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PAK vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction: Asia Cup 2023 Super Four, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Dream 11 Prediction

By Sonam G
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Pakistan will take on Sri Lanka in the fifth match of the Super Four stages of the Asia Cup. Pakistan suffered a  massive 228 run defeat in the previous match against India while Sri Lanka also lost their previous match against India. This is a virtual semi-final fixture where the winner of this match will go on to face India in the Finals

When: 14 September, 3:00 PM IST

Where: R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

TV Channel, Live Streaming: Star Sports

R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo Pitch Report

The surface here usually helps the spinners a lot and will be tough for batting. But with consistent rains in the last week it will be interesting to see how the pitch plays out. Both teams will prefer chasing considering the weather forecast which shows plenty of showers could interupt the game.

Pakistan Playing 11

  1. Imam ul Haq
  2. Fakhar Zaman
  3. Babar Azam (c)
  4. Iftikhar Ahmed
  5. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
  6. Saud Shakeel
  7. Shadab Khan
  8. Mohammad Nawaz
  9. Shaheen Afridi
  10. Zaman Khan
  11. Mohammad Wasim Jr
  • Naseem Shah is ruled out of the Asia Cup due to injury.
  • Haris Rauf has a side strain and has been rested for this match.

Babar Azam Stats in ODI

Matches Played Runs Last 5 performance Runs vs India Batting Average
106 5370 10, 17, 151, 60, 53 1303 runs in 20 matches. 59.5

Shaheen Afridi Stats in ODI

Matches Played Wickets Last 5 performance BBM Bowling Average
42 83 1/79, 1/42, 4/35, 2/27, 2/31, 2/58 6/35 23.4

Sri Lanka Playing 11

  1. Dimuth Karunaratne
  2. Pathum Nissanka
  3. Kusal Mendis (wk)
  4. Sadeera Samarawickrama
  5. Charith Asalanka
  6. Dhananjaya De Silva
  7. Dasun Shanaka (c)
  8. Maheesh Theekshana
  9. Dunith Wellalage
  10. Kasun Rajita
  11. Matheesha Pathirana
  • All players are fit and available for selection

Asalanka Stats in ODI

Matches Played Runs Last 5 performance Batting Average Wickets
36 1155 22, 62, 36, 2, 63 42 5

Maheesh Theekshana Stats in ODI

Matches Played Wickets Last 5 performance BBM Bowling Average
24 38 1/41, 2/19, 4/31, 4/34, 4/ 25 4/25 21

PAK vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction

Wicket-keepers: Mohammad Rizwan

Batsmen: Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Shubman Gill, Babar Azam, Imam ul Haq

All-rounder: Shadab Khan, Dunith Wellalage

Bowlers: Maheesh Theekshana, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Matheesha Pathirana

Captain, Vice Captain for Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Babar Azam, Charith Asalanka

Captain, Vice Captain for Grand League: Shaheen Afridi, Maheesh Theekshana

PAK vs SLFantasy Tips

  • Babar Azam scored 150 runs in the opening match against Nepal but has failed in his previous few matches against Bangladesh and India. However he has an average of more than 50 in ODIs this year.
  • Dunith Wellalage was terrific in the last game scoring 43 runs and also picking up five wickets. These conditions will suit him again and we can back him to deliver.
  • Mohammad Haris does not have a good record in this format and also struggled in the ACC Emerging Asia Cup recently at this venue.
  • Maheesh Theekshana picked up 2 wickets in the opening match against Bangladesh and will be a key bowler considering there are a couple of left handers in the opposition.
  • Dasun Shanaka struggled a lot in this format recently and is batting lower down the order. Hence avoid him for this match.
  • Charith Asalanka has had a good tournament so far with both bat and ball. He picked up four wickets in the last game.
  • Imam ul Haq has scored 2 half centuries in his previous six matches. He will be a key pick for this match.
  • Zaman Khan might not find much help in these spin friendly conditions and he can be left out in small leagues.

Who will win Pakistan vs Sri Lanka today match?

Pakistan are expected to win this match

Dunith Wellalage won the player of the match despite ending on the losing side against India.

Pakistan has won Asia Cup twice while Sri Lanka have won it 6 times.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have faced each other in 155 matches in ODI. Out of these 155 games, Pakistan has won 92 whereas Sri Lanka has come out victorious on 58 occasions. Four matches ended without a result.

The last time these two sides met was in 2019/2020 where Pakistan won the series 2-0.

 

Sonam G

A cricket fan trying to analyze the game from a different point of view.