Pakistan and Sri Lanka will meet at Colombo on Thursday in the virtual semi-final of the Asia Cup 2023 as the losing side will be knocked out of the tournament.
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The match-win match for both the teams is also likely to be affected by the rain as it’s been case throughout the Asia Cup 2023. If the match is washed out or ends without any result or even it is tied, Sri Lanka will be through to the Final to face India on September 17 since Pakistan’s awful net run rate (NRR) is at -1.892.
When the Asia Cup kicked off, Pakistan had their full strength with three quality pacers fully fit to decimate the opponents. However, in the Super 4 Match against India, scenario flipped over and two of Pakistan’s fast bowlers Naseem Shah and Haris Ruaf sustained injuries. Though Haris Rauf yet remains part of the squad but Naseem Shah has been completely ruled out of the event and replaced by Zaman Khan. Shahnawaz Dahani has also joined the squad to replace Haris Rauf if required.
A tasty battle incoming! Sri Lanka have a lethal spin attack in this tournament. Pakistan batting’s crown jewel, Babar Azam will have his work cut out for himself.#AsiaCup2023 #PAKvsSL pic.twitter.com/JBgwe44yWC
— AsianCricketCouncil (@ACCMedia1) September 14, 2023
For the upcoming match, Pakistan have brought five changes in the playing XI. Mohammad Haris have found his place in the playing XI while Imam-ul-Haq had a back spasm; therefore, Fakhar Zaman – who had earlier been dropped – now maintains his spot in the side. Saud Shakeel is also suffering from fever and Abdullah Shafique has come in as his replacement.
Likewise, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr., and Zaman Khan have replaced Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, and Naseem Shah respectively.
Pakistan’s squad against Sri Lanka
- Fakhar Zaman
- Abdullah Shafique
- Babar Azam (Captain)
- Mohammad Rizwan (Wicket Keeper)
- Mohammad Haris
- Iftikhar Ahmed
- Shadab Khan
- Mohammad Nawaz
- Mohammad Wasim Jr.
- Shaheen Shah Afridi
- Zaman Khan
On the other hand, Kusal Perera and Pramod Madushan are in Sri Lanka’s playing XI.
Sri Lanka’s squad against Pakistan
- Pathum Nissanka
- Kusal Perera
- Kusal Mendis (Wicket Keeper)
- Sadeera Samarawickrama
- Charith Asalanka
- Dhananjaya de Silva
- Dasun Shanaka (Captain)
- Dunith Wellalage
- Maheesh Theekshana
- Pramod Madushan
- Matheesha Pathirana
In the Asia Cup, Sri Lanka have asserted a dominance over Pakistan over the years. Out of 17 matches between them since 1984, Sri Lanka have won 12 whereas Pakistan bagged victories 5 merely times.
Though overall, Pakistan have won 92 One Day Internationals (ODIs) against Sri Lanka in 155 matches between them. The later succeeded 58 times in those bilateral encounters.