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PAK vs SL Today Match Prediction | Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I

By Chaitanya Laxman

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.

Betting Odds for PAK vs SL, 1st T20I

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

Predicted XIs for PAK vs SL 1st T20I at Lahore

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

Sri Lanka, on the other hand, don’t have much experience in the squad but as Jayasuriya showed in the ODI series, they can surely compete at the highest level.

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.

Match details

When: 05 October at 07:00 PM IST

Where: Gaddafi stadium, Lahore

Live Streaming / TV Info: Sony Six HD and Sony Six. Live Streaming on Sony LIV App

Chaitanya Laxman

Smitten by cricket, green mountains, and written words, Chaitanya is engrossed with cricket stats and analysis. But cricket commentary is what he savors the most.