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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Group 1 T20 World Cup 2016

The super10 stage matches are going in ICC T20 World Cup 2016. Two groups are formed having 5 teams each Group 1 and 2. We have seen matches where New Zealand defended a low score and a Match where West Indies chase down a big total of 183 runs in just 19th over. So no one can predict the winning team in the tournament. Today on 17th March in Men category we have only one Match from Group 1 Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan of T20 World Cup 2016 which will be played at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. The match will start at 7:30 pm.

Preview of the Match :

Afghanistan team came from the qualifier round where they won all the 3 qualifying matches and became the participant of the super10 round of the tournament. All the players of them are playing good cricket. In the leading run scorer table their batsman Mohammad Shahzad is on the second position scored 142 runs in just 3 matches.

Sri Lanka will play their first match of the World T20 2016 and it will against a small Asian team. The recent Asia cup tournament was not good for Sri Lanka only won 1 matches out of four and didn’t qualify to the finals of the tournament. Hope they have learnt a lot from their mistakes done in the past and will not take this upcoming match lightly since Afghanistan looking good and can surprise us all today.

Srilanka vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup 2016

In the Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan match, the match will start under the stars so the toss will be very crucial as due factor came into play in the second innings. If we look onto the previous 5 games of both the team, Sri Lanka won only 1 game where Afghanistan won all their 5 games. So the confidence of the Afghani players will be high and they will try to maintain their winning anthem on in this match too where captain Angelo Mathews will look forward for their first win of the T20 World Cup to gain all the boost and confidence they required.

Here is the squads of both the teams :-

Afghanistan Squad :-

  1. Asghar Stanikzai (Captain)
  2. Noor Ali Zadran
  3. Mohammad Shahzad
  4. Usman Ghani
  5. Mohammad Nabi
  6. Karim Sadiq
  7. Shafiqullah
  8. Rashid Khan
  9. Amir Hamza
  10. Dawlat Zadran
  11. Shapoor Zadran
  12. Gulbadin Naib
  13. Samiullah Shenwari
  14. Najibullah Zadran
  15. Yamin Ahmadzai

Sri Lanka Squad :-

  1. Lasith Malinga
  2. Angelo Mathews (Captain)
  3. Dinesh Chandimal (wk)
  4. Tillakaratne Dilshan
  5. Niroshan Dickwella (wk)
  6. Shehan Jayasuriya
  7. Milinda Siriwardena
  8. Dasun Shanaka
  9. Chamara Kapugedera
  10. Nuwan Kulasekara
  11. Dushmantha Chameera
  12. Thisara Perera
  13. Sachithra Senanayake
  14. Rangana Herath
  15. Jeffrey Vandersay

Here is the Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan T20 World Cup 2016 Match Detail :-

Match 4th, Group 1, Super10
Sri Lanka Cricket                VsAfghanistan
VenueEden Gardens, Kolkata 
Date17th March 2016
Time7:30 pm (Local Time)
TossAfghanistan won the toss and opted to bat first

The Match updates will be shown here..

Match Result : Sri Lanka won the match by 6 wickets.

Man of the Match : Dilshan

Match Scorecard :-

Afghanistan innings (20 overs maximum)RMB4s6sSR
Mohammad Shahzad†c Chameera b Mathews813121066.66
Noor Ali Zadranb Herath2038233086.95
Asghar Stanikzai*c †Chandimal b Perera62744734131.91
Karim Sadiqc †Chandimal b Perera067000.00
Mohammad Nabilbw b Herath3440075.00
Samiullah Shenwaric Perera b Kulasekara31231432221.42
Shafiqullahc Thirimanne b Perera51270071.42
Dawlat Zadrannot out57300166.66
Najibullah Zadrannot out125311400.00
Extras(lb 1, w 6)7
Total(7 wickets; 20 overs)153(7.65 runs per over)


AD Mathews301715.66920(2w)
KMDN Kulasekara4043110.75942(1w)
PVD Chameera401904.75800(2w)
HMRKB Herath402426.001412(1w)
NLTC Perera403338.25841
TAM Siriwardana1016016.00002


Sri Lanka innings (target: 154 runs from 20 overs)RMB4s6sSR
LD Chandimal†c Samiullah Shenwari b Mohammad Nabi18221721105.88
TM Dilshannot out83835683148.21
HDRL Thirimanneb Rashid Khan614131046.15
NLTC Pererarun out (†Mohammad Shahzad)1214801150.00
CK Kapugederarun out (Mohammad Nabi)1013910111.11
AD Mathews*not out21171031210.00
Extras(b 4, w 1)5
Total(4 wickets; 18.5 overs)155(8.23 runs per over)



Karim Sadiq2021010.50412
Hamid Hassan3.503809.91651
Dawlat Zadran3031010.33732(1w)
Mohammad Nabi412516.25920
Rashid Khan402716.751131
Samiullah Shenwari20904.50610

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