Pakistan ended their 11-game losing streak in ODI cricket with a much needed win against England in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The belief this win must have given them is immense and we all know that wen it comes to ICC tournaments, Pakistan are notorious for building strong momentum. They have already won a Champions Trophy and T20 World Cup in England, so it is a happy hunting country for the Men in Green. Opponents Sri Lanka have a lot of improvement to make in many areas if they are to progress through to the next round. They lack experience in their squad which might prove to be their undoing. A look at the players who could shine for their respective teams. Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Cricket Score 11th ODI Match.
The batsman who emulates his game on Indian skipper Virat Kohli is the talisman in the Pakistani batting unit. He comes in at the crucial number 3 position where his task is to build the foundation for a huge score. Babar Azam was brilliant against England in the last game where his half-century helped the team go past 350.
The veteran all-rounder rolled back time with an elegant 84 off just 62 balls against England. His demolition job in the lower middle order came as a surprise for many including the opposition but then Hafeez is known for his stroke play. He is also one of the leaders on the field helping the skipper in a pressure situation. Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Betting Odds: Free Bet Odds, Predictions and Favourites During PAK vs SL in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 11.
The premium fast bowler has taken five wickets so far in the World Cup and given the poor showing of the Sri Lankan batsmen in the two games so far, he can certainly add to his tally. If the condition are favourable to swing bowling, Pakistan have a good chance to restrict their Asian rivals to a low score with Amir leading the charge.
The veteran Sri Lankan pacer has been involved in some memorable encounters with Pakistan over the years. He found his rhythm against Afghanistan picking up three wickets after a disappointing opener against New Zealand. Pakistan showed their weaknesses to swing bowling in their encounter with West Indies and Lasith Malinga will be inching to exploit these. Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Preview: Unpredictable PAK Face SL Challenge.
The hard hitting batsman likes to play his shots irrespective of the conditions and is one of the select few in the Sri Lankan team that has shown positivity with the bat. If he stays in the middle for a few overs for his team, Pakistan could find themselves in a spot of bother.
Pakistan clearly starts as the favourites for the contest after their big win against England but Sri Lanka needs to rise up to the challenge of facing an old foe. Although the island nation lacks the big names, the pride of playing in an ICC tournament is a huge motivation.