Sri Lanka has already lost their opening match against Bangladesh by a huge margin. Afganistan would be looking to give the Sri Lankans a knockout punch and push them out of the tournament.
Let's look at the squad Afganistan should select to beat Sri Lanka in their opening game -
#1 Openers - Mohammad Shahzad and Rahmat Shah
For Afghanistan to beat Pakistan The openers will have to give them a strong start. A strong start by the openers will also allow the middle order to play freely and help the team reach a substantial total.
Mohammad Shahzad is a very capable batsman and can give a blistering start at top of the order. He is one of Afganistan's most dependable batsman over the years. He possesses a good ODI record and has scored four wonderful centuries. He needs to play to his strengths to help Afganistan do well against Sri Lanka.
Rahmat Shah also possesses a good ODI record. He would be a dependable selection as an opener. He has scored three ODI centuries and possesses an average of almost 38. He needs to play a long innings for the team to beat Sri Lanka.