The 11th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will be played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Bristol.
The match starts at 10:30 Local (09:30 GMT).
After losing their opening match against the Windies in Nottingham, not many would have given Pakistan a chance to roll over England. However, the team, led by Sarfaraz Ahmed, soared above the expectations and edged past the Three Lions by 14 runs at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Their batting clicked as a unit after which their bowlers, especially the fast bowlers, guided the team to victory.
Their next encounter is against Sri Lanka on Friday at the County Ground in Bristol. The Lankans are also coming off a victory versus Afghanistan by 34 runs (DLS method) at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. But, Pakistan will be a completely different proposition for them. It was way back in July 2015 when Lanka last defeated the Men in Green in a one-dayer and ever since lost six games in the 50-overs format.
ICC World Cup 2019 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Pitch Report & Weather Report:
There is a forecast of heavy downpour from the morning at 9 am until the end of the day. It won’t be much of a surprise if the match gets abandoned due to rain. The clouds will hover over the ground throughout the day. The temperature will be around 13 and 16 degrees Celsius. The humidity will start on the higher side in the 90s but is expected to come down gradually.
The pitch in Bristol has been good for batting and a high-scoring game can be expected, provided the match takes place. Only seven out of the 17 completed ODIs were won by the team, batting first. Even the two encounters played this year were won by the chasing teams. Hence, teams may wish to field first after winning the toss. The DLS method also needs to be kept in mind.
ICC World Cup 2019 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Probable Playing XIs:
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir
Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Kusal Perera (WK), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep.
ICC World Cup 2019 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Live streaming
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ICC World Cup 2019 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Result & Highlights
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