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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Match Prediction, Pitch Conditions, Weather Report, Playing XIs

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Match Prediction, Pitch Conditions, Weather Report, Playing XIs

Match: PAK vs SL, 3rd ODI

Series Standings: Pak Lead by (1-0)

Date: Thursday, October 2, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM Local

Venue: National Stadium Karachi

 

Overview

As the rain has washed the first ODI, Pakistan made a good start to the series by winning the second ODI by a margin of 67 runs.

They will look to continue their good work in the last match as well. While Sri Lanka will try to level the series in the final match.

Team News

Pakistan

Pakistan head coach Misbah may not prefer to change the XI for the last match. As the series is on the line, so he might not like to tinker the team balance.

Cricket Match Tips Key Players

Babor Azam looked very good while he scored a brilliant hundred in the previous match. He will like to continue to extend his good time in the last match. In the bowling department, Usman Khan Shenwari showed his magic by picking up 5 wickets. While Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz also looked good in patches as well. But as a bowling group, they will look to improve in certain areas.

Pakistan XI Prediction

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed(C&WK), Ifthikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammed Amir, Usman Khan Shenwari

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has to answer a lot of questions after their loss in the 2nd ODI. They may look to make some changes in the third ODI to save the series. Top-order vanished in the second ODI in no time. While they need to be more consistent as a bowling group to challenge the Pakistani batting unit.

Cricket Match Tips Key Players

There were very few bright spots for Sri Lanka in their loss against Pakistan, apart from the partnership of 177 runs between Shanaka & Jayasurya. They looked very impressive with their fifties and most importantly they kept their hope alive until the 4oth over of the match.

Sri Lanka XI Prediction

Danushka Gunathilaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne (C), Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Pradeep / Lakshan Sandakan

Venue Guide

Stadium – National Stadium Karachi

Capacity – 34,000

Weather & Pitch Conditions

There is no chance of rain in the third ODI, although there will be some clouds but not affect the game. The temperature will be rather comfortable around the 29-degree celsius. The pitch is likely to remain the same as it was in the second match. Bowlers have to depend on their variations to get the benefit from the wicket. As the winter is one of the corner so dew may play a big role.

Toss Prediction

The team winning the toss would like to bat first keeping in mind the conditions at the ground. As we all know it is difficult to chase in the subcontinent.

Cricket Match Tips and Prediction

Pakistan is looking favorite to win the match keeping in mind the recent record of them against Sri Lanka.