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Afg vs SL Toss Update | Chameera Returns As Sri Lanka Invited To Bat 

image-locm3bovAFG VS SL (AP Photo)

On a bright sunny afternoon at the Maharashtra Cricket Association,Pune in the 30th fixture of the World Cup 2023, Afghanistan won the toss and opted to bowl against Sri Lanka.

During the toss Afghanistan Skipper, Hashmatullah Shahidi confirmed that Noor Ahmed is being dropped from this game instead Fazalhaq Farooqi comes in. On the other hand, the SL side led by Kusal Mendis saw Dimuth Karunaratne and Dushmantha Chameera come in for Kusal Perera and Lahiru Kumara respectively.

AFG VS SL: Confirmed Playing XIs

Afghanistan Playing XI: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmat Shah, Azmatullah Omarzai, Ikram Ali Khil (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Naveen ul Haq, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Sri Lanka Playing XI: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (c and wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera

AFG VS SL: Captain's Quotes

Hashmatullah Shahidi: "We want to bowl first. Yes, the reason is that there is will dew in the evening. We practised three days in the evening and got dew in the evening. We have played some good cricket in recent times, and we want to continue the positive brand of cricket. We have the chance to make it to the semis, but for now, we are focusing on the game in hand. Given the conditions, we have one change. Noor Ahmad misses out, and Fazalhaq Farooqi comes in."

Kusal Mendis: "We would have batted first as well. The reason is the pitch is looking good. We will hopefully have a good start and put a good total on the board. In the last two matches, we have done well in all three departments. We are looking forward to today's match and winning it. Yes. Chameera is playing and Kumara is injured. KJP is also not playing today. Dimuth Karunaratne comes into the side. I have good confidence in Dimuth and he has done well in the last two months and the Qualifiers as well."