Weather and Pitch Report
Weather: The weather just keeps getting better day by day for cricket fans. No showers are expected during this match. However, it will remain partly cloudy during the match and likely to assist the bowlers.
Pitch Report: In the two matches played here, the first innings score reads 310 and 265. The pitch has some assistance for the spinners and the fast bowlers might get some reverse swing with the old ball. A score of anywhere around 300 can be considered as a par score.
- Kusal Parera has been ruled out of the tournament due to injury. Dhananjaya de Silva has joined the squad as his replacement.
- Upul Tharanga will sit out in this match too as he was suspended for the slow over-rate.
- Dhananjaya de Silva is expected to replace Kusal Parera in the playing XI.
- They might include Seekkuge Prasanna to add variety to the spin bowling.
- They did not reveal their team this time but they are likely to go with the same XI they played in the last match.
- There are two changes possible but chances are very low.
- First: They might drop a spinner as they have got so many options in that department and include either Fahim Ashraf or Rumman Raees.
- Second: Azhar Ali might be dropped in favor of Ahmad Shehzad if they look to go with the more aggressive approach with the opening.
Probable Playing XI: (In the Batting order)
Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera/Seekkuge Prasanna, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Malinga.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c, wk), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan.
- At the options where players are separated by slash ‘/’, the first player mentioned is the more likely to play.
My Dream11 pick
Dream11 Tips for this Match
- The team I have suggested may not win surely, so try making at least 2-3 teams and include few players that I have missed in ‘My Dream11 pick’.
- Include Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Asela Gunaratne, and Mohammad Amir in other teams.
Captain and Vice-Captain Choices
- Kusal Mendis, Babar Azam, Angelo Matthews, Shoaib Malik, and Danushka Gunathilaka are top my picks for captain and vice-captain (written in the decreasing order of my priority).
At last, any kind of suggestion is welcomed. If you want more information about anything related to match, playing XI, or Dream11, feel free to message us in the ‘contact us’ section or leave a comment below. Your suggestions are very valuable.
Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews (c), Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Lasith Malinga, Asela Gunaratne, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dinesh Chandimal, Seekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lakshan Sandakan.
Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c, wk), Shadab Khan, Fahim Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Fakhar Zaman, Junaid Khan, Haris Sohail, Rumman Raees.