Pakistan (PAK) are set to play co-hosts Sri Lanka (SL) in their next match in the Asia Cup 2023 Super Four stage. The two sides will square off at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Thursday, September 14.
Both teams are entering this match after suffering defeats against India and will be determined to bounce back. The winner of this match will likely face India in the finals of the Asia Cup 2023, adding extra motivation for both teams to perform at their best.
PAK vs SL Match Details:
Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Date & Time: Thursday, September 14, 03:00 PM IST
Live Streaming Details: Star Sports Network, Disney+Hotstar app and website
PAK vs SL Pitch Report
The surface at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo is a sporting one. Pacers are expected to get a decent bounce and lateral movement at this venue. However, batters will be rewarded for their strokeplay. The skipper winning the toss may fancy chasing at this venue.
PAK vs SL Head-to-Head Record:
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PAK vs SL Probable Playing XI
Sri Lanka (SL):
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
Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (C), Imam-ul-Haq, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
Probable Best Performers
Probable Best Batter:
Babar Azam (Pakistan)-
Babar Azam had a great start to this Asia Cup 2023 with a brilliant hundred against Nepal, but his form has dipped in the recent matches. Against India, he looked clueless against the fiery bowling of Bumrah and company but he will be eager to put up a good performance with the bat in this match and he is too good a player to be out of form for a long time.
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Probable Best Bowler:
Matheesha Pathirana (Sri Lanka)-
The 20-year-old pacer has looked quite lethal in the tournament, courtesy of his amazing control of his line and length. Matheesha Pathirana is capable of clocking 145+ regularly and that makes him a real threat for any opposition batters.
Today’s Match Prediction: Pakistan to win the match
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