IN the 12th match of 2015 world cup Sri Lanka and Afghanistan are set to face each other on 22 February at University Oval in Dunedin. The match is scheduled to start at 11:00 local time, 22:00 GMT and 3:30 IST. This is a pool A game and both sides will be looking to win their first match in tournament. The live streaming of SL vs AFG match can be watched on Star Sports.
Sri Lankan fans and supports in their country the can watch live telecast of this match on Star Cricket. Channel Eye will bring live broadcast of the match free to air. Ariana Television Network and Lemar TV to telecast cricket world cup 2015 match-12 in Afghanistan.
This is Afghanistan’s first cricket world cup and the way they played their opening game against Bangladesh it was terrific. Afghanistan’s bowling was quite good and impressive but still they were lacking in the bowling departments at times. Field should have been improved if they want to surprise Sri Lanka. Mohammad Nabi, Nawroz Mangal, Stanikzai have to play more overs in the match to make some impact.
Sri Lanka has been playing good cricket but they are not performing as a team unit and individual performances can’t win matches in such kind of mega events. Kumar Sangkkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan are the backbones of Lankan batting and they have to score runs for Sri lanka in the world cup. Lasith Malinga has to get his form as early as possible to make impact in the competition.
Let’s have a look at the probable playing XI for both sides.
Expected Playing 11s
|Angelo Mathews (Captain)||Mohammad Nabi (Captain)|
|Tillakaratne Dilshan||Javed Ahmadi|
|Kumar Sangakkara||Asghar Stanikzai|
|Lahiru Thirimanne||Afsar Zazai|
|Mahela Jayawardene||Nawroz Mangal|
|Dimuth Karunaratne||Hamid Hassan|
|Jeevan Mendis||Aftab Alam|
|Suranga Lakmal||Mirwais Ashraf|
|Rangana Herath||Samiullah Shenwari|
|Dushmantha Chameera||Najibullah Zadran|
|Lasith Malinga||Shapoor Zadran|
The latest match updates and live score for Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan match can be taken from espncricinfo.