Cricket Betting Tips
Match: AFG vs SL, Match 7, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
Date: Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Time : 09:30 AM GMT
Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Despite performing their best in their first match against Australia, Afghanistan was not able to win the match. It was a treat to watch how Gulbadin Naib led side took on the strong opponent. Their bowlers also made it difficult for the Aussies to reach the total, as the result was expected. Afghanistan is now scheduled to play Sri Lanka in their next match at Sophia Gardens on 4th June. Sri Lanka lost to New Zealand in their previous game by 10 wickets.
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Afghanistan played well against the best teams of the tournament, Australia. They have to know the conditions and would like to gain momentum in the upcoming match. It is a good side with surprise elements for the opponents.
Cricket Betting Tips Key Players
Afghanistan faced the quality pacers of Australia and tested their batting line-up. Afghans would like Mohammad Shahzad, Hazratullah Zazai and Rahmat Shah to make plenty of the runs at the top of the order. They would be against the not so strong bowling attack of Sri Lanka. Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi are known to batt it deep along with the confident Najibullah Zadran who made a confident fifty. Nabi and Rashid Khan are their experienced players and key all-rounders.
Rashid Khan is world number 3 bowler and him along with Nabi could be crucial with the bowl. Dawlat Zadran would be expected to scalp early wickets using the overcast conditions.
Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib (c), Rashid Khan, Dawlat Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hamid Hassan
Sri Lanka is coming into this match with not much confidence. On a batting surface like Sophia Gardens, they were not able to grasp the opportunity and got all out for 136 against New Zealand in the previous game.
Cricket Betting Tips Key Players
Sri Lanka would be expecting their top order to provide a platform for the incoming batsmen and take the score to a fighting total. Their skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne is in sublime touch and scored an unbeaten fifty in the last match. In the coming match against Afghanistan, we can expect the same kind of knock. Angelo Mathews is their experienced batsmen and we can expect him to steer the Sri Lankan innings.
Suranaga Lakmal and Lasith Malinga are their to-go bowlers for Sri Lanka. It would be up to them to make the opponent struggle and fight. Lakmal is a perfect swing bowler and with cloud cover, he will like to take the full advantage of the conditions. Thisara Perera also provides breakthroughs at crucial moments.
Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga
Stadium – Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Capacity – 5500
Ends – River Taff End, Cathedral Road End
Venue Scoring Pattern
Average 1st Inning Score – 227
Average 2nd Inning Score – 216
Highest Total – 342/8 (England vs Australia)
Lowest Total – 138/10 (Sri Lanka vs New Zealand)
Chased Target – 304/6 (Pakistan vs England)
Defended – 169/10 (England vs New Zealand)
Weather & Pitch Conditions
There is a doubt regarding the match as there would 90% cloud cover throughout the day and rain is expected from morning till night. It is not good news for the fans. The temperature will hover around 15 degrees and humidity around the 50s.
The pitch at Cardiff was a mixed bag of emotions as New Zealand scored 137 runs in 16.1 overs while Sri Lanka suffered. It is a good batting pitch and team batting second has won a lot of matches.
Five of the last seven matches have been won the team batting second and hence the team winning the toss would like to field first.
Cricket Betting Tips and Prediction
There is a forecast for rain on Tuesday. If the match happens, then the conditions might favor the superior bowling attack of Sri Lanka. Afganistan needs to settle down and face the swing bowlers to bring stability to the side. With a lot of experience of international matches and some renowned players in the side, we expect Sri Lanka to take away this match.
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