After the first game was washed out and the second game was rescheduled, the second ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka are going to take place on September 30. Pakistan will host Sri Lanka after almost a decade since the horrifying terrorist attack took place in Lahore in 2009. Although they host a couple of International sides, no Test-playing nation have visited Pakistan in between. While Pakistan are ready to face the challenge with their new coach Misbah-ul-Haq, ten Sri Lanka players have opted out from the series. Both the teams failed to impress in the ICC World Cup and this will be a big challenge for them to get back in the form. Let’s have a look at the PAK vs SL 2nd ODI Dream 11 Predictions.
The second One Day International match of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka will be played on September 30 at National Stadium, Karachi at 3:00 PM Local, 10:00 AM GMT.
Pakistan wouldn’t get the service of their sensational pacer Shaheen Afridi who is currently recovering from dengue. Another pacer Hasan Ali too has been ruled out due to back injury. Veteran Shoaib Malik is now retired. However, Mohammad Nawaz, Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammad Rizwan have returned to the squad. With the mix of youth and experience, the series will be interesting for sure.
Predicted Playing XI:
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK) Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain
Ten players have pulled out their names from the series where the uncapped player Minod Bhanuka earned his maiden call-up. Although the series win will be difficult for them as they have come to play with a comparatively inexperienced side. However, this will be an opportunity for them to see where they stand without the obvious pool of players.
Predicted Playing XI:
Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Oshada Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne (C), Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Pradeep, Lakshan Sandakan
Head to Head Record:
Pakistan have played 153 ODIs against Sri Lanka where they won 90 games, with a win percentage of 60.73.
Injury and Availability News:
There are no injury concerns for either of the teams.
Pitch and weather report:
The weather forecast of Karachi will be around 35 degrees, with some cloud cover expected throughout the day. However, the weather looks much more promising for the game, delayed by one day to give the groundstaff two full days to prepare the ground for the match. However, the pitch and the outfield has sucked plenty of water. Hence, nobody knows how the pitch is going to behave. But chasing will be a safe option.
PAK vs SL 2nd ODI Dream 11 Predictions
Batters: Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Lahiru Thirimanne, Avishka Fernando
All-rounders: Imad Wasim, Dasun Shanaka
Bowlers: Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Lakshan Sandakan
Wicket-keeper: Sadeera Samarawickrama
Captain & Vice-captain: Babar Azam, Avishka Fernando