ICC World Cup 2019:Sri Lanka vs Pakistan preview and playing XI

Week ago both Pakistan and Sri Lanka was starving to get atleast one win in the table after loosing almost 10 plus consecutive matches.But just after 2 matches into the World Cup,these 2 asian giants have been able to get their names on the points table as they always do in big ICC Tournaments.

Both teams are coming into the game with winning momentum and you can never write them off whe it comes to Winning a World Cup.

Pakistan came back to the tournament with their great batting performance and Sri Lanka came back with their great Pace attack lead by Malinga and Nuwan Pradeep.

Going into the match Sri Lanka will be revealed as this pitch looks better for batting compared to the green pitches they got previously.

Average score here is better here in 1 st inning as it is 243 and second inning average is just 216.It indicates batting first and giving some score board pressure to opponent is not a bad decision at all.

Rain is expected and it can be a shortened game as it was between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.

Pakistan might go with the same playing XI and Sri Lanka will most probably need their all rounder Jeewan Mendis to bat at number 7 with his Leg spinning option which will give more assuarance to the team.

Probable playing XI is as follows:

SRI LANKA

1.Dimuth Karunaratne (c)
2.Kusal Perera (wk)
3.Lahiru Thirimanne
4.Kusal Mendis
5.Angelo Mathews
6.Dhananjaya de Silva
7.Jeevan Mendis
8.Thisara Perera
9.Isuru Udana
10.Nuwan Pradeep
11.Lasith Malinga

PAKISTAN

1.Imam-ul-Haq
2.Fakhar Zaman
3.Babar Azam
4.Mohammad Hafeez
5.Sarfaraz Ahmed (c&wk)
6.Shoaib Malik
7.Asif Ali
8.Shadab Khan
9.Wahab Riaz
10.Hasan Ali
11.Mohammad Amir

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