Cricket Prediction Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan 2019/20 – Pakistan vs Sri Lanka – Karachi craves for cricket as Pakistan take on Sri Lanka in 2nd ODI

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Cricket match date30th September 2019

Cricket match time03:30 pm IST

Cricket match location: National Stadium, Karachi

Cricket Match format: ODI

Tournament: Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan 2019/20

Team A: Pakistan

Team B: Sri Lanka

Team A Captain: Sarfraz Ahmed

Team B Captain: Lahiru Thirimanne

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Cricket Match Preview:

Karachi will wake up again and dream about witnessing their first ODI in ten years this Monday. The first ODI was abandoned due to heavy rain and the second ODI was shifted by a day from 29th September to 30th September. It is going to be a historic day for Pakistan cricket, one that may go a long way in restoring cricket back to normalcy in Pakistan.

Pakistan will be playing their first cricket game since the 50-over cricket World Cup held in May and June earlier this year. They could not make it to the semi-final in the tournament and there has been a lot of aftermath since then. While the skipper, Sarfraz Ahmed, managed to retain his position, their coach, Mickey Arthur, has been replaced by former skipper, Misbah ul Haq, and there is a lot of expectation from the Misbah-Sarfraz combo.

Sri Lanka have not sent their best team to Pakistan. Players of the calibre of Angelo Matthews and regular skipper Dimuth Karunaratne have not travelled with the rest of the squad, citing security concerns. In Dimuth Karunaratne’s absence, Lahiru Thirimanne will be leading the side on this tour. It is not a secret that Sri Lanka will be beginning the tour as an underdog because the Pakistani side will be full-strength compared to their side.

The significance of this tour cannot be undermined. For ten years, cricket has been played in the shadow of terrorism in Pakistan. It was the attack on Sri Lanka’s team that led to the near point of no return of cricket in the country. Only in the past three to four years, cricket has begun to be played sporadically in the country with the tour of Zimbabwe and West Indies. For a long time, Pakistan has considered Sri Lanka as their dear friend and the island country has not disappointed them. 

Cricket Match Information:

Pakistan will take on Sri Lanka in the second cricket game of cricket series. The first ODI cricket game was abandoned due to heavy rain. It is a three-match cricket series and all the three ODI cricket games have been scheduled to be played at Karachi. After a gap of ten years, an ODI has been scheduled in Karachi, Pakistan. 


Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Pakistan will be led by Sarfraz Ahmed in this cricket series. With the retirement of Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez, the likes of Haris Sohail and Asif Ali are likely to get consistent opportunities. Our prediction is of the inclusion of Mohammad Aamir and Wahab Riaz in the playing eleven.

Here is our prediction of Pakistan’s playing XI:

  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Sarfraz Ahmed
  • Babar Azam
  • Asif Ali
  • Mohammad Aamir
  • Shahdab Khan
  • Wahab Riaz
  • Imad Wasim
  • Haris Sohail
  • Usman Shinwari
  • Fakhar Zaman

Sri Lanka

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Sri Lanka are going to be led by Lahiru Thirimanne in this cricket series. The likes of Angelo Matthews and Dimuth Karunaratne have not travelled with the team. Our prediction is of a couple of debuts in this game of cricket for Sri Lanka.

Here is our prediction of Sri Lanka’s playing XI:

  • Lahiru Thirimanne
  • Avishka Fernando
  • Minod Bhanuka
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama 
  • Dasun Shanaka
  • Nuwan Pradeep
  • Lakshan Sandakan
  • Shehan Jayasuriya
  • Kasun Rajitha
  • Danushka Gunathilaka
  • I Udana

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

Babar Azam’s stocks have risen rapidly in the past couple of years. He had a wonderful cricket World Cup and is expected to score a lot of runs in this cricket series as well. Our prediction is of a wonderful game of cricket for him. 

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

The last cricket game played here was between Sri Lanka and Pakistan more than ten years ago on 21st January 2009. Obviously, the entire nature of cricket game has changed and an entire generation has grown up without watching a game of cricket in the city. Our prediction is of the score of around 330 for this game of cricket. Conditions are expected to be humid.

Our Prediction:

Pakistan will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They are a full strength-side in this cricket series, whereas Sri Lanka are not having their first choice of players. Hence, our prediction is of a Pakistan win. 

Top Batsman (Prediction):

Babar Azam (PAK) – 100+ runs

Top Bowler (Prediction):

Mohammad Aamir (PAK) – 2 or more wickets

Most Sixes (Prediction):

Babar Azam (PAK)

10CRIC - LOGO Betting Odds

Pakistan – 1.19

Sri Lanka – 4.40

*odds may change anytime

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