PAK vs SL 2nd T20, Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview & Top Picks

PAK vs SL 2nd T20, Dream11 Team Prediction and Preview

PAK vs SL Dream11 Prediction, Preview, and Probable Playing XI of the 2nd T20. Pakistan and Sri Lanka will face off in the second T20I at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

The No.1 ranked T20I team Pakistan were outplayed by a second-string Sri Lanka team in the first T20I losing by a margin of 64 runs. Pakistan batsmen failed to cope with the challenge after the early dismal of Babar Azam and collapsed miserably.

Batting first, Sri Lanka posed a total of 165 runs with the help of a 57-run knock from Danushka Gunathilaka. Along with him, Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa made excellent contributions scoring 33 and 33 runs, respectively. For hosts, Mohammad Hasnain took a lethal hat-trick and was supported by Amir and Shadab Khan.

Chasing the target, Pakistan batsmen failed to stay on the crease and lost their wickets quickly. Thus, it collapsed on just 101 runs. Iftikhar Ahmed and Sarfaraz Ahmed scored 25 and 24 runs in losing cause of the team. Pace duo of Isuru Udana and Nuwan Pradeep were at their lethal best for the visitors taking three scalps each. Wanindu Hasaranga struck twice to ensure the first victory for the team in Pakistan tour.

Pakistan will be eager to bounce back and put a dominant show in the second T20I, while Sri Lanka will hope to continue the winning momentum.

When and Where

SL vs PAK, 2nd T20I, Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan, 2019.

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.

07:00 PM, 7th October 2019.

Pitch Conditions

Average 1st innings score: 180

Average 2nd innings score: 165

A neutral pitch can be expected with excellent support for batsmen and pacers. Pacers will have an advantage over spinners and can enjoy the conditions in both the innings. Dew can also play a role in the second innings, making it difficult for bowlers.

There are no chances of rain to hinder match proceedings.

Head-to-Head records:

Matches Played: 19

PAK Won: 13

SL Won: 06

Squads

SL:

Avishka Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Oshada Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka (C), Minod Bhanuka (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Madushanka, Angelo Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksa.

PAK:

Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Usman Shinwari, Mohammad Nawaz, Ahmed Shehzad, Faheem Ashraf.

PAK vs SL Dream11 Team News

PAK:

  • Fakhar Zaman can come in the playing XI, considering batting collapse in the first T20I replacing Ahmed Shehzad.
  • Pacer Wahab Riaz or Usman Shinwari can also get a chance in place of Faheem Ashraf. Prospects of the same are less.

SL:

  • They are unlikely to tinker the winning combination.

Probable Playing XI

Sri Lanka:

Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanidu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwan Pradeep.

Pakistan:

Fakhar Zaman/Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain.

Top Picks for SL vs PAK Dream11 team:

Pakistan:

Babar Azam: No.1 T20I batsmen Babar Azam is in excellent form and was the top scorer of the recent T20 Blast. He scored 115 runs in second ODI also and will be a must-pick in PAK vs SL Dream11 team as he will open the innings.

Fakhar Zaman: A flamboyant opener Fakhar Zaman is a very attacking batsman. He scored stroke-filled 54 and 76 in two ODI’s. He has a high chance of playing tomorrow.

Umar Akmal: The Right-Handed Batsman has an average of 26.41 runs in T20I with the 122.82 strike rate.

Asif Ali: He is a very attacking player of the Pakistan team. He is good to pick in SL vs PAK Dream11 grand league team.

Imad Wasim: He can be a match-winner with the bat as well as the ball. In World Cup, he played many good cameos with the bat moreover he is also very economical with the ball.

Mohammad Amir: He is a lethal pacer and can destroy any batting line-up on his day. His recent form is excellent and took three wicket-haul in the third ODI.

Shadab Khan: He is a wicket-taking spinner and generally performs well with the ball. He can also be handy with the bat.

Mohammad Hasnain: He is a hit-the-deck pacer and is a perfect bowler for T20I format. He bowled record-breaking spell in the last match taking a hat-trick.

Usman Shinwari: He made a strong comeback in the international arena, taking five wicket-haul in second ODI. If plays, He can be a good pick in your PAK vs SL Fantasy Team.

Sri Lanka:

Danushka Gunathilaka: He is good opening batsmen and scores at a reasonable strike rate. He scored a brilliant knock of 133 runs in the last ODI and 57 runs in the first T20I.

Dasun Shanaka: Stand-in skipper Shanaka can score quick runs with the bat for the team and can also bowl a few overs of medium pace. He scored attacking 68 and 43 runs in two ODI’s.

Shehan Jayasuriya: Spin all-rounder Jayasuriya has a good record in the domestic circuit with the bat and can also bowl part-time off-spin. He scored a crucial knock of 96 runs in second ODI.

Avishka Fernando: He is an attacking opener and played many attacking knocks in the recent World Cup and ODI series in Sri Lanka and will be a good pick in SL vs PAK fantasy team despite his poor performances in ODI series. He scored 33 runs in the last match but was not looking in his best form.

W Hasaranga: He is a talented spinner and can also be handy with the bat. He is in good form recently and took two scalps in the first T20I.

Isuru Udana: He is a good pacer and has many variations and can be lethal in the death overs with the ball as well as with the bat and is a T20I specialist. He took three scalps in the last match.

SL vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction

Small League/Head-to-Head

S Ahmed (wk)
Babar Azam (C)
Fakhar Zaman
Avishka Fernando
Danushka Gunathilaka (Vc)
Imad Wasim
Dasun Shanaka
Wanindu Hasaranga/Wahab Riaz
Mohammad Amir
Isuru Udana
M Hasnain

Grand Leagues

S Ahmed (wk)
Babar Azam (Vc)
Avishka Fernando
Danushka Gunathilaka
Fakhar Zaman
Dasun Shanaka
Shehan Jayasuriya (C)
Wahab Riaz
Mohammad Amir
M Hasnain
Isuru Udana

Captain and Vc Choices

Babar Azam, D Gunathilaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Fakhar Zaman, Avishka Fernando, Isuru Udana, Mohammad Amir.

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