Match 3 Asia Cup 2018, Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 3rd ODI Live Updates


Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 3rd ODI live Updates : The 3rd Match  of Asia Cup 2018 will be played between Sri Lanka and and one of the newest titan in the league, Afghanistan of Group B on September 17, Monday. Afghanistan is a new entry in the International Cricket though it is not lined up very well but is considered as a good team to play with.

Pitch status : Dry pitch a bit of grass on it and looks very good for batting.
After losing to Bangladesh Sri Lanka will be playing against Afghanistan in order to qualify for Super Four.The third qualifier match for Super Four will go live from the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi on 17th September 2018, Monday at 04:30 PM IST.

Afghanistan Team Squad 2018

Afghanistan Team Squad Name
1 Asghar Afghan
2 Hashmatullah Shahidi
3 Ihsanullah Javed Ahmadi
4 Najibullah Zadran
5 Mohammad Nabi
6 Rahmat Shah
7 Samiullah Shenwari
8 Mohammad Shahzad
9 Munir Ahmad
10 Aftab Alam
11 Gulbadin Naib
12 Mujeeb Ur Rahman
13 Rashid Khan
14 Sayed Shirzad
15 Sharafuddin Ashraf
16 Yamin Ahmadzai


Sri Lanka, the five time Asia Cup winner have played Afghanistan before in 2 ODI and 1 T20 where Sri Lanka managed to defeat Afghanistan even after getting a tough competition from them. Sri Lanka is having the Win percentage(%) of 100 against Afghanistan keeping in mind the previous records. Angelo Mathews will be lead the Sri Lankan team with Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva.

Akila Dananjaya, Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga among them whereas the Afghani Lions will be lead by Asghar Afghan along with Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Ihsanullah Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmat Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Aftab Alam, Samiullah Shinwari, Munir Ahmad Kakar (wk), Sayed Ahmad Sherzad, Sharafudin Ashraf, Wafadar.

Sri Lanka Team Squad 2018

Sri Lanka Team Squad Name
1 Upul Tharanga
2 Akila Dananjaya
3 Angelo Mathews
4 Dasun Shanaka
5 Dhananjaya de Silva
6 Dilruwan Perera




Shehan Jayasuriya

8 Thisara Perera
9 Kusal Mendis
10 Kusal Perera
11 Niroshan Dickwella
12 Amila Aponso
13 Dushmantha Chameera
14 Kasun Rajitha
15 Lasith Malinga
16 Suranga Lakmal


First Played Afganistan get score : Afghanistan 249/10 (50.0 ov)R/R: 4.98

Prediction of Match 

The five time winner Sri Lanka has already lost a match in Asia Cup against Bangladesh, So in order to survive the tournament and keep the title of consistent performer Sri Lanka needs to win this match against Afghanistan.

But it will be a hard fight for Sri Lanka as Afghanistan is emerging as a well playing countries through years and is having a strong bowling line-up giving all the international teams a great competition in every format of the game. Though the odds are still with Sri Lanka.


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