In the 11th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Pakistan will clash against the struggling team of Sri Lanka at the County Ground in Bristol on 7th June. Pakistan had never lost a game to Sri Lanka in World Cup history. PAK vs SL match preview.
Pakistan had the bad start to their World Cup campaign where they lost to West Indies in the opening game. But the way Pakistan bounced back against mighty England in the second game must have given them the required confidence. Pakistan was brilliant with the bat and outstanding in the bowling. Pakistan scored the highest team total in the World Cup history 348. Now, Pakistan will have great opportunity to continue the winning streak when they take on Sri Lanka tomorrow.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, came here with no hopes from this world cup. They lost their opening game against NZ by 10 wickets and struggled against Afghanistan but finally registered their first win of the tournament in the rain-affected match thanks to exceptional bowling from Nuwan Pradeep and Lasith Malinga. At one time, SL were 143/1 but then we witnessed one of the greatest collapses in the World Cup and they were 180/8. Afghanistan was about to shock the SL but somehow SL snatched the victory from the hands of Afghanistan team. SL will have a huge task to accomplish when they will face the in-form Pakistani team. However, a win over a strong Pakistani team will boost the confidence level of the Sri Lankan team.
Let’s look at the probable playing 11 and best dream11 picks ahead of the PAK vs SL match.
PAK vs SL probable playing XI: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2019 – 7th June 2019
We witnessed a brilliant performance from the Pakistani team in the last game against England. They are likely to go with the same playing 11.
PAK playing 11 today: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfaraz Ahmad (c & wk), Wahab Riaz, Sadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir.
Also, Bench: Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim
Finally, SL had something to be happy about against Afghanistan in their previous encounter. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne is very unlikely to make any changes in the winning playing 11.
SL playing 11 today: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Kusal Perera (wk), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Ishuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep.
Also, Bench: Avishka Fernando, Milinda Siriwardana, Jeevan Mendis, Jeffrey Vandersay.
World Cup Head to Head Statistics
PAK vs SL rivalry has taken place 7 times in world cup so far. Out of these, PAK has won all the 7 games and Sri Lanka could not win any of these and it is very likely that Pakistan will make it 8-0.
ICC World Cup 2019: Best Dream11 picks for PAK vs SL match – Dream11 points
Kusal Perera – Wicket-Keeper Batsman (SL)
Dream11 points – 69.5 points
Babar Azam – Batsman (PAK)
Dream11 points – 56.5 points
Mohammad Hafeez – All-rounder (PAK)
Dream11 points – 83 points
Mohammad Amir – Bowler (PAK)
Dream11 points – 66.5 points
Nuwan Pradeep – Bowler (SL)
Dream11 points – 56 points
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Dream 11 Team no. 1
PAK vs SL dream11 team today: Kusal Perera, Sarfaraz Ahmad, Dimuth Karunaratne, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Hafeez (vc), Shoaib Malik, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Dream 11 Team no. 2
PAK vs SL dream11 team today: Kusal Perera, Sarfaraz Ahmad, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Thisara Perera (vc), Nuwan Pradeep, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir.
What is the timing of the match?
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka fixture will start at 3:00 pm IST.
Where can I watch ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 live on TV?
The match will broadcast on Star Sports Network in both standards as well as in HD format and in different languages including English & Hindi.