SL vs AFG 1st ODI Dream11 Prediction, Pitch Report, Player Stats, H2H, Captain & Vice-captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips and More

In this article, we are going to discuss all about the SL vs AFG 1st ODI Dream11 Prediction Team and the probable chances of which team will win. We’ll also discuss the weather conditions along with a pitch report for this stadium and look at the  best captain and vice-captain choices for the Dream11 Fantasy Team.

Sri Lanka are all set to take on Afghanistan in the first ODI of the three-match series at the Pallekele Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on February 9. Recently, Sri Lanka have won two of their five games, while Afghanistan have managed to win three. Kusal Mendis will take charge as the captain of the Sri Lankan side, while Hashmatullah Shahidi will lead the Afghan. Moreover, Afghanistan, returning to the ODI format for the first time since the World Cup 2023 , will be eager to put up a strong fight against the hosts. Rashid Khan will still miss the Afghanistan side due to injury. Then, let’s see what happens in this match.

SL vs AFG Match Details

  • Match: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI, Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka 2024
  • Venue:  Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
  • Date & Time: Fri, 9 February & 02:30 PM Local Time and 02:30 pm IST
  • Live Broadcast and Streaming: Sony Sports Network and SonyLiv 
  • Injured Players: None

Pallekele Cricket Stadium Pitch Report

The Pallekele Cricket Stadium is home to a batting-friendly pitch, well-known for its favorable conditions for batters. This surface doesn’t offer significant support to fast bowlers, creating an enticing setting for batters to showcase their skills and enjoy good innings. As the game progresses, the pitch tends to evolve, developing additional grip that plays into the hands of spin bowlers. Consequently, winning the toss often prompts captains to choose batting first, aiming to exploit the favorable conditions that the Pallekele pitch offers throughout the fixture.

Pallekele  Weather Report 

There is no threat of rain on the matchday. So, we can expect an uninterrupted match, but there may be dew in the later stages.

SL vs AFG: Head-to-Head Records In ODI

Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have faced each other in 12 matches in ODI. Out of these 12 games, Sri Lanka have won 7 whereas Afghanistan have come out victorious on 4 occasions. 1 match ended without a result.

  • Matches Played: 12
  • Sri Lanka Won: 7
  • Afghanistan Won: 4
  • No Result: 1

Last Five Matches:-  

  • Afghanistan won by 7 wickets with 28 balls remaining (30-Oct-2023)
  • Sri Lanka won by 2 runs (05-Sep-2023)
  • Sri Lanka won by 9 wickets with 204 balls remaining (07-Jun-2023)
  • Sri Lanka won by 132 runs (04-Jun-2023)
  • Afghanistan won by 6 wickets with 19 balls remaining (02-Jun-2023)

SL vs AFG 1st ODI Dream11 Player Stats 

  • Batters To Watch (Recent stats)
  1. Charith Asalanka, SL
    • 10 Matches  309 Runs  38.63 Avg.  83.06 SR
  2. Ibrahim Zadran, AFG
    • 10 Matches  383 Runs  42.56 Avg.  75.54 SR
  • Bowlers To Watch (Recent stats)
  1. Dilshan Madushanka, SL
    • 10 Matches  21 Wkts  5.95 Econ  20.85 SR
  2. Mujeeb Ur Rahman, AFG
    • 10 Matches  9 Wkts   5.64 Econ   61.22 SR

SL vs AFG 1st ODI Dream11 Prediction Team for Today’s Match

  • Wicket-keepers: Kusal Mendis, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Batters: Hashmatullah Shahidi, Ibrahim Zadran, Pathum Nissanka
  • All-rounders:  Mohammad Nabi, Wanindu Hasaranga, Azmatullah Omarzai, Dunith Wellalage
  • Bowler: Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Maheesh Theekshana
SL vs AFG 1st ODI Dream11 Prediction Team for Today's Match

Dream11 Captain & Vice-Captain Best Choice: SL vs AFG 1st ODI

  • Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga
  • Vice Captain: Mohammad Nabi

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan: Probable Playing 11 For 1st ODI 

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, A Fernando, K Mendis (C), S Samarawickrama, J Liyanage, C Asalanka, SSD Arachchige, Dunith Wellalage, W Hasaranga, M Theekshana, D Chameera

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, R Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Azmatullah Omarzai, IA Khil (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Qais Ahmad, Noor Ahmad, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

SL vs AFG Match Prediction: Who Will Win Today’s Match?

After analyzing the recent performances and head-to-head records, the chances of victory are going in favor of Sri Lanka. In the last five matches, Sri Lanka has won three matches while two matches went in favor of Afghanistan. But Sri Lanka also have a formidable lineup of batters and all-rounders which will play a crucial role in this match. It might not be a comfortable win but Sri Lanka will be favorites. So, Sri Lanka can win this match.

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