Afghanistan decided to bat first in Sri Lanka's must-win game here at the Abu Dhabi Cricket Stadium. Sri Lanka made three changes in the side bringing in Shehan Jayasuriya, Akila Dananjaya and Dushmantha Chameera in place of Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso and Suranga Lakmal. Sri Lanka must win and win big to stay afloat in the six-nation tournament.
Sri Lanka: 1 Kusal Mendis, 2 Upul Tharanga, 3 Dhananjaya de Silva, 4 Kusal Perera (wk), 5 Angelo Mathews (capt), 6 Dasun Shanaka, 7 Thisara Perera, 8 Shehan Jayasuriya, 9 Akila Dananjaya, 10 Dushmantha Chameera, 11 Lasith Malinga
Afghanistan: 1 Mohammad Shahzad (wk), 2 Ihsanullah, 3 Rahmat Shah, 4 Gulbadin Naib, 5 Hasmatullah Shahidi, 6 Asghar Afghan (capt), 7 Najibullah Zadran, 8 Mohammad Nabi, 9 Rashid Khan, 10 Mujeeb Ur Rahman, 11 Aftab Alam