Asia Cup 2018, Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Head to Head, Match Prediction

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Afghanistan will start their Asia Cup 2018 campaign on 17th September against Sri Lanka at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Asghar Afghan will be leading the young Afghanistani team, which is coming off a 2-1 series win against Ireland and will feature some of the most talented players in the world at this moment. Sri Lanka who recently lost an ODI series to South Africa in South Africa will be hoping to vanquish the recent memory and use this tournament to get back among the elite cricketing nations of the world. Our focus in this article will remain firmly on Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan match prediction (SL vs AFGH match prediction) or you could say Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka match prediction. Given that each team will be playing just 2 group matches in Asia Cup 2018, it will be important for both Sri Lanka and Afghanistan to make sure that Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan prediction is in their favour, especially Angelo Mathews team, for whom this will be their last group game. In this article, we will focus on Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan prediction (SL vs AFGH prediction) and help you answer the most vital question that is who will be Today’s Asia Cup match winner.

During the second half of the article, we will also focus on Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Head to Head (SL vs AFGH Head to Head) record, which could help us a great deal in making a correct Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan match prediction (SL vs AFGH match prediction). Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka head to head record is hugely important especially with only 6 teams taking part in Asia Cup 2018.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan match prediction, SL vs AFGH match prediction, Asia Cup 2018 

Sri Lanka comes into the tournament after a going through a disastrous couple of years. Since the start of 2017, the Lankans have played 39 matches but have managed to win just 10 of those and even this year, their win percentage is only 50%, which is shocking for a team that has reached the final of 50-over World Cup in 2007 and 2011. Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan match prediction (SL vs AFGH match prediction) will largely come down to the performance of some of the experienced Sri Lankan players, who have faltered in recent months, making this worse for a team, which is going through a big transition.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan prediction (SL vs AFGH prediction) will also rely heavily on the performance of some key Afghanistani players, who are not only ranked among the best cricketers in the world but carry the ability to change matches single-handedly.

For Afghanistan, the key will be keeping their main players fit for every encounter in Asia Cup 2018. Players like Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Zadran etc have the ability to turn the Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka match prediction in their favour if they can manage to find that form, which made them a household name around the world.

To answer the question – who will be today’s Asia Cup match winner, we will have to take a look at Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Head to Head (SL vs AFGH Head to Head) record and keep in mind the playing 11 that the teams will be putting out in Asia Cup 2018.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Head to Head, SL vs AFGH Head to Head, Asia Cup 2018 

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Head to Head record or Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Head to Head record, will unfortunately not be much of help to us, as the last time these two teams met was in 2015 and as we all know since then both teams have gone on completely opposite trajectories.

However, we would like to inform that Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Head to Head (SL vs AFGH head to head) sees the island nation with the clear advantage. Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Head to Head (SL vs AFGH head to head) has seen two matches previously with both being won by Sri Lanka. First Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Head to Head (SL vs AFGH head to head) meeting happened back in 2014 at the Asia Cup and that was won by Sri Lanka by a massive 129 runs.

Second Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Head to Head (SL vs AFGH head to head) happened in the 2015 World Cup, which was again won by Sri Lanka but this time the contest was much closer and the Lankans could get over the line only with 4 wickets remaining.

As we can decipher from the above-given information that Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Head to Head (SL vs AFGH head to head) will not have much of an impact on Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan prediction (SL vs AFGH prediction) in Asia Cup 2018.

However, according to our analysis, our pick for Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan match prediction (SL vs AFGH match prediction) after looking at even the Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Head to Head (SL vs AFGH head to head) is Sri Lanka, as we feel that this could be the tournament where they say goodbye to their dark phase and start a new journey hopefully by not only winning this match but the whole tournament. Our answer to the question, who will be today’s Asia Cup match winner is Sri Lanka.

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