Toss Afghanistan chose to bowl vs Sri Lanka
Afghanistan won the toss and chose to bowl first, citing the freshness of the surface at Hambantota. Captain Hashmatullah Shahidi expected there to be some early movement. Dasun Shanaka said he would have bowled first too, but expected there to be runs in the surface.
There was already a breeze at the Sooriyawewa ground, which is only likely to grow stronger through the day, potentially making bowling difficult for Sri Lanka in the afternoon.
Sri Lanka XI: 1 Dimuth Karunaratne, 2 Pathum Nissanka, 3 Kusal Mendis (wk), 4 Charith Asalanka, 5 Angelo Mathews, 6 Dasun Shanaka (capt), 7 Dhananjaya de Silva, 8 Dushan Hemantha, 9 Kasun Rajitha, 10 Lahiru Kumara, 11 Matheesha Pathirana
Afghanistan XI: 1 Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), 2 Ibrahim Zadran, 3 Rahmat Shah, 4 Hashmatullah Shahidi (capt), 5 Najibullah Zadran, 6 Mohammad Nabi, 7 Azmatullah Omarzai, 8 Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 9 Noor Ahmad, 10 Fazalhaq Farooqi, 11 Fareed Ahmad