Get ready for an exciting 8th match of ICC World Cup 2023 which is going to happen between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on 10 October 2023 at 2:00 p.m. IST. This match will be organized at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Go out there and give them your cheers. Win together, appreciate the teams, and own the game.
- PAK vs. SL MATCH DETAILS
- PITCH REPORT
- HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCH HISTORY PAKISTAN VS SRI LANKA
- PREDICTED PLAYING XI
- PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM PAKISTAN
- PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM SRI LANKA
- SWOT ANALYSIS FOR BOTH TEAMS
- WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR BOTH TEAMS
- TOSS ROLL IN TODAY’S MATCH
- WEATHER REPORT (FORECAST) FOR TODAY MATCH
- MATCH PREDICTION
PAK vs. SL MATCH DETAILS
|ICC World Cup India 2023
|Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
|Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
RGICS pitch is more real and dynamic pitch as compared to international standards.
It is a bowling pitch, and the outfield is covered with lush green. The pitch is shaped to make the ball travel fast. Spinners and Medium pacer will do their best on this pitch just because of its dry nature. If we look towards the batting side, the size of the pitch is helpful for batsmen because it’s enough small to provide many spots to score runs. So, it’s also a batting-friendly pitch.
HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCH HISTORY PAKISTAN VS SRI LANKA
In all international cricket formats, they have played 238 times with each other.
In the ODI format, these teams have faced each other in 156 matches out of which Pakistan has won 92 whereas Sri Lanka has won 59 matches. 4 matches have no results, and one is tied.
|Sri Lanka Won
PREDICTED PLAYING XI
- Babar Azam (C)
- Shadab Khan (VC)
- Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
- Fakhar Zaman
- Haris Rauf
- Shaheen Shah Afridi
- Iftikhar Ahmad
- Hasan Ali
- Usama Mir
- Abrar Ahmad
Team Sri Lanka
- Dasun Shanaka (C)
- Kusal Mendis (Wk)
- Kusal Perera (Wk)
- Charith Asalanka
- Dimuth Karunaratne
- Pathum Nissanka
- Sadeera Samarawickrama
- Chamika Karunaratne
- Dhananjaya de Silva
- Dunith Wellalage
- Maheesh Theekshana
PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM PAKISTAN
With the leading name of Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq is another name in the Pakistani team who is the best batter. In the ODI ICC ranking, his rank is 5 with a 728 rating. Imam played 65 ODI and scored 2967 runs. His batting average is 51.15. His top score is 151 in the ODI.
Since the Pakistan’s fast bowling average is 27.00 in ODI’s 2019 World Cup. Shaheen Shah Afridi (left-arm pacer) took 8 wickets in 4 ODI’s with an average of 24.50. In the ICC ODI Bowling Ranking, his rank is 8 with a 632 rating. He played 42 ODI matches and bowled 2095 balls. He took 83 wickets in his ODI series.
PROBABLE BEST PLAYER TEAM SRI LANKA
Currently, the new name Kariyawasa Asalanka is also emerging in the batting side of SL who has 1272 runs in the period 2021-2023. Asalanka is on top in the SL squad and at 27th number with 612 ratings in ICC Men’s ODI Batting Rankings 2023.
Dhananjaya de Silva is one of the best bowlers in team Sri Lanka. He is a right-arm off-break bowler. According to the ICC ODI ranking, he is in the 81st position with a 429 rating. Silva played 65 ODI matches and bowled 1670 balls. He took 37 wickets with 38.13 bowling average.
SWOT ANALYSIS FOR BOTH TEAMS
Here we go into the SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis of both teams:
Team Pakistan Strengths
Imam-ul-Haq and Pakistan’s batters will be the biggest strength of Pakistan against Sri Lanka. Imam played his first ODI against Sri Lanka and became the second batsman for Pakistan. He scored a century and made a debut against Sri Lanka in that ODI. In the bowling line, Shaheen will be a significant challenge to the SL team.
Team Pakistan Weaknesses
Their middle order will be their main concern. Their spin department is struggling. After Asia Cup 2023, VC Shadab Khan and Mohammad Rizwan are Pakistan’s biggest concerns.
Opportunities for Team Pakistan
The Pacers’ return to Pakistan’s squad is a big opportunity for them. Their top-order batters are best. Babar Azam, ICC’s best batter is the biggest opportunity for Pakistan.
Threats for Team Pakistan
Their biggest threat will be the unpredictable batting and insufficient spin options. If their top-order struggle, Pakistan has an inexperienced lower-order who can stabilize the game.
Team Sri Lanka Strengths
Their biggest strength is their bowling attack, with players like Matheesha Pathirana and Lahiru Kumara impressing with their stellar performances to lead their team toward victory. The team’s hope is for its bowling line who demonstrate their skills and talent. More than this, the spinner Maheesh Theekshana is a valuable possession, presenting his performance with both the ball and the bat.
Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, and Dhananjaya de Silva are their strength in the batting line.
Team Sri Lanka’s Weaknesses
SL’s biggest challenge in this World Cup will be dealing with injuries. Unfortunately, they will play without their star Wanindu Hasaranga, who is SL’s second-best bowler according to Men’s ODI Bowling Rankings.
Opportunities for Team Sri Lanka
Their advantage lies in their familiarity with the sub-continental conditions. Their skipper Dasun Shananka has an impressive recent ODI record. He will add many opportunities for the success of his team.
Threats for Team Sri Lanka
SL’s young players will face a tough time in the whole World Cup in the opposition of experienced teams.
WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR BOTH TEAMS
Pakistan is a better and stronger team than Sri Lanka. In the ODI format, Pakistan is in high ranking while Sri Lanka is struggling. Both teams have the best squad with the best bowlers and best batters. However, the performance depends on how they both play. According to head-to-head performances, Pakistan won more matches than Sri Lanka. So, Pakistan is likely to opt to win.
TOSS ROLL IN TODAY’S MATCH
The toss sets the tone for the whole match. The toss will be at 1:30 p.m. IST. The toss-winning team will decide to bat or bowl. As Pakistan has the best batting line, they should choose to bat first and give a big target to SL. According to the pitch, toss winning team should bat first.
ICC World Cup experts suggest that Pakistan is likely to win the toss and opt to bat first.
WEATHER REPORT (FORECAST) FOR TODAY MATCH
At the start of the match, there is a 10% chance of rain, it is expected to clear up. The pitch is expected to be hard and dry because it will be mostly sunny. The dry pitch will be in favor of the batters to score runs freely. Spinners will also have a great opportunity to spin on the slower surfaces.
There will be 32 C, the humidity will be 63% and precipitation will be 10%. The wind speed will be light at almost 10km/h which will help bowlers.
Pakistan has a 60% chance of winning this match.
Sri Lanka has a 40% chance of winning this match.
Key players for Sri Lanka in World Cup 2023.
Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Mheesh Theekshana, and Wanindu Hasaranga.
Key Players for Pakistan in World Cup 2023.
Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, M. Rizwan, Shaheen Afridi, and Haris Rauf.
Is Pakistan stronger than Sri Lanka?
Yes, Pakistan is much stronger than Sri Lanka. Pakistan has a strong squad with a mixture of high-class batters and bowlers.
Where and when the match between PAK vs. SL be played?
The match will be played on 10 October in Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.