Series/tournament name: Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka
Venue: National Stadium, Karachi
Date: 27 September , 2019
Time: 3:30 p.m. IST
A series is being played in Pakistan after so long that the match could well be termed an away game for Pakistan themselves. At Karachi, the two teams will face off after a while but the contest is lop-sided with Sri Lanka sporting a second string team following security concerns. Can they spring a surprise in front on the Pakistan crowd waiting to see their team play on home turfs?
Weather is clear for this game.
The pitch is expected to be easy for batting with the second innings posing a stiffer challenge.
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Probable Playing XI:
Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne (c), Angelo Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Nuwan Pradeep, Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan
Wicket-keeper: Sarfaraz Ahmed (8.5 credits)
Sarfaraz Ahmed is under scrutiny for his captaincy and is under pressure to perform as Misbah-ul-Haq takes charge as head coach. The wicket-keeper batsman is a fine accumulator of runs and should fire this series against a low key Lankan side.
Batsman: Babar Azam (11 credits)
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