Pakistan suffered a huge set back in what is their preferred format on Saturday. Against a second-string Sri Lankan side, Pakistan succumbed to a huge defeat with the second T20 holding lot of value for either side on Monday. While a series win on the line for the tourists, Dasun Shanaka and his men should be motivated to deal another killer blow although the Pakistan side will be on its toes. Nevertheless, the home side are still the favourites for this game with the world’s top-ranked T20 batsman, Babar Azam turning out for them at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.
Sri Lanka Tour of Pakistan 2019 – 2nd T20
Date: Monday, 7th October 2019
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Venue T20 International Numbers:
Total Matches Played: 7
Batting First Won: 4
Batting Second Won: 3
Avg. 1st Inning Score: 178
Highest Score: Pakistan 197/5
Lowest Score: Pakistan 101/10
Head to Head (Last 5 Matches):
Sri Lanka: 1
Lahore did produce a competitive wicket in the previous game and should be no different on Monday. While the powerplay overs are going to be crucial for either side, the spinners should get some turn as the game progresses. Chasing is still the preferred option with 160-170 being par on this surface.
The weather forecast is promising with little or no chance of rain playing spoilsport.
SL vs PAK Team News:
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Pakistan Team News:
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SL vs PAK Full Squads:
Sri Lanka Squad:
Dasun Shanaka (C), Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Danushka Gunathilaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Angelo Perera, Lahiru Madushanka, Isuru Udana, Sadeera Samawickrama, Minod Bhanuka, Wanidu Hasaranga, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha and Lahiru Kumara
Sarfaraz Ahmed (C), Babar Azam, Ahmed Shahzad, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Asif Ali, Umar Akmal, Imad Wasim, Mohd Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Mohd Amir, Mohd Hasnain, Usman Shinwari and Wahab Riaz
SL vs PAK Playing 11 (Expected):
Sri Lanka Playing 11:
Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shehan Jayasuriya, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Minod Bhanuka (wk), Kasun Rajitha, Wanindu Hasaranga, Avishka Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan
Pakistan Playing 11:
Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Amir, Umar Akmal, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Hasnain