Sri Lanka Seek Consolidation Win
- By Farhan Uvais
- Updated: March 4, 2016
After losing to both India and Bangladesh, Pakistan together with the defending champions have absolutely nothing to lose as they play against each other to gather momentum to the upcoming World Twenty20 in India. Regardless of their failure, the two teams are undoubtedly capable of taking down any opponent at any given time.
In a format where anything could happen, they’ve ended up missing a few tricks in the latter stage of the matches they’ve lost. Yet, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the two Asian giants come back in style with a few weeks to go.
Thus, we could easily say that two teams with a good limited over record play each other to acquire an important consolidation win at Mirpur later today.
As far as team amendments are concerned, it’s quite unlikely that we’d see the lights of Lasith Malinga back in the starting 11 as the match is practically dead rubber. However, Jeffrey Vandersay’s inclusion remains on the verge as they’ve not tested him in the tour as of now.
Meanwhile, Imad Wasim and Mohammed Nawaz could play for Pakistan in the cost of a couple of seniors.
Both teams have performed quite well in terms of bowling, however, the performance with the bat has been embarrassing thus far. Hence, it would be vital for both teams to get a total of over 150 on board, playing risk-free cricket.
As far as the clashes between the two teams are concerned, Pakistan stays ahead with a 2-0 lead.