The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is set to showcase another nail-biting clash between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the eighth match of ICC CWC 2023. As the two sides are comprised of formidable squads, the fans expect a thrilling encounter and fierce competition between the two teams. The battle promises to be breathtaking and will test both teams‘ skills, strategies, and strengths on the grand stage.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Squad:
PAK Squad: Babar Azam(c), Imam ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Iftikhar Ahmed, Agha Salman, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Haris(wk), Faheem Ashraf, Usama Mir, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Hasnain.
SL Squad: Dasun Shanaka(c), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(wk), Sahan Arachchige, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Sadeera Samarawickrama(wk), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushan Hemantha, Dilshan Madushanka, Maheesh Theekshana, Lahiru Kumara, Matheesha Pathirana, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Date and Time:
The clash between 1992 champions Pakistan and 1996 champions Sri Lanka is scheduled on October 10, 2023, at 2:00 pm(IST) in Hyderabad.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Venue:
The Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium will host a breathtaking contest of the 2023 world cup between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium, also known as Hyderabad Cricket Stadium located in Hyderabad, India. The stadium has a capacity of 55,000. Hyderabad Cricket Association manages the stadium. It is named after the former prime minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi. This ground is set to host its first-ever ICC World Cup match in October 2023, although not hosting even a single game for host India.
Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium Stats:
Total Match Played: 7
Batting First Won: 4
Batting Second Won: 3
Average 1st Innings Score: 288
Highest Total: Australia 350/4(50 Ov) vs India
Lowest Total: England 174/10(36.1 Ov) vs India
Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium Pitch Report:
Not much can be said about the pitch, as very few matches have been played at this venue. Generally, the wicket here is considered a flat track. The Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium has a good pitch to bat first after winning the toss. In the second innings, the ball comes slowly on the bat, and the surface begins to spin, thus helping the medium-pace and spin bowlers. After winning the toss, teams mostly choose to bat first and defend the score with their bowling lineup.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Head to Head:
Pakistan has a dominant record over Sri Lanka in ODI matches. Pakistan and Sri Lanka have come head to head against each other in 155 One Day Internationals. Out of these 155 games, the Men in Green beat the Lions for the record 92 times.
Total Matches Played: 155
Pakistan Won: 92
Sri Lanka Won: 58
No Result: 4
Pak vs Sl Head to Head in World Cup:
Pakistan and Sri Lanka have faced each other eight times in ODI World Cup. Pakistan has won seven, whereas Sri Lanka came out victorious on zero occasions, and one match ended with no result. The 2019 World Cup match between the two sides was abandoned without a ball bowled due to persistent rain.
Total Matches: 8
Pakistan Won: 7
Sri Lanka Won: 0No Result: 1
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Team Analysis:
The Sri Lankan side comprises many great performers and exceptional talent. The team boasts a formidable squad with two young spinners, Wanindu Hasaranga and Maheesh Theekshana. Both have already shown glimpses of their exceptional talent with consistent performances in recent ICC tournaments. Producing world-class fast bowlers has never been an issue for Pakistan, and yet again, Men in Green is entering into the wc 2023 with the world’s best pace bowling attack. The World No.1 ranked ODI batter, Babar Azam, who led Pakistan exceptionally
well in recent ICC tournaments, will also play a significant role for the team.
Key Players to watch out in PAK vs SL World Cup 2023:
As the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup continues to catch the spotlight worldwide, all eyes are on the thrilling contest between two great cricketing powerhouses. Both sides possess an incredible depth of talent and experience that could turn the game in their team’s favour. Babar Azam is known for his consistent performances across the formats. With elegant strokeplay and impeccable technique, his ability to score runs under pressure makes him one of the best batters in the world. Shaheen Shah Afridi will also be a key asset for Pakistan due to his raw pace and lethal swing bowling. The left-arm pacer’s ability to take wickets up the order makes him a force against the Lankan batting lineup. Young spinner from the Lankan side Wanindu Hasaranga has already made waves in international cricket, and his ability to take consistent wickets makes him a key player for the team.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka World Cup 2023 Prediction:
Pakistan, known for their unpredictable performance, will be eager to showcase their talent and skills in this crucial encounter. Led by a dynamic captain, they possess a strong batting lineup capable of setting big targets or chasing down any total, and a lethal bowling attack will be looking to make a bold statement in this match. According to cricket pundits, Green Shirts hold an advantage over Sri Lanka due to their performances in recent ICC tournaments. However, Sri Lanka’s potential and ability to handle pressure cannot be underestimated. If Sri Lanka manages to utilize their experienced players and perform as a unit, it can certainly challenge Pakistan’s dominance. The match is crucial for both sides as they strive to secure a spot in the knockout stage.