Unpredictable Pakistan have already justified their tag after having defeated formidable England by 14 runs.
Mumbai: Unpredictable Pakistan have already justified their tag after having defeated formidable England by 14 runs. It was a stunning comeback for the men in green – the Sarfraz Ahmed-led team after having lost 11 ODIs on the trot, including the 4-0 bilateral ODI series loss at the hands of the hosts England, has made other teams cautious.
Following the bilateral series loss, the outfit suffered a defeat in the World Cup warm up match by a gritty Afghanistan side, despite having posted a decent target of 260. And, then it endured a humiliating loss at the hands of dark horse, West Indies.
However, after the 14 runs win versus England, the Pakistan team are back on track, and the side is looking to register its second victory of the tournament. The team has got all its bases covered – especially batting, bowling and fielding. But it still needs to up its ante to reach the semis.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka have registered a remarkable comeback win against Afghanistan after having endured two World Cup warm up defeats at the hands of the Aussies and the Proteas. Since the retirement of the Lankan legends like Sangakkara, Dilshan, and Jayawardene, Sri Lanka have slumped to one loss after another.
Since those key players have retired, the team has struggled to perform to their level best. However, Lasith Malinga and Angelo Matthews have so far carried the team on their shoulders. After the amazing win versus Afghanistan, Sri Lanka have proved that they are still a force to be reckoned with.
Sri Lanka’s World Cup Squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Jeffery Vandersay, Thisara Perera, Isuru Udana, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Pradeep, Jeevan Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana.
Pakistan’s World Cup Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (capt & wk), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hasnain, Asif Ali and Haris Sohail.
Dream11 squad: Kusal Perera (wk), Babar Azam (C), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Dimuth Karunaratne, Thisara Perera, Mohammad Hafeez, Nuwan Pradeep, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan.