Asian Cup 2023: Afghanistan will face Sri Lanka in the final group-stage match of the Asia Cup 2023 on Tuesday. This match will decide which two teams will advance to the Super-4 stage and which team will be out of the Asia Cup. The team that wins today’s match will again face the Indian team on 12th September. The Afghanistan team has lost its first match against Bangladesh by 89 runs on 3 September. At the same time, Sri Lanka has already claimed its place in the Super 4 after defeating Afghanistan by 5 wickets in their first match. After the loss to Bangladesh, Afghanistan not only need a win, but by a big margin to finish in the top two of Group B and advance to the Super 4 stage. Today’s Sri Lanka-Afghanistan match is likely to be great. Afghanistan team will have a lot of expectations from the spin pair of Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rehman in today’s decisive match.
Sri Lanka team will reach Super 4 with victory
After defeating Bangladesh badly in their first match, the Sri Lankan team has also made its move towards Super Four. In their second match in the Asia Cup, Sri Lanka will now try to win the match against Afghanistan. Two teams from Group B will qualify for the Super Four. However, Sri Lanka have almost sealed their place in the Super 4 by winning their first match. This match will be played between the two teams at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The Gaddafi Stadium pitch has been beneficial for the batsmen. In this match too, the batsmen are expected to get help from the pitch. In such a situation, a high scoring match can be seen here. Afghan batsmen will try to score big against Sri Lanka.
Probable playing eleven of both the teams
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dunith Velalej, Mahish Thikshana, Charith Aslanka, Dhananjay de Silva, Mathisha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha
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