SL vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, Preview, and Top Picks: 3rd T20
Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. We are covering SL vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, match preview, and Probable Playing XI of the 3rd and final T20.
After a traditional outcome in ODI Series, the T20I series has been sealed by an inexperienced Sri Lanka team defeating no.1 ranked Pakistan team at their home turf.
After losing the first T20I by 64 runs, Pakistan failed to make a comeback in the second encounter as well losing by 35 runs. Bowling first, Pakistan bowlers were unable to restrict Sri Lanka resulting in a target of 182. Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, and Shadab Khan took one scalp each. For visitors, Bhanuka Rajapaksa was the top scorer scoring 77 runs in just 48 balls while Shehan Jayasuriya and Dasun Shanaka also made useful contributions with the bat.
In the chase, the Experienced duo of Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman got out cheaply, putting additional pressure on the under-performing middle order. Nuwan Pradeep took brilliant four wicket-haul while Wanindu Hasaranga and Isuru Udana took three and two scalps respectively to seal the series for the team. Imad Wasim scored a good knock of 47 runs in losing cause for the team.
Sri Lanka will be eager to clean sweep the hosts in the T20I series. Pakistan will hope to fulfill the wishes of home fans and put a match-winning performance in third and final T20I.
SL vs PAK, 3rd T20I, Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan, 2019.
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
07:00 PM, 9th October 2019.
Average 1st innings score: 180
Average 2nd innings score: 165
A neutral pitch can be expected with excellent support to batsmen and pacers. Pacers will have an advantage over spinners and can enjoy the conditions in both the innings.
Contrastingly, Chasing has been difficult in both the encounters despite the dew factor.
There are no chances of rain to hinder match proceedings.
Matches Played: 20
PAK Won: 13
SL Won: 07
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.
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.
SL vs. PAK Dream11 Team News
- They are unlikely to tinker the winning combination. However, Sadeera Samarawickrama or Lahiru Madushanka can get a chance in the playing XI replacing Minod Bhanuka and Lakshan Sandakan.
- Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal have failed miserably in both the encounters with the latter getting out on a golden duck in both the matches. They are likely to be replaced by Haris Sohail and Iftikhar Ahmed.
- Pacer Usman Shinwari can also get a chance in the playing XI in place of any pacer.
Probable Playing XI
Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka (c), Minod Bhanuka (wk), Wanidu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwan Pradeep.
Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail/Ahmed Shehzad, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Iftikhar Ahmed/Umar Akmal, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, M Hasnain.
Top Picks for SL vs PAK Dream11 Team
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.
Avishka Fernando: He is an attacking opener and played many attacking knocks in recent matches. However, He has looked utterly clueless on this tour and has not performed well.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa: Bhanuka has made a memorable debut in this series, scoring 32 and 77 runs in two T20I’s and is in brilliant form.
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 and also performed well in both T20I’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 and 34 runs in the last match.
W Hasaranga: He is a talented spinner and can also be handy with the bat. He is in good form recently and took five scalps in two T20I’s.
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 and two scalps in two matches.
Nuwan Pradeep: He is a lethal pacer and can take a plethora of wickets on his day. He has taken seven scalps in two T20I’s including four wicket-haul in the last match.
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 the second ODI. He will be a must-pick in PAK vs SL Dream11 team as he will open the innings, but he failed to perform in both the T20I’s.
Fakhar Zaman: A flamboyant opener Fakhar Zaman is a very attacking batsman. He scored stroke-filled 54 and 76 in two ODI’s. He scored 6 runs in the second T20I.
Haris Sohail: He is a technically strong batsman and played outstanding knocks in the World Cup in the middle order. He scored 40, and 56 runs in two ODI’s and can play tomorrow.
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. He scored 47 runs and took one scalp in the last match.
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. However, He failed to take any wicket in the T20I series.
Shadab Khan: He is a wicket-taking spinner and generally performs well with the ball. He can also be handy with the bat. He took one scalp each in both T20I.
Mohammad Hasnain: He is a hit-the-deck pacer and is a perfect bowler for T20I format. He bowled record-breaking spell in first T20I match taking a hat-trick.
Usman Shinwari: He made a strong comeback in the international arena, taking five wicket-haul in second ODI. He can be a good pick in your fantasy team if he plays.
Sarfaraz Ahmed: Skipper Sarfaraz has failed to live up to expectations and is in poor form from the last year. He got starts in both the T20I’s but was unable to play a match-winning knock.
SL vs PAK Dream11 Prediction
S Samarawickrama (wk)
Babar Azam (C)
Danushka Gunathilaka (Vc)
Grand Leagues/Mega Contests
Fakhar Zaman (Vc)
Mohammad Amir (C)
Captain and Vc choices for PAK vs SL Dream11 Team
Babar Azam, D Gunathilaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Fakhar Zaman, Avishka Fernando, Imad Wasim, Isuru Udana, W Hasaranga.