Afghanistan cricket team

The thrilling three-game ODI series between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan is set to conclude on Wednesday with a day-night clash at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium. Sri Lanka has dominated the series thus far, securing victories in the first two matches by 42 runs and 155 runs, respectively. The final showdown promises to be an exciting encounter.

Match Details:

  • Date & Time: February 14th, 14:30 local time
  • Venue: Pallekele International Cricket Stadium

Team Performances: Sri Lanka has showcased superior performance in the series, winning both previous encounters convincingly. With two ODI series victories already under their belt this year, Sri Lanka aims to maintain their winning streak and secure a 3-0 series win.

On the other hand, Afghanistan faced a tough challenge in the series, struggling to match Sri Lanka’s dominance. Despite some individual batting displays, Afghanistan has not been able to collectively challenge Sri Lanka’s stronghold.

Live Streaming and Broadcast:

  • TV Channels: Sony Sports Ten 5
  • Live Streaming: Sony Liv app and website

Toss Prediction: Considering Sri Lanka’s success while batting first in both matches, they are likely to opt for batting first again. However, Afghanistan may prefer fielding first, aiming to capitalize on any early advantages.

Pitch Report: The Pallekele pitch has been favorable to batsmen, with high-scoring encounters witnessed in the previous games. A first innings score above 300 is considered competitive, although the pitch may be slightly slowing down.

Weather Conditions: Cloudy conditions are forecast throughout the match, with temperatures ranging from mid to high twenties. The humidity is expected to increase gradually, but no rain interruptions are anticipated.

Team Previews:

Sri Lanka: After a successful opening game, Sri Lanka made only one change in the lineup, bringing in Asitha Fernando. With a strong batting lineup featuring players like Pathum Nissanka and Charith Asalanka, Sri Lanka aims to maintain their winning momentum.

Afghanistan: Afghanistan faces an uphill battle, having faced defeats in the previous matches. With players like Ibrahim Zadran and Rahmat Shah showcasing promise, Afghanistan looks to salvage a victory in the final game.

Prediction: Sri Lanka’s consistent performance and strong team lineup make them the favorites to clinch victory in the 3rd ODI against Afghanistan. While Afghanistan has shown glimpses of potential, Sri Lanka’s dominance is expected to continue.

Final Verdict: Backing Sri Lanka to emerge victorious in the final ODI clash against Afghanistan, maintaining their dominance in the series with a convincing win.