Who Will Win – 30 Oct 23 Match Prediction | Afghanistan Vs Sri Lanka 30th Match (ICC World Cup India 2023)

Yasoob Ul Haq

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Afg Vs SL Match 30

Afghanistan Vs Sri Lanka, an important match in the ICC World Cup is going to be played on Monday 30, Oct. Both teams need to win this game. From five matches both teams have four points. A win will give them a better chance of reaching the semifinals. The losing team still has a chance to stay in the World Cup, but they need other teams to win for them to make it to the semifinals.


Date: Oct 30, 2023
Match30th Match
TeamsAfghanistan Vs Sri Lanka
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
: 01:30 pm


This is usually the first time that India will not play when the ODI is played at the Maharashtra Cricket Link Stadium in Pune. India played all 8 ODIs in this distant period and won 5 of them, in Pune there was a great adjustment when it came to choosing whether to bat or bat to start. Initially, four teams won the batting, and the same happened to those bowling teams initially.
In Pune, players regularly find themselves in excellent playing conditions. While fast bowlers may have enjoyed a bit of crease and swing early on, the uninspiring line and length became important to take advantage of the specialist batting nature of the pitch.


Matches PlayedAfghanistan WinsSri Lanka WinsTied


Team Afghanistan

  • Rahmanullah Gurbaz
  • Ibrahim Zadran
  • Rahmat Shah
  • Hashmatullah Shahidi (c)
  • Azmatullah Omarzai
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Ikram Alikhil (wk)
  • Rashid Khan
  • Mujeeb ur Rahman
  • Naveen-ul-Haq
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi.

Team Sri Lanka

  • Pathum Nissanka
  • Kusal Perera
  • Kusal Mendis (c and wk)
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama
  • Charith Asalanka
  • Dhananajaya de Silva
  • Angelo Mathews
  • Dushmantha Chameera
  • Maheesh Theekshana
  • Kasun Rajitha
  • Dilshan Madushanka.


Best Batter

Rashid-Khan is a right-handed batsman and an Afghan right-arm batsman. He earned 56 runs and took 6 wickets in this away contest.


Mujeeb-ur-Rahman is an international right-handed batsman and a right-arm bowler for team Afghanistan. He has performed exceptionally and is supposed to give his best in the upcoming match.


Best Batter

Pathum Nissanka is a cricketer from Sri Lanka who bats with his right hand. He has scored 243 runs in this competition so far and the team will expect him to do well again.

Best Bowler

Maheesh Theekshana is a right-handed batsman from Sri Lanka who can make a vital impact in this combination.


Let’s examine the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) of both teams:

Team Afghanistan‘s Strengths

Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Ibrahim Zadran proved to be a very impressive combination at the top of the game arrangement. Ibrahim’s classic stroke play nicely complemented Gurbaz’s adventurous approach, which was seen in the second ODI against Pakistan, where they added 227 runs to the wicket.

Apart from the opening matches, Afghanistan can also rely on the experienced trio of Rashid Khan, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, and Mohammad Nabi. Under favorable circumstances, handling their rotation may be too difficult during the day due to limitations.

Team Afghanistan’s Weaknesses 

Afghanistan appeared in the ODI against Pakistan and their middle order could not bear the weight of the opposition. They seemed too dependent on the opening goal to get off to an extraordinary start. Regardless, the return of Najibullah Zadran and the closeness of Mohammad Nabi will be vital for them.
Azmatullah Omarzai’s secondary strain eliminated him from the Asia Cup. Furthermore, Afghanistan did not choose the experienced Naveen ul Haq. This means they seem to be betting too much on Fazalhaq Farooqui to deliver his duties at all stages of the bowling innings. Players like Abdul Rahman paid a heavy price and other bowlers will have to come forward to support Farooqui.

Opportunities For Team Afghanistan

Karim Janat has only played one ODI for Afghanistan so far. However, the all-rounder has been an important part of the T20 team, and an injury to Omarzai may allow him to secure his position in the ODI team by playing well.

They have a tough group, but it’s a chance for players like Gurbaz and Rashid to show that they can compete in ODI matches.

Threats For Team Afghanistan

Despite being one of their most experienced bowlers, Fazalhaq Farooqui has been giving up a lot of runs in the last part of the game recently. In the Pakistan ODIs, Naseem Shah used Farooqui’s deliveries to his advantage.

Rashid Khan hasn’t been performing well, as he only got three wickets in the last ODI series against Pakistan. Afghanistan needs to be careful on the field because winning or losing can make a big difference for them.

Team Sri Lanka Strengths

Sri Lanka has a large number of spinners who, as of 1996, can do stock-keeping work at the centers. Maheesh Theekshana will be leading the pack now that he has recovered from the hamstring problem, he picked up in the middle of the Asia Cup.
He will receive support from the promising Dunith Wellalage, who is known as a valuable lower-order player, alongside Dhananjaya De Silva and Charith Asalanka. Left-arm spinner Wellalage has taken 19 wickets from 15 ODIs and he covers the wicket-picking skills of players with huge resistance.
The return of wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Mendis includes much-needed ability and stability to the tempo of the team. They will also know that paceman Matheesha Pathirana AKA Lasith Malinga junior, can add spice to the fast bowling.

Team Sri Lanka’s Weaknesses 

Sri Lanka will be without the services of leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga, their best white-ball bowler to date, due to injury to wicketkeeper Dushmantha Chameera. They got injured in the Lanka Premier League 2023. Lahiru Kumara has been inserted into the team, but it remains to be seen whether the point guard can step in successfully after returning from the damage reduction.

But their biggest concerns will be the form of standard opener Pathum Nissanka, who appears to have slumped in the ODIs, and the batting form of captain Dasun Shanaka.

Shanaka’s best minute remains the hundred he made against India earlier this year, but in a losing effort, and recently as well after this innings, his batting has been nothing to forget about.

Opportunities For Team Sri Lanka

The most noteworthy consolation for Sri Lanka will be their mindfulness of the conditions and settings in India and the closeness of players who can conceivably mishandle it to their advantage. Their past trip in a subcontinental World Cup had earned the Lankans a good repute.

Shanaka may be a much-respected captain interior the dressing room like Jayawardene, and in case his wards can back him effectively at that point Sri Lanka can dream of an awesome run inside the World Cup once more.

Threats For Team Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka had an unsatisfactory performance in ICC tournaments after their win at the 2014 T20 World Container. Since that historic moment, the Lankan team has never made it to the knockout stages of any international event played out after that.

They also have several players, including Shanaka, playing in their first 50-over World Cup and they are expected to handle the pressure of cricket’s biggest organization.


Team Sri Lanka is comparatively more competent than Afghanistan according to their history of matches. So, it is expected that Sri Lanka will defend in a better way and will win the match.


As we know the pitch is favorable for batsmen so, the team that wins the toss will prefer batting first. Sri Lanka might win the toss and will bat first.


20-25°CClearNo rain expected


Team AfghanistanTeam Sri Lanka
29% chance to win61% chance to win

In which stadium Afghanistan Vs Sri Lanka Match will be played?

Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.

What is the weather forecast for 30th match?

The weather will be clear and the temperature will be around 20-25’C.

Who will win this match?

Sri Lanka seems stronger team than Afghanistan so, team SL may win.

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