Sri Lanka Playing 11: After a disappointing Asia cup campaign where they couldn’t win against any of the top 5 ranked teams in the world, they will be kickstarting their path to the ODI World cup in India later next year. The Indian conditions should suit them and they have a solid ODI core that is capable of upsetting big teams. This series against Afghanistan will be a massive test for them as Afghanistan have a rock solid ODI side as well. Sri Lanka do not have the services of Dushmantha Chameera who is still injured but they have a full strength side apart from that blow.
Sri Lanka playing 11 team news
- Bhanuka Rajapaksa has been removed from the squad as per his request.
- Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana will be their primary spinners.
- One of Kasun Rajitha or Asitha Fernando will be in the playing 11.
SL Playing 11
1. Pathum Nissanka
2. Kusal Mendis
3. Charith Asalanka
4. Dhananjaya de Silva
5. Dinesh Chandimal
6. Dasun Shanaka
7. Wanindu Hasaranga
8. Dananjaya Lakshan
9. Maheesh Theekshana
10. Pramod Madushan
11. Asitha Fernando/Kasun Rajitha
Sri Lanka squad
Dasun Shanaka, Pathum Nissanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dunith Wellalage, Dananjaya Lakshan, Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana Pramod Madushan, Asitha Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Lahiru Kumara
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Dream11 prediction
Here are the best fantasy cricket picks for the match from Sri Lanka
- Kusal Mendis is in terrific form and should be a great option for captain in small leagues.
|ODIs||Runs||Average||Strike rate||Highest score|
|87||2546||31||84||26, 14, 87*, 36, 86*|
- Wanindu Hasaranga is one of the best leg spinners in world cricket. He can also be extremely handy with the bat.
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- Dhananjaya de Silva is an utility cricketer in ODIs. He can contribute with both bat and ball.