Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka 2022-23 — 1st ODI

Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka 2022-23 ODI Series

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan ODI series 2021

1st ODI:

First ODI of the series of 3 ODI matches between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan is going to be played at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Kandy on November 25th 2022.

Sri Lanka  vs Afghanistan History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the first bilateral series between the teams.

The consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against Afghanistan was 0 series, till date.

The longest undefeated streak for Sri Lanka against Afghanistan was 0 series, till date.

The consecutive winning streak for Afghanistan against Sri Lanka was 0 series, till date.

The longest undefeated streak for Afghanistan against Sri Lanka was 0 series, till date.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Sri Lanka against Afghanistan are – – – – -.

Matches:

The teams completed 4 meetings in the longest format of the limited overs cricket, till date. The host won 3 times, whereas the opponent won 1 time.

The consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against Afghanistan was 2 matches from 2014 to 2018.

The longest undefeated streak for Sri Lanka against Afghanistan was 2 matches from 2014 to 2018.

The consecutive winning streak for Afghanistan against Sri Lanka was 1 match in 2018.

The longest undefeated streak for Afghanistan against Sri Lanka was 1 match in 2018.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Sri Lanka against Afghanistan are WLWW -.

Sri Lankan Backyard:

Series:

This is going to be the first bilateral series between the teams.

The consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against Afghanistan was 0 series, till date.

The longest undefeated streak for Sri Lanka against Afghanistan was 0 series, till date.

The consecutive winning streak for Afghanistan against Sri Lanka was 0 series, till date.

The longest undefeated streak for Afghanistan against Sri Lanka was 0 series, till date.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Sri Lanka against Afghanistan are – – – – -.

Matches:

The teams never faced each other, yet. The upcoming engagement will be the first between the teams.

The consecutive winning streak for Sri Lanka against Afghanistan was 0 matches, till date.

The longest undefeated streak for Sri Lanka against Afghanistan was 0 matches, till date.

The consecutive winning streak for Afghanistan against Sri Lanka was 0 matches, till date.

The longest undefeated streak for Afghanistan against Sri Lanka was 0 matches, till date.

Last 5 (completed) series results of Sri Lanka against Afghanistan are – – – – -.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the eighth rank (Sri Lanka (92)) and tenth rank (Afghanistan (69)) teams. The host is 23 points ahead of the visitors.

The Home Team:

The team completed 875 games in the format. Out of them, the team won 398 times and lost 434 times. 5 games resulted in a tie. 38 outings were called off without any result (No Result).

In case, the team will win the series by a margin of 3, then the host will earn a couple (2) of points with a (1) position in the ranking, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose 7 points without any impact in the ranking.

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 5 points without any impact in the ranking. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will earn a (1) point with a (1) position in the ranking.

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will lose 3 to 4 points without any impact in the ranking. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will either earn a (1) point or lose a (1) point with 0 to 1 position in the ranking.

Drawing the series will cause the team to lose a couple (2) of points without any impact in the ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka are LWWWL.

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The Visiting Team:

The team completed 138 games in the format. Out of them, the team won 69 times and lost 65 times. A (1) game resulted in a tie. 3 outings were called off without any result (No Result).

In case, the team will win the series by a margin of 3, then the team will earn 10 points with a (1) position in the ranking, but in case of losing the series with 3 defeats, then the team will lose 4 points without any impact in the ranking.

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 2 defeats, then the team will lose 3 points without any impact in the ranking. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 2, the team will gain 7 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

If the team will lose the series with the margin of 1 defeat, then the team will either earn 0 to 1 point or lose a couple (2) of points without any impact in the ranking. In case of winning the series with the winning margin of 1, the team will gain 4 to 5 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

Drawing the series will help the team to gain a couple (2) of points with a (1) position in the ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Afghanistan are WWWWL.

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The First Outing:

The result of the match will impact the team’s points, as if the result will go in favor of the host then the home side will gain a (1) point with a (1) position in the ranking, whereas the opponent also will lose a couple (2) of points without any impact in the ranking. On the other hand, in case of a reverse result, the visiting team will gain 4 points with a (1) position in the ranking and the home team will lose 3 points without any impact in the ranking. In case of a tied match, the home side will lose a (1) point without any impact in the ranking and the opponent side will gain a (1) point without any impact in the ranking.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Kandy shows the weather would be a mixture of partly cloudy and mostly cloudy throughout the play and showers would be expected in the last hour. There will be less chances of rain, as the precipitation percentage would be between 12% to 21% and 32% in that showery phase, where the rain has little high possibility. The temperature would be between 22 to 29 Celsius. The wind would be between 0 – 5 km/h. The speed of wind and the temperature, both would decrease gradually.

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Kandy
Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Kandy

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 20 times out of 29 played games, and the selection didn’t favor the teams, as the teams won 9 times and lost 11 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are LWWLW.

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The teams never won any battle while defending the target after choosing to bat first since 2010.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, won 6 times and lost 4 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are LWWLL.

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The first batting team won the match 13 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the match 17 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are WLWWL.

Overall, 15 times the teams won the toss, won the match and lost 15 times, as well.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are LLWWL.

Home Team:

Particularly, for Sri Lanka, the team won the toss 14 times in 28 games. The team won 7 times and lost also 7 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue, while winning the toss, are LWWLL.

The team never chose to field first after winning the toss since 2018.

The team never won any outing after choosing to field first since 2015.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue, while losing the toss, are WLWLL.

Score:

The lowest defended total was 220 runs in 2022, and the highest successful chase was 297 runs in 2022.

The first innings lowest total was 135 runs (according to run rate (in 42 overs)) in 2012 and the highest total was 363 runs in 2018. For the second innings, the lowest total was 70 runs in 2022 and the highest was 301 runs in 2020.

The batting average of the first innings is 31.62 and 30.26 is for the second innings.

ODI History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams never faced each other at the venue. The upcoming encounter will be the first between the teams.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka against Afghanistan at the venue are – – – – -.

Teams’ ODI History at Venue:

The Home Side:

The home side has an average record at the place. The team won 14 times and lost 14 times, too, out of 28 played outings.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Sri Lanka at the venue are WLWLW.

The Visiting Side:

The visiting team has never got a chance to play at the venue. The upcoming outing will be the first for the team.

Last 5 (completed) match results of Afghanistan at the venue are – – – – -.

Selected XI for both the Teams:

Sri Lanka:

The home side comes with a couple (2) of pacers and a (1) spinner, as the team includes a couple (2) of batting all-rounders, one with spin and the other with pace and 3 all-rounders, two with spin and the other with pace.

Sri Lanka Eleven: P. Nissanka, K. Mendis, D. Chandimal, D. de Silva, C. Asalanka, D. Shanaka, W. Hasaranga, D. Lakshan, M. Theekshana, L. Kumara, K. Rajitha

Afghanistan:

The home side comes with a couple (2) of pacers and a (1) spinner, as the team includes a (1) batting all-rounder with pace, a couple (2) of all-rounders, both with spin and a (1) bowling all-rounder with spin.

Afghanistan Eleven: I. Zadran, R. Gurbaz, H. Shahidi, N. Zadran, M. Nabi, R. Shah, G. Naib, R. Khan, M. Ur Rahman, F. Farooqi, Y. Ahmadzai

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.

*Notes: T means tie in “last five match results”.

*Notes: “*” means the match was tied but the match was resulted through one over eliminator.

*Notes: Images were taken from Google Search.

*Notes: https://crickettimes.com/2022/11/sri-lanka-vs-afghanistan-2022-3-odis-fixtures-squads-tv-channels-live-streaming-details/

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