Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan: Sri Lanka’s Predicted Playing XI Against Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2022, Match 1

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 Asia Cup 2022 starts in the UAE on August 27 with Afghanistan taking on Sri Lanka in the first game of the campaign. India take on Pakistan on August 28 in Dubai. AfghanistanBangladesh and Sri Lanka are placed in Group B. India and Pakistan are placed in group A along with Honk Kong. 

Asia Cup is being hosted by Sri Lanka in the UAE. A total of 13 matches will take place during the tournament. India are the defending champions of the tournament, which won the title back in 2018 by defeating Bangladesh in the final. India have also won the most 7 Asia Cup titles so far. Sri Lanka comes next with 5 titles while Pakistan has won 2 titles.

Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal (Image Credit: Twitter)

All the sides have announced their squads for the tournament. Shaheen Afridi and Jasprit Bumrah are ruled out of the tournament with injuries. Sri Lanka have also named a strong squad with Angelo Mathews, not a part of the side. Mathews incidentally led the Lankans in the previous Asia Cup edition. In this article, we take a look at Sri Lanka’s predicted playing XI for their first game against Afghanistan.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan: Sri Lanka’s Predicted Playing XI Against Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2022, Match 1

Pathum Nissanka

Pathum Nissanka
Image Source: Twitter

Nissanka will open the batting. The right-hander is a part of the squad and has shown promise at the top in the recent past. 

Also Read: India vs Pakistan: I Believe India Have The Ability To Squash Everyone In This Asia Cup, Including Pakistan: Scott Styris

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