Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Super 4 Match Weather Forecast and Pitch Report: The stage is now set for the Super 4 clash in the Asia Cup 2022. The first fixture in the Super 4’s will be between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka in the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on 3rd September 2022. After defeating Bangladesh in a close contest, Sri Lanka successfully confirmed its berth in the Super 4s and joined India and Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Pakistan has become the last side to enter.
Afghanistan faced Sri Lanka earlier in the tournament where they defeated the Lankan Lions by eight wickets in a low-scoring match. With a win against Sri Lanka, Afghanistan kicked off its campaign in the tournament and then subsequently went on to defeat Bangladesh as well.
The Mohammad Nabi-led Afghanistan has enough strength to once again trump Sri Lanka and block their way further. Bowling has been Afghanistan’s strength. The likes of Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb Ur Rahman have been outstanding in their execution.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka would look to extend its winning run and avenge their loss against Afghanistan. The Lankans certainly are experienced and know what it takes to lift the title.
Batting looked good in Sri Lanka’s previous match against Bangladesh, however, they need to perform consistently. Their trump card, Wanindu Hasaranga has failed to express his magic so far in the tournament which is a very demotivating sign. Hasaranga needs to get back to the form and perform for the team.
This article will take you through Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Super 4 Match Weather Forecast and Pitch Report.
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Super 4 Weather Forecast:
The temperature is again going to be on the higher side throughout the daytime. However, it is expected to be a little cooler in the evening. Temperature is expected to hover around 28-32 degrees. Winds will gust at 28 km/h with little to no cloud cover.
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Super 4 Pitch Report:
Given that Sharjah has smaller boundaries, a score of 160+ is going to be competitive. However, in the past, we have seen the dual nature of the pitch in Sharjah. In the last match between Pakistan and Hong Kong, the Men in Green plundered a massive total of 190 runs, while, in another match, Bangladesh could only manage to score 130 runs against Afghanistan.
Both the matches are evident that the surface has something for batters and bowlers. The bowlers just need to bowl the right areas while the batters must have some patience early on.
The ideal choice would be a target in front of the team. So the skipper winning the toss would opt to field first.