The stage is set and the teams are ready to compete for the prestigious title of the best team in Asia, know the pitch ratio of Dubai International Cricket Stadium and is it batting or bowling
The first match of the tournament will be played between the 5 times champions of Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Both teams have match-winning spinners who can turn the game around on their own. It will be interesting to see if Rashid Khan and his men can surprise Hasaranga’s Lankan Lions. Here is the Asian Cup 2022: SL vs AFG Pitch report, weather forecast, probable XI and much more.
Dubai International Stadium Pitch Report Today Match, Weather Forecast, Records and Bowling or Batting Asia Cup Cricket 2022
Asian Cup 2022: SL vs AFG pitch report
The Dubai Internation Stadium wicket will favor quality spinners on both sides. In the first innings of the game, the wicket will be slow as it is the first game of the tournament and Dubai’s new 22-yard strip is still a bit slow. The winner of the toss will seek to play first in this game, as the filing suggests. The team defeating first has only won 34 games compared to the teams defeating second who have 39.
The weather in Dubai will be humid at night and the temperature will be 34-36°C. The rain will stay away throughout the tournament in Dubai as it does not rain very often in Dubai. The wind will be blowing at 11km/h so there will be a sideways movement with the new ball.
Players to watch
It will be a bowler’s day in the 2022 Asian Cup opener. The quality of spin bowling from both teams will once again leave its mark. ICC ranked #1 T20 bowler Wanindu Hassaranga will challenge the Afghan team with Theekshana.
In Batting, explosive batsman Rajapaksa is the most dangerous batsman on the Sri Lankan side. He has a strike rate close to 160 in T20I.
Sri Lanka – D Gunathilaka, P Nissanka, C Asalanka, B Rajapaksa, K Mendis (Wk), D Shanaka (C), W Hasaranga, C Karunaratne, M Pathirana, M Theekshana, P Jayawickrama
Afghanistan– H Zazai, R Gurbaz (W), I Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, M Nabi (C), A Omarzai, R Khan, S Ashraf, Ul-Haq, Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman, F Ahmed
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