Afghanistan came up with an incredible performance in the qualifiers, playing good cricket and qualifying for the Super 10 © Getty Images (File Photo)
Afghanistan came up with an incredible performance in the qualifiers, playing good cricket and qualifying for the Super 10 © Getty Images (File Photo)

Asiam minnows Afghanistan face off against neighbours Sri Lanka in the Super 10 Group 1, Match 16 of the ongoing ICC World T20 2016 at the historic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata on Thursday, as the live streaming of the match would be available on starsports.com, while the live telecast would be available on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD1, along with hindi commentary on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports HD3. Afghanistan came up with an incredible performance in the qualifiers, playing good cricket and qualify for the Super 10, as they aim to repeat the same heroics. However, Sri Lanka are the defending champions, and it would be a grave task for the minnows to restrict them. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, T20 World Cup 2016, Super 10 Group 1, Match 16 at Kolkata

Afghanistan have benefited from the presence of Inzamam-ul-Haq and Manoj Prabhakar in their coaching staff. They have played to a plan and have really impressed. On their day, they can definitely upset a major side and it might be their day against Sri Lanka. Considering their performance in the final qualifying match against Zimbabwe, their batting was quite brilliant with Mohammad Shahzad, Samiullah Shenwari and Mohammad Nabi scoring 40, 43 and 52, respectively. While in their bowling, it was the rookie Rashid Khan, who claimed three wickets for 11, thus almost cementing his place in the side. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, T20 World Cup 2016, Super 10 Group 1, Match 16 at Kolkata

As for Afghanistan, considering their performance in the previous tie against Zimbabwe, they are likely to stick with the same winning squad. However, players in batting like Noor Ali Zadran, Gulbadin Naib and in bowling like Samiullah Shenwari could well be replaced. With the match being held at Eden Gardens in Kolkata, the track is definitely going to be slightly on the slower side. However, T20 being an unpredictable format, both the teams stand a good chance. It is not expected to be a full house but Afghanistan can well pull off an upset.