SL vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction: The Sports Rush present before you the Best Predicted Dream11 team for the historic ODI.
The first ODI of the imminent Sri Lanka’s tour of Pakistan will be played in Karachi tomorrow. The fact that a top-ranked team is visiting Pakistan for a two-format series to be played across two venues has it in it to follow this series.
Co-incidentally, it was Sri Lanka who last played in Pakistan for a full tour way back in 2009. The island nation agreeing to visit Pakistan a decade later will go down as one of the most generous cricketing gestures in international cricket.
Apart from cricket returning to their nation, Pakistan will also commence their journey under new coach and selector Misbah-ul-Haq. The buzz around the former captain handling affairs in the manner that he is expected to yield favourable results for the Pakistani team.
SL vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction
With 10 Sri Lankan players including captain Dimuth Karunaratne withdrawing from the tour citing security reasons, Sri Lanka will to once again bother about their playing combination. Considering how often they’ve changed combinations in the recent times, this facet of the game has become a daunting task for them.
Barring a change or two in the middle-order, Pakistan look set to play a similar squad which they played during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Probable Playing XI
Sri Lanka squad
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
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
History will be made on Friday when Karachi will host the first ODI series since January 2009. I request all cricket fans to be part of history so that they can tell the next generation that they were at the National Stadium when an international series was played. pic.twitter.com/YYifMYswvj
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) September 25, 2019
Sri Lanka – Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Oshada Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne
Pakistan – Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail
Sri Lanka – Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana
Pakistan – Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim
Sri Lanka – Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha
Pakistan – Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz
Pitch conditions and Toss Prediction
Constant rain in Karachi is highly likely to assist the bowlers especially the pacers tomorrow. Don’t be surprised if you see the match getting affected by rain.
With the National Stadium hosting an ODI after a decade, one can’t say much about how exactly the pitch will behave. Considering the weather, the captain winning the toss might elect to field first to both use the bowler-friendly conditions and have a clear judgement of what to chase if the DLS Method comes into play.
Wicket-keepers for SL vs PAK Dream11
My only wicket-keeper batsman for this match is Sri Lanka’s Sadeera Samarawickrama. The 24-year old right-hand batsman had last played an ODI against England at home nearly 11 months ago. The primary reason behind picking him is him expected to either open the batting or at least bat in the top-order for Sri Lanka.
— Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) September 26, 2019
Batsmen for SL vs PAK Dream11
There is no hiding to the fact that Sri Lanka batsman Avishka Fernando has showed promise in his limited international career so far. Having scored a century and a couple of half-centuries in 13 ODIs, Fernando should earn a handsome amount of points for you.
Pakistan opening batsman Fakhar Zaman is my second specialist batsman for this match. Coming on the back of a below par World Cup, Zaman is due to score runs at the highest level now.
Ignoring batsman Babar Azam for a Dream11 fantasy squad would be nothing but outright silly. Hence, don’t commit that error. Apart from Azam, I have also selected Pakistan middle-order batsman Haris Sohail who has been successfully belting runs in ODIs in the last year or so.
All-rounders for SL vs PAK Dream11
Sri Lanka all-rounder Dasun Shanaka is my only all-rounder for this match. Slated to bat down the order, Shanaka has it in him to hit some fierce blows to fetch you some quick points. Any wicket which he takes will be like bonus points for you all.
Bowlers for SL vs PAK Dream11
Much like Shanaka, Sri Lanka pacer Isuru Udana also possesses similar abilities. Apart from shining with the ball, the 31-year old cricketer can also hit some big shots down the order. The experience of Nuwan Pradeep should aid him in being among the wickets alongside Udana.
All three of Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Hasnain will play their first ODI at home tomorrow. With Amir and Riaz likely to bowl in the death overs as well, they are likely to dismiss the opposition batsmen and win points for you.
Just in case Pakistan don’t play Hasnain, be alert during the toss and make the change accordingly.
1) In eight ODIs against Sri Lanka, Babar Azam has scored 350 runs at an average of 58.33 including two centuries and a half-century.
2) Since the start of 2018, Haris Sohail has scored 744 runs in 17 ODIs at an average of 49.60 and a strike rate of 86.21 including two centuries and five half-centuries.
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All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.