Sri Lanka (SL) and Afghanistan (AFG) are gearing up for the culmination of their ongoing series as they prepare to face each other in the third and final One Day International (ODI) at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on Wednesday, February 14. Sri Lanka enter the contest with a commanding 2-0 lead, having dominated Afghanistan in the first two ODIs. They will be eager for a repeat performance in the final game.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan exhibited resilience in the first ODI but faced a significant defeat in the second game. The team would be hopeful for an improved display in the final game, aiming to end the series 2-1.

Match Details

Particulars Details
Match Afghanistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2024, 3rd ODI
Venue Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
Date & Time Wednesday, February 14, 2:30 PM
Live Broadcast and Streaming Details Sony Sports Network and SonyLIV app

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium is favourable for seamers and offers some assistance to spinners as well. Batters will need to showcase patience and gradually construct their innings. Considering the anticipated dew later in the game, choosing to bowl first after winning the toss might be prudent.

Also Check: SL vs AFG Live Score, 3rd ODI 

Head-to-Head Record

Matches Played 14
Sri Lanka won 9
Afghanistan won 4
NR 1

Probable Playing XIs:

Sri Lanka:

Pathum Nissanka, Avishka Fernando, Kusal Mendis(w/c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Janith Liyanage, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Asitha Fernando, Pramod Madushan

Afghanistan:

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil(w), Qais Ahmad, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Probable best batter of the match:

Avishka Fernando is widely recognised as one of the most promising batters in Sri Lankan cricket, and he displayed his batting prowess in the first game. He will be eager to sustain his impressive form in the upcoming match. What sets him apart is his skill to play attacking shots at will, coupled with proper technique, making him stand out from his counterparts.

Probable best bowler of the match:

Wanindu Hasaranga has earned recognition as one of the best modern-day wrist spinners globally, owing to his knack for picking up wickets in various game situations. While he has proven economical in the series so far, he hasn’t secured as many wickets as he would have desired. In the upcoming game, he would be eager to demonstrate an improved and more impactful form, showcasing his ability to contribute significantly to the team’s success.

                          Today’s Match Prediction: Team batting second to win the match

SL vs AFG Match Prediction: Who will win today’s 3rd ODI match?
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Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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