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Editor’s Pick (ODI): Pakistan - Sri Lanka

Pakistan have seen their first home series defeat. They are not feeling too good about it obviously. Being defeated in what is considered to be their second home after Pakistan is a lousy feeling. Ask Sri Lanka. They know all about it. They could not win one match against India and they were playing in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is happy to pass on that misery to Pakistan, that’s for sure.

This is a five ODI match series being played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It is a day/night match. A match worth losing sleep over? Time will tell.

A little news. Gunathilaka has been suspended for six matches. Reasons - misconduct. He is not included in this series.


PAKISTAN

Sarfraz Ahmed (c) †

Asad Shafiq

Azhar Ali

Babar Azam

Bilal Asif

Haris Sohail

Hasan Ali

Mohammad Abbas

Mohammad Amir

Mohammad Asghar

Sami Aslam

Shan Masood

Usman Salahuddin

Wahab Riaz

Yasir Shah




SRI LANKA

WU Tharanga (c)

PVD Chameera

LD Chandimal †

A Dananjaya

N Dickwella †

ANPR Fernando

MVT Fernando

CK Kapugedera

RAS Lakmal

BKG Mendis †

NLTC Perera

S Prasanna

TAM Siriwardana

HDRL Thirimanne

JDF Vandersay


Looking at the head to head between the two teams for the last five matches, Pakistan have won three times. Considering the latest debacle by Pakistan, they will want to tip the scales in their favour for sure.
Keep an eye on a few players to tip the fantasy lineup in your favour - N Dickwella, U Tharanga, Dananjay and Fernando.

My lineup
Batsmen
Shoaib Malik
Babar Azam
Ahmed Shehzad
Fakhar Zaman / U Taranga
Bowlers
Hasan Ali / Dananjayan
Nuwan Pradeep
Suranga Lakmal / Fernando
All-Rounder
Haris Sohail
Thisara Perera
Wicket-Keeper
Sarfraz Ahmed
N Dickwella

Alternate lineup
Batsmen
L Thirimanne
Babar Azam
Upul Taranga
Ahmed Shehzad
Dinesh Chandimal
Bowlers
Akila Dananjaya
Nuwan Pradeep
Junaid Khan
All-Rounder
T Perera
Wicket-Keeper
Sarfraz Ahmed
N Dickwella

What do you think?
Indu
P.S. Please note that the above-expressed opinions are purely the Editor’s. We do not take responsibility, nor can we guarantee the performance of the players. All the best !!!

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