Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 1st T20 2024 Prediction

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 2024 1st T20I Match Prediction, Pitch Report, Playing 11 & Fantasy Tips

Sri Lanka will take on Afghanistan in the first T20I of the 3-match series at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla, on Saturday (17 February) evening.


Sri Lanka have been dominant in the series so far, winning the only Test and all the 3 ODIs. The focus now shifts to the T20 format. Sri Lanka have played 3 T20I series since the 2022 T20 World Cup - lost to India (1-2), lost to New Zealand (1-2) and won against Zimbabwe (2-1).


On the other hand, Afghanistan have shown fight on the tour but failed to capitalize at crucial points. Ibrahim Zadran will captain the team, and Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman are not part of the squad. Afghanistan won 2-1 against UAE and lost 3-0 in India (but fought well). 

SL vs AFG 2024 1st T20 Match Details

  • Venue: Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
  • Date & Time: Saturday, February 17, 2024, at 7 PM IST
  • Live Streaming: Sony Sports Channel and SonyLIV App

Playing 11 for Today’s Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 2024 1st T20


Playing 11 for Sri Lanka Team

P. Nissanka, K. Mendis (WK), D. de Silva, S. Samaramwickrama, C. Asalanka, A. Mathews, D. Shanaka, W. Hasaranga (C), M. Theekshana, M. Pathirana, B. Fernando


Playing 11 for Afghanistan Team

R. Gurbaz, I. Zadran (C), A. Omarzai, N. Zadran, M. Nabi, G. Naib, K. Janat, Q. Ahmad, Naveen-ul-Haq, F. Farooqi, N. Ahmad


Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan T20 Head-to-head Record

Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have played 5 times in T20Is, out of which Sri Lanka have won 3 times and Afghanistan have won 2 times. The two teams have not played a T20I in Sri Lanka.


Sri Lanka Won

Afghanistan Won

No Result






Dambulla Stadium Stats

Weather - 24°C, Cloudy

Pitch - Balanced (Good for pacers)

Avg. 1st Innings Score - No T20Is played 

Toss - No T20Is played 

Top Fantasy Players for Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 1st T20 2024

Sri Lanka Team

PlayerCareer T20I Stats
P. Nissanka (BAT)1140 runs
K. Mendis (WK)1324 runs
W. Hasaranga (AR)533 runs & 98 wickets
M. Theekshana (BOWL)40 wickets

Afghanistan Team

PlayerCareer T20I Stats
R. Gurbaz (WK)1271 runs
I. Zadran (BAT)699 runs
A. Omarzai (AR)252 runs & 17 wickets
Naveen-ul-Haq (BOWL)40 wickets


Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 2024 1st T20 Fantasy Team

  • Wicketkeepers: R. Gurbaz, K. Mendis
  • Batters: I. Zadran, P. Nissanka
  • All-rounders: A. Matthews, A. Omarzai, W. Hasaranga, M. Nabi
  • Bowlers: M. Theekshana, M. Pathirana, Naveen-ul-Haq


  • Captain: W. Hasaranga/K. Mendis
  • Vice Captain: A. Omarzai/R. Gurbaz

HOWZAT Fantasy Team for Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 1st T20I 2024


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What is the record of Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan in T20Is?

Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have faced each other in 5 T20Is. Sri Lanka has won 3 times and Afghanistan has won 2 times.


What is Sri Lanka's win record at the Dambulla Stadium?

Sri Lanka have played 42 ODIs at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla, winning 25 and losing 17.

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