Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka: First T20I Preview
Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka: First T20I Preview

Match details:

Series/tournament name: Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Date: October 5, 2019

Time: 7:00 p.m. IST

Match Preview:

Pakistan will face Sri Lanka in the first T20 International of the three-match series at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on Saturday. The home side will enter the contest as firm favourites after clinching the recently-concluded three-match ODI series with a 2-0 score line. In the previous five meetings between both teams in the 20-over format, it is clear advantage for the Men in Green who have won on each of the previous five occasions.

Weather report:

The weather is expected to stay fine throughout the day and therefore, the match should take place as per schedule.

Pitch report:

Gaddafi Stadium is famous for its batting-friendly pitch as an average first innings score at the venue in a T20I is 180. Therefore, fans should expect a lot of runs on Saturday as well.

Injuries and replacements:

No known injuries yet.

Probable Playing XI:

Pakistan:

In the batting department, the home side will be relying on the likes of opener Fakhar Zaman, in-form Babar Azam and Haris Sohail to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hasnain and Mohammad Amir to produce timely breakthroughs.

Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed (C & WK), Umar Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad

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Azeem Siddiqui
Passionate sports follower in the field of sports journalism for more than five years. Loves writing about cricket, football, and tennis.
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