Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan

Friday, June 2, 2023

Are you looking for cricket tips for Sri Lanka Vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI? If your answer is yes then you are at the right place. Here, you will get what our experts say about this match and find out much more tips.

Sri Lanka will welcome the Afghanistan team in the month of June 2023 in order to play three ODI series. The ODI series between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will be crucial for both teams while keeping in mind the ODI World Cup 2023.

Afghanistan’s cricket team has shown remarkable progress in recent years. They have achieved significant milestones and gained recognition in international cricket.

Afghanistan has a talented group of players who have performed well in various formats of the game. They have displayed their skills in limited-overs cricket, including One-Day Internationals (ODIs).

Afghanistan has participated in ICC tournaments and has had some notable victories against established cricketing nations. Their spin bowlers, in particular, have been highly regarded. On the other hand, Sri Lanka historically known for its cricketing prowess, has experienced some ups and downs in recent years. The Sri Lankan cricket team has had mixed results in international competitions.

While they have had notable victories, they have also faced challenges and inconsistencies in their performance. Sri Lanka has a rich cricketing tradition and has produced legendary players.

However, the team has been undergoing a transition phase, introducing new players and rebuilding their squad. They have been working on nurturing young talent and aiming for more consistent performances across formats.

The 1st Match Between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan gets underway on Friday, June 2, 2023, at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka.

Read this article to check out the cricket tips for Sri Lanka Vs Afghanistan, 1st ODI. our match preview, betting tips, and more.

Cricket Tips Sri Lanka Vs Afghanistan 1st ODI Match


Both teams have shown great performances during this ODI cycle, displaying their abilities and structure in recent matches. The Afghanistan team, specifically, has seen its players succeed in their respective roles,  exhibiting their ability on the field.

The upcoming ODI will take place in the home ground of Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan side will aim to take their home advantage and put pressure on their opponents, utilizing their knowledge of how the pitch is likely to behave.

Both teams have talented and skilled batsmen, and given the significance of batters in the recently concluded IPL 2023, we anticipate a dominant display from them. The players have demonstrated exceptional consistency throughout the season, performing at a level comparable to established and reliable players also considering that the pitch is well-balanced and provides some support to the batsmen, we can expect to witness some excellent innings during the first ODI.

Team News

Sri Lanka

Dasun Shanaka will handle the captaincy of the Sri Lanka ODI squad under the coaching of Chris Silverwood. Mendis and Nissanka will determine the output for Lankan chances to get direct qualification for the upcoming World Cup. The Lankan middle order will depend on Charith Asalanka, C Karunaratne, and skipper Dasun Shanaka. Asalanka But Karunaratne and Shanaka are averaging less than 30 this year.

Probable X1

Sri Lanka’s squad for 1st ODI: Dasun Shanaka(c), Kusal Mendis(vc), Sahan Arachchige, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwanidu Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka, Angelo Mathews, Pathum Nissanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Pramod Madushan, Kasun Rajitha, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage.


Hashmatullah Shahidi will take the responsibility of captain for the Afghanistan team under the guidance of Jonathan Trott as a head coach. Afghanistan has declared its team squad for the upcoming ODI series with Sri Lanka. The team will be packed with world-class spinner Rashid Khan, a seasoned all-round performer Mohammad Nabi along with Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Noor Ahmad. The roster also features talented pace bowler Abdul Rahman, who has little experience but lately had success at the provincial level.

Probable X1

Afghanistan squad for 1st ODI: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmat Shah (vc), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Riaz Hassan, Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Abdul Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Farid Ahmad Malik, Gulbadin Naib, Shahidullah Kamal, Yamin Ahmadzai, Zia ur Rahman Akbar.

Who Will Win: Cricket Sri Lanka Vs Afghanistan 1st ODI?

Sri Lanka is a strong team and can put any opposition under pressure. However, Afghanistan will also look to bounce back in familiar conditions, and their batting and bowling line-up looks strong too. We are predicting a competitive ODI, with Sri Lanka being on the winning side and claiming a 1-0 lead.


Afghanistan will enter the first ODI as favorites with odds of 1.66 and Srilanka will start with odds of 2.10.

Pro Bets

Top bowler/wicket-taker (Sri Lanka)

Kasun Rajitha showcases his immense talent and skill on the cricket field. Rajitha’s ability to generate pace, swing the ball, and consistently trouble batsmen has made him a standout performer. His accurate line and length, coupled with his ability to extract movement, have made him a nightmare for opposing batsmen. Wanindu Hasaranga is one of the finest bowlers in the Sri Lanka bowling attack, and the youngster has performed well against New Zealand. On this surface, it won’t be easy for the batters to take him on, and we expect Wanindu Hasaranga to be the leading wicket-taker for Sri Lanka in the innings.

Top bowler/wicket-taker (Afghanistan)

Rashid Khan, the Afghan cricket sensation, exhibited his extraordinary abilities in the IPL. His hypnotizing leg-turn bowling and immaculate control made him a bad dream for batsmen. With 20 wickets and an economy rate under 7. He will once again be a major threat to Sri Lanka on this pitch in this ODI. Mujeeb Ur Rahman can be deadly on such a surface and has demonstrated good ball control during his brief ODI career. In the innings, the pacers also may be able to grab a few fast wickets, but Mujeeb Ur Rahman is our pick to take the most wickets overall.

Top batter/run-scorer (Sri Lanka)

Kusal Mendis is always one of the top contenders when we talk about the best batters in all formats, Mendis’s sublime stroke play, impeccable timing, and unwavering determination have made him a force to be reckoned with. His consistent run-scoring ability has been remarkable, accumulating a staggering number of runs throughout the competition. We expect him to lead the team from the front again and be the top run-scorer for Sri Lanka in the first innings.

Top batter/run-scorer (Afghanistan)

Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s fearless approach, coupled with his ability to play innovative shots, has thrilled fans and left opponents in awe. With his exceptional skills and hunger for success, Gurbaz has firmly established himself as a top batter and run-scorer, making him a rising star in the world of cricket. He is our top pick to lead runs scorer in the first innings for Afghanistan.

Top Run Scorer

Batters will have the opportunity to score big on this surface if they survive a few sessions. Both sides have players who can convert. For this category, Dasun Shanaka, and Kusal Mendis, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hashmatullah Shahidi are our top picks.

Player of the match

We expect batters to dominate this game and Kusal Mendis to perform well in previous innings. We are backing him too. Be the player of the match.


This is all about the cricket tips Sri Lanka Vs Afghanistan 1st ODI match. Both teams are strong, and we are expecting the first ODI to stay alive till the last moments.

Fans will likely witness an entertaining and close match. We are backing Sri Lanka to win the first ODI after a tough battle.

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