Pakistan-Sri Lanka 2nd T20I Match Preview [Live Stream Available]

The first T20I proved to be a walk in the park for a very well-balanced Pakistan team, while Sri Lanka will hope to overcome their batting woes in the second fixture to square the series.

Timing & Venue

The second fixture of the T20 series is also scheduled at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

Action will begin at 9:00 PM PST.

Toss & Pitch Report

The same pitch is expected for the second night fixture. The pitch looks tired considering the fact that it is the end of the season and both tests and ODIs have been played on the same pitch.

However, there are no demons in the pitch, a score of 150+ will be a challenging total on this ground.

Playing XI

After an impressive victory in the first match, Pakistan will look to seal the series with a victory, before heading to Lahore for the final T20I.

It looks like Pakistan will stick to the same XI as they would not want to change the winning combination from the previous match.

Pakistan

Possible: 1 Ahmed Shehzad, 2 Fakhar Zaman, 3 Babar Azam, 4 Mohammad Hafeez, 5 Shoaib Malik, 6 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), 7 Imad Wasim, 8 Faheem Ashraf, 9 Shadab Khan, 10 Hasan Ali, 11 Usman Khan

Sri Lanka

One of the fast bowlers, possibly Isuru Udana may make way for Lahiru Gamage, but nothing can be said about the exact XI.

Possible: 1 Dilshan Munaweera, 2 Danushka Gunathilaka, 3 Sadeera Samarawickrama, 4 Mahela Udawatte, 5 Ashan Priyanjan, 6 Dasun Shanaka, 7 Seekkuge Prasanna, 8 Thisara Perera (capt.), 9 Sachith Pathirana, 10 JRMVB Sanjaya, 11 Lahiru Gamage

Form Guide

Sri Lanka were toppled for 102 thanks to Hasan’s nippy bowling and changes of pace. The good thing about Pakistan’s bowling attack is that everyone’s performing exceptionally even the part-timers.

If Sri Lanka can get some runs on the board for their bowlers to defend, it may well work for the embattled SL XI, considering Pakistan’s performance under pressure.

Live Streaming

The match can be watched live at PTV Sports official YouTube channel.

What to Expect

If Sri Lanka somehow manages to pull out a victory in this match, it would be all set for a grand final at Lahore, something every cricket fan across Pakistan is eagerly waiting for.

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    • aamir should be rested for bigger series go with juniors, although amir is bowling good but wickets column is with minimum numbers

      • Which Bigger Series : Aghe to West Indies K Sath 50% Bhi Chance Nahi K Wo Play Kare ga Hamare Sath : Aur NZ K Sath Jan 2018 Main Match Hai
        Aamir T20 Acha Karwata hai 4Over Ki to Bat hai :…

  • I have been missing Abdul Razzaq throughout this tour. Wish we could see him in action in coming series with West Indies.
    Such a great and experienced player is being wasted by PCB just for no reason.


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