Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, free match prediction 27 Sep 2019

27 Sep 2019 | 15:30 | National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
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Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka betting odds

PAK

1.18

SRL

4.30

Match abandoned without a ball being bowled (no toss)

The first step in restoring International cricket in Pakistan!

  • Pakistan has won their last 4 matches on a trot in the ODIs (2019 WC).
  • Pakistan has an 8-1 win-loss record against Sri Lanka in their last 10 ODI matches and is currently in a 6-match winning streak against Sri Lanka.
  • Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan 2-1 in their last series at Pakistan in 2009.

Pakistan will win the match in their home tour!

  • Tournament: Sri Lanka Tour of Pakistan, 2019
  • Format: ODI
  • Venue: National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Toss: To Bowl

Match Preview

International cricket returns to Pakistan after 4 years and in fact, this is the second time an international team is visiting Pakistan after the 2009 terror attacks on Sri Lankan team. Ironically, Sri Lanka is the first major team to tour Pakistan after their 2009 and this series will be a major milestone in bringing back international cricket to Pakistan.

Sri Lanka will miss a host of players who were unavailable to this series due to security reasons and they are lead by a Lahiru Thirumanne in the ODIs. Pakistan team will be eager to put on a brilliant showing in this series to serve a feast for the fans that were not able to witness international cricket in action in their home.

Teams Preview

Pakistan Preview

Pakistan Skipper Sarfraz Ahmed mentioned leading his team on the home soil will be big achievement tells about the eagerness of the Pakistan players in this series. Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, and Imam-Ul-Haq will occupy the top three spots of the batting order and expected to play a huge role in this series. Big-hitting Asif Ali, Skipper Sarfraz, All-rounders Haris Sohail, and Imad Wasim are the middle-order batsmen and they have vastly experienced in ODIs. Mohammed Amir and Wahab Riaz will be joined by the likes of Mohammed Hasnain and Usman Shinwari as the pace bowling department in this series. Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali are available in this series to fitness issues. Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammed Nawaz, and Haris Sohail are the spinners in the squad and they need to control the middle overs effectively.

Key Players:

Babar Azam – Babar Azam is already coined as one of the future batting stars from Pakistan and he is a delightful player to watch with his drives and cuts. He will be looking to give his best in his first home series.

Wahab Riaz – Wahab Riaz made a shocking return to international cricket in WC2019 out of nowhere and performed exceptionally well. The left-arm pacer will look to continue his good form with the ball in hand.

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI:

Sarfraz Ahmed (C & Wk), Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-Ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Mohammed Amir, Wahab Riaz, Mohammed Hasnain, Shadab Khan

Sri Lanka Preview

Sri Lanka team is lead by Lahiru Thirumanne in this series and they will have a new-look team with a lot of new faces. They will miss a host of their experienced players who were unavailable to this tour due to security reasons. Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, and Angelo Perera will form the core of the batting line-up. They have a golden opportunity to perform and catch the eye of the selectors in this series. Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha, and Lahiru Kumara are the pacers in the squad and they also have all-rounders Dasun Shanaka and Isuru Udana to support them. Lakshan Sandakan and Wanidu Hathurasinghe are the spinners expected to slot in the playing XI in the first match.

Key Players:

Avishka Fernando – Avishka Fernando has caught the eye of everyone with his impressive performances in a short time in Sri Lanka. He will look to continue his good showing with the bat and seal a permanent place in the Sri Lankan top order.

Dasun Shanaka – Dasun Shanaka is a pace-bowling all-rounder who can give you wickets and can play the big hits with ease. He scored a quickfire 14-ball 30 and took 3 wickets in the last ODI match against Bangladesh to lead his team to victory.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI:

Lahiru Thirumanne (c), Avishka Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Isuru Udana, Dasun Shanaka, Wanidu Hathurasinghe, Lakshan Sandakan, Danushka Gunathilaka

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The weather looks a bit cloudy and gloomy with chances of intermittent rain on the match day as per weather forecasters.

Venue Details

Karachi Ground is known to have good batting pitch with an average score in the range of 270-280 runs. Pace bowlers may enjoy bowling here with the new ball.

Toss: To Bowl

Chasing is the best option as this a new pitch and international match is played here after a very long time.

Winning Prediction

Pakistan team peaked in the second half of ICC world Cup and they have a good playing XI with vast experience in the ODIs. Sri Lanka has been struggling in ODI format for a very long time and they will be further affected by the missing players. We expect Pakistan to win this match.

Pakistan will win the match in their home tour!

Author: Dhinesh Kumar