Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, T20 WC 2022 Match 32 Stats Preview: Player Records and Upcoming Milestones

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The subcontinent sides Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will meet in match 32 of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022 on November 1 at The Gabba in Brisbane. Mohammad Nabi’s side suffered a five-wicket loss to England in their opening game of the campaign and then featured in two abandoned fixtures with New Zealand and Ireland at the MCG due to rain. They sit in sixth place with two points while Sri Lanka are in fifth place with two points from three games.

The Asian Cup champions began their Super 12 round with a convincing nine-wicket win over Ireland in Hobart, but were then beaten by hosts Australia by seven wickets and New Zealand by 65 runs. Their chances of qualifying for the semi-final spot now look bleak when they play their final match against tournament favorites England on November 5.

Nabi and his Afghan team will be looking to seal their first victory of the campaign against Sri Lanka before facing their final game against defending champions Australia. The two abandoned matches have not helped Afghanistan’s cause in the World Cup, but they are hoping for a positive result against the Lankan Lions. They suffered a setback a day before the clash as the destructive starter Hazratullah Zazai was ruled out of the competition due to injury and was replaced by Gulbadin Naib.

In the meantime, here are some important stats and numbers ahead of Match 32 in the Super 12 Round in Group 1 between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka in T20 WC 2022:

Head to head: Afghanistan and Sri Lanka have met in three T20Is so far, with Afghanistan winning one solo contest and Sri Lanka two. In T20 World Cups, the two have met just once in 2016 when Sri Lanka won by a margin of six wickets.

3 – Dasun Shanaka (97) needs three sixes to reach the top 100 in all formats.

4 – Dhananjaya de Silva (46) needs four fours to reach 50 fours in T20I.

4 – Mujeeb Ur Rahman (46) needs four scalps to complete 50 wickets in the T20I format.

36 – Kusal Mendis (6,964) is 36 runs away from reaching 7,000 runs in international cricket.

62 – Pathum Nissanka (938) is 62 races away from completing the milestone of 1,000 races in international T20s.

5 – Fareed Ahmad (45) requires five scalps to complete 50 wickets in international matches.

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