The battle for Asian Supermacy will start off, when Sri Lanka takes on Afghanistan in the opening game of Asia Cup T20 2022 on August 27, 2022. The 15th edition of this tournament will be played in the T20 tournament as the T20 World Cup 2022 will be played later this year. Both groups would like to start their Asia Cup campaign with a win.
We are going to discuss everything you need to know about the game between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in this blog.
When will Sri Lanka face Afghanistan in Asia Cup 2022?
The Asia Cup Cricket 2022 opening clash between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will be going to take place on August, 27 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, starting at 06:00 PM (local time). Dasun Shanaka will lead the Sri Lanka team and Mohammad Nabi will lead the Afghanistan team.
In Which Group Did Sri Lanka and Afghanistan Kept?
Sri Lanka and Afghanistan are placed in Group B along with Bangladesh. The tournament will be played in a round-robin format which means each team will face every team in its group. So, Each team will play two games in the group stage and the further top two teams from each group will be qualified for the Super 4 stage. In the Super 4 stage, each team will play three games.
What are the Squad of Sri Lanka and Afghanistan For Asia Cup T20 2022?
Sri Lanka’s premium fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera got injured during the practice session and he is ruled out of the tournament. This is a big blow for the Sri Lanka team ahead of the Asia Cup. Numan Thushara was selected in place of Chameera. The biggest surprise in Afghanistan’s squad is the inclusion of Samiullah Shinwari who was out of the Afghanistan team for the last two years.
Sri Lanka Squad for Asia Cup T20 2022:- Mohammad Nabi (c), Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari, Najibullah Zadran, Noor Ahmad, Afsar Zazai, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Azmatullah Omarzai, Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hazratullah Zazai, Karim Janat, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Rahmanullah Gurbaz Farid Ahmad Malik.
Standby: Sharafuddin Ashraf, Nijat Masood.
Squad of Afghanistan team for Asia Cup Cricket 2022:- Dasun Shanaka (c), Nuwan Thusara, Danushka Gunathilaka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Pathum Nissanka, Jeffrey Vandersay, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Bhanuka Rajapaksa,Dhananjaya de Silva, Ashen Bandara, Dinesh Chandimal, Maheesh Theekshana, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Matheesha Pathirana.
Is There Any Injury In SL vs AFG Match?
There are no injury updates as of now in SL vs AFG Asia Cup match.
What are Sri Lanka and Afghanistan Possible Playing 11 in the T20 Asia Cup 2022?
Sri Lanka:- Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Matheesa Pathirana, Nuwan Thusara, MaheeshTheeksana.
Afghanistan:- Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammed Nabi (C), Samiullah Shenwari, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fareed Ahmed, Naveen Ul Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
Q1:- Where Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Game Will Be Played?
The Asia Cup T20 2022 opening clash between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will be played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Q2:- What is the Timing of the SL vs AFG Asia Cup match?
The first game of the Asia Cup between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will be air from 06:00 PM (local time).
Q3:- How can I watch the SL vs AFG game Live?
The live telecast of Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan game will be broadcast on Star Sports Network; the official broadcaster of Asia Cup 2022. The live streaming of the AFG vs SL game will be available on Disney plus Hostar app/website for premium users only. While Afghanistan’s users can watch the live telecast on Ariana TV.