Pakistan take on Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI of their 5 match series at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Friday. Hosts Pakistan would be looking to bounce back after surprisingly losing out to the Lankans in the recently concluded 2-match Test Series.
Let us jump straight into the Team News.
Pakistan Team News
Pakistan have only retained Sarfraz Ahmed, Haris Sohail, Babar Azam and Hasan Ali from the squad that lost 2-0 to Sri Lanka in the Test Series. Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Rumman Raees, Junaid Khan and Imad Wasim are some of the players that have been included in the squad. Azhar Ali and Mohammad Amir have been left out of the squad due to injury.
Probable XI: Ahmed Shehzad, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Rumman Raees.
Sri Lanka Team News
The big team news from the Sri Lankan camp is that veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga has been dropped from the ODI squad. Angelo Matthews is unavailable due to injury and is likely to be replaced by Dinesh Chandimal in the starting XI. Nuwan Pradeep will also miss out due to injury while Seekuge Prasanna returns.
Probable XI: Niroshan Dickwella, (wk), Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Milinda Siriwardana, Thisara Perera, Seekuge Prasanna, Suranga Lakmal, Akila Dananjaya, Vishwa Fernando.
Best Dream 11 Team
This is the best Dream 11 combination according to me for this match.
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