Cricket Match Information:
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka series now moves to the third ODI game. This will be the final ODI of this cricket series. After the first game was abandoned, Pakistan won the second game in a one-sided manner by 67 runs. This match will be an opportunity for Sri Lanka to level the cricket series. However, with a weak side at their disposal, our expert prediction is of another one-sided game in favour of Pakistan.
It is a historic series for Pakistan in many ways, but they would not want a one-sided cricket series to spoil it. Sri Lanka have already arrived with a depleted squad but even the home crowd would be egging them to show some fight. The onus of a fight lies with the skipper Lahiru Thirimanne as he is easily one of the most experienced players in the lineup. However, our prediction is even their best may not be enough to trouble the home side in this cricket game.
- Tournament: Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan 2019/20
- Cricket Match format: ODI
- Cricket match time: 03:30 am IST
- Cricket match date: 02.10.2019
- Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
- Weather: Cloudy, Temperature: 34 degrees, Thunderstorms: 95%
- Team A: Pakistan
- Team B: Sri Lanka
- Team A Captain: Sarfraz Ahmed
- Team B Captain: Lahiru Thirimanne
Pakistan are going to be led by Sarfraz Ahmed in this cricket game as well. Pakistan cricket team gave their home crowd a lot to cheer for in the second cricket game. On choosing to bat first, Pakistan scored 305 runs courtesy of yet another hundred from Babar Azam. Lots of batsmen got in and helped themselves to a score but the class of Babar Azam was something else. His stock has been rising rapidly in world cricket and at this stage, he looks destined for greatness.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game for Pakistan.
Here is our prediction of Pakistan’s playing XI:
- Sarfraz Ahmed
- Babar Azam
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Mohammad Aamir
- Shahdab Khan
- Wahab Riaz
- Imad Wasim
- Haris Sohail
- Usman Shinwari
- Fakhar Zaman
Sri Lanka are going to be led by Lahiru Thirimanne in this cricket series. Ten first-choice players of Sri Lanka refused to travel with the team because of security concerns. They gave a reasonable account for themselves with the ball on a flat surface but nobody, apart from Dasun Shanaka and Shehan Jayasuriya, looked home while batting.
Sri Lanka’s top order was completely dismantled by Pakistan’s opening bowlers and they never quite recovered from those wickets despite the record sixth-wicket partnership between Shanaka and Jayasuriya. Our prediction is the inclusion of Lakshan Sandakan to their playing eleven as their bowlers struggled to contain Pakistani batsmen.
Here is our prediction of Sri Lanka’s playing XI:
- Lahiru Thirimanne
- Avishka Fernando
- BOP Fernando
- Sadeera Samarawickrama
- Dasun Shanaka
- Nuwan Pradeep
- Lakshan Sandakan
- Shehan Jayasuriya
- Kasun Rajitha
- Danushka Gunathilaka
- I Udana
Expert Prediction: PAK vs SL
Pakistan have begun their season well after a long break since the cricket World Cup. It was a complete performance from their side and almost everything went their way. Babar Azam continued to impress, Fakhar Zaman gave a quickfire start along with Imam-ul-Haq and the bowlers continued their good form. Usman Shinwari, in particular, was fantastic as he picked up five-for with the ball.
Sri Lanka would like to take heart from the record sixth-wicket partnership between Shanaka and Jayasuriya. After they were struggling at 28 for 5 and an embarrassing loss looked on card, those two young men got together and restored the pride for Sri Lanka.
Our prediction guru reckons that Pakistan will continue to dominate the cricket series as they just have too much depth in their squad compared to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, would be looking to surprise Pakistan here as they would like to prove that they are not here only to make up the numbers.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will look to bat first again. Pakistan team likes to bat first and then let their bowlers dominate. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, in the absence of their top players, would like to bat freely without any pressure.
Who will win? – Pakistan
Top Batsman – Babar Azam (Pakistan), Avishka Fernando (Sri Lanka)
Top Bowler – Mohammad Aamir (Pakistan), I Udana (Sri Lanka)
Most Sixes – Babar Azam (Pakistan), Avishka Fernando (Sri Lanka)
Man of the Match – Babar Azam (Pakistan)
Team Scores Batting first – Pakistan 320+, Sri Lanka 250+
Our Official Partner Odds for Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
Pakistan – 1.12
Sri Lanka – 5.65
*odds may change anytime