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Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, SL vs PAK, Today Match Prediction

Galle International Cricket Stadium, Galle , Sri Lanka

360/8 in 91.5

3.92 Star

261/10 in 77.0

3.39
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Toss Winner - Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat first

Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 246 runs

Sri Lanka eye comeback win against spirited Pakistan

  • In first Test, Pakistan pulled off a historic win over Sri Lanka at Galle
  • Abdullah Shafique and Babar Azam were standout performers for Pakistan in the opening game of the series.
  • Dinesh Chandimal, Prabath Jayasuriya and Oshada Fernando put in credible performances for Sri Lanka.

Therefore, the prediction is for the Green Caps to secure a win and clinch the series as well.

Tournament: Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2022 | Format: TEST | Venue: Galle International Cricket Stadium, Galle , Sri Lanka | Toss: To Bowl

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Sri Lanka will face Pakistan in the second Test at the Galle International Stadium, starting on Sunday, July 24. The visitors have a 1-0 lead in the series after winning the first fixture by four wickets at the same venue.

Sri Lanka will enter the second contest as slight underdogs after suffering a shocking defeat in the first Test.The defeat itself was not that surprising but it was how the match ended which would’ve left the home team rather disappointed, to say the least.

After registering an incredible win in the series opener, Pakistan will enter the second contest as favourites. The team management will be hoping to see the players continue producing a similar kind of performance in the second Test as well to ensure a series win.

Sri Lanka Preview

The most discouraging thing for the hosts will be the fact that other than left-arm spinner Prabath Jayasuriya, no other bowler managed to get the kind of assist which was on offer on a spin-friendly track.

Therefore, the management would be hoping for a much better display in the match starting from Sunday to ensure a positive result.

In terms of the batting department, the Islanders will be heavily relying on captain Dimuth Karunaratne, in-form Dinesh Chandimal, veteran Angelo Mathews, experienced Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva and wicketkeeper-batter Niroshan Dickwella to score the bulk of the runs and give the bowlers something to bowl with.

In the bowling department, the home team will have at least one change with mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana being already ruled out because of an injury.

In his absence, the home team will be relying on the likes of Jayasuriya, De Silva, Ramesh Mendis and Kasun Rajitha to restrict the home team’s batting lineup.

Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI:

Oshada Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Ramesh Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana, Prabath Jayasuriya, Kasun Rajitha

Sri Lanka Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
D Chandimal
76
115
10
1
66.09
M Theekshana
38
65
4
1
58.46
O Fernando
35
49
5
0
71.43
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
P Jayasuriya
39.0
10
82
5
2.1
R Mendis
13.0
2
18
2
1.38
M Theekshana
25.5
6
68
2
2.63

Sri Lanka Actual Playing XI:

Niroshan Dickwella, Dunith Wellalage, Dhananjaya de Silva, Asitha Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal, Oshada Fernando, Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne, Ramesh Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Prabath Jayasuriya

Pakistan Preview

Despite the win, there are some changes expected in the visitors’ playing eleven. Star pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi has already been ruled out of the match because of a knee injury.

There is also debate about whether Pakistan went in with the correct team combination which means that Afridi might be replaced by either Fawad Alam or Saud Shakeel to strengthen the middle-order.

There is also question marks on the place of veteran batter Azhar Ali who had two more disappointing outing with the bat in the first Test and pacer Hasan Ali who once again looked rather mediocre.

In the batting department, the Green Caps will be heavily relying on in-form captain Babar Azam, first Test player of the match Abdullah Shafique, opener Imam-ul-Haq and wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan to score the bulk of the runs.

In the bowling department, the onus will be on the likes of pacer Naseem Shah along with the spin duo of Yasir Shah and Mohammad Nawaz to claim timely breakthroughs.

Pakistan Predicted Playing XI:

Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Agha Salman/Fawad Alamwea, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi/ Nauman Ali, Naseem Shah

Pakistan Key Players From Previous Game Of Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2022

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
B Azam
119
244
11
2
48.77
M Rizwan
19
35
3
0
54.29
H Ali
17
21
0
2
80.95
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
S Afridi
14.1
3
58
4
4.09
Y Shah
21.0
4
66
2
3.14
H Ali
12.0
2
23
2
1.92

Pakistan Actual Playing XI:

Salman Ali Agha, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam, Nauman Ali, Hasan Ali, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Abdullah Shafique, Fawad Alam, Imam-ul-Haq

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
26
0 mm.
7.1 k/h
From: WNW
100%
03h
27
0.38 mm.
6.1 k/h
From: WNW
80%
06h
27
0.47 mm.
6.58 k/h
From: W
83%
09h
27
0.45 mm.
7.41 k/h
From: WNW
93%
12h
27
0.13 mm.
6.45 k/h
From: WNW
100%
15h
26
0 mm.
5.43 k/h
From: WNW
98%
18h
26
0 mm.
5.61 k/h
From: WNW
99%
21h
26
0 mm.
7.04 k/h
From: WNW
100%

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared at Galle is going to be good for batting with some assistance from the quick bowlers.The weather forecast for the game is far from ideal as the rain is expected during the course of the Test match.

Venue Details

Galle International Cricket Stadium in Galle is going to host the second and final game of the Test series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The Green Shirts won the opening game of the Test series

Toss: To Bowl

Both the teams will be keen to win the toss, bowl first and restrict the opposition to less than 300 runs. The average first innings score at Galle was around 300 runs.

After a nail-biting contest in the first Test, it is extremely hard to predict an outright winner but looking at the team combination, it seems that Pakistan still have a more balanced squad compared to Sri Lanka, where there is an overreliance on the batting department.

Therefore, the prediction is for the Green Caps to secure a win and clinch the series as well.

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Author: Shoaib Z.