Afghanistan and Sri Lanka are getting ready to simmer their old Asian rivalry on the fire of the 30th ODI ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 at the MCA International Stadium in Pune on Thursday 30th October 2023.
Afghanistan surprised the cricket fans with its 22nd ODI World Cup victory over Pakistan and won the match by 8 wickets. Right now, Afghanistan is barely hanging with its chance to play in the Semi-final of the 2023 World Cup. This match will decide the fate of Afghanistan in the 2023 World Cup.
Sri Lanka won its last match by 8 wickets against England in the 25th ODI of the World Cup. Sri Lanka is leading in the 5th position at the ICC Men’s World Cup Point table with two wins.
Let’s get into further details for Afghanistan and Sri Lanka’s upcoming 30th ODI match.
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka ODI Records (Head-to-Head)
Afghanistan and Sri Lanka faced 11 matches in the ODI cricket format from which Afghanistan won 3 and Sri Lanka for 7. The table below shows the record of AFG vs SL head-to-head ODI records:
|Matches||England Won||Sri Lanka Won||Tie||NR|
MCA International Stadium Pitch Report
The venue for the AFG vs SL is the MCA Stadium in Pune’s pitch is beneficial for the batters at the start but slows down as the match progresses further. So the team with bat first has a higher chance of winning. The weather forecast for tomorrow’s match is the pleasant sunny weather at 31°c.
MCA International Stadium ODI Records Scorecard
MCA International Stadium had witnessed 8 ODI matches from which 4 matches were won by the team who batted first and 4 matches were won by the team bowling first.
|Won Batting First||4|
|Won Bowling First||4|
|Average First Innings Score||300|
|Average Second Innings Score||278|
|Highest Team Totals||356|
|Lowest team Totals||232|
Best Players From Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka
Afghanistan Best Player
This will feature Afghanistan Star cricket Rashid Khan who took the team to International heights. And Naveen-ul-Haq, who played a major key role in the victory over England.
Shri Lanka Best Player
On the other hand, Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis hit the fastest century in the World Cup at just 65 balls against Pakistan. This was his third century in the ODI. Also, Sri Lanka has Maheesh Theekshana and Dilshan Madushanka in their team.
Pune cricket lovers are eagerly waiting for the upcoming AFG vs SL cricket match. Where Afghanistan will try to take on Sri Lanka for missing the victory in the Asia Cup match at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.