Sri Lanka after suffering a humiliating loss by 137 runs in their opening fixture of the Asia cup against Bangladesh will be looking to bounce back strongly against Afghanistan and keep their Super four hopes alive in the third match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 17.
Both teams have faced each other twice in the ODIS, with the Lankans get the better of Afghanistan by winning 2-0.
However in the ICC World Cup 2015 at Dunedin, where the two teams faced each other, the Islanders were set a target of 232 runs by Afghans and chased it down comfortably with 4 wickets to spare.
The Lankan fielding in the first match was left a lot to be desired as they spilled 2 catches.
The only bright spot for them was the return of their ace bowler Lasith Malinga who on his come back game claimed 4 wickets.
Afghanistan will be brimming with confidence after their 2-1 ODI series win against the host Ireland.
Their batting in the one dayers has not been up to the mark as they have failed on an regular basis.
They would be banking on the experience of Mohammad Shahzbad and the leading run getter and wicket taker in the ODI’s Mohammad Nabi to come good.
Their skipper Asghar Afghan has pulled his team out from an precarious positions in the past.
Their spin twins, Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rehman will be their main threat as they are likely to create an impact on slow tracks in the UAE.
Mushfiqur Rahim scored a magnificent 144 as Bangladesh crushed the Sri Lankans by 137 runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Continue reading “Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka First Asia Cup Match Report-2018”
Bangladesh will be locking horns with Sri Lanka in the first match of Asia Cup 2018 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday, September 15. Continue reading “Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka First Asia Cup Match Preview-2018”
Here are the list of Asia Cup winners from the year 1984 till date. The tournament, in its current form, is a biennial limited overs tournament (held every 2 years, alternating between the T20 and ODI formats). In the last edition (2016), it was played in the T20 format. Between 1984 and 2016, it was played exclusively as an ODI tournament.
1. Which team has won the Asia Cup the most number of times?
India has won the most number of Asia Cups. They have won 7 times- in the years 1984, 1988, 1990-91, 1995, 2010, 2016 (T-20) and 2018
2. How many times has the Asia Cup been held in the UAE?
The UAE have hosted the Asia Cup three times (1984, 1995 and the current 2018 edition). India won the tournament in both 1984 and 1995. Continue reading “List of Asia Cup Winners, Hosts & Runners Up- 1984 till date”
Here are the list of Lankan players who are going to feature in the Asia Cup. Continue reading “Sri Lanka Squad for the Asia Cup-2018”
South Africa’s batting, over the last few years, has shown a remarkable decline. The Proteas have tended to depend on a lot on individuals- most notably AB De Villiers and Hashim Amla, but with the former now retired and the latter declining with age, South Africa’s batting doesn’t seem to be as strong as it was.
Dale Benkenstein took over as Proteas batting coach from Neil McKenzie late last year, and while it would be unfair to pin their batting woes on him alone, the stats don’t make for good reading. Is it poor coaching, or simply a decline in the quality of batsmen coming through the system? Continue reading “Proteas batting record under Dale Benkenstein as coach- South Africa stats in tests & ODI’s”
The Sri Lankan spinner Lakshan Sandakan bamboozled the Proteas batting line up with the figures off 3/19 in 4 overs, that helped his side beat the vistors by 3 wickets for their lowest total in the one off T-20 game at Colombo on 14 August. Continue reading “Sri Lanka vs South Africa T-20 Match Report-2018”
The Proteas having won the One Day Series, suffered a jolt in the fourth ODI when they were beaten by Lankans by 3 runs in a truncated game at Kandy on 8 August 2018. Continue reading “Sri Lanka vs South Africa 5th ODI Match Preview-2018”
The Sri Lankan team finally got their act together and emerged victorious in the ODI series in Pallekele as they defeated South Africa by 3 runs on the D/L Method in a dead rubber. Continue reading “Sri Lanka vs South Africa 4th ODI Match Report-2018”
Here is the video of Proteas captain Quinton De Kock taking an outstanding one handed catch to dismiss Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews of the bowling of Lungi Ngidi. Continue reading “Quinton de Kock Catch vs Sri Lanka- Kandy 2018”