As a result, of incessant rains, the first game of the series of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka was called off. The second game of the series was scheduled to take place on Sunday but terrible weather conditions meant that the game has been rescheduled to Monday. Both set of players will be itching to get back on the field and hope to get a full game of cricket after that disappointing washout.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
30th September 2019
3:30 PM IST
National Stadium, Karachi
Mostly Sunny conditions with few chances of rain showers and temperature ranging around 31 degree Celsius expected during the game.
It will be a favorable batting surface with plenty of runs on offer for the batsmen. Thus, a high scoring contest could be on the cards.
No major injury concerns reported.
Probable Playing XI:
Babar Azam is their most potent threat in the batting department while Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman are able support cast. Mohammad Amir will make an impact with the new ball and should pick up a wicket or two in this match.
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
Due to security concerns, a number of Lankan players decided against joining their team on this tour. In their absence, the likes of Aviksha Fernando and skipper Lahiru Thirimanne will have to step up to the plate with the willow in hand whilst Isuru Udana is expected to handle the bowling duties.
Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Oshada Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne (C), Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lahiru Kumara, Nuwan Pradeep, Lakshan Sandakan
Babar Azam and Aviksha Fernando are must picks as the pair are due for a big score. Imam-ul-Haq would be another credible pick whilst Wahab Riaz and Shadab Khan are expected to be among the wickets.
1: Babar Azam
2: Aviskha Fernando
S Ahmed, Points: 46-48, Grade: A
A Fernando, Points: 74-76, Grade: A
B Azam, Points: 88-90, Grade: A
Imam-ul-Haq, Points: 70-72, Grade: A
I Wasim, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
D Shanaka, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
S Jayasuriya, Points: 44-46, Grade: A
M Amir, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
S Khan, Points: 64-66, Grade: A
W Riaz, Points: 60-62, Grade: A
L Sandakan, Points: 40-42, Grade: A