The top-ranked T20I side in the world, Pakistan would look to consolidate their position on ICC T20I Team Rankings when they meet Sri Lanka in first of the three-match Twenty 20 series at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Pakistan are likely to welcome Umar Akmal back in the ranks in the absence of regular opener Imam ul Haq. Babar Azam is likely to partner Fakhar Azam at the top of the batting order.
With Wahab Riaz looking out of sorts in the ODI series, Mohammad Hasnain can get a chance.
PAK Predicted XI
Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Umar Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz/Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Amir, Usman Shinwari
Sri Lanka are likely to welcome back their T20 specialist bowler, Isuru Udana.
Kasun Rajitha is another who can make the cut after Lahiru Kumara failed to impress in the 50-over format.
SL Predicted XI
Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Angelo Perera, 5 Minod Bhanuka (wk), Dasun Shanaka (c), Lahiru Madushanka, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kasun Rajitha/Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Pradeep
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I Match Details
When: Saturday, October 5 at 7:00 PM IST
Where: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore