Afghans could not win their match with Australia at County Ground in Bristol, World Cup 2019 and the result was just about much expected and it was a vibrant presentation from Gulabdin Naib and the team which was the eye-catching moment for the likes.
The method in which Najibullah Zadran captured the bowlers particularly leg spinners Adam Zampa without nurturing any self-consciousness was an absolute treat to watch and the bowlers from Afghanistan made mastery by locking with their performance by locking Australia and made them fight for the win.
Afghanistan was scheduled to play against Sri Lanka in Match 7 of World Cup 2019 at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Sri Lanka had a dreadful day trip against New Zealand and lost the match with 10 wickets which make hopeless in finding velocity.
Afghanistan is planning to go with the same team Albeit Zazai and Shahzad acquired ducks in their previous match where the damage they can impose pretty much known. Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi must take the responsibility to become the captain of the ship and pull up the momentum where Najibullah can encourage up the order on the situation.
Hamid Hasan visible perfect last time and that is a positive sign for Gulabdin Naib and team and Mujeeb Ur Rahman had an off day earlier which makes him view re-compensate and Rashid Khan will play a key role in the team.
Sri Lankans had a thought of escorting Jeffrey Vandersay who is a leg spinner in the place of Jeevan Mendis which look out a powerhouse in the bowling department and tweaker could bring up a variety where Karunaratne the remaining batsmen cannot survive the spite discharge by the kiwi’s bowlers.
Angelo Mathews and Lahiru Thirimanne were the most experienced hands in the batting order and they will need to show the momentum for rest of the team where Kusal Mendis moved away with golden duck last time. Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal and Lasith Malinga need to find a path in bringing down the wickets.
The probable eleven for Afghanistan was Mohammad Shahzad (wicket keeper), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib (captain), Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan.
The expected eleven for Sri Lanka was Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Kusal Perera (wicket keeper), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis/Jeffrey Vandersay, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga.