The match prediction of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st T20Is
Match Details Information
Match: PAK vs SL, 1st T20Is
Date & Time: Sat, 5 October, 7:30 pm (Local)
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium
After the dominance performance in the ODI format, Pakistan will look to continue their good form in the T20Is. Currently, Pakistan ranked number one in the ICC T20Is team ranking. They have shown a decent amount of consistency, in this format of the game, for a while. Moreover, Babor Azam is topping the chart as a batsman in the international T20I batting ranking.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka has shown some promise in the series, but they were not consistent enough to challenge the Pakistan team. They will definitely try to make their way back to the series by putting some decent performance in the T20Is. While this format can be very a good occasion for the young Sri Lankan team to express their talent.
Pakistan has recalled Ahmed Shazad & Umar Akmal for the T20Is. They have also included Faheem Ashraf in the team to offer some more with both bat & ball. While Abid Ali, Imam-Ul-Haq and Mohammed Rizwan were not picked for the smaller versions of the game. It is understandable to pick some other players who can offer some more in this format of the game.
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Cricket Match Tips Key Players
Certainly, Babar Azam by far the best batsman in two teams. So he will be one of the key players to watch out.
In bowling, they will try to use most of Usman Shewari’s good time with the bowl in hand. While Mohammed Amir remains the core part of their bowling group as well.
Pakistan XI Prediction
Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed(C&WK), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammed Amir, Usman Khan Shinwari, Wahab Riaz
Sri Lanka will try to a fresh start in the T20Is. In the process, they may give their young players the opportunity to play. Right now it seems the right choice for them to going forward. They will like to make the most of their given opportunities, in the absence of their senior players.
Cricket Match Tips Key Players
All eye will be on the captain Dasun Shanaka, as he is the best T20Is player of the current Sri Lanka team. His all-round contribution will be really vital for Sri Lanka if they want some good results in the series. Avishka Fernando is another player whom Sri Lanka will depend on to steady their ship. In the bowling role of the Isuru Udana will be really important with his clever change of pace.
Sri Lanka XI Prediction
Sadeera Samarawickrama, Danuskha Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Oshado Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka(c), Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Pradeep
Stadium – Gaddafi Stadium
Capacity – 27,000
Weather & Pitch Conditions
The chance of rain will be very minimal in the match according to the weather updates. The temperature will remain rather comfortable throughout the day. This ground is known for the high scoring matches. The bowlers will depend on the change of pace for doing the trick. While wrist spinner’s from both of the teams expected to do well as per the nature of the game.
The team who will win the toss may prefer to bowl first, keeping in mind the game will be played in the night, so dew might play a big role. So why chase will be a preferable choice for both of the team.
Cricket Match Tips and Prediction
Pakistan will start the series as the clear favorite, as Sri Lanka has come to Pakistan without there key players.