After facing many ups and downs in their last cricketing tour against Black Caps, Sri Lanka is now all set to bounce back in their next One Day International series against Pakistan starting on September 27th. In the captaincy of star player Upul Tharanga, Lankans will give their best at National Stadium in Karachi. On the other hand, Pakistan is also looking forward to dominate the visitors in front of their home crowd.
Sarfraz Ahmed-led squad has roped in many talented cricketers like Shadab Khan, Rumman Raees and Fahim Ashraf to make a strong squad against Lankans. When on one side Fakhar Zaman is ready with his explosive batting skills and jaw-dropping sixers, Shaheen Shah Afridi on the other is prepared with his destructive bowling spells. It will be interesting to see whether the hosts will be able to win the upcoming series successfully or visitors will grab the title.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka ODI Schedule
- 1st ODI, Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: September 27th, National Stadium, Karachi, 3:30 pm (IST)/10:00 am (GMT)
- 2nd ODI, Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: September 29th, National Stadium, Karachi, 3:30 pm (IST)/10:00 am (GMT)
- 3rd ODI, Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: October 3rd, National Stadium, Karachi, 3:30 pm (IST)/10:00 am (GMT)
Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka have played 153 matches so far in One Day International format. Out of these 153 games, Pakistan has won 90 encounters so far while Lankans came out with only 58 victories in the ODI clashes. One match had been tied between the two while the rest of the four matches got no results.
The live broadcasting of the 1st One Day International clash between two traditional rivals Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be available on Sony Six network in India. The Indian cricket fans can watch the worth-watching battle of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka on Sony Six, Sony Six HD from 3:30 pm. The online live streaming of the upcoming three-match ODI series will be available on Sony Liv application and Sony Live.com.
Probable playing XI
Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed (captain and wicket-keeper), Imad Wasim, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, and Junaid Khan
Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella, (wicket-keeper), Upul Tharanga (captain), Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Milinda Siriwardana, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Akila Dananjaya, Vishwa Fernando, and Dushmantha Chameera
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Sarfraz Ahmed(wicket-keeper & captain), Haris Sohail, Junaid Khan, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Imam-ul-Haq, Rumman Raees, Usman Khan, and Fahim Ashraf
Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga(captain), Niroshan Dickwella (wicket-keeper), Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Chamara Kapugedera, Thisara Perera, S Prasanna, Akila Dananjaya, Vishwa Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Gamage, Kusal Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Milinda Siriwardana, and Seekkuge Prasanna