1st T20I: PAK vs SL Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Team And Preview


Match Details

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
5th October 2019, 7:00 PM IST
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore


Pakistan and Sri Lanka face off against one another, this time in the T20 format at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. While the Sri Lankans still possess a second string, the inclusions of Ahmed Shahzad and Umar Akmal after a long while had added spice into the series. After a series win in the ODI format, Pakistan will be expected to continue in the same manner in the shortest format as well although Sri Lanka shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Pitch Report

The pitch generally favours the batsmen although there is something in it for both the spinners and the pacers. As the game progresses, spinners will have a greater say with 160-170 being competitive on this surface.

Weather Report

The weather is all clear for this game with no chance of rain on the forecast. There should be some extra help from the bowlers given the conditions at the ground.

Injuries: No injuries are reported from either side

Probable Playing XI


Pakistan will be the favourites for this game with Babar Azam in their ranks. The Pakistan vice-captain scored over 500 runs in the recently concluded T20 Blast and looks in good touch as well. Ahmed Shahzad could remain on the bench with Asif Ali slated to play in the middle order. Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan will hold responsibility in the bowling department while Mohd Amir remains the key with the new ball.
Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Umar Akmal, Haris Sohail, Asif Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohd Amir and Wahab Riaz.


Sri Lanka plays under a new captain in Dasun Shanaka, who had a decent ODI series against Pakistan earlier in the week. While Danushka Gunathilaka will open the batting once again, Sadeera Samawickrama should return to the side to bat alongside him. This pushes Avishka Fernando down the order with the likes of Bhanuka and Shehan Jayasuriya following him. Isuru Udana and Wanidu Hasaranga are their best bets with the ball in hand and will be crucial to their fortunes come Saturday.
Sadeera Samawickrama, Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanidu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep and Kasun Rajitha

Top Picks:

Babar Azam’s form coming into this game is exemplary which makes him a must-have in the side along with Fakhar Zaman and Avishka Fernando. Sri Lankan batsman, Danushka Gunathilaka scored a hundred in the ODI format and warranties a place in the side as well. While Sadeera Samawickrama is the preferred wicket-keeper in the side, three all-rounder in Shanaka, Hasaranga and Wasim are also picked. All eyes will be on Shadab Khan, with the leggie being trusted to ball the tough overs by Sarfaraz Ahmed throughout his career.

Captaincy Options:

1. Babar Azam
2. Shadab Khan
3. Dasun Shanaka

Dream11 Team:


Sadeera Samarawickrama, Points: 32-34, Grade: A

Fakhar Zaman, Points: 38-40, Grade: A

Babar Azam, Points: 90-92, Grade: A+

Shadab Khan, Points: 90-92, Grade: A+

Danushka Gunathilaka, Points: 70-72, Grade: A

Avishka Fernando, Points: 50-52, Grade: B

Dasun Shanaka, Points: 64-66, Grade: A

Imad Wasim, Points: 48-50, Grade: A

Wanidu Hasaranga, Points: 55-57, Grade: A

Isuru Udana, Points: 66-68, Grade: A

Mohd Amir, Points: 54-56, Grade: A


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