PAK-SL: First ODI Preview and Expected Lineup

Pakistan cricket team is all set to take on Sri Lanka at National Stadium in a three ODI match series, first international match on home soil for four years.

The players and fans are all hyped up for this momentous event, which will mark significant progress in the history books for Pakistan.

Speaking ahead of the match, Pakistan’s recently appointed head coach Misbah-ul-Haq said that he is delighted for the revival of cricket in Pakistan.

Cricket world need to do more, not only for Pakistan but for any country where it is hit. I know it would have been a tough decision for Sri Lanka to tour.

He further extended his gratitude towards the Sri Lankan board for agreeing to send its players to Pakistan and added that Pakistan is a peace-loving nation.

Pakistan is a cricket-loving country and it would be injustice to deprive them of international cricket, so I hope that the world will support us more and more.

Match Details

Time 3:00 pm (PST)
Venue National Stadium, Karachi
Format One-Day International


Pakistan have a strong record in one-day internationals against Sri Lanka. Overall, here’s the breakdown:

  • Matches Played: 153
  • Pakistan won: 90
  • Sri Lanka won: 58
  • Tied: 1
  • No Result: 4

Expected Lineups

Sri Lanka:
Lahiru Thirimanne (c), Avishka Fernando, Minod Bhanuka, Sadeera Samarawickrama (wk), Oshada Fernando, Dasun Shanaka, Angelo Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Isuru Udana and Kasun Rajitha.

Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c/wk), Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, and Usman Shinwari.

Sports Analyst & Head of Sports Desk.

  • Do talk about the condition of National Stadium, Karachi after the rainfall yesterday. It is filled with water patches that are looking very dangerous for tomorrow’s match.

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