It won’t be quite a bit of a shock if the match gets abandoned because of rain. The clouds will float over the ground for the duration of the day.
In the wake of losing their opening match against the Windies in Nottingham, very few would have allowed Pakistan to move over England. Be that as it may, the team, driven by Sarfaraz Ahmed, took off over the desires and edged past the Three Lions by 14 runs at the Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Their batting clicked as a unit after which their bowlers, particularly the quick bowlers, guided the team to triumph.
Their next experience is against Sri Lanka on Friday at the County Ground in Bristol. The Lankans are additionally falling off a triumph versus Afghanistan by 34 runs (DLS strategy) at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Be that as it may, Pakistan will be a totally extraordinary suggestion for them. It was a route back in July 2015 when Lanka last vanquished the Men dressed in Green in a one-dayer and as far back as lost six games in the 50-overs format.
Weather & Pitch Report
The meteorologists’ gauges make for terrible perusing. There’s a 90% shot for rain, which is required to hit all through Friday morning, putting the game in genuine peril. Yet, as local people would have you know, no meteorologist can promise to precisely foresee Bristol climate. The pitch stayed under the floating spread on the eve of the game, yet Dimuth Karunaratne said it would be a much-needed development from the green highest points of Cardiff. West Indies scored 421 at this ground in a warm-up game against New Zealand. Pakistan themselves scored 358 of every an ODI here a month ago and lost. On the proof of the ball continually crashing into the sight-screen during training, the short straight limits will keep on being targeted by batsmen searching for huge returns.
Pakistan reports a completely fit squad. Having quite recently beaten the competition top choices and hosts England, there’s a decent shot they will go into the game unaltered. Shoaib Malik seems to have been pushed to the edges of the playing XI in his last World Cup, not picked for one game and after that pushed to No.7 for the following. In any case, he and Mohammad Hafeez will keep on supplanting Imad Wasim – the bowler.
Probable Playing XI
Imam-ul-Haq, F.Zaman, B.Azam, M.Hafeez, S.Ahmed(c&wk), S.Malik, A.Ali, S.Khan, W.Riaz, H.Ali, M.Amir
Sri Lanka is probably going to authorize one, if not two, changes. Jeevan Mendis will give the protection to their failing middle-order, which is probably going to push Suranga Lakmal to the seat. On the off chance that the game is abbreviated toward the begin, expect youthful Avishka Fernando to supplant Lahiru Thirimanne.
Probable Playing XI
D.Karunaratne(c), K.Perera(wk), L.Thirimanne/A.Fernando, K.Mendis, A.Mathews, Dhananjaya de.Silva, J.Mendis, T.Perera, I.Udana, N.Pradeep, L.Malinga
Kusal Mendis – Srilanka , Shoaib Malik – Pakistan
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