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SL vs PAK Dream11 Match Prediction | Sri Lanka vs Pakistan T20I Series | Team News, Playing11, Fantasy Team

By Dheeraj

SL vs PAK Dream11 Match Prediction | Sri Lanka vs Pakistan T20I Series | Team News, Playing11, Fantasy Team

SL vs PAK 1st T20I Preview:

Having won the ODI series comfortably by 2-0, Pakistan will look to capitalize the momentum and repeat the same in the T20I series as well. The three-match T20I series starts tonight with the first game scheduled to be played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The second and third game will be played at the same venue on October 07 and 09 respectively.

Placed at the top of ICC T20I rankings, the hosts will look to get back on track in the shortest format ahead of the T20 World Cup next year. They enjoyed an 11-series winning streak before their last two series against South Africa and England.

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, is sitting eight in T20Is and are missing out the regulars like Lasith Malinga and will be led by Dasun Shanaka. They will have to put an extraordinary performance to surprise the hosts.

The clash will begin at 07:00 PM IST.

Match Details:

Match: SL vs PAK, Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st T20I, Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan, 2019

Date and Time: 05 October 2019, 06:30 PM IST

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore


Head to head in T20Is

Pakistan – 13

Sri Lanka – 05


Sri Lanka Team News and Expected Playing XI :

Team News:

  • Dasun Shanaka will lead the side in the shortest format
  • D Gunathilaka and Avishka Fernando are likely to open the innings
  • Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha and Lakshan Sandakan will form the bowling attack
  • Isuru Udana and Minod Bhanuka are also in contention to get game
  • If Bhanuka gets a chance, Sadeera Samarawickrama will have to sit out

Expected Playing XI:

Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Angelo Perera, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Dasun Shanaka (capt), Lahiru Madushanka, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwan Pradeep


Pakistan Team News and Expected Playing XI :

Team News:

  • Sarfraz Ahmed will lead the side
  • Imam Ul Haq is unavailable for selection due to an injury
  • The most experienced Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez not part of the T20 squad
  • Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal have been recalled after an impressive PSL season. One of the two is certain to get a game
  • Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim are the two specialist spinners in the side
  • M Amir and W Riaz will look after the pace attack alongside Usman Shinwari/ Mohammad Hasnain

Expected Playing XI:

Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), Umar Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim/Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Usman Shinwari/ Mohammad Hasnain


SL vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction :

Wicket keepers: S Ahmed

Batsmen: D Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, B Azam, U Akmal

All-rounders: D Shanaka, I Wasim

Bowlers: I Udana, N Pradeep, M Amir, S Khan

Captain and Vice-captain: B Azam, I Wasim, A Fernando, M Amir

  • Babar Azam has an impressive average of 54.21 in 16 innings in T20Is, since the beginning of 2018
  • Isuru Udana has emerged as a key all-rounder for Sri Lanka in recent years. He averages 36.66 with the ball and can hit the big shots too. His T20I strike rate is more than 150
Dheeraj

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