ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka | Match Preview

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Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka Match Preview

The 11th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Friday, 7th June.

Pakistan after losing their opening match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 against the Windies in Nottingham, not many would have given Pakistan a chance to roll over like England. However, their batting clicked as a unit after which their bowlers, guided the team to victory.

On the other hand, while Sri Lanka suffered a one-sided 10-wicket defeat against New Zealand in their first match on ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament. Srilanka is also coming off a victory against Afghanistan by 34 runs (DLS method).

Venue

The 11th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will begin at 03:00 pm IST  at the Bristol County Ground on Friday.

Squads

Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (Captain, Wicket Keeper), Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Imam-ul-Haq, Hasan Ali, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain,  Imad Wasim, Haris Sohail,  Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Asif Ali, Babar Azam.

Sri Lanka:  Avishka Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne (Captain), Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis (Wicket Keeper), Kusal Perera (Wicket Keeper), Nuwan Pradeep, Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Thirimanne.

Key Players of the match

Pakistan: Babar Azam determined No.3 batsman boasts a healthy ODI record against Sri Lanka, averaging 58.33, with 2 centuries in 8 games. A 50 against England meant that Azam’s last four ODI scores read 115, 80, 22 and 63.

Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera, with the middle-order still experiencing patchy form. The onus will be on Perera to provide another strong start against Afghanistan. Perera looked at ease, cutting and pulling in his trademark style, as he shared a 92-run opening stand with Dimuth Karunaratne.

Live Telecast

The live TV broadcast of ICC World Cup 2019 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be available on Star Sports 1HD, Star Sports, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD Hindi,  Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu and Star Sports 1 Bangla.

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