AFG vs. SL Asia Cup 2022 Live Score: TOSS @ 7 PM Dasun Shanaka, the captain of Sri Lanka, said on Friday that winning the Asia Cup would uplift the morale of cricket enthusiasts in the island nation, which is going through its greatest economic crisis. Today marks the start of the six-nation Twenty20 event, which was transferred from Sri Lanka due to political upheaval to the United Arab Emirates. Live coverage of the game will be available on Star Sports Network.
At 7:30 p.m. today, the opening match of the Asia Cup between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will take place. The action will be televised LIVE in India on Star Sports Network.
AFG vs. SL At 7:30 PM IST, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka square off in the opening match of the Asia Cup in real time.
The most thrilling aspect of cricket, according to Shanaka, is winning. “Cricket always delivers a new type of vibe to Sri Lankan people,” he told reporters. “Therefore, we look forward to serving our nation.”
Despite experiencing power outages, food, and gasoline shortages in recent months, Sri Lanka triumphed over Australia in a one-day international series at home in June. They also tied Australia and Pakistan in tests. Although Shanaka acknowledged that having played at home would have been a distinct advantage, the T20 format has no clear favourites.
Because of the strong fan support and advantages of playing at home, he claimed that hosting the event in Sri Lanka would have favoured his team more.
“India is now a leading team when it comes to favourites, but there are no favourites in T20. If we perform well that day, we may also be the favourites.
The tournament’s anticipated final match between India and Pakistan can be derailed by Sri Lanka. In the white-ball series against Australia played at home, leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga continued to be a crucial player for the team, and Shanaka claimed the team would rely on the all-rounder in the UAE.
Shanaka stated that Wanindu Hasaranga, our primary spinner, “will surely play a key part in this tour for us.” In the past two to three months, we have played some excellent series. We are on the right route, and perhaps we can clean the series here as well. That is what I trust most.
SL vs AFG Potential Starting XIs
Pathum Nissanka, Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Asitha Fernando, and Jeffrey Vandersay are all from Sri Lanka.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Karim Janat, Ibrahim Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Rahmanullah Gurbaz,
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan – Match Details
Match: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan – match 1, Asia Cup
Date & Time: August 27 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network
In the opening match of the event, which will act as a warm-up for the T20 World Cup in Australia in October and November, Sri Lanka will face Afghanistan.