Afghanistan face Sri Lanka in match number seven of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The match will be played at the Sophia Gardens Stadium in Cardiff on June 4, Tuesday. Both sides began CWC 2019 with a defeat and will aim to turn it around when they face each other. The last time Afghanistan and Sri Lanka faced each other in an international ODI cricket match, the Afghans romped to a 91-run victory. Meanwhile, you can scroll down to know the weather forecast and pitch report for this important AFG vs SL match. Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Cricket Score 7th ODI Match.
There have been short spells of rain in Cardiff throughout the week and unfortunately, the sad news from the Sophia Gardens is that further rain is expected on Tuesday. As a result, there is a sharp chance that the game could be shortened, which both the teams, especially Afghanistan won’t mind. The temperature will approximately be 17 degree Celsius with rain expected and thunderstorms expected in the afternoon. Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: SL Aim to Bounce Back Against AFG at Sophia Gardens.
Pith Report: The same pitch that bundled Sri Lanka for 136 in their opening match against New Zealand will be used. It has retained its green tinge and is expected to assist the fast bowlers. Teams chasing have won 15 of the last 22 ODIs completed at Cardiff where the average first-innings score is 322. Fielding first is, therefore, the ultimate go on winning the toss. Spinners will also find it difficult to grip the ball because of the high precipitation level, therefore negating the influence of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman of Afghanistan. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule in IST, Free PDF Download: Full Timetable of CWC19 Fixtures With Match Timings and Venue Details.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Shahzad(w), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib(c), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan, Aftab Alam, Samiullah Shinwari, Asghar Afghan, Noor Ali Zadran.
Sri Lanka: Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Avishka Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay, Nuwan Pradeep, Milinda Siriwardana.