Both teams have named XI without changes. While Afghanistan’s decision to leave their winning combination alone makes sense, Sri Lanka has balked at the chance to field Dunith Wellalage, a left-arm spin all-rounder, in place of all-rounder Dhananjaya Lakshan. This is likely because they believe the surface accommodates a seamer rather than a rotary.
Afghanistan: 1 Rahmanullah Gurbaz (week), 2 Ibrahim Zadran, 3 Hashmatullah Shahidi (capt), 4 Najibullah Zadran, 5 Mohammad Nabi, 6 Rahmat Shah, 7 Gulbadin Naib, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 10 Fazalhaq Farooqi, 11 Yamin ahmadzai
Sri Lanka: 1 Kusal Mendis (week), 2 Pathum Nissanka, 3 Dinesh Chandimal, 4 Dhananjaya de Silva, 5 Charith Asalanka, 6 Dasun Shanaka (capt), 7 Dhanajaya Lakshan, 8 Wanindu Hasaranga, 9 Maheesh Theekshana, 10 Kasun Rajitha, 11 Lahiru kumara