Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 Match 1

Asia Cup 2022: IND vs AFG- Afghanistan Enjoying 11 vs India (Predicted), Tremendous 4, Match 5 (A1 vs B2). India will play in opposition to Afghanistan on eighth September 2022, 19:30 IST at Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium, Dubai. India misplaced its first Tremendous 4 match in opposition to Pakistan whereas Afghanistan misplaced to Sri Lanka within the first Tremendous 4 match. India will play in opposition to Sri Lanka subsequent on sixth September 2022 whereas Afghanistan will play in opposition to Pakistan on seventh September 2022.

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Asia Cup 2022 Picture Credit score: (Twitter)

Sri Lanka pulled off a serious upset, beating Afghanistan by 4 wickets within the Tremendous 4 opener. With that, Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lanka additionally avenged their humiliating loss within the Asia Cup 2022 opener. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (84) helped Afghanistan submit 175/5 however impactful innings from Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa helped them chase the goal with 5 balls to spare.

Kusal Mendis (Photo- Getty)
Kusal Mendis (Picture- Getty)

Kusal Mendis smashed 19-ball 36 to set the tone of the match. After the 62-run opening stand, Sri Lanka by no means had an excellent partnership however there have been small impactful performances all through. Pathum Nissanka (35 off 28), Danushka Gunathilaka (33 off 20) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (31 off 14) apart from Wanindu Hasaranga (16 off 9) all contributed nicely.

With the best particular person rating of simply 36, Sri Lanka nonetheless received over the road comfortably due to cameos proper by means of. The ultimate nail within the coffin was Bhanuka Rajapaksa’s 14-ball 31. With 49 wanted off the final 5 overs, Bhanuka Rajapaksa went 4, 4, 6 in opposition to Naveen ul Haq and introduced the equation down. He stayed put until simply two have been wanted and all however ensured that Sri Lanka received over the road.

Asia Cup 2022: Transient Scores: Afghanistan: 175 for six in 20 overs (Rahmanullah Gurbaz 84, Ibrahim Zadran 40; Dilshan Madushanka 2/37). misplaced to Sri Lanka: 179 for six in 19.1 overs (Kusal Mendis 36, Pathum Nissanka 35, Danushka Gunathilaka 33; Mujeeb Ur Rahman 2/30, Naveen-ul-Haq 2/40).

Afghanistan would rely quite a bit on opener Rahmanullah Gurbaz who’s the third highest run-getter in Asia Cup 2022 with 135 runs in 3 video games averaging 45. He top-scored with 84 in opposition to Sri Lanka in Afghanistan’s 1st Tremendous 4 recreation however it went in useless.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Picture: Twitter)

Najibullah Zadran, however, has one of the best strike fee of 213.79 in Asia Cup 2022 however want to rating extra runs. He could also be promoted atop the batting order. Skipper all-rounder Mohammad Nabi is off form with the bat which is a priority for Afghanistan.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Picture Credit score: Twitter)

Then again, off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the joint highest wicket-taker with 7 scalps averaging a mere 10. Rashid Khan, the world’s top-ranked leg spinner hasn’t picked many wickets-4 in accordance with his liking and want to add extra to his tally in opposition to Pakistan and India. Afghanistan is prone to go unchanged in opposition to Pakistan and India.

Asia Cup 2022: IND vs AFG- Afghanistan Enjoying 11 vs India (Predicted), Tremendous 4, Match 5 (A1 vs B2)

Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Picture: ACB

Rahmanullah Gurbaz would be the most well-liked opener for the Asia Cup 2022 because of the promising begin to his profession within the worldwide enviornment. The younger participant might rapidly get rid of the opposition’s momentum and may produce robust begins whereas batting because the top-order batter within the opening slot. He has scored 811 runs averaging 27.03 in 30 T20Is, having debuted in T20Is in 2019.

He scored 40 runs off solely 18 balls (strike fee of 222.22) in opposition to Sri Lanka within the Asia Cup 2022 opener hitting 3 sixes and 4 fours earlier than being bowled by Wanindu Hasaranga. He scored 11 off 18 within the subsequent recreation in opposition to Bangladesh falling prey to Shakib Al Hasan.

He top-scored with 84 off solely 45 balls in opposition to Sri Lanka within the first Tremendous 4 recreation however it went in useless. He’s the third highest run-getter within the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 with 135 runs in 3 T20Is averaging 45.

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