PAK vs SL 3rd ODI, Dream11 Team Prediction and Preview

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PAK vs SL 3rd ODI, Dream11 Team Prediction and Preview

PAK vs SL Dream11 Prediction, Preview and Probable Playing XI of the 3rd ODI match. Pakistan will take on Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI at National Stadium in Karachi.

After the rain played spoilsport in the first ODI, The second encounter ended the drought of international cricket in Pakistan and was a treat to watch for fans in Karachi as the home side emerged victorious against depleted Sri Lankan team.

Batting first, Fakhar Zaman and Imam Ul Haq got good starts scoring 54 and 31 runs before becoming the prey of leg-spin from Hasaranga. Babar Azam continued his brilliant form scoring 115 runs while Haris Sohail scored 40 runs. Late cameos from Iftikhar Ahmed and Imad Wasim surged team to a total of 305. Except for Wanidu Hasaranga, No other bowler could create any challenge for the hosts.

In the chase, Sri Lanka got a miserable start and was limping on 28/5 before Shehan Jayasuriya, and Dasun Shanaka built the most extended partnership for Sri Lanka cricket at no.6 scoring 96 and 68 runs respectively. Wanidu Hasaranga also scored quick 30 with the bat but could only take the team to a total of 238. Usman Shinwari starred for the hosts taking five wicket-haul while Shadab Khan struck twice in the winning cause of the team.

A similar unison effort will be expected from Pakistan players in front of the home crowd while Sri Lanka will be eager to give a tough challenge to Pakistan despite a weakened squad.

When and Where

SL vs PAK, 3rd ODI, Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan, 2019.

National Stadium, Karachi.

03:30 PM, 2nd October 2019.

Live Score

Pitch Conditions

Average 1st innings score: 246

Average 2nd innings score: 213

A good batting track can be expected with less support to bowlers. Batsmen once set can play a big knock. 

Death bowlers from first innings and spinners and pacers with variations from second innings can still be in the wickets.

Dew can also play a role in the second innings, making it difficult for bowlers.

Recent Form:


SL: L W W W L 

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Head-to-Head records:

Matches Played: 155

PAK Won: 91

SL Won: 58

Tie: 01

No Result: 05



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


Sarfaraz Ahmed (c), Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Hasnain, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Usman Khan Shinwari, Wahab Riaz.

PAK vs SL Dream11 Team News

Sri Lanka:

  • Angelo Perera can get a chance in place of Oshada Fernando while Kasun Rajitha can also come in the playing XI replacing Lahiru Kumara.


  • Imam-ul-Haq will not play due to an injury in his left hand, which he sustained while fielding in the second ODI. Opening-batsman Abid Ali will replaces him.

Probable Playing XI


Danushka Gunathilaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando/Angelo Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne (C), Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanidu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lahiru Kumara/Kasun Rajitha, Nuwan Pradeep.


Fakhar Zaman, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Usman Shinwari.

Top Picks for SL vs PAK Dream11 team:


Babar Azam is in excellent form and was the top scorer of recent T20 Blast. He scored 115 runs in second ODI and will be a must-pick in PAK vs SL Dream11 team. 

Imam-Ul-Haq has performed consistently for the team and is a good opener. He has a brilliant record against pacers but generally struggles against spin bowlers. He scored 31 runs in the last match.

Fakhar Zaman is a flamboyant opener and is a very attacking batsman, but his recent form is not good. However, He scored stroke-filled 54 in the last match

Imad Wasim 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. He scored 12 runs and took one scalp yesterday.

Mohammad Amir is a lethal pacer and can destroy any batting line-up on his day. His recent form is perfect and took one scalp in the last match.

Shadab Khan is a wicket-taking spinner. He generally performs well with the ball. Moreover, He is a technically strong batsman. He took two scalps in second ODI.

Haris Sohail is a technically strong batsman and played outstanding knocks in the World Cup in the middle order. He scored 40 runs yesterday.

Usman Shinwari made a strong comeback in the international arena taking five wicket-haul and can be a good pick in your fantasy team.

Wahab Riaz can generate good reverse swing from the pitch later in the innings and is an excellent pacer. He can also score some runs with the bat and will generally bowl in middle and death overs.

Sri Lanka:

Shehan Jayasuriya is a good spin all-rounder. He has a good record in the domestic circuit with the bat and can also bowl part-time off-spin. He scored crucial knock of 96 runs and bowled ten overs in the last match and will be a must-pick in tomorrow’s encounter

Stand-in Skipper Lahiru Thirimanne will bat in the middle order and has plenty of experience. He got out on a duck in the last match.

Avishka Fernando is an attacking opener. He played many attacking knocks in recent World Cup and ODI series in Sri Lanka and will be a good pick in SL vs PAK fantasy team despite his duck in second ODI.

Danushka Gunathilaka is good opening batsmen and scores at a reasonable strike rate. He scored 14 runs in the last match and can also bowl a few overs.

Dasun Shanaka can score quick runs with the bat for the team and can also bowl a few overs of medium pace. He scored 68 runs yesterday.

W Hasaranga is a talented spinner and can also be handy with the bat. He scored 30 runs and took the scalps in the last match.

Isuru Udana is a good pacer and has many variations. He can be excellent in the death overs with the ball as well as with the bat

Nuwan Pradeep is a hit-the-deck bowler and can be lethal in the initial overs with his pace and swing. He can make full use of overcast conditions

PAK vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction

Team updated:

Minod Bhanuka (wk)
Abid Ali
Fakhar Zaman
Babar Azam (C)
Danushka Gunathilaka
Avishka Fernando
Shehan Jayasuriya
Wanidu Hasaranga
Mohammad Amir (Vc)
Usman Shinwari
Shadab Khan

Captain and Vc Choices 

Babar Azam, Shehan Jayasuriya, Avishka Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Fakhar Zaman, Isuru Udana, Mohammad Amir, W Hasaranga.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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