Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, free match prediction 30 Sep 2019

30 Sep 2019 | 15:30 | National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan
305/7 in 50.0 6.10 winner
238/10 in 46.5 5.08

Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka betting odds

PAK

1.08

SRL

6.35

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by 67 runs

Will International Cricket return to Pakistan finally?

  • 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
  • Pakistan has won their last 4 matches on a trot in the ODIs (2019 WC)
  • Ironically, this is the first ODI match to be cancelled due to rain in the Karachi

Pakistan will win the match and improve their unbeaten streak over Sri Lanka!

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

Match Preview

Pakistan considers this series as their milestone series which will pave way for the return of international cricket to their home town. Rain played spoilsport in the first ODI match and eventually the second ODI match was postponed by a day to ensure the ground conditions are good for play.

Sri Lanka is the first full-member team to play bilateral series in Pakistan after the 2009 terror attacks on Sri Lankan team. Sri Lanka will miss a host of players who were unavailable to this series due to security reasons and they are lead by Lahiru Thirumanne in the ODIs.

Pakistan team will be eager to put on a brilliant show 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 and 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 are 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 Hasna 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 has caught the eye of cricketing world with his classy batting style. He has scored 474 runs at a strike rate of 88 and an average of 68 in the last 8 ODI matches he played.
Mohammed Amir – Amir had excellent returns in the CWC2019 with 17 wickets at an economy rate of 4.9 RPO. He troubled the batsmen consistently with his line, length, and ability to swing.

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

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Usman Khan, Mohammad Amir, SI Wasim, Babar Azam, F Zaman, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz

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 quite a few 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 is an exciting young talent who can score runs with ease at the top. He has scored 298 runs at an average of 42 and strike rate of 101 since his return to ODIs in the CWC2019.
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 quick fire 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

Sri Lanka Actual Playing XI:

Lahiru Kumara, Avishka Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Wanidu Hasaranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Isuru Udana, Oshada Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The weather forecast predicts the match day to be sunny and bright as the monsoon rains have passed by in the last week.

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 and improve their unbeaten streak over Sri Lanka!

Author: Dhinesh Kumar