Pakistan vs Sri Lanka toss today: The series will see cricket returning to the National Stadium in Karachi after a decade.
During the first ODI of the ongoing Sri Lanka’s tour of Pakistan in Karachi, the toss has been delayed citing incessant rain in the city since the last few days. Originally slated to begin at 3:30 PM (IST), the match is yet to see any development.
While it is still drizzling in Karachi, the match will take another two hours to begin from hereon provided it stops raining. It is also reported that there are wet patched on the ground which will need extra efforts to let the match start.
Given the importance of the match, a washed out fixture would be the last thing which the Pakistani cricketers or fans would want to see. It is for the first time in a decade that international cricket is being played in any other venue outside of Lahore in Pakistan.
With all the three ODIs slated to be played in Karachi in the next week, fans would be desperately praying that the weather remains clear throughout the day.
Pakistan Predicted Playing XI – 1) Fakhar Zaman 2) Imam-ul-Haq 3) Babar Azam 4) Haris Sohail 5) Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk) 6) Iftikhar Ahmed 7) Imad Wasim 8) Shadab Khan 9) Mohammad Amir 10) Mohammad Hasnain 11) Wahab Riaz
Sri Lanka Predicted Playing XI – 1) Avishka Fernando 2) Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk) 3) Oshada Fernando 4) Lahiru Thirimanne (c) 5) Danushka Gunathilaka 6) Shehan Jayasuriya 7) Dasun Shanaka 8) Isuru Udana 9) Wanindu Hasaranga 10) Nuwan Pradeep 11) Kasun Rajitha
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka toss today – Twitter reactions till now:
#pakvssl Bit of an anticlimax here in Karachi with rain bucketing relentlessly flooding the out field. I am afraid it ain’t looking good at this stage.
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) September 27, 2019
Today is a Big Day for the Pakistani cricket fans. I request you all to show your support towards the game and let the world know that Pakistan is a safe place to play cricket. Also Best wishes to @captainmisbahpk, start of a new chapter of his cricketing career. #PakVsSL pic.twitter.com/bg5ouZuoP0
— Saeed Ajmal (@REALsaeedajmal) September 27, 2019
— ICC (@ICC) September 27, 2019
Sarfaraz Ahmed “when it rains, water comes down” 😝 pic.twitter.com/lvnc5CHImz
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) September 26, 2019
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