SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Injury Updates & Pitch Report For Only Test

Sri Lanka is set to take on Afghanistan in the only Test match at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo, starting on Friday, February 2. This encounter marks the first-ever Test match between the two sides and promises to be an intriguing battle.

Team Previews:

Sri Lanka:

Led by Dhananjaya de Silva, Sri Lanka boasts a formidable lineup featuring experienced campaigners like Dimuth Karunaratne, Nishan Madushka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, and Sadeera Samarawickrama in the batting department. Ramesh Mendis and Prabath Jayasuriya will lead the spin attack, while Asitha Fernando and Kasun Rajitha are expected to spearhead the pace battery.

Afghanistan:

Afghanistan, without the services of Rashid Khan due to injury, will rely on Qais Ahmad and Zahir Khan to lead the spin department. The batting lineup, featuring Ibrahim Zadran, Abdul Malik, and Hashmatullah Shahidi, possesses exceptional talent and will aim to make an impact in their first Test match against Sri Lanka.

Match Information:

  • Event: Sri Lanka vs. Afghanistan, Only Test
  • Series: Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka
  • Date: February 2, 2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM IST
  • Venue: Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo

Broadcast and Live Stream: Catch the action live on the Sony Sports Network and stream it on FanCode and SonyLIV.

Weather Report: Expect cloudy conditions at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo, with a temperature of 24.7°C and humidity at 93%.

Probable Playing XI:

Sri Lanka:

  • D Karunaratne
  • KNM Fernando
  • K Mendis
  • A Mathews
  • D Chandimal
  • S Samarawickrama (wk)
  • D de Silva (C)
  • RTM Mendis
  • NGRP Jayasuriya
  • AM Fernando
  • K Rajitha

Afghanistan:

  • Ibrahim Zadran
  • Abdul Malik
  • R Shah
  • Hashmatullah Shahidi (C)
  • Noor Ali Zadran
  • Zia-ur-Rehman Akbar
  • IA Khil (wk)
  • Qais Ahmad
  • Zahir Khan
  • Yamin Ahmadzai
  • Nijat Masood

Pitch Report:

The pitch at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground is expected to favor batters initially, with assistance for spinners as the match progresses. Toss will be crucial, and teams winning it may opt to bat first.

Fantasy Cricket Team Prediction:

  • Wicketkeeper: Kusal Mendis
  • Batsmen: Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Ibrahim Zadran
  • All-rounders: Ramesh Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Bowlers: Prabath Jayasuriya, Asitha Fernando, Zahir Khan, Qais Ahmad
  • Captain: Prabath Jayasuriya
  • Vice-Captain: Dhananjaya de Silva

With both teams eager to make an impact in this historic encounter, the Sri Lanka vs. Afghanistan Test match promises to be a captivating contest at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo.

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