ICC World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka predicted XI and Pakistan predicted XI

ICC World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka predicted XI and Pakistan predicted XI
ICC World Cup 2019: Sri Lanka predicted XI and Pakistan predicted XI

PAKISTAN Shoaib Malik is likely to sit out of this clash as he was pushed to number 7 against England, considering the form of other Pakistani batsman. He is likely to be replaced by Imad Wasim, who was dismissed for just 1 in the opener and was subsequently dropped.

SRI LANKA For this very reason, Sri Lanka are likely to bring back Jeevan Mendis to provide more steel to the middle-order. Suranga Lakmal is likely to be left out for this clash. The fact that Mendis is also a handy leg-break bowler, tips the scale in his favor.

Pakistan will look to continue their good momentum when they take on Sri Lanka in their third group stage match of the ICC World Cup 2019 at the County Ground in Bristol on Friday.

After being dismantled by Windies in their opener, Pakistan stunned hosts England to give another account of their unpredictability. They will now need to continue playing at similar level against Sri Lanka, who are coming into this match on the back of a thrilling win against Afghanistan. (Full Coverage of ICC World Cup 2019)

Pakistan top-order fired on all cylinders against England and the team management won’t look to tinker with it. Openers Imam-ul-haq and Fakhar Zaman provided a good start to the team while Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez and Sarfaraz Ahmed slammed respective half-centuries.


Shoaib Malik is likely to sit out of this clash as he was pushed to number 7 against England, considering the form of other Pakistani batsman. He is likely to be replaced by Imad Wasim, who was dismissed for just 1 in the opener and was subsequently dropped.

Rest of the line-up is likely to remain the same as the bowlers did a wonderful job against England. Wahab Riaz was expensive against the hosts but ended up with three wickets while Mohammad Amir and Shadab Khan scalped couple of wickets each.

Hasan Ali hasn’t come to the party yet, ending with 0/39 and 0/66 in the two matches respectively, but he remains a crucial cog in the Pakistan wheel and is likely to retain his place in the eleven.


Pakistan Predicted XI against Sri Lanka:

Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c&wk), Imad Wasim, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir


Sri Lanka will look end their abysmal record against Pakistan when the two teams lock horns against each other in the ongoing edition of the ICC World Cup 2019 at the County Ground in Bristol on Friday.

Pakistan have won all seven World Cup encounters against Sri Lanka dating back to the inaugural World Cup in 1975. But Sri Lanka are optimistic after recovering from a crushing 10-wicket defeat in their opening match against New Zealand.


The performance of middle-order is a cause of concern for the Islanders as they have suffered two collapses already in the tournament. Veteran Angelo Mathews has been dismissed without scoring in both the games so far but is likely to retain his place in the line-up.

“He (Mathews) is a cricketer with a lot of experience and has faced similar kind of situations on a number of times so I don’t think it will be a problem for him to come out of it,” Karunaratne told reporters on the eve of the clash.


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For this very reason, Sri Lanka are likely to bring back Jeevan Mendis to provide more steel to the middle-order. Suranga Lakmal is likely to be left out for this clash. The fact that Mendis is also a handy leg-break bowler, tips the scale in his favour.


Sri Lanka Predicted XI against Pakistan: 

Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Jeevan Mendis, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep

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