SL vs AFG 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction, Player Stats, Head to Head, Pitch Report, Captain & Vice-captain, Live Streaming Details and More

In this article, we are going to discuss all about the SL vs AFG 1st T20I 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.

After clean-sweeping Afghanistan in the one-off Test and three-match ODI series now Sri Lanka are all set to take on Afghanistan in the first T20I of the three-match series on 17th February. Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium in Dambulla will host all three games of the series. Wanindu Hasaranga will take charge as the captain of the Sri Lankan side, while Ibrahim Zadran will lead the Afghan. 

Moreover, the hosts will be missing Dushmantha Chameera in the squad who has been ruled out of the series due to a quadriceps injury. Binura Fernando has been named his replacement. On the other side Afghanistan is also set to miss Rashid Khan in the series as he is recovering from his surgery last year. Another setback for visitors is Mujeeb ur Rahman, who also misses out, having sustained a sprain in his right hand.

Brief Summary of 3rd ODI :-

Sri Lanka 267 for 3 (Nissanka 118, Avishka 91, Qais 2-46) beat Afghanistan 266 (Rahmat 65, Omarzai 54, Madushan 3-45) by seven wickets.

SL vs AFG Match Details

  • Match: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st T20I, Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka 2024
  • Venue:  Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla 
  • Date & Time: Saturday, 17th February & 07:00 PM Local Time and 07:00 PM IST
  • Live Broadcast and Streaming: Sony Sports Network and SonyLiv 
  • Injured Players: Dushmantha Chameera, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rahman

Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium Pitch Report

If we talk about the pitch report at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, then the pitch here seems to provide equal support to the batsmen and spinner bowlers, but the spinner bowlers are seen troubling the batsmen, that is why there is a lot of effort in batting here. It is seen that the average score here in T20I has been between 130 to 145 runs.

Dambulla  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 4 matches in T20. Out of these 4 games, Sri Lanka have won 3 whereas Afghanistan have come out victorious on 1 occasion.

  • Matches Played: 5
  • Sri Lanka Won: 3
  • Afghanistan Won: 2
  • No Result: 0

Last Five Matches:-  

  • Afghanistan won by 8 runs (04-Oct-2023)
  • Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets with 9 balls remaining (01-Nov-2022)
  • Sri Lanka won by 4 wickets with 5 balls remaining (03-Sep-2022)
  • Afghanistan won by 8 wickets with 59 balls remaining (27-Aug-2022)
  • Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets with 7 balls remaining (17-Mar-2016)

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Dream11 Player Stats 

  • Batters To Watch (Recent stats)
  1. Kusal Mendis, SL
    • 9 Matches  265 Runs  29.44 Avg  147.22 SR
  2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz, AFG
    • 7 Matches  236 Runs  33.71 Avg  150.31 SR
  • Bowlers To Watch (Recent stats)
  1. Wanindu Hasaranga, SL
    • 9 Matches  12 Wkts  7.85 Econ  17.00 SR
  2. Qais Ahmad, AFG
    • 6 Matches  11 Wkts  5.81 Econ  11.45 SR

SL vs AFG 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction Team for Today’s Match

  • Wicket-keepers: Kusal Mendis, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Batters: Ibrahim Zadran, Pathum Nissanka
  • All-rounders:  Mohammad Nabi, Wanindu Hasaranga, Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib, Angelo Mathews 
  • Bowler: Noor Ahmed, Maheesh Theekshana
SL vs AFG 1st T20I Dream11 Prediction Team for Today's Match

SL vs AFG 1st T20I Dream11 Captain & Vice-Captain Best Choice

  • Captain: Mohammad Nabi or Kushal Mendis 
  • Vice Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga or Pathun Nissanka 

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Probable Playing 11 For 1st T20I 

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, A Fernando, K Mendis (C), S Samarawickrama, A Mathews, C Asalanka, D Shanaka, W Hasaranga, M Theekshana, B Fernando, D Madushanka, M Pathirana 

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran ©, Nazibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Karim Jannat, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Qais Ahmad, Noor Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq

SL vs AFG 1st T20I Match Prediction: Who Will Win?

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 has 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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