ODI World Cup 2023: 3 bowlers with most wickets in the history of Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka clashes.

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka is going to be the bowler’s game so before dwelling into the game let’s take a look at top bowlers from the competition between these two teams.

Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will play their sixth game of the tournament at Pune. Both teams are playing decently in the tournament and if they can win every game from here they could qualify for the semifinal. slowly the race to the knockouts is getting shorter and contenders are also getting lesser, Last night England lost another game from India that closed their doors for the knockouts. Bangladesh has already exited the tournament and Pakistan has lost four consecutive games. Now the world cup has reached its toughest level where some  teams might get busy with preparing for knockout games and some will pack their bags. 

These both teams do not have a long history in cricket but whatever has happened became thrilling to watch. Both teams have played 11 games together and Afghanistan has managed to win three out of them where Sri Lanka has won 7. Afghanistan is known for their spin bowlers which could turn the game at any moment, Afghanistan is growing so fast in world cricket because of their bowlers. Sri Lanka has also some challenging bowlers by whom Sri Lanka is making a comeback in cricket. Let’s see the top three bowlers who’ve been stand out performers in the games between these two teams. 

Kasun Rajitha 

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Sri Lankan seamer Kasun Rajitha has taken the most 13 wickets in six games against Afghanistan. In the last game against the opponent he took 4 for 79. 13 wickets against Afghanistan is his most wickets against any team in ODIs. he has played 3 games in this World cup and has taken 7 wickets which shows that he is in great form. If he is going to in today’s game he will definitely add some more wickets and will be the most challenging task for Afghani batters. Rajitha could be deadly with the new ball, hard to hit at the death overs. He has a lot of variations in his help which help him to bother batters.

Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva/Rashid Khan/Mohammad Nabi

There are three bowlers in this list who have the same number of wickets in this list. Wanindu Hasaranga, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi have 11 wickets each. Hasaranga has taken these 11 wickets in five games but unfortunately due to injury he is not playing in this World cup so Afghanistan will be having a breath of relief before the game. Afghanistan’s spin master Rashid Khan has taken 11 wickets in 7 games and he is going to add more today. Mohammad Nabi picked these wickets in the same number of games and he is going to bother Sri Lankan batters today. Mohammad Nabi is the most senior player in the World cup Squad. 

Thisara Parera 

Sri Lankan former allrounder Thisara Parera has taken 10 wickets against Afghanistan in just four games. In 2019 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium he destroyed Afghanistan’s batting by dismissing five of them. He has also scored a crucial unbeaten 47 runs in ICC World Cup 2015 which helped Sri Lanka to win that game. Thisara Parera is one of the finest all rounders of the modern era and he is still playing franchise cricket. He has scored 2000 runs and has taken more than 150 wickets in ODI setup.