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Afghanistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2024, 1st ODI: LIVE Streaming, When and Where to Watch, Schedule, Squads

The first match of the enthralling three-game Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan ODI series is on the way. The match is scheduled on 9th February 2024 at 3:00 PM IST, held at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy.  Cricket fans across the globe are eagerly looking forward to the start of the series. Both teams will have a lot to prove on taking to the field, making the opening encounter a must-watch for cricket enthusiasts. Sri Lanka will be eager to stamp their authority as one of the most feared cricketing sides on home soil. Boasting a fine combination of experienced pros and exciting young talents, they have the necessary talent and skills required to mount a serious challenge. Captain leading the way with an array of dynamic, aggressive strokes, the hosts will be keen to begin the series in impressive fashion.

On the other hand, Afghanistan will be eager to make a statement as they are known for their spirited performances and fearless approach. The Afghans, who are relatively new to international cricket, have risen rapidly through the ranks in the limited-overs format and they will fancy their chances against a strong Sri Lankan side. They have a squad full of talented and potential match-winners and will back themselves to upset the hosts and go one-up in the first ODI. The fans can expect a thriller between two world-class and exciting teams with bat and ball.

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Afghanistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2024, 1st ODI: LIVE Streaming, When and Where to Watch, Schedule, Squads

The live streaming in Afghanistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2024, 1st ODI will be telecasted on Fancode and Sony Liv.

Afghanistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2024, 1st ODI: Probable Playing XI

Sri Lanka: K Mendis (wk), A Mathews, Pathum Nissanka, D Shanaka (C), W Hasaranga, C Karunaratne, D de Silva, L Kumara, K Rajitha, M Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana.

Afghanistan: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, R Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Farid Malik.

Afghanistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2024, 1st ODI: Full Squads

Sri Lanka Squad: Kusal Mendis (wk), A Mathews, Pathum Nissanka, D Shanaka (C), W Hasaranga, C Karunaratne, D de Silva, L Kumara, K Rajitha, M Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, S Samarawickrama, D Karunaratne, C Asalanka, MADI Hemantha, D Chameera.

Afghanistan Squad: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran, R Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Mohammad Nabi, Azmatullah Omarzai, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Farid Malik, IA Khil, Riaz Hussan, Abdul Rahman, Rashid Khan, Zia-ur-Rehman Akbar, Gulbadin Naib, Shahidullah Kamal, Yamin Ahmadzai.