Match Prediction AFG vs SL- October 30 – ICC Cricket World Cup

Based on recent performances, Afghanistan might have an edge going into this match due to their stronger winning momentum.

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Match Details 

Teams: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka

Match number: 30th Match

Ground: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune

Series: ICC Cricket World Cup 2023

Hours of play: 08:30 AM GMT / 02:00 PM LOCAL

Match day: October 30, 2023

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Betting Odds

Afghanistan ODISri Lanka ODI
2.421.50

Probable Playing XIs

Afghanistan

Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi

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Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajaspaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Asitha Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay

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Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter of the Match

The probable best batters for the match between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka could be:

Kusal Mendis from Sri Lanka: He is coming off a tremendous campaign in the T20 World Cup 2022 and has the potential to play big knocks in crucial fixtures. Although he was dismissed early in the first ODI and the second game was called off due to persistent rains when he was batting on two runs, he was the star for the team during the group stages of the tournament.

Pathum Nissanka from Sri Lanka: While all eyes were fixed on Kusal Mendis, his opening partner Pathum Nissanka stole the show with a sumptuous 85. He was the lone warrior for the Sri Lankans, while all other batters surrendered cheaply in pursuit of a challenging total.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

The probable best bowlers for the match between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka could be:

Fazalhaq Farooqi from Afghanistan: Afghanistan’s young left-arm pacer Fazalhaq Farooqi is making great strides in international cricket and was at his mercurial best in the first ODI against the Lankans.

Wanindu Hasaranga from Sri Lanka: Wanindu Hasaranga has picked up three wickets in the two games so far in the series and has been quite economical with the ball. The spinner played a fantastic innings of 66 in the first ODI, and he is expected to be the game-changer in the bowling line-up for Sri Lanka.

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches 

WinnerResultDateMatch Details
Sri LankaSri Lanka won by 2 runs05-Sep-20236th Match, Group B (D/N), Lahore, September 05, 2023, Asia Cup
Sri LankaSri Lanka won by 9 wickets (with 204 balls remaining)07-Jun-20233rd ODI, Hambantota, June 07, 2023, Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka
Sri LankaSri Lanka won by 132 runs04-Jun-20232nd ODI, Hambantota, June 04, 2023, Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka
AfghanistanAfghanistan won by 6 wickets (with 19 balls remaining)02-Jun-20231st ODI, Hambantota, June 02, 2023, Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka
Sri LankaSri Lanka won by 4 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)30-Nov-20223rd ODI (D/N), Pallekele, November 30, 2022, Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of Afghanistan

DateMatchResult
October 23, 202322nd Match, Afghanistan vs PakistanAfghanistan won by 8 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
October 18, 202316th Match, Afghanistan vs New ZealandNew Zealand won by 149 runs
October 15, 202313th Match, Afghanistan vs EnglandAfghanistan won by 69 runs
October 11, 20239th Match, Afghanistan vs IndiaIndia won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
October 07, 20233rd Match, Afghanistan vs BangladeshBangladesh won by 6 wickets (with 92 balls remaining)

Last 5 Games of Sri Lanka

DateMatchResult
October 21, 202319th Match, Sri Lanka vs NetherlandsSri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
October 16, 202314th Match, Sri Lanka vs AustraliaAustralia won by 5 wickets (with 88 balls remaining)
October 10, 20238th Match, Sri Lanka vs PakistanPakistan won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
October 07, 20234th Match, Sri Lanka vs South AfricaSouth Africa won by 102 runs
September 17, 2023Final, Sri Lanka vs IndiaIndia won by 10 wickets (with 263 balls remaining)

Information About Injuries in Teams 

Afghanistan

As of the latest updates, there are no reported injuries in the Afghanistan team.

Sri Lanka

For the Sri Lanka team, Chameera, their key ODI bowler, had only come back to internationals from a long injury lay-off during the previous match. Dimuth Karunaratne also returned to the side after an even longer absence. Both are expected to play in the upcoming match.

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka: Winning Prediction

The prediction of the match will be added closer to the match day. 

Analytical Insights

Based on the recent performances, the match between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka is expected to be highly competitive. Both teams have demonstrated exceptional skills in their recent encounters, with Afghanistan showing a notable improvement in its game strategy.

Afghanistan has been on a winning streak recently, securing victories against strong competitors like Pakistan and England. The team’s strategy has been centered on exploiting the strengths of their key players. For instance, Fazalhaq Farooqi’s bowling has been pivotal in determining the outcome of Afghanistan’s matches. Their batting line-up, led by Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran, has also been contributing significantly to the scoreboard.

Conversely, Sri Lanka’s recent performance has been a bit inconsistent, with losses against powerful teams such as Australia, Pakistan, and South Africa. However, the team has managed to pull off a few victories as well, including a recent win against the Netherlands. Key players like Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka have been consistently performing well. Wanindu Hasaranga’s all-round performance has also been a key factor in Sri Lanka’s game plan.

Based on recent performances, Afghanistan might have an edge going into this match due to their stronger winning momentum. However, cricket is a game of uncertainties, and it ultimately boils down to how the teams perform on the match day.

Report About The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium

The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, also known as the MCA Stadium, is an international cricket stadium located in Pune, Maharashtra, India, it has a seating capacity of 37,406.

The stadium is situated on the outskirts of the city limit of Pune in Gahunje village near the Mumbaiโ€“Pune Expressway. It is owned and operated by the Maharashtra Cricket Association. It is the home ground of the Maharashtra cricket team and Maharashtra womenโ€™s cricket team and is the headquarters of the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA).

The stadium was established in 2012 and was inaugurated by then ICC president Sharad Pawar, it was designed by Michael Hopkins of Hopkins architects. The venue hosted its first-ever international match in December 2012, its first-ever T20I match was in December 2012 (between India-England) and the first-ever Test in February 2017. The arena is set to host 5 games of the 2023 ICC World Cup, including the India โ€“ Bangladesh game.

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About ICC Cricket World Cup

The ICC Cricket World Cup stands as the premier international championship for One Day International (ODI) cricket. Organized by the sportโ€™s governing body, the International Cricket Council (ICC), the tournament takes place every four years. It is celebrated as one of the most-watched sporting events globally and is regarded by the ICC as the flagship event of the international cricket calendar.

The current format involves a qualification phase spanning the preceding three years, determining the teams that earn the right to compete in the tournament phase. In this phase, 10 teams, including the host nation, compete for the coveted title, with matches taking place at venues within the host nation over the course of about a month.

Australia boasts the most World Cup victories, having clinched the title five times. India and West Indies have each triumphed twice, while Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and England have secured the championship once each. The reigning champions are England, who claimed the title in the 2019 World Cup edition.

Rudra Chanda