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Three Players to Keep an Eye on in the Afghanistan vs. Sri Lanka CWC Match 30

3 Players To Watch In AFG vs SL CWC Match 30: Afghanistan shook up the World Cup 2023 points table with a surprising victory over defending champions England, benefiting other teams as well. Hashmatullah Shahidi’s squad is set to face Sri Lanka, whose campaign is hanging by a thread after suffering two consecutive losses and losing their inspirational captain, Dasun Shanaka, to a tournament-ending injury. Match number 30 between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka is scheduled to take place in Pune on October 30.

In ODI history, Sri Lanka has a favorable head-to-head record against Afghanistan, with seven wins and three losses.

Here are three standout players to watch in the AFG vs. SL CWC Match 30:


Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan played a pivotal role in Afghanistan’s historic victory over England, contributing with both bat and ball. He has already claimed five wickets in three matches in this tournament and will be eager for more success against Sri Lanka, a team he has performed well against. In six ODI encounters with Sri Lanka, Rashid has taken 11 wickets at an impressive average of 18 while maintaining a tight economy rate of 4.32. Additionally, Rashid is a handy contributor with the bat.


Pathum Nissanka

As per the 3 Players To Watch In AFG vs SL CWC Match 30, Pathum Nissanka stands as Sri Lanka’s all-time leading ODI run-scorer against Afghanistan. Known for his steady and composed batting style, Nissanka has accumulated 296 runs in seven innings against Afghanistan, averaging 49 with two half-centuries to his name. Although he recently scored 51 runs against Pakistan, he missed out on converting it into a big score. Nissanka is also Sri Lanka’s top run-scorer in ODIs since the beginning of 2022, boasting an average of 45 during this period with three centuries and ten half-centuries.


Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Afghanistan’s opener, is expected to thrive on the batting-friendly Pune surface. According to the Three players to watch in Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka ICC World Cup 2023 match 30, Gurbaz is known for his aggressive approach right from the start of his innings, making him one of the most unpredictable openers in the world. His style is simple: go big or go home. England learned this the hard way when he smashed 80 runs off 57 balls before getting run out. Just a couple of weeks ago, Gurbaz notched up 119 runs in 92 balls against Sri Lanka in a warm-up match. He also had a remarkable innings of 151 against Pakistan a couple of months ago.


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