Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka in the first match of the 2022 Asia Cup
On August 27, the 2022 Asia Cup started in the UAE. The teams of Afghanistan and Sri Lanka competed in the opening match. Initially, Silverwood’s players were listed as the favorite, but Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka in the first match of the 2022 Asia Cup.
It should be noted that the triumph of the Afghanistan national team turned out to be very convincing — Trott’s players defeated their opponent with a handicap of 8 wickets.
It is likely that the reason for this defeat was that Sri Lanka could not recover after the news about the postponement of the 2022 Asia Cup. Recall that initially, this championship was supposed to be held in Sri Lanka. But due to the severe economic crisis in this country, the tournament was moved to the UAE.
Afghanistan will play against Bangladesh on August 30. And Sri Lanka will fight this opponent in two days, on September 1.
Recall that India, Pakistan, and Hong Kong national teams are fighting for places in the playoffs in a parallel group.