Who: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
The place: Rajiv Gandhi Worldwide Stadium, Hyderabad, India
When: Tuesday, October 10, 2pm (08:30 GMT)
Damage-hit Sri Lanka will meet acquainted foes Pakistan on Tuesday as they appear to maneuver previous their opening match loss.
Pakistan will go into the match understanding they might want to enhance their opening batting show regardless of a win against the Netherlands of their first match.
The South Asian nations will play their second match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in Hyderabad in southern India.
Pakistan survived a scare towards a decided Dutch facet to win their first match on Friday and go into Tuesday’s match with two factors and a wholesome web run fee.
In the meantime, Sri Lanka had been handed a 105-run loss by South Africa in New Delhi on Saturday.
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Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has admitted he is aware of Sri Lanka’s “strengths and weaknesses” inside out, having spent two years on the helm of his Asian rivals.
“Yeah, I do know their strengths and weaknesses, so we could have plans put in place for all of them,” Arthur advised the Agence France-Presse new company on Monday.
“They’re a harmful facet, so we should be at our greatest to beat them.”
Pakistan are more likely to maintain the identical lineup for the match, handing a lifeline to out-of-form opener Fakhar Zaman, who scored simply 12 towards the Netherlands.
“I’m not fearful about his type. He is an effective participant and is only one innings away from a giant rating,” Arthur stated of the one Pakistan batsman to have made a double century in ODI cricket.
Sri Lanka may also be buoyed by their two-wicket win against Pakistan final month, which propelled them to the Asia Cup remaining in Colombo.
Skipper Dasun Shanaka admitted his facet has been hampered by the lack of three front-line bowlers however acquired a lift on Monday when off-spinner Maheesh Theekshana was cleared to play towards Pakistan.
“I feel he ought to be accessible for this recreation,” Sri Lanka batting coach Naveed Nawaz advised reporters.
Dushmantha Chameera and Wanindu Hasaranga were ruled out of the tournament fully via harm.
“It was powerful to handle issues with out three key bowlers, however that’s a part of the sport,” Shanaka stated after the South Africa match.
Each groups know one another fairly properly, having performed 156 ODIs towards each other. Pakistan maintain the higher hand by way of wins with 92 to their identify whereas Sri Lanka have 59, and one match led to a tie.
Pakistan have come out on prime in all seven conferences within the Cricket World Cup.
Pakistan: W L L W W
Sri Lanka: L L W L W
The one query going through Pakistan would be the type of opener Zaman, however Arthur stated Zaman is more likely to maintain his place.
Sri Lanka are more likely to area the identical enjoying 11 that confronted South Africa.
Right here’s how each groups are anticipated to line up:
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wicket-keeper), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmad, Muhammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (wicket-keeper), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka