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The 30th match of the ODI World Cup 2023 between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka is being played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Afghanistan won the toss and decided to bowl first.

Afghanistan captain Hashmatullah Shahidi said after winning the toss, “We want to bowl first. The reason for this is that dew will fall after this. We are feeling comfortable, we are playing good cricket. Right now we are focusing on how we will play good cricket. As per the conditions, we rested Noor today and Fazlulhaq came in his place.

Buoyed by two consecutive wins, Sri Lanka will need to avoid complacency against Afghanistan to keep their ODI World Cup hopes alive. Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have registered two wins each in five matches so far and are in the race for a place in the semi-finals. However, they have to win all their remaining matches and also pray for the results of other matches to go in their favour.

pitch report

M.C.A. The stadium’s pitch generally exhibits favorable conditions for both batsmen and bowlers, a trend reflected in the results of the last 8 ODIs held at the venue.


Pune can expect mainly sunny conditions with no chance of rain. The temperature is expected to reach around 33 degrees Celsius, with humidity levels around 42%. The wind speed will be around 13 km per hour.

play 11

Sri Lanka. Team: Kumar Sangakkara (captain and wicketkeeper), Mahela Jayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Upul Tharanga, Thilan Samaraweera, Chamara Kapugedara, Angelo Mathews, Muttiah Muralitharan, Ajantha Mendis, Thilan Thushara, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dhammika Prasad, Lasith Malinga, Thilina Kandambi.

Afghanistan: Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Harris Sohail, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Aamir Yamin, Hasan Ali, Umar Amin.