SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Injury Updates & Pitch Report For 1st T20I

Gear up for an exhilarating showdown as Sri Lanka (SL) takes on Afghanistan (AFG) in the 1st ODI of the Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on February 9. Both teams have shown promising form in recent matches in this format of the game, with Sri Lanka winning two out of their five games, while Afghanistan has secured three victories.

In their last match against Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka faced a challenging situation after Zimbabwe won the toss and chose to bat. Despite a solid opening stand of 43 runs, Zimbabwe suffered a dramatic collapse and were bowled out for a meager total of 96 in a rain-affected match reduced to 27 overs per side. Sri Lanka comfortably chased down the target with skipper Kusal Mendis leading from the front, guiding them to an eight-wicket victory.

On the other hand, Afghanistan clashed with South Africa in their recent encounter, where they won the toss and opted to bat first. With a spirited effort, Afghanistan posted a competitive total of 244 runs, thanks to Omarzai’s impressive knock of 97. However, South Africa managed to chase down the target with difficulty, primarily relying on a crucial sixth-wicket partnership between Rassie and Phehlukwayo to secure a five-wicket victory.

Match Information:

  • Fixture: Sri Lanka vs. Afghanistan, 1st ODI
  • Series: Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka
  • Date: February 9, 2024
  • Time: 2:30 PM IST
  • Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

Broadcast: Catch the action live on the Sony Sports Network as Sri Lanka battles it out against Afghanistan in the 1st ODI.

Live Stream: Stream the match live on SonyLIV and FanCode.

Weather Report: At the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, the weather is expected to be cloudy with a temperature of approximately 19.2°C and high humidity at 95%.

Probable Playing XI:

Sri Lanka:

  • Pathum Nissanka
  • A Fernando
  • K Mendis (C)
  • S Samarawickrama
  • J Liyanage
  • C Asalanka
  • SSD Arachchige
  • Dunith Wellalage
  • W Hasaranga
  • M Theekshana
  • D Chameera


  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Ibrahim Zadran
  • R Shah
  • Hashmatullah Shahidi (C)
  • Azmatullah Omarzai
  • IA Khil (wk)
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Gulbadin Naib
  • Qais Ahmad
  • Noor Ahmad
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Pitch Report: The track at the Pallekel International Cricket Stadium favors bowlers, offering some assistance to pacers with swing while challenging batters. Teams often prefer to bowl first here, given the average first innings score of 186.

Fantasy Cricket Team Prediction:

  • Wicketkeeper: Kusal Mendis, Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Batter: Ibrahim Zadran
  • All-rounder: Wanindu Hasaranga, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib
  • Bowler: Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi
  • Captain: Mohammad Nabi
  • Vice-captain: Wanindu Hasaranga

Don’t miss the action-packed clash between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in the 1st ODI at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. Tune in to witness an intense battle between these two cricketing powerhouses.

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