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

Today is the fourth out of five ODI matches of these series. Pakistan lead the series three to zero. Ain’t that something? Sri Lanka seems to have lost their mojo indeed. They did exceedingly well in the test series and have not won even one ODI match so far. Wonder what’s bothering them?

Pakistan won by 83 runs and 32 runs in the first two ODI and by 7 wickets in the third. The margin is rather big, come to think of it. Tharanga and Thirimanne did well. But they need support from the other players. S lakmal did bowl well. But not enough. Hope Lahiru Gamage steps up too. The bowlers are doing better than the batsmen. Their work can get affected if the batsmen fail. They need to work as a team.
Pakistan may have won the series, but Sri Lanka has to step up and play for their pride. They are the lions after all, aren’t they? If they are not proud, what do they have?
Sri Lanka has the batting to work on. That and their confidence levels. They should realise that every match is a whole new ball game altogether. Course it is easier for me to say this. Stepping into the field amidst all the viewers from across the world and the pressure of playing well - definitely harder.

Pakistan is enjoying the sucess indeed. Imam-Ul-Haq is the latest to join and has made his presence felt in a big way. He joins Babar Azam and both players are having a ball indeed. Fakhar Zaman is yet to show the sheen he displayed at the Champions Trophy. Give him time. He’s a good one. Pakistan might not change the combination. Hafeez might still play despite the fact that his action was questioned.

News - Chamara Kapugedera might not play. He was hurt during the previous match.
Pakistan (From): Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Rumman Raees, Fahim Ashraf, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan, Haris Sohail, Ahmed Shehzad, Imad Wasim
Sri Lanka (From): Niroshan Dickwella(w), Upul Tharanga(c), Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Chamara Kapugedera, Thisara Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Akila Dananjaya, Jeffrey Vandersay, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Gamage, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Vishwa Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Kusal Mendis, Seekkuge Prasanna
My lineup
Batsmen
Imam-Ul-Haq
Upul Tharanga
Fakhar Zaman
Babar Azam
Shoaib Malik
Bowlers
Suranga Lakmal
Hasan Ali
Akila Dhananjaya
All-Rounders
Haris Sohail
Thisara Perera
Wicket-Keeper
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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