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Sri Lanka (SL) will be facing Afghanistan (AFG) in the 3rd game of the Afghanistan in Sri Lanka, 3 T20I Series, 2024. The match will be played at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla on 21st February at 07:00 PM IST.

SL vs AFG (Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan), 3rd T20I - Match Information

Match: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 3rd T20I
Date: 21st February, 2024
Time: 07:00 PM IST
Venue: Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla

SL vs AFG (Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan), 3rd T20I Preview

Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have played 2 matches in the series, with Sri Lanka winning all the games played so far.

In their previous encounter in this series, Angelo Mathews was the Man of the Match and Angelo Mathews scored the highest fantasy points for Sri Lanka with 122 match fantasy points while Mohammad Nabi topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Afghanistan with 92 match fantasy points.

SL vs AFG, Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The pitch at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 6 matches is 159 runs. The team winning the toss should look to bat first as the majority of the games played on this ground have been won by the team batting first.

Weather Report for Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla

The temperature will hover around 23°C with 86% humidity. 1.73 m/s winds are expected.

Pace or Spin?

The venue is suited for both pacers and spinners alike.

SL vs AFG, Head-to-Head

In the 7 matches played between these 2 teams, Afghanistan do not have a good record against Sri Lanka. Based on our analysis and trends, We predict the trend to continue. Sri Lanka' all-rounders have earned the most fantasy points for their team, while the bowlers have earned the most fantasy points for Afghanistan.

SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction: Top Batter and Wicket-Keeper Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Angelo Mathews 3 48 48 5 8 42, 0, 6, 0, 0 0, 2, 0, 1, 2
Rahmanullah Gurbaz 5 45 9 0 - 13, 13, 15, 0, 4 -
Sadeera Samarawickrama 5 137 27.4 0 - 51, 25, 16, 9, 36 -
  1. Angelo Davis Mathews

    Angelo Mathews can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 56 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.7. This player is a right-handed batter. In the recently played 3 matches, Angelo Mathews has scored 48 runs. He is also a handy bowler, bowling right-arm medium and in recent matches, he has taken 5 wickets at an average of 8 per match. This player has done well against this opposition, taking 0, 2, 0, 1 and 1 wickets in recent matches. Angelo Mathews has been successful at this venue as in the recent 3 matches he played here, he has taken 3 wickets.

  2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz

    Rahmanullah Gurbaz can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. This player has an average of 33 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.1. Rahmanullah Gurbaz is a top-order batter who bats right-handed and also keeps wickets. In the recent 5 matches, he has scored 45 runs averaging 9 per match.

  3. Wedagedara Sadeera Rashen Samarawickrama

    Sadeera Samarawickrama is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. This player has an average of 36 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 6.9. Sadeera Samarawickrama is a top-order, right-handed batter and also keeps wickets. In the recently played 5 matches, he has scored 137 runs averaging 27.4 per match.

SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction: Top Bowler Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Fazalhaq Farooqi 3 2 2 8 10.9 0, 2, 0, 0, 0 1, 0, 3, 0, 4
Qais Ahmad 4 7 7 0 - 0, 7, 0, 0, 0 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
Maheesh Theekshana 3 4 2 2 45.5 0, 2, 0, 2, 0 1, 0, 1, 0, 0
  1. Fazalhaq Farooqi

    Fazalhaq Farooqi can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. This player has an average of 67 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.2. Fazalhaq Farooqi bowls left-arm medium-fast and in the recently played 3 matches, he has taken 8 wickets at an average of 10.9. This player has been successful against this team, taking 1, 0, 3, 0 and 0 wickets in recent matches. Fazalhaq Farooqi has had a good time at this venue as in the last 3 matches he played here, he has taken 4 wickets.

  2. Qais Ahmad Kamawal

    Qais Ahmad is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. This player has an average of 26 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8. Qais Ahmad is a leg-break bowler and he has a good record against this opponent, taking 0, 0, 3 and 0 wickets in recent matches.

  3. Morawakage Maheesh Theekshana

    Maheesh Theekshana is a bowler with an average of 48 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 7.1 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. This player bowls off-break and in the recent 3 matches, Maheesh Theekshana has taken 1, 0, 1, 0 and 0 wickets. He has done well against this opposition, taking 1, 0, 1, 0 and 1 wickets in recent matches. This player has had a good time at this venue as in the last 3 matches Maheesh Theekshana played here, he has taken 1, 0 and 1 wickets.

SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction: Top All-Rounder Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Wanindu Hasaranga 3 89 44.5 4 17.3 22, 0, 67, 0, 8 0, 2, 0, 1, 0
Dhananjaya de Silva 4 93 31 1 1 14, 24, 0, 15, 40 0, 0, 1, 0, 0
Gulbadin Naib 4 33 11 0 - 4, 16, 0, 13, 0 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
  1. Pinnaduwage Wanindu Hasaranga De Silva

    Wanindu Hasaranga is an all-rounder with an average of 81 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 10 and is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He is a right-handed batter. In the recently played matches, this player has scored 22, 0, 67, 0 and 8 runs averaging 44.5 per match. Wanindu Hasaranga can also give you some bowling fantasy points, bowling leg-break and in recent matches, he has taken 0, 2, 0, 1 and 0 wickets at an average of 17.3 per match. He has been successful against this team, taking 0, 2, 0, 1 and 3 wickets in recent matches. 

  2. Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva

    Dhananjaya de Silva is an all-rounder with an average of 50 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.9 and is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He is a top-order, right-handed batter. In the last 4 matches, this player has scored 93 runs at an average of 31 per match. Dhananjaya de Silva has been successful against this team, taking 0, 0, 0 and 1 wickets in recent matches.

  3. Gulbadin Naib

    Gulbadin Naib is an all-rounder with an average of 44 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.4 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. He is a right-handed batter. In the recently played 4 matches, this player has scored 4, 16, 0, 13 and 0 runs averaging 11 per match. Gulbadin Naib has been successful against this team, taking 0, 0, 0, 3 and 0 wickets in recent matches.

SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction: Top Players of the Last Match

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Angelo Mathews 3 48 48 5 8 42, 0, 6, 0, 0 0, 2, 0, 1, 2
Wanindu Hasaranga 3 89 44.5 4 17.3 22, 0, 67, 0, 8 0, 2, 0, 1, 0
Mohammad Nabi 3 65 32.5 2 21.5 0, 27, 9, 29, 0 2, 0, 0, 0, 0
Sadeera Samarawickrama 5 137 27.4 0 - 51, 25, 16, 9, 36 -
Azmatullah Omarzai 3 5 1.7 4 17.5 0, 0, 0, 2, 3 2, 0, 2, 0, 0
Naveen-ul-Haq 3 6 3 3 36.7 0, 5, 0, 1, 0 1, 0, 2, 0, 0

The top point-getters for Sri Lanka are Angelo Mathews with 122 match fantasy points, Wanindu Hasaranga with 103 match fantasy points and Sadeera Samarawickrama with 68 match fantasy points.

The top point-getters for Afghanistan are Mohammad Nabi with 92 match fantasy points, Azmatullah Omarzai with 58 match fantasy points and Naveen-ul-Haq with 39 match fantasy points.

SL vs AFG Dream11 Prediction: Top Captain and Vice-Captain Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Wanindu Hasaranga 3 89 44.5 4 17.3 22, 0, 67, 0, 8 0, 2, 0, 1, 0
Dhananjaya de Silva 4 93 31 1 1 14, 24, 0, 15, 40 0, 0, 1, 0, 0
Angelo Mathews 3 48 48 5 8 42, 0, 6, 0, 0 0, 2, 0, 1, 2
Gulbadin Naib 4 33 11 0 - 4, 16, 0, 13, 0 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
Fazalhaq Farooqi 3 2 2 8 10.9 0, 2, 0, 0, 0 1, 0, 3, 0, 4
  1. Pinnaduwage Wanindu Hasaranga De Silva

    Wanindu Hasaranga can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 81 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 10. This player is a right-handed batter. In the recent 3 matches, Wanindu Hasaranga has scored 22, 0, 67, 0 and 8 runs at an average of 44.5 per match. He also bowls decently, bowling leg-break and in recent matches, he has taken 4 wickets at an average of 17.3 per match. This player has been successful against this team, taking 0, 2, 0, 1 and 3 wickets in recent matches. 

  2. Dhananjaya Maduranga de Silva

    Dhananjaya de Silva is an all-rounder with an average of 50 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.9 and is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. This player is a top-order batter who bats right-handed. In the last 4 matches, Dhananjaya de Silva has scored 14, 24, 0, 15 and 40 runs at an average of 31 per match. He has a good record against this opponent, taking 0, 0, 0 and 1 wickets in recent matches.

  3. Angelo Davis Mathews

    Angelo Mathews is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. This player has an average of 56 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.7. Angelo Mathews is a batter who bats right-handed. In the last 3 matches, he has scored 48 runs. This player can also give you some bowling fantasy points, bowling right-arm medium and in recent matches, he has taken 0, 2, 0, 1 and 2 wickets at an average of 8 per match. Angelo Mathews has been successful against this team, taking 0, 2, 0, 1 and 1 wickets in recent matches. He has been successful at this venue as in the recent 3 matches this player played here, he has taken 3 wickets.

  4. Gulbadin Naib

    Gulbadin Naib is an all-rounder with an average of 44 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.4 and is a good-to-have player for your Fantasy Team. Gulbadin Naib is a batter who bats right-handed. In the recent 4 matches, he has scored 4, 16, 0, 13 and 0 runs averaging 11 per match. This player has done well against this opposition, taking 0, 0, 0, 3 and 0 wickets in recent matches.

  5. Fazalhaq Farooqi

    Fazalhaq Farooqi is a good-to-have player for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. Fazalhaq Farooqi has an average of 67 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.2. He is a left-arm medium-fast bowler and in the last 3 matches, this player has taken 8 wickets at an average of 10.9. Fazalhaq Farooqi has a good record against this opponent, taking 1, 0, 3, 0 and 0 wickets in recent matches. He has had a good time at this venue as in the recent matches this player played here, he has taken 1, 0, 3 and 0 wickets.

SL vs AFG Squad Information

Sri Lanka (SL) Squad: Angelo Mathews, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Kusal Mendis, Binura Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kamindu Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Nuwan Thushara, Pathum Nissanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka and Matheesha Pathirana.

Afghanistan (AFG) Squad: Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Ishaq, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Fareed Ahmad, Hazratullah Zazai, Karim Janat, Naveen-ul-Haq, Azmatullah Omarzai, Ibrahim Zadran, Wafadar Momand, Qais Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Noor Ahmad.

SL vs AFG Possible Playing XI

Sri Lanka (SL) Possible Playing XI: Angelo Mathews, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka and Kamindu Mendis.

Afghanistan (AFG) Possible Playing XI: Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad, Qais Ahmad, Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Gulbadin Naib and Karim Janat.

SL vs AFG Dream11 Team Today

Wicket-Keepers: Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Kusal Mendis

Batter: Ibrahim Zadran

All-Rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews and Gulbadin Naib

Bowlers: Fazalhaq Farooqi, Qais Ahmad, Sharafuddin Ashraf and Dilshan Madushanka

Captain: Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Vice-Captain: Qais Ahmad

​​​​​​​Photo credit: Alamy

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