Sri Lanka and Pakistan will square off against each other in the fifth match of the Super 4 round of the Asia Cup 2023, which is also a virtual semifinal. The match will be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Pakistan were defeated comprehensively by India in their previous game, while Sri Lanka also lost to India in their previous game after doing a great job with the ball. The team that loses this contest will go back home, while the winner will contest the final.
Against India, the Pakistani bowlers as well as the batsmen failed to put up a fight. Batting first, the Rohit Sharma-led side posted a total of 356 runs for the loss of only two wickets. Openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill scored half centuries while Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, who was replacing an injured Shreyas Iyer, scored centuries. In reply, Pakistan were bowled out for only 128 runs as Kuldeep Yadav picked up five wickets.
Sri Lanka, meanwhile, did a good job with the ball against India. Dunith Wellalage picked up five wickets to bowl out India for a first innings total of 213 in 49.1 overs. However, they defended the target as Kuldeep Yadav picked up four wickets and Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja chipped in with two each.
Ahead of the ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, here’s everything you need to know.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Injury Update
Pakistan will be without pacers Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf, both of whom are injured. They have also replaced an out-of-form Fakhar Zaman with Mohammad Haris. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, do not have any injury concerns and are unlikely to change their playing XI.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Predicted XI
Pakistan Predicted XI
Mohammad Haris, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Zaman Khan.
Sri Lanka Predicted XI
Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Match Details
Match: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
Date & Time: September 14, 3.30 PM IST
Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Fantasy Team
Wicket-keepers: Kusal Mendis, Mohammad Rizwan
Batters: Babar Azam, S Samarawickrama, Iftikhar Ahmed, Charith Asalanka
All-rounders: D de Silva, Shadab Khan, Dimuth Wellalage
Bowlers: Shaheen Afridi, Maheesh Theekshana
Captain: Shadab Khan
Vice-Captain: Kusal Mendis
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan: Colombo Weather and Pitch Report
There is more than 80% chance of rain on match day. The weather is expected to remain cloudy the entire day.
The R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo has historically provided assistance to the spinners and we have also seen this in the three Super Four games played at this venue so far in this tournament.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2023 Broadcast details
The Asia Cup match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan will be live on the Star Sports network as far as TV is concerned.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Live Streaming
Disney + hotstar has picked up streaming rights of the Sri Lanka vs Pakistan match. The toss will take place at 3.00 PM IST.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan ODI matches Head to Head
|Matches won by Sri Lanka||58|
|Matches won by Pakistan||92|
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Match Prediction
Pakistan, even without Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf, look stronger on paper as compared to Sri Lanka. But if the pitch once again offers a lot of spin, then Sri Lanka could also win this match.