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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, This is the first match of the 3-match ODI series to be played between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan (SL vs AFG). If we look at the last few matches played by both the teams in the ODI format, then Afghanistan team has won 4 out of the last 5 matches played while Sri Lanka has managed to win 3 out of 5 matches.
In this series, both teams are expected to perform well from the key players. Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, and Rahmat Shah are going to be key players for Afghanistan team while on the other hand Sri Lanka team is expected to perform well with players like Pathum Nissanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Kusal Mendis. Both teams would like to open the account with a win in the series, performing brilliantly in this first match.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Head to Head, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have met four times in ODIs, with Sri Lanka leading 3–1 in these 4 games. While Afghanistan have emerged victorious on 1 occasion. Afghanistan and Sri Lanka last met in the format in the 2019 World Cup, where the Lankans registered a 34-run victory.
SL vs AFG Weather Report, Sri Lanka vs AFG 1st ODI will begin at 2.30 PM local time at Pallekele. All three matches will be played on this ground. Meanwhile, there is also a possibility of rain on the morning of the match. There is a possibility of a thundershower with a temperature of around 30 degrees in the afternoon. It is very possible that rain may spoil the game and we may get to see a shortened game.