Game 30 of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023 will feature a clash between Afghanistan (AFG) and Sri Lanka (SL) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Monday, October 30. Both sides will be coming into the clash on the back of brilliant wins in their previous games.
Sri Lanka took on defending champion England in their previous game. Both sides took on each other in game 25 of the tournament, and Sri Lanka registered a win by eight wickets. On the other hand, Afghanistan faced off against Pakistan in their previous game, where they registered an eight-wicket win, CricTracker reports.
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium Pitch Report:
The surface at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium is one that is preferred by the batters. With the pitch offering bounce across several stages of the game, the pacers have a good chance to exploit it to their advantage. Opting to bowl first and chasing the target down could prove to be a wise decision for the skipper winning the toss at this venue.
AFG vs. SL Probable Playing XI
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, and Naveen-ul-Haq
Sri Lanka (SL):
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (c & wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, and Dilshan Madushanka
AFG vs. SL Probable Best Performers:
Probable Best Batter:
Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka)
Sri Lanka skipper Kusal Mendis could be the best batter in game 30 of the ODI World Cup 2023. Mendis has been in good form as of late, scoring 494 runs in his last 10 games. A lot will depend on Mendis’ knock against Afghanistan. As the clash approaches, it could be interesting to see which side comes out on top.
Probable best bowler:
Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)
Afghanistan’s ace spinner, Rashid Khan, could be the best bowler in game 30 of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. Being one of the most influential bowlers in world cricket, Rashid’s spell could be crucial for his side in providing them with breakthroughs. With 11 wickets in his last 10 matches, Rashid will be keen on putting in yet another good performance.