Lasith Malinga
Lasith Malinga will lead Sri Lanka's bowling attack during the 2015 ICC World Cup Getty

Sri Lanka will take on Afghanistan in a Group A fixture of the 2015 ICC World Cup at University Oval, Dunedin on Sunday.

Where to Watch Live

The match starts at 10pm GMT (on Friday). Live coverage is on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD. Click here for the live streaming link.


Both Sri Lanka and Afghanistan suffered defeats in their opening games and the clash on Sunday will be a chance for both teams to register their first victory. The Lankans suffered defeat at the hands of co-host New Zealand in the opening game of the World Cup.

The Black Caps posted a total of 331 runs from 50 overs, for which Sri Lanka could manage only 233 runs, which resulted in a defeat of 98 runs. Angelo Mathews and his men will be keen on bouncing back from their defeat when they take on the minnows on Sunday.

Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi seen addressing his team during an ODI fixture in 2014 Getty

Meanwhile, Afghanistan suffered a huge defeat at the hands of Bangladesh in their first match of the tournament. Bangladesh managed 267 runs and in reply, Mohammad Nabi's side managed only 162 runs, which resulted in a defeat of 105 runs.

Afghanistan will be looking for an upset by defeating Sri Lanka and should that happen, it will be a massive blow for the Lankans.

Betting Odds (

  • Sri Lanka to win: 1/19
  • Afghanistan to win: 17/2

What They Say

Angelo Mathews (Sri Lanka captain): "We know Afghanistan are a positive, aggressive outfit. You can't take them lightly and we'll be playing our best XI."

Team News

Sri Lanka

Possible XI: Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardene, Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews (c), Jeevan Mendis, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera


Possible XI: Javed Ahmadi, Afsar Zazai (wk), Nawroz Mangal, Asghar Stanikzai, Samiullah Shenwari, Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Mirwais Ashraf, Aftab Alam, Hamid Hassan, Shapoor Zadran