It’s a batting track, so we would have batted first as well. The confidence is still their, but it’s important to convert the starts we get.
The wicket was good in the first game, and the pitch looks the same today. The ball also might seam a bit in the second innings. We’re going with the same side. We had a lot of positive things, like the way the openers, so we’re hoping for the same from the top order.
The highs of their Asia Cup triumph have proven to be short-lived for Sri Lanka who were ousted in the Super 12 of the T20 World Cup and are now in need of a comeback in their first-ever bilateral ODI series against Afghanistan. They succumbed to a 60-run defeat in the first ODI, and not only is a series on the line today, but also vital points in the ODI Super League where the hosts find themselves languishing outside the automatic qualification zone in 10th place. Can Sri Lanka respond? Stay tuned.
Afghanistan have won the TOSS and chose to bat first
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Cricket Highlights today. 2nd ODI, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Pallekele, Sunday 27-11-2022, Afghanistan tour to Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka Expected Line-up
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya Lakshan, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara
Afghanistan Expected Line-up
Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Yamin Ahmadzai, Fazalhaq Farooqi