Cricket returns to Pakistan amid safety and security concerns with the hosts welcoming Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI of the three-match series at National Stadium in Karachi on Friday.
The Islander contingent have arrived with a depleted side after 10 of their regular have refused to travel. The Lankans would look to take this opportunity to test fringe players keeping in mind World T20 next year.
For Pakistan, the fixture marks the start of Misbah era besides cricket returning home after 2015. The chief selector-cum-coach Misbah has avoided major changes after a dismal World Cup 2019 campaign, taking a cautious approach for the overhaul.
bet365: Pakistan– 1/4, Sri Lanka– 3
skybet: Pakistan – 2/9, Sri Lanka – 7/2
betfair: Pakistan – 1/5, Sri Lanka – 7/2
The books are predicting Pakistan’s WIN.
Top Pakistan batsmen – Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq
Top Sri Lanka batsmen – Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne
Top Pakistan bowlers – Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz
Top Sri Lanka bowlers – Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep
PAK Playing 11: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK) Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain.
SL Playing 11: Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne (C), Oshada Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lahiru Kumara/Kasun Rajitha, Nuwan Pradeep, Lakshan Sandakan.
1st ODI PAK vs SL Team Prediction, SL vs PAK Today Match Preview, Who will win, PAK Predicted XI, SL Predicted XI 27 September
When: 27 September at 3: 30 PM IST
Where: National Stadium, Karachi
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