CARDIFF: Pakistan enjoying in opposition to Sri Lanka of their duel for semifinal slot within the Champions Trophy lately (Monday).
In what’s going to be a digital quarter-final on the Sophia Gardens each the perimeters are anticipated to head all weapons blazing to safe a place within the semi-finals.
Pakistan hope to stay the pace and the arrogance in their giant win over global primary South Africa in lately’s all necessary fit in opposition to Sri Lanka.
Each groups going via a transition segment with greats like Mahela Jayawarnde and Kumar Sangakkara long gone from Lankan staff and Shahid Afridi, Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq retired from Pakistan ranks.
Each the groups opened their marketing campaign with giant defeats, as Pakistan shedding by means of 124 runs to India and Sri Lanka went down by means of 96 runs to South Africa. However they bounced again with disenchanted wins over ambitious and better ranked warring parties, South Africa and India.
Pakistan, who stored the similar 12, would now not love to tamper with their profitable aggregate however will also be tempted to present debut to seaming all-rounder Fahim Ashraf in the event that they bear in mind the truth that Sri Lanka play spinners neatly. That would go away leg-spinner Shadab Khan out of the 11.
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed is aware of the prerequisites in Cardiff really well, having scored an excellent 90 in a tricky 303-run chase in opposition to England closing yr.
Additionally within the wisdom of the Sophia Lawn floor is left-arm spinner Imad Wasim who starred with each bat and ball in opposition to England plus for the truth that he used to be born within the within sight the town of Swansea.
Left-arm spinner Imad Wasim (2/20) and paceman Hasan Ali (three/24) bowled superbly to limit the Proteas to a meagre 219 for eight of their win in opposition to South Africa.
Babar Azam (31 now not out) and Shoaib Malik (16 now not out) were given Pakistan forward in their required run-rate to safe a 19-run win below the Duckworth-Lewis way when rain stopped play with their facet 119 for 3 off 27 overs. Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed had attributed the win in opposition to South Africa to excellent bowling in opposition to a powerful facet and he would search for some other such show in opposition to the Lankans lately.
For Sri Lanka, the unhealthy information is Kusal Perera shall be out of motion. He’s the second one Sri Lankan to be dominated out of the ICC Champions Trophy.
On this sport, the Sri Lankan facet might play with a nothing-to-lose perspective however they should watch out of now not shedding their method. They’ve a tender batting line-up and their probabilities of succumbing to the drive stay top.
Each Pakistan and Sri Lanka are upbeat after their disenchanted victories and it’s tough to pick out a favorite for the fit.
Historical past, alternatively, favours Pakistan as they’ve gained two times as in opposition to one by means of Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy.
Many of the suits on this match were suffering from rain and if a wash out occurs lately, it’ll get advantages Sri Lanka to realize access in semifinals owing to the staff’s awesome run fee.
Pakistan: Sarfraz Khan (capt.), Ahmed Shahzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Mohammed Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan, Mohammed Amir, Shadab Khan and Rumman Raees.
Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (capt.), Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickewalla, Chamara Kapugedara, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Thisara Perera, Sekkuge Prasanna, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Lakshan Sandakan, Lasith Malinga, Asela Gunaratne, Nuwan Kulasekara.
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