With the Cricket World Cup 2023 just two days away, Sri Lanka will be playing their final warm-up game against Afghanistan on Tuesday in Guwahati.
However, the start of the match has been delayed due to rain.
The match was scheduled to start at 2 p.m., but due to rain, it could not start on time.
This is the second warm-up match that Sri Lanka is playing, and they lost to Bangladesh in the previous warm-up game.
Like the other warm-up matches, the fans will have the opportunity to watch the Sri Lanka-Afghanistan warm-up game live on Star Sports Network and TV1. You can also watch the match on the Sirasatv.lk website.
Two more important warm-up matches will be held today. Accordingly, India will compete against the Netherlands in Thiruvananthapuram, while Pakistan will compete against Australia in Hyderabad.
How to watch today’s matches –
- Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, Guwahati : Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 1 HD, TV1, Sirasatv.lk
- India vs Netherlands, Thiruvananthapuram : Star Sports 1
- Pakistan vs Australia, Hyderabad : Star Sports 2
Meanwhile, Captain Dasun Shanaka is not taking part in today’s warm-up game against Afghanistan due to a strain on his left elbow.
“He is under medical treatment and is in the process of recovery.” Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said in a statement.
Since he is not available, Kusal Mendis will be the acting captain of the Sri Lankan team in this match.
Meanwhile, SLC further stated that Sri Lanka opener Kusal Perera, who experienced pain on his ‘right shoulder’, during Sri Lanka’s warm-up match against Bangladesh on September 29, is currently under medical treatment and is in the process of recovery.
Meanwhile, spinner Maheesh Theekshana will join the Sri Lanka squad on October 4.
He did not travel with the team to India on September 26 due to the injury he suffered in the Asia Cup.
*This news has been updated after the statement issued by Sri Lanka Cricket.