The 1st match of the Asia Cup 2022 will see Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan on 27th August at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

SL vs AFG Asia Cup : Time | Playing 11 | Prediction

The Asia Cup 2022 is starting on August 27 in the United Arab Emirates. It will include the participation of Hong Kong, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka.

SL vs AFG Asia Cup : Time | Playing 11 | Prediction

Administrator Asian Cricket Council
Format ODI & T20I
First edition 1984 ( UAE)
Latest edition 2018 ( UAE)
Next edition 2022 ( UAE)
Tournament format Round-robin tournament
Number of teams ACC member nations
Current champion  India (7th title)
Most successful  India (7 titles)

There are a couple of groups made up based on the teams. On September 11, the tournament’s championship game will take place.

It will only be the second time that the competition is played in the T20I format.

SL vs AFG time

This game is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM IST and the live action can be viewed on Star Sports Network while the live scores can be tracked on the Cricbuzz website.

The live streaming will be available on the Hotstar app.

Playing 11 {  Probable }

Afghanistan side will be led by Mohammad Nabi, while Dasun Shanaka will captain the Sri Lankan team.

SL vs AFG Asia Cup : Time | Playing 11 | Prediction

Here are the Probable playing 11 for the game : 

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajaspaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Asitha Fernando, Jeffrey Vandersay


Najibullah Zadran, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Usman Ghani, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen-ul-Haq, Noor Ahmad, Karim Janat

Afghanistan is placed in the tenth spot on the list of ICC Men’s T20I rankings, while Sri Lanka is ranked eighth on the rankings.


Sri Lanka’s Cricket Team will play against Afghanistan in the first match of Asia Cup 2022 on Saturday, August 27 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

SL vs AFG Asia Cup : Time | Playing 11 | Prediction

The Lankan lions will be looking forward to starting their campaign on a positive note, while Afghanistan also needs a desperate comeback after their close 3-2 defeat against Ireland in a 5-match T20 series in Ireland.

According to the ICC rankings, Sri Lanka is ranked 8th in T20 Internationals while Afghanistan is at the 10th place.

Since T20 is the most unpredictable format of the game, it would be interesting to see how these two equally matched sides face each other. 

By Rishabh

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