matches. In 2019, Sri Lanka won by 34 runs (DLS). Before that, in 2015, Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets. Let us not forget that both teams have developed a lot over the past few years.

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka fantasy team

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (centre), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (VC, WK), Dhananjaya de Silva, Mahesh Thekshana, Kasun Rajitha and Dilshan Madhushanka.

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka match report

This is the first time India will not be playing when an ODI is being played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. India has played all eight ODIs at this venue so far and won five of them. It’s quite balanced in Pune when it comes to choosing to bat or bowl first. Four teams have won while batting first, which is the same for those bowling first.

In Pune, batsmen often find themselves in favorable conditions. Although fast bowlers can enjoy some stroke and swing initially, precise line and length become essential to take advantage of the professional nature of the batting pitch.

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka weather

In Pune, the temperature will reach 33 degrees. Humidity will be moderate at 63%. However, according to, there is no chance of rain although it is likely to become cloudy at times.

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka: Prediction

According to Google win probability, there is a 61% chance that Sri Lanka will beat Afghanistan in this match.

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Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka: Possibility of winning (Google)

According to CricTracker, regardless of who bats first, Sri Lanka will register their third win of the tournament. On the other hand, Mai Khel believes that Afghanistan will emerge victorious even though Lanka has a “greater lineage.” We place the sons of Heshmat Allah Shahidi at the forefront of the lions.

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Updated: October 30, 2023, 08:12 AM IST


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