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Editor's Pick (T20): Pakistan - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is still in the losing phase. They lost the first T20 by seven wickets. Usman Khan won the man of the match award for his consistent bowling and taking two wickets. The rest of the scorecard is also not much to look at. Sri Lanka hit 102. They were all out in 18.3 overs. What is that? Really. Not even one score worth mentioning. The highest was 23. Pakistan, already in good form and high spirits, hit the target with no muss no fuss. Shoaib Malik’s 42 in 31 deliveries gave them their smooth ride.

Today’s the second T20. Nothing more needs to be said. About the match anyway. The only worry is the security for the third T20 in Lahore.


Pakistan Squad:
Playing XI:
Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed (c & wk), Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Usman Khan, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Fahim Ashraf , Hasan Ali
Bench:
Umar Amin, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Aamer Yamin, Rumman Raees
Sri Lanka Squad:
Playing XI:
Mahela Udawatte, Isuru Udana, Thisara Perera (c), Ashan Priyanjan, Seekkuge Prasanna, Danushka Gunathilaka, Sachith Pathirana, Dilshan Munaweera, Dasun Shanaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Vikum Sanjaya
Bench:
Vishwa Fernando, Chaturanga de Silva, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Gamage, Jeffrey Vandersay


This was a winning lineup - 26th Oct - Vikash Kumar
Hasan Ali
Mohammad Hafeez
Shoaib Malik
Usman Khan
Seekuge Prasanna
Sadeera Samarawickrama
Shadab Khan
Danushka Gunathilaka
Thisara Perera
EMDY Munaweera
Babar Azam

My lineup for today
Batsmen
Danushka Gunathilaka
Fakhar Zaman
Babar Azam
Shoaib Malik
Bowlers
JDF Vandersay
Usman Khan
Shadab Khan
Hasan Ali
All-Rounders
Mohammad Hafeez
Thisara Perera
Wicket-Keeper
Sadeera Samarawickrama


What do you think? Are you going to watch the match?
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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