After dominating the visitors in the ODI series, Pakistan will be eager to evaluate the same performance in the T20I series. Sri Lanka showed signs of resistance in the ODI series but they lacked the knock-out punch.
In the shorter format, Sri Lanka will hope their players up the ante and create a contest.
betway: Pakistan– 1.29, Sri Lanka– 3.50
bet365: Pakistan – 1.25, Sri Lanka – 4.00
Top Pakistan batsmen – Babar Azam, Asif Ali
Top Sri Lanka batsmen – Avishka Fernando, Isuru Udana
Top Pakistan bowlers– Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan
Top Sri Lanka bowlers – Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan
The presence of Umar Akmal will bolster Pakistan’s middle-order while Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman offer strength at the top. Shinwari was terrific in the ODI series so Pakistan will not experiment much for the first game.
PAK Playing 11: Fakhar Zaman, Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Usman Shinwari
SL Playing 11: Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Oshada Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan.
When: 05 October at 07:00 PM IST
Where: Gaddafi stadium, Lahore
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