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Asia Cup 2022: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Player ratings

The opening match of the Asia Cup 2022, i.e, Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan was nothing short of a surprise for we fans and cricket experts. The match saw several incredibly good performances from an underrated Afghanistan side who did extremely well both with the bat and the ball to outplay the Sri Lankans. Here are the player ratings of all players from both teams for this match:-

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ASI CUP 2022: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan (Image Source - Twitter)


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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan: Afghanistan picked up a great victory in their first match of Asia Cup 2022

1. Hazratullah Zazai – 8.5

Hazratullah played a sublime inning of 37 off 28 balls and steered his side to a convincing win.He stayed on till the end and remained on strike till his team reached the target. This he gets an 8.5 out of 10.

2. Rahmanullah Gurbaz – 9

With his whirlwind innings of 40 off just 18 balls, he totally demolished all Sri Lankan hopes by getting his team of to a great start. His innings helped his side never lose momentum and reach the target of 106 with ease. This he gets a 9. He was one of the top performers of the Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan match.

3. Ibrahim Zadran – 6.5

Ibrahim Zadran who got run out at the score of 15 could have certainly remained not out otherwise. His fairly good contribution helped his side get ever so close to the target after the fall of Rahmanullah. He thus gets a 6.5 out of 10.

4. Najibullah Zadran – 5

The left-handed didn’t really have much to do in the game as he remained not out on 2 as his team reached the target inside 11 overs. He held onto a catch while on the field to dismiss Pathirana. He thus gets a 5.

5. Karim Janat – 4

Pretty similar to Zadran, Karim Janat too didn’t have to make any significant contributions to his team’s emphatic win neither with the bat nor on the field . He thus gets a 4.

6. Mohammed Nabi – 8

Afghanistan’s captain Mohammed Nabi was absolutely sensational with the ball. His figures of 2-14 overs were amazingly good. Also his incredible bowling changes helped the side chole the opposition. He thus gets an 8.

7. Rashid Khan – 7

Rashid Khan was economical with the ball and conceded just 12 runs in his quota of four overs. The fact that he wasn’t able to pick any wickets in a match where the opposition team got all out was a sort of surprise though. He thus gets a 7 out of 10.

8. Azmatullah Omarzai – 4.5

Omarzai bowled just one over in the match and was hit for 20 runs. The only poor performer for Afghanistan in the match and this he gets a 4.5.

9. Naveen Ul Haq – 7

His figures of 1-23 in four overs were good enough and played a minor role in his team’s success with the ball. He gets a 7 out of 10.

10. Mujeeb Ur Rahman – 7.5

With his mystery of spin, Mujeeb once again was successful in choking the runs and picking wickets in today’s game. His spell of 2-24 in 4 overs was crucial for his side to trouble the opposition batters. He gets a 7.5 out of 10.

11. Fazalhaq Farooqi – 9.5

With his incredible spell of 3-11 in 3.3 overs, he delivered a match-turning performance with the ball for his team. His brilliance with the ball was the major reason why Afghanistan won the match. He was this rightly adjudged the man of the match and gets a 9.5. He is the undoubted star of this Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan match.

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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan – Sri Lanka put up a disappointing show against Afghanistan in tonight’s match.

1. Pathum Nissanka – 4

Nissanka was unlucky enough to be adjudged out wrongly by the umpire. His contribution of 3 runs with the bat wasn’t good enough and he gets a 4.

2. Kushal Mendis – 2.5

Kushal Mendis was dismissed for just 2 in the first over itself and didn’t have any contributions in the field too. He thus gets a 2.5.

3. Charith Asalanka – 1

Asalanka was dismissed for a golden duck in the first over itself by Farooqi and gets a 1. He was one of the worst performers of the Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan match.

4. Danushkha Gunathilaka – 5

Gunathilaka stopped the fall of wickets but still couldn’t hold the innings together for long. His innings of 17 were cut short pretty early with his team reeling at 49/4. He thus gets a 5.

5. Bhanuka Rajapaksha – 6.5

Rajapaksha was the best batsman for his side in the game with his innings of 38. His getting runs out unfortunately at the wrong time possibly cost his side the game. He gets a 6.5.

6. Wanindu Hasaranga – 6

Wanindu failed with the bat after being dismissed just for 2 and picked the wicket of the dangerous looking Rahmanullah Gurbaz. He thus gets a 6.

7. Dasun Shanaka – 2

Sri Lanka’s skipper was dismissed for a golden duck and didn’t have any contributions with the ball as well. His bowling changes and captaincy decisions too seemed rather frail and he gets a 2.

8. Chamika Karunaratne – 5.5

He held the innings together and prevented the continuous fall of wickets. His innings of 31 off 38 balls towards the middle phase of the innings helped the team reach the 100-run mark. However, with the ball, he was smashed for 20 runs in his only over of the match. He thus gets a 5.5.

9. Maheesh Theekshana – 3

Theekshana was run out without facing delivery and conceded 35 runs in his 4 overs without being able to pick up a single Wicket. He thus gets a 3.

10. Matheesha Pathirana – 3

Pathirana scored 5 runs with the bat before being dismissed and was hit for 16 runs in one over of the match that he bowled in. He thus gets a 3.

11. Dilshan Madushanka – 2

Dilshan Madushanka couldn’t have any significant impact in the game during the only over he bowled in the match in which he conceded 10 runs. He thus gets a 2.

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