Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, 05th October at 07:00 PM IST
Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore will be hosting the T20I series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The first T20 is scheduled to take place at 07:00 PM IST.
It was a disappointing start for Sri Lanka in this tour as they lost the three-match ODI series 0-2. Their task will get even tougher when they face the hosts in the shortest format of the game who are currently ranked number one in the world.
What destiny prevails for a depleted Sri Lankan side? We will find the answers when the two teams will take the field tomorrow, i.e. 05th of October.
Sri Lanka won: 00
Pakistan won: 05
It has been a happy hunting ground for the stroke-makers and this could be considered by the fact that the lowest score here in T20Is is 172 runs. A flurry of runs is expected.
Batting first won- 03
Batting second won- 03
Avg score batting first: 180
Highest Score: Pakistan 197/5
Lowest Score: Zimbabwe 172/10
Dasun Shanaka (c), Oshada Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Minod Bhanuka, Angelo Perera, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Wanindu Hasaranga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Avishka Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara.
Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Babar Azam, Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Usman Shinwari, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan.
Pakistan Playing 11-
Sarfraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Asif Ali/Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Imad Wasim, Iftikhar Ahmed/Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan, Shadab Khan.
Sri Lanka Playing 11-
S Samarawickrama, Avishka Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Isuru Udana, Lahiru Kumara/Lakshan Sandakan.
Fantasy picks from Sri Lanka-
Opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has played 16 T20Is and has scored 341 runs at a strike rate of 124.54.
Skipper Dasun Shanaka will be instrumental with both bat and ball in this series. With the bat, he has amassed 360 runs from 30 innings striking at 114.28 and has also scalped 9 wickets.
Isuru Udana has the ability to hit the ball long batting down the order. From just 16 T20I innings he has managed 203 runs with the best score of 84*. He also has 18 wickets to his name.
Fantasy picks from Pakistan
The number one T20I batsman in the World Babar Azam will be a big threat for the Lankan bowlers. He has got scores of 65, 23, 90, 38 and 79 in his last 5 innings.
Opening batsman Fakhar Zaman has amassed 748 runs from 29 T20I innings at a strike rate of 138.51.
All-rounder Imad Wasim will be very handy with the ball as he has taken 39 wickets from 35 matches with his best figures being 5 for 14.
The returning Umar Akmal has an experience of 82 T20Is and from 77 innings he has amassed 1690 runs which include 8 scores of fifty plus.
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Disclaimer: Management can take late decisions depending on the match situation. The fantasy teams which we have produced here of SL vs PAK Dream11 is best of our interest and depending on the credit scores of the players.