Hoping to keep their semi-finals trusts alive, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will confront each other in the 30th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 at the Maharashtra Cricket Affiliation Arena on October 30, beginning at 2:00 PM IST. Subsequent to beating Britain and Pakistan, Afghanistan climbed to seventh spot On the planet Cup 2023 focuses table, scoring four focuses with a net run pace of – 0.969. They were crushed by Bangladesh, India and New Zealand prior in the competition.
Sri Lanka, also have enlisted two triumphs in five matches in this World Cup. The Lankans lost their initial three matches, going down against South Africa, Pakistan and Australia. Be that as it may, they returned quickly with consecutive persuading wins against the Netherlands and Britain.
Driven by Lahiru Kumara’s 3/35, Sri Lanka bowled out Britain for 156 in their most recent match. Kasun Rajitha and Angelo Mathews additionally contributed with two wickets, each, while Maheesh Theekshana excused Imprint Wood. Pathum Nissanka and Sadeera Samarawickrama were sublime in the run pursue for Sri Lanka with a 137-run organization, taking them to an eight-wicket triumph with 146 balls in excess.
Angelo Matthews, who supplanted the harmed Matheesha Pathirana, is supposed to keep his spot in the playing XI after an amazing bowling execution. The Kusal Mendis-drove Sri Lanka could handle a similar playing XI, as from their success versus Britain, in an all-Asian experience against Afghanistan on Monday.
Openers: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera
Sri Lanka’s Pathum Nissanka pummeled his fourth 50 years straight in the triumph against Britain with his Reality Cup 2023 best score, an unbeaten 77. The 25-year-old opener midpoints 60.75 with a strike-pace of 91.35 while scoring 243 runs in the competition. Nissanka has made two fifties in seven past ODIs against Afghanistan.
Kusal Perera, then again, hasn’t been scoring uninhibitedly in this World Cup with just 94 runs in five matches. Nonetheless, he is a major match player and midpoints 42.66 against Afghanistan in this organization.
The Sri Lankan openers will hope to trade out from the get-go in the innings as run-scoring is simpler against the new ball at Pune.
Center request: Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama
Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama are the lynchpins in the Sri Lankan center request in ODI cricket.
Samarawickrama has amassed 295 runs in five matches, beating the run-scoring outlines for the group in this competition. He pummeled a ton against Pakistan while scoring an unbeaten 91 and 65 in wins against the Netherlands and Britain, separately.
Captain Mendis, in the mean time, has been at the very front with his bold batting On the planet Cup 2023. The wicketkeeper-hitter has heaped on 229 runs at an honorable strike-pace of 142.23 while averaging 45.80. Mendis’ best thump was a 77-ball 122 against Pakistan.
The team, supported by their speedy scoring in the center overs, can assist Sri Lanka with taking the high ground in the center overs.
All-rounders: Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews
Charith Asalanka has made 669 runs in 27 ODIs in 2023, averaging 35.21 and enrolling four fifties. One of those half-hundreds of years, a 79, came against South Africa in this World Cup, yet in a horrible reason. He likewise indented 25+ scores in two of three different innings.
Then again, Dhananjaya de Silva has scored just 73 runs in four innings. While the off-turning all-rounder hasn’t been at his best up until this point, the circumstances in Pune will suit his game. Angelo Mathews bowled a spell of 5-1-14-2 in his most memorable match, the triumph against Britain.
The assortment brought by the Sri Lankan all-rounders will be valuable against Afghanistan in Pune.
Bowlers: Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera
Dilshan Madushanka has led the Lankan bowling in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 with 11 wickets in five matches. The 23-year-old left-arm seamer took four wickets for 49 goes against the Netherlands in Lucknow. Pune will offer comparable circumstances with the new ball, conveying him a likely intimidation to the Afghan top request.
Kasun Rajitha, in the interim, has scalped seven wickets while likewise getting a four-for against the Dutch side. Maheesh Theekshana has three wickets to his name up to this point. Right-arm pacer Dushmantha Chameera, who was named swap for harmed Lahiru Kumara is supposed to be drafted into the playing eleven.
The mix of Sri Lanka’s pacers and seamers will be difficult for Afghanistan at Pune on Monday.
Sri Lanka’s Anticipated Playing XI
Kusal Mendis (c and wk)
Dhananjaya de Silva