World Cup 2019, has been rolled out with some big surprises for the cricketing fans. First, in the warm-up matches, Afghanistan defeated Pakistan whereas in the league match Bangladesh defeated South Africa, which was certainly the biggest shocker in this World Cup. As we know the World Cup is in its starting phase but more cracking encounters are on its way in the coming weeks. Tomorrow, Srilanka is going to square off against Afghanistan at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. It will be a cracking encounter as it will be a match between the two underdogs of this World Cup, one has proved its worth by defeating Pakistan whereas Sri Lanka is still short of a brilliant performance from their camp. We are here to cover AFGH vs SL Dream11 Team, Preview and Fantasy team for 7th Match of the World Cup 2019.
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, Match 7
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
3:00 PM, 4, April 2019
SL – 2
Afgh – 1
The pitch at Sophia Gardens looks to go in favor of fast bowlers, in the last encounter that was played between Sri Lanka and New Zealand, a total of 10 wickets were bagged by fast bowlers. In this match as well the same track is expected. The team batting 2nd will have an edge over the opponent.
Highest Individual Innings 131 Highest Team Innings 342/8
Lowest Team Innings 136 Highest Run Chase Achieved 304/6
AFGH 249 beat SL 159 in 41.2 overs by 91 runs
Avishka Fernando can return back into the playing11 for Srilanka in place of Dhananjaya De Silva.
Nuwaan Pradeep got his way back to increase some more firepower in the bowling line up in place of Jeevan Mendis.
No other big injury updates are available from the camp of Sri Lanka.
No changes from Afghanistan camp for the match against Sri Lanka.
Afghanistan: Hamid Hassan, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Dawlat Zadran, Gulbadin Naib (c), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Hazratullah Zazai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Asghar Afghan, Noor Ali Zadran, Samiullah Shinwari, Aftab Alam
Sri Lanka – Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Suranga Lakmal, Isuru Udana, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuvaan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis.
Afghanistan: Hamid Hassan, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Dawlat Zadran, Gulbadin Naib (c), Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Hazratullah Zazai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
The skipper of Sri Lanka is the only batsmen paving the way for Sri Lanka with the bat. He scored a brilliant fifty against a strong bowling line up NewZealand. He has got 3 (50+ ) scores in his last 5 ODI innings and will be an important player for Sri Lanka with the bat.
Angelo Mathews likes to play against Afghanistan and is currently one of the most experienced players in the team after Lasith Malinga. In the lower middle order, he will be acid to the team with the bat. He will be an important player for the team with the bowl and bat.
Rahmat Shah will play the role of sheet anchor for Afganistan in the middle order of the team. He has got a half-century in an only match that he has played against Sri Lanka. Rahmat Shah will be a handy pick with the bowl and bat for Afghanistan.
Nabi holds the 3rd position in all-rounder ranking around the world. He has an average of 25 against Sri Lanka and has taken 2 wickets for them. in IPL 2019, He looked in great touch as well which makes him an obvious pick for this match.