Top Ranked Pakistan Seeking A Way to Overcome Sri Lanka in Last T20I

After drubbing at the hands of a second-string Sri Lanka, the number one ranked Pakistan will be looking to play for pride in the last T20I of the series.

A whitewash is pretty much on the cards and the hosts would be hoping to avoid the embarrassment of a 3-0 loss at home against a team that is missing its 10 top players.

Sri Lanka has discovered a few very good players, especially Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who won the man of the match award for his brisk fifty in the second match.

Here are the match details:

  • Match: 3rd T201
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Probable Playing XIs

Pakistan might look to tinker with the XI and as it seems, Umar Akmal is likely to miss out. Either Wahab Riaz or Mohammad Hasnain is expected to make way for Usman Shinwari who bagged a five-for in one of the ODIs.

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Ahmed Shehzad/Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed (C, WK), Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Usman Shinwari, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain

Sri Lanka will be tempted to test their bench-strength, however, they would be eager to complete a first-ever 3-0 whitewash in a T20I series, which might be the reason why they field the same playing XI.

Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Shehan Jayasuriya, Minod Bhanuka (WK), Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwan Pradeep

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