Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 1st T20I Highlights – 17 February 2024

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Highlights Today. Afghanistan tour of Sri Lanka 2024 1st T20I (N), Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Saturday 17-2-2024.

Toss: Afghanistan chose to field.

Ibrahim Zadran says they wanted to bowl first because they don’t know how the pitch will behave here so they want to get a feel of it by bowling first.
Wanindu Hasranga says he would have also bowled first, but says the balance of his teams means, he is not too worried about losing the toss. He says he expects the batters to continue their form from the ODI series.

Sri Lanka team: Nissanka, Mendis (wk), de Silva, Samarawickrama, Asalanka, Mathews, Shanaka, Hasaranga (capt), Theekshana, Binura, Pathirana.
Afghanistan team: Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim (capt), Naib, Omarzai, Najibullah, Nabi, Janat, Qais, Noor, Farooqi, Naveen.

Head to Head In T20I’s: 5
Sri Lanka Won: 3
Afghanistan Won: 2
Sri Lanka T20I Rankings: 8th
Afghanistan T20I Rankings: 10th

Form guide
(Last five completed T20I’s, most recent first)
Sri Lanka LLWLW
Afghanistan LWLLT

Match Timings: 1:30 PM GMT | 7:00 PM Local
Umpires – Prageeth Rambukwella, Raveendra Wimalasiri
TV Umpire – Lyndon Hannibal
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Ranmore Martinesz
Match number – T20I no. 2479

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