SL vs PAK Dream11: Sri Lanka and Pakistan square off in the second and final Test of the two-match series at Galle on Sunday, July 24. Pakistan scripted a magnificent four-wicket win the first Test as they chased down a target of 342 runs to go 1-0 up in the series. The visitors will look to carry the momentum forward and seal the series while Sri Lanka once again find themselves in a do-or-die position to draw level.
SL vs PAK 2nd Test Match Details
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2nd Test
24 July – 28 July, 10:00 AM IST
Galle International Stadium, Galle, Sri Lanka.
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The conditions at this venue are not easy for batting. Spinners will be assisted and will have a key role to play. The average first innings total here is 278.
Last result at the venue
The last Test at this venue was played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan which Pakistan won by 4 wickets.
Sri Lanka: LWLWD
(Last 5 Test matches)
Dimuth Karunaratne (C)
Dhananjaya de Silva
Niroshan Dickwella (wk)
Dinesh Chandimal Stats in Test
Sri Lanka’s senior batter Dinesh Chandimal is enjoying a brilliant run in Test cricket at the moment. He was their leading run-scorer with 219 runs in the recent home series against Australia. Chandimal carried his form into the first Test against Pakistan as well, scoring 76 and 94* in the first and second innings respectively. The hosts will rely on him to deliver once again.
|Matches Played||Runs||Last 5 performance||Last 5 performances against PAK||Batting Average|
|69||4835||94*, 76, DNB, 206*, 13||94*, 76, 2, 74, 2||43.16|
Prabath Jayasuriya Stats in Test
Prabath Jayasuriya has played one two Test matches for Sri Lanka so far but carries immense experience from the first-class level. He has impressed one and all right-away with his eye-catching performances. Jayasuriya picked up 12 wickets on his Test debut against Australia and backed it up with 9 wickets in the first Test against Pakistan. He will once again be the go-to spinner for the hosts in this clash.
|Matches Played||Wickets||Last 5 performance||Last 5 performances against PAK||Bowling average|
|2||21||4/135, 5/82, 6/59, 6/118, –||4/135, 5/82, -, -, –||18.76|
Pakistan Playing 11
Babar Azam (C)
Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
Faheem Ashraf/Haris Rauf
Babar Azam Stats in Test
Babar Azam stats in Test against Sri Lanka are promising. He has scored 475 runs from 9 innings at an average of 67.86 with three hundreds and two half-centuries. The Pakistan skipper showed his class with the bat in the first Test as well, slamming 119 runs in the first innings and 55 in the second. He will once again be a player to watch out for.
|Matches Played||Runs||Last 5 performance||Last 5 performances against SL||Batting Average|
|41||3025||55, 119, 55, 67, 196||55, 119, 100*, 60, 102*||47.26|
Mohammad Nawaz Stats in Test
Mohammad Nawaz impressed with the ball against Sri Lanka in the first Test. He picked up a total of six wickets, including a five-wicket haul in the second innings. Nawaz also remained unbeaten on 19, playing a crucial knock as Pakistan completed their chase successfully. He is a handy batter as well and will have an important role to carry out.
|Matches Played||Runs/Wickets||Last 5 performance||Last 5 performances against SL||Batting average/ Bowling average|
|4||74/11||5/88, 1/18, 0/20, 0/20, 1/29||5/88, 1/18, -, -, –||14.80/23.0|
Sri Lanka have been in a similar situation not too long ago. After losing the first Test against Australia, they bounced back to register a stellar win against them in the second match to level the series. The hosts will look to repeat the feat this time around as well.
Pakistan, on the other hand, lost their previous Test series against Australia at home. After registering a brilliant win here in the first Test, they have an opportunity to script a series win and have momentum on their side. Pakistan will look to build on the same and start with an edge over the hosts.
Sri Lanka and Pakistan have played 55 Test matches against one another. Pakistan have emerged victorious 20 times while Sri Lanka have won 16 games with as many as 19 Tests ending in a draw. Pakistan holds the edge in the head-to-head battle as well.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Dream11 Prediction
Wicket-keepers: Dinesh Chandimal, Mohammad Rizwan
Batsmen: Angelo Matthews, Dimuth Karunaratne, Babar Azam, Abdullah Shafique
All-rounder: Dhananjaya de Silva, Mohammad Nawaz
Bowlers: Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Prabath Jayasuriya
Captain, Vice-Captain for Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Dinesh Chandimal, Abdullah Shafique
Captain, Vice-Captain for Grand League: Babar Azam, Prabath Jayasuriya