Sri Lanka and Afghanistan are set to collide with each other in the 2nd ODI. SL vs AFG, 2nd ODI 2024, takes place on Sunday, February 11. The SL vs AFG encounter venue is Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Sri Lanka.

Kusal Mendis is the captain of Sri Lanka in SL vs AFG ODI series. Hashmatullah Shahidi leads Afghanistan in the series. Sri Lanka won the opening ODI encounter by 42 runs and leads the three-match series 1-0.

The Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 1st ODI emerged to be a historical one. Sri Lanka opener Pathum Nissanka stormed a double-century in the match. With his unbeaten 210 runs, the right-handed batter drove the scoreboard to a gigantic 381-3 in 50 overs. His opening partner Avishka Fernando also supported him well with his 88 runs.

Also Read: SL vs AFG scorecard, 1st ODI highlights: Pathum Nissanka shines in Sri Lanka’s win; Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai’s heroics in vain

During the chase, Afghanistan suffered a batting collapse at the top order. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (1), Ibrahim Zadran (4), Rahmat Shah (7), and Hashmatullah Shahidi (7) got out for single digits. At one stage, the visitors railed at 55-5 on the scoreboard.

However, Azmatullah Omarzai (149*) and Mohammad Nabi (136) showed a fabulous fightback. Both of them shattered centuries and set up a partnership of 242 runs for 6th wicket. However, they could only take the scoreboard to 339-6, losing the match by 42 runs.

Also Read: Pathum Nissanka leaves behind Virender Sehwag, Chris Gayle to register historic feat after sensational double century

SL vs AFG Head-to-Head Records In ODIs

Stats Matches SL Won AFG Won No Result
Overall 13 8 4 1
At Pallekele International Cricket Stadium 4 2 1 1
In the last 5 matches 5 4 1 0
In Sri Lanka 7 4 2 1

Recent Venue Records (Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka) 

Stats- ODIs

Total matches- 40

Matches won batting first- 16

Matches won bowling first- 22

Average 1st Inns scores- 251

Average 2nd Inns scores- 203

Highest total recorded- 381/3 (50 Ov) by Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan

Lowest total recorded- 70/10 (24.4 Ov) by Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka

Highest score chased- 314/6 (49.4 Ov) by Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan

Lowest score defended- 206/9 (36 Ov) by West Indies vs Sri Lanka

SL vs AFG Today Match Prediction- 2nd ODI, Who Will Win Today’s ODI Match? 2024

SL vs AFG Prediction for Toss

The team winning the toss might opt to bat first. Sri Lanka won their previous game while batting first. Hence, they might aim to bat first once again. Afghanistan opted to bowl first in their previous game. However, they failed to clinch a victory. Hence, they might look to bat first in the next ODI.

Also Read: Record-breaking knock! Twitter reacts as Pathum Nissanka becomes first Sri Lankan to smash ODI double century

Predicted Scores For SL vs AFG

Team 1st Innings 2nd Innings
Sri Lanka 270-320 250-300
Afghanistan 250-300 200-250

Players Form- Sri Lanka- Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Pathum Nissanka 1 210*  _
Avishka Fernando 1 88 88.0
Sadeera Samarawickrama 1 45 45.0
Kusal Mendis 1 16 16.0
Charith Asalanka 1 7*  _

SL vs AFG Match Prediction- Who will score the most runs for Sri Lanka in the match: Sadeera Samarawickrama or Kusal Mendis 

Players Form-Sri Lanka- Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Pramod Madushan 1 4 18.75
Dushmantha Chameera 1 2 27.50
Dilshan Madushanka 1 0 0
Wanindu Hasaranga 1 0 0
Maheesh Theekshana 1 0 0
Charith Asalanka 1 0 0

SL vs AFG Match Prediction- Who will pick the most wickets for Sri Lanka in the match: Dilshan Madushanka or Wanindu Hasaranga 

Players Form- Afghanistan- Batting

Players Matches Runs Average
Azmatullah Omarzai 1 149*  _
Mohammad Nabi 1 136 136.0
Gulbadin Naib 1 16 16.0
Ikram Alikhil 1 10  _
Hashmatullah Shahidi 1 7 7.0
Rahmat Shah 1 7 7.0

SL vs AFG Match Prediction- Who will score the most runs for Afghanistan in the match: Rahmanullah Gurbaz or Mohammad Nabi 

Players Form-Afghanistan- Bowling

Players Matches Wickets Average
Fareed Ahmad 1 2 39.50
Mohammad Nabi 1 1 44.0
Fazalhaq Farooqi 1 0 0
Azmatullah Omarzai 1 0 0
Gulbadin Naib 1 0 0
Noor Ahmad 1 0 0

SL vs AFG Match Prediction- Who will pick the most wickets for Afghanistan in the match: Fazalhaq Farooqi or Mohammad Nabi


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