The Asia Cup 2022 will begin with a match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Asia Cup 2022’s opening game, SL vs. AFG, will take place on August 27. (Saturday).
The match will take place in the UAE at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Dasun Shanaka is Sri Lanka’s captain at the 2022 Asia Cup. Mohammad Nabi is the ruler of Afghanistan. There has only been one T20I match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, which Sri Lanka won.
Team Sri Lanka’s stats before they step into the massive event of Asia Cup 2022 –
Dasun Shanaka: The captain of Sri Lanka has participated in 152 T20 games and amassed 3209 runs. In the format, he has a top score of 131 not out. He has taken 47 wickets and bowls right-arm medium fast.
Charith Asalanka has appeared in 62 T20 matches and has amassed 1357 points, with a top score of 80 not out. He has taken 18 wickets and bowls an off-break with his right arm.
Ashen Bandara, a middle-order hitter, has participated in 41 T20 matches and has amassed 820 points, with a top score of 101 not out.
Dinesh Chandimal has played 169 T20 games and accrued 3919 points. He has a format score of 101 not out, which is his best.
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva: The all-around talent has participated in 109 T20 matches. He bats for 1179 runs and bowls leg-breaks, picking up 149 wickets overall.
Dhananjaya de Silva: The versatile player has appeared in 83 T20s and has amassed 1695 runs, with an 81 not out being his highest total. De Silva, a right-arm off-break bowler, has taken 28 wickets.
Nuwanidu Fernando: The hitter hasn’t played for his country yet. In 25 T20 games, he has totaled 549 runs, with a top score of 126 not out.
Danushka Gunathilaka is an all-around player who has participated in 123 T20 matches, taking 31 wickets and claiming 2852 runs. In the format, he has a score of 102 not out.
Praveen Jayawickrama: A left-arm orthodox bowler who is relatively new to international cricket, Jayawickrama has played 24 T20 matches and taken 23 wickets, with a best of 3/13.
Right-handed bowler Chamika Karunaratne has participated in 66 T20 matches and taken 40 wickets, with his best stats being 4/28. Karunaratne has scored 485 runs with the bat, with a top score of 75 not out.
Pramod Madushan, a right-arm medium-fast bowler who has featured in 32 T20 contests and claimed 38 wickets, had a best of 4/27.
The left-arm medium-fast bowler Dilshan Madushanka has participated in 8 T20 matches and taken 7 wickets. The young man, 21, has not yet made an appearance abroad.
Kusal Mendis: In 81 games, the wicketkeeper-batter has amassed 2151 T20 runs. His strike rate is 133.93, and his greatest score in the format is 86.
Pathum Nissanka: The top-order hitter has appeared in 55 T20 matches and amassed 1341 points, with a 93 as his highest score.
The right-arm medium-fast bowler Matheesha Pathirana has not yet made an international debut. He has taken 7 wickets in 9 T20 matches.
The top-order batsman, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, has participated in 124 T20 matches and amassed 2332 runs. Rajapaksa has taken 28 wickets with his right-arm medium speed bowling.
Maheesh Theekshana is a right-arm off-break bowler who has participated in 67 T20 matches and taken 74 wickets, with his best performance being 4/25.
The leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay has taken 72 wickets in 69 T20 games. He performs best on 6/25.