Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 Preview


When and Where:

PAK vs SL :Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Weather : Hot and no chances of rain

After losing test series to Sri Lanka and got white washed in a two test series,Pakistan came back strongly in 50 overs format and took their revenge over the islanders.They didn’t give a single chance and wrapped up the series and also white washed.Pakistan will hope to carry  the one-day momentum where they whitewashed the opponents.Without the services of his regular teammates at his disposal, Perera was handed a relatively inexperienced side. Six players from the ODI squad were retained.On the other hand,Pakistan are boosted by the return of Mohammad Amir who was ruled out of the one-day series with a shin injury.

Pitch Conditions:

The piches in Abu Dhabi are  slower, and in favour of the spinners. As it is a night game, the dew will be there, and affect both the team.Last time when they played a T20 match here with West Indies,the caribbeans had no  clue to face Pak spinners and Pakistan won the game very easily and they also have a good record here and can turn the match at any moment.

Team News : Pakistan

Pakistan are already favourites in this match and to add some spicy Amir is back and he will love to share the new ball.After stunning performnce in the last and 5th Odi Usman Khan is set to retain his place and Shahzad Ahmed will partner up with Fakar Zaman.

Team News : Sri Lanka

After poor performance in Odis against Pakistan, Sri Lanka appointed Perera as Captain for this series. T20 specialist Munaweera adds a certain stability to the squad, and Gunathilaka is back in the squad ,too. Apart from T20 series with India , the islanders had a good T20 matches in this year and expecting to regain momemtum again.


Prediction:Pakistan has high possibility chances as their team is looking stronger side than Lanka.

Pakistan Probable XI

Shehzad, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik,Sarfraz Ahmed (c/wk), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan, Mohammad Amir

Sri Lanka Probable XI

Dilshan Munaweera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk ), Mahela Udawatte, Ashan Priyanjan, Dasun Shanaka, Seekkuge Prasanna, Thisara Perera (c), Sachith Pathirana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Lahiru Gamage


Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 Preview
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