Afghanistan will lock horns with Sri Lanka in the match no 7 of ICC Cricket World Cup (CWC), 2019. The action will take place at Sophia Garden, Cardiff. This will be second CWC 2019 game for both teams, who will walk into this match after losing their first match. Afghanistan lost to Australia in their opening match, while Sri Lanka too began their campaign on losing note against Kiwis. Afghanistan will be led by Gulbadin Naib, while Lankans will play under the captaincy of Dimuth Karunaratne. Meanwhile, New Zealand has won the toss and have opted to bowl. Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Cricket Score 7th ODI Match.
Sri Lanka will want to forget their worst nightmare against New Zealand from their previous game. Lankans played their last game too in Cardiff on the same track, where they were bowled out on 136 runs. Kiwis easily chased down the total without losing any wicket. Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: SL Aim to Bounce Back Against AFG at Sophia Gardens.
Speaking about Afghanistan, they performed much better from batting perspective in their opening game compared to their Asian counterpart Sri Lanka. Afghan side managed to score 207 against the tough Australian bowling line-up. Afghanistan lost this match by 7 wickets to Aussies. Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Live Cricket Score of ICC World Cup 2019 Match.
Afghanistan and Sri Lanka have faced each other thrice till now, where Lankans have won on two occasions while Afghan side won recently against them in Asia Cup 2018 at the United Arab Emirates. It will be interesting to see how Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and others bowl against the Sri Lankan batsman.
Afghanistan Playing XI: 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
Sri Lanka Playing XI: Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Perera(w), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga
Afghanistan will play their next game against New Zealand on June 8, while Sri Lanka will face Pakistan in their next CWC 2019 match. Both teams will strive hard for victory in the upcoming match in order to gain two vital points.