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World Cup Live: Can Sri Lanka bounce back against Afghanistan?

Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib received the toss and chose to bowl in opposition to Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Tuesday.

The 1996 international champions have been thumped by way of 10 wickets in their opening fit in opposition to New Zealand in Cardiff on Saturday.

Sri Lanka have been routed for a paltry 136, giving their bowlers little probability, and New Zealand's opening pair of Martin Guptill and Colin Munro coasted to their goal within the 17th over.

Sri Lanka, who lost to closely to Afghanistan in remaining yr's Asia Cup, have received most effective one in all their 10 one-day world suits this yr -- in opposition to minnows Scotland.

No. 10-ranked Afghanistan had periods of being competitive in opposition to five-time champions Australia ahead of losing by way of seven wickets.

Afghanistan are enjoying their 2nd World Cup, and their most effective victory so far at one-day cricket's marquee event used to be in opposition to Scotland 4 years ago.

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