After the one day international series, Pakistan
and Sri Lanka will battle it out in the shorter format. The first T20I in this three match series will be played on 5th October. Pakistan will be high on confidence since it won the ODI series against Sri Lanka pretty convincingly. Here is the Pakistan
vs Sri Lanka Dream 11 Predictions.
The 1st T20I n the three match series will be played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on October 5th. The match is scheduled to start at 6:30 PM local time (7:00 PM IST) (01:30 PM GMT).
Although Sri Lanka lost the ODI series against Pakistan, it has played some excellent cricket. Shehan Jayasuriya
, Dasun Shanaka and Danushka Gunathilaka got some huge knocks against Pakistan in the ODIs. However, the bowling unit could not perform as per the expectations. Under the captaincy of Dasun Shanaka, Sri Lanka would like to change things up and put up a better performance in the T20Is.
Pakistan will be the favorite going into this match considering its performance in the ODI series. With Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman at the top, Pakistan’s batting looks really good. Abid Ali and Haris Sohail have been contributing very well in the middle order. In bowling, Mohammad Amir, Usman Shinwari and Shabad Khan have been successful for the team in ODI series.
Injury and Availability News:
There have been no injury updates from both teams.
Weather and Pitch Report:
The weather is going to be perfect for a game as there are no chances of rain according to the forecasts. The pitch at Gaddafi Stadium favors the batsmen. Hence an score of 170-18- would be a decent target to set batting first.
Predicted Playing XI:
Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Umar Akmal, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hasnain
Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Dasun Shanaka (c), Avishka Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Oshada Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Angelo Perera, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Madushanka
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Dream 11 Predictions:
Batters: D Gunathilaka, A Fernando, B Azam, F Zaman
All-rounders: D Shanaka, S Jayasuriya. I Wasim
Bowlers: I Udana, M Amir, M Hasnain
Wicket Keepers: S Samarawickrama