Match 11 of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be a clash between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Both teams come into this match high in confidence as they both won their last matches.
Sri Lanka may be vulnerable in their batting performance, and skipper Dimuth Karunaratne knows that. Meanwhile, Pakistan are aware that they need to back up their shock win over England.
Predicted Playing 11
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeffrey Vandersay
Weather and pitch report
The match will be held in Bristol County Ground and the pitch normally favours batting. In other words, a high-scoring game is to be expected, also, most of the matches won there have been achieved by batting second. However, the weather will also play a role in this game, so all eyes will be trained towards the heavens.
Another thing that works in Pakistan’s favour is the head-to-head record. The two teams have met seven times and Pakistan have won all 7. They also lead in the highest score and lowest score tally. The Men in Green have score 338 to the Lions’ 288, and 216 to 138.
In the Dream 11 team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match, Kusal Perera along with Kusal Mendis, will be the pick of the bunch. Mendis has scored a paltry 2 runs at a strike rate of 66.66. Perera on the other hand, has been in the form of his life and struck 104 runs, with a high score of 78 and a strike rate of 101.90.
Four batsmen find themselves on this Dream 11 team for this ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match. Lahiru Thirimanne and Dimuth Karunaratne represent Sri Lanka, while Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam represent Pakistan.
Lahiru Thirimanne has notched up 29 runs with a high score of 25 at a strike rate of 80.55. Teammate, and skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne has racked up 82 runs with a high score of an unbeaten 52* at a strike rate of 63.56.
On the other side of the fence, Fakhar Zaman has picked up 58 runs with a high score of 36 at a strike rate of 103.57. Meanwhile, Babar Azam has amassed 85 runs at a strike rate of 85.85.
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 PAK vs SL Dream 11 team also consists of two all-rounders, namely Mohammed Hafeez and Imad Wasim for Pakistan.
Mohammed Hafeez has struck a grand total of 100 runs at a strike rate of 116.27 and a high score of 84. In addition to that, he also has 1 wicket at an economy of 6.14. Teammate Imad Wasim has 1 run at a strike rate of 33.33.
The ES ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Dream 11 team consists of a trio of bowlers, namely Wahab Riaz and Shadab Khan for Pakistan, and Nuwan Pradeep for Sri Lanka.
So far this season, Nuwan Pradeep has picked up 4 wickets at an economy of 3.44. Pakistan’s Wahab Riaz has amassed 3 wickets at an economy of 8.92. Teammate, Shadab Khan has picked up 2 wickets from at an economy of 6.30.
Captain and vice captain
Sarfaraz Khan and Dimuth Karunaratne lead Pakistan and Sri Lanka in this ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match. Both players seek glory for their respective teams on the back of wins.
However, for ES’ ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Dream 11 team, Babar Azam is chosen to lead, while Kusal Mendis will be handed vice-captain duties.