The 7th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will see Afghanistan taking on Sri Lanka on June 4 (Tuesday). The contest will take place at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, England. The battle between the two sides of the subcontinent will be an exciting one as little separates both the sides on paper. Both Sri Lanka and Afghanistan are coming off colossal losses and would be eyeing to make amends to bring their campaign back on track. As time ticks away for AFG vs SL, 7th ICC World Cup match today, we bring you a list of mini-battles that will make the match more interesting for the fans. Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Cricket Score 7th ODI Match in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Asghar Afghan vs Thisara Perera
The battle between the two middle-order mainstays in respective lineups will be an intriguing watch for the viewers. Not only the duel between the two, but also how both Asghar Aghan and Thisara Perera perform in the middle overs will determine their team’s chances in the match. Afghan and Perera have both performed at crucial junctures for their sides in the past; how they perform in the match on Tuesday will matter the most. AFG vs SL, ICC Cricket World Cup Match 7, Key Players: Rashid Khan, Dimuth Karunaratne, Lasith Malinga and Other Cricketers to Watch Out for at Sophia Gardens.
Lasith Malinga vs Mohammad Shahzad
The Sri Lankan veteran, Lasith Malinga, will face a stiff challenge against the unorthodox Afghan brutal hitter, Mohammad Shahzad. It will be a battle of pace vs power, discipline vs mayhem, and experience vs timing as Malinga and Shahzad ready them for the faceoff. Sri Lanka would be looking forward to Malinga to deliver them early breakthroughs initially, and at the same time Afghanistan would be rooting for a ‘Shahzad Special’ in the match.
Rashid Khan vs Angelo Mathews
The battle between the two of the best players in respective sides, fans will be eager to see the face-off between Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan and Sri Lanka’s Angelo Mathews. After a dull performance in their respective games, both Rashid and Mathews would be eyeing to find their groove as the tournament progresses. It will be exciting to see which of the two players has the last laugh as the game ends.
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Speaking about the current form in recent form, Afghanistan has won more ODI matches than Sri Lanka after 2015 World Cup, despite playing 22 games lesser than the Lankan nation. Both teams are at a level when it comes to talent and form heading into the match. Since both Sri Lanka and Afghanistan lost their tournament openers, it will be delighting to see how the teams approach their second game of the showpiece event. Stay tuned to LatestLY for all the latest updates of 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.