Cricket Match Information:
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka contest will continue as the second T20 International cricket game awaits of a three-match cricket series. Sri Lanka shocked the Pakistan team in the first T20 international game by beating them by a huge margin of 64 runs. If they can win one more game in this series, they will end up winning the series in Pakistan.
Our prediction guru expects a comeback from Pakistan in the next T20 international game. However, the result of the first game would have definitely shaken the host nation as the Sri Lankan cricket team for this tour is severely depleted. It was expected that Pakistan, being the number one T20 team in the world, will simply brush aside this Sri Lankan team. It will be interesting to see the response of Pakistan in the remaining cricket games.
- Tournament: Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan 2019/20
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 7:00 am IST
- Cricket match date: 10.2019
- Venue:Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
- Weather: Nice with sun and some clouds, Temperature: 29 degrees, Thunderstorms: 1%
- Team A: Pakistan
- Team B: Sri Lanka
- Team A Captain: Sarfraz Ahmed
- Team B Captain: Dasun Shanaka
Pakistan are going to be led by Sarfraz Ahmed in this cricket match and series as well. They won the ODI cricket series under him by 2-0 margin. They have not begun the T20 cricket series well. They lost the first game by a big margin of 64 runs against a second-string Sri Lankan unit and that would have not gone well with the management.
Pakistan brought about many changes to their team in the first T20 as we saw Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad making a comeback. They are likely to be given another chance, however, they will need to perform well. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Pakistan’s playing XI:
- Sarfraz Ahmed
- Babar Azam
- Asif Ali
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Mohammad Aamir
- Shahdab Khan
- Imad Wasim
- Faheem Ashraf
- Mohammad Shehzad
- Umar Akmal
- Mohamad Hasnain
Sri Lanka are going to be led by Dasun Shanka in this cricket game and the series. They were led by Lahiru Thirimanne in the ODI cricket series. Shanaka led his team to victory in the first T20 International.
Our expert prediction is of the same playing eleven for Sri Lanka that played in the first T20 game. Gunathalika, Avishka Fernando and Rajapaksa contributed brilliantly with the bat, whereas Isuru Udana and Nuwan Pradeep picked up three wickets each and never allowed Pakistan to get ahead in the game.
Here is our prediction of Sri Lanka’s playing XI:
- Minod Bhanuka
- Avishka Fernando
- PBB Rajapaksa
- PWH de Silva
- Dasun Shanaka
- Nuwan Pradeep
- Lakshan Sandakan
- Shehan Jayasuriya
- Kasun Rajitha
- Danushka Gunathilaka
- I Udana
Expert Prediction: PAK vs SL
Who would have thought that a second-string Sri Lankan side would go on to defeat the number one ranked Pakistan side in their own conditions? That’s exactly what Sri Lanka managed to achieve when they defeated Pakistan by 64 runs at Lahore.
This loss has given a lot to think about to Pakistan. They looked devoid of firepower once the likes of Umar Akmal, Ahmed Shehzad and Babar Azam were dismissed early in the innings. While their bowlers did control the run-flow later in the innings, their initial spell left a lot to be desired.
Sri Lanka can now dream. They have tasted the blood now and despite the absence of the likes of Lasith Malinga, Angelo Matthews and Dinesh Chandimal in the playing eleven, if they can win the series, that would be quite an achievement.
Despite the win in the first T20 international cricket game, our prediction guru is going with Pakistan as the favourites for the second game. They have to be the favourites, being the number one side in the world. Playing in their home condition will play to the advantage of Pakistan and hence, task will remain difficult for an inexperienced Sri Lankan side.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will look to bat first. Pakistan lost the first cricket game despite winning the toss and that would play in their mind. Sr Lanka too won after getting the chance to bat first and hence, both the teams would like to bat first.
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 180+, Sri Lanka 130+
Our Official Partner Odds for Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
Pakistan – 1.31
Sri Lanka – 2.95
*odds may change anytime