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Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 1st Match Asia Cup 2022

Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka on Friday expressed triumph in the Asia Cup 2022 would lift the spirits of fans in the cricket-insane island country as it battles through its most obviously awful monetary emergency.

The six-country Twenty20 competition will start in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday in the wake of being moved from Sri Lanka in view of political agitation.

Sri Lanka will take on Afghanistan in the competition opener. Which will act as a checkup for the T20 World Cup in Australia in October and November.

“The cricket generally carries an alternate sort of energy to Sri Lankan individuals, winning is the most exciting thing,” Shanaka told correspondents.

Sri Lanka has been hit as of late by food and fuel deficiencies alongside power outages. Yet delighted in progress in a home series in June when they beat Australia in one-day internationals.

They additionally attracted level tests with Australia and Pakistan.

Shanaka expressed that playing at home would have been a distinct benefit however added that there are no top picks in the T20 design.

“Facilitating this competition in Sri Lanka would have leaned toward us more on the grounds that the group support is there and playing in home circumstances enjoys a greater benefit,” he said.

On a day in the event that we play great cricket, we can be the top choices too.”

Sri Lanka might play spoilers to an anticipated India-Pakistan conflict in the last of the competition.

Legspinner Wanindu Hasaranga stayed key for the side in the white-ball series against Australia at home and Shanaka said the group would depend on the allrounder in the UAE.

What I trust the most is the cycle, so we are doing great and ideally, we can clean the series here too.”

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 1st Match Asia Cup 2022 Squad

Sri Lanka Team Squad :

Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dushmantha Chameera, Dasun Shanaka, Jeffrey Vandersay, Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Lahiru Madushanka, Ashen Bandara, Charith Asalanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Praveen Jayawickrama, Nuwanidu Fernando,

Afghanistan Team Squad :

Najibullah Zadran, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Afsar Zazai, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Rashid Khan, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Hazratullah Zazai, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Karim Janat, Azmatullah Omarzai, Ibrahim Zadran, Noor Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi,

More news: Asia Cup 2022 Schedule, Match List, Matches.