Asian teams Afghanistan and Sri Lanka come up against each other in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. Match No. 30 is all set to take place on Monday, October 30, 2023, at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, in Pune. Both sides have played five games each and have emerged victorious on two occasions. The Afghans and the Lankan Lions have identical wins, losses, and points to their name.
Hashmatullah Shahidi’s Afghanistan side lost their opening two encounters against Bangladesh and India before registering a memorable and epic victory over defending champions England in Delhi. The Afghans lost their fourth match of the tournament against New Zealand in Chennai. They then caused another major upset as they defeated Pakistan at the same venue.
With four points and a net run rate of -0.969, they are placed in the seventh position in the table. On the other hand, the Lions lost their opening three fixtures against South Africa, Pakistan, and Australia. They have now won two games on the bounce and with four points, they are placed in the fifth spot in the table. Both teams will look to snatch their third win of the competition and move higher up in the points table.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of Match No. 30 between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka in the ODI World Cup 2023:
Head-to-Head: Afghanistan and Sri Lanka have met each other 11 times in ODIs with the Afghans winning on three occasions and the Lions on seven. One game ended up with no result.
3 – Maheesh Theekshana (47) needs three wickets to complete 50 wickets in ODIs.
3 – Mujeeb UR Rahman (97) needs three wickets to get to 100 wickets in ODIs.
57 – Hashmatullah Shahidi (1943) needs 57 runs to complete the landmark of 2000 runs in ODIs.
90 – Sadeera Samarawickrama (910) needs 90 runs to complete the landmark of 1000 runs in ODIs.
2 – Mohammad Nabi (98) needs two sixes to complete 100 sixes in ODIs.