Pakistan and Sri Lanka will play match 8 eighth of the Cricket World Cup 2023 at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium in Hyderabad. Pakistan, since arriving in India, have played both their warm-up matches and their opening match at this venue, and would be well-versed with the ground’s playing conditions by now. That is an advantage they will take to look when they play Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
Pakistan won their opening match against associate nation Netherlands. However, their batting performance was not what most would have expected against a much lower-ranked team. By the ninth over, they had lost three wickets for 38 runs. If not for a match-changing partnership between Saud Shakeel (68) and Mohammed Rizwan (68), Pakistan would not have been able to cross the 286 runs which they scored before being bowled out in 49 overs.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, were at the receiving end of the highest team total in World Cup history – 428 by South Africa. While the Sri Lankan bowlers had one of their worst days at the office, the batsmen did their best to get as close to the target to avoid a big-margin loss. They eventually finished on 326, losing the game by 102 runs. Charith Asalanka (79), Kusal Mendis (76) and Dasun Shanaka (68) put up a good fight.
Ahead of the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, here is everything you need to know.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Injury Update
Both teams do not have any new injuries concerns. For Sri Lanka, Maheesha Theekshana has recovered from injury and is fit to play this match.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Predicted XI
Pakistan Playing XI
Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Iftikhar-Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Salman Ali Agha, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Usama Mir.
Sri Lanka Playing XI
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (wicket-keeper), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana, and Matheesha Pathirana.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Match Details
Match: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
Date & Time: October 10, 2.00 PM IST
Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Fantasy Team
Wicketkeepers: Kusal Mendis, Mohammed Rizwan
Batters: Babar Azam, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka
All-rounders: Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Dimuth Wellalage
Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Matheesha Pathirana
Captain – Babar Azam
Vice-captain – Kusal Mendis
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Hyderabad Weather and Pitch Report
Hyderabad has so far seen high scoring contests this World Cup, but the bowlers have also got wickets here. Pakistan bowlers did a good job against the Netherlands in the previous game,
The weather in Hyderabad will be sunny with a maximum temperature of 34 degrees Celsius.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 2023 World Cup Broadcast details
The match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming
Disney + Hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match. The toss will take place at 1.30 PM IST.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka ODI matches Head-to-Head
|Matches won by Pakistan||92|
|Matches won by Sri Lanka||59|
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Match Prediction
Pakistan is an unpredictable team and although their bowlers did a good job against the Netherlands, their batting was largely unimpressive. Sri Lanka possess strength in their spin department, and Pakistan have traditionally played spin well. They will look to make most of this strength to deliver a better batting performance against Sri Lanka.