PAK vs SL 3rd T20I Dream 11 prediction: Fantasy cricket tips & playing XIs for Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match

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Author 2019-10-09 14:30:58

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With a clean sweep on the cards, Sri Lanka would look to keep the ball rolling as they enter the third and final T20I of the series at Lahore's Gaddafi stadium. It's been a series where World No. 1 are hosting World No. 8 T20I side but the results so far have told a contrasting story altogether. Pakistan were expected to march past Sri Lanka's B side -- after 10 of their main players decided to skip the tour -- but that hasn't been the case.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa has been one of the biggest performers for the Islanders while the hosts have seen their batsmen struggle to a large extent. Even Babar Azam – the Man of the Series in the ODI series – has failed to leave his mark with the bat in the shortest format. Newly-appointed Pakistan cricket team head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has called for other batsmen to step up their game and deliver the goods to elevate the pressure off Babar.

Mohammad Amir and Umar Akmal might be shown the door after a string of unimpressive spells and could be replaced by Usman Shinwari and Haris Sohail. Babar and Shadab Khan would be expected to step up their game and earn their side a consolation win in Lahore.

Sri Lanka might look to bring in a few changes too, having already won the series. Angelo Perera and Lahiru Madushanka might be given chances

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Top Picks:

Bhanuka Rajapaksa: The stand-out performer for Sri Lanka with the bat, Rajapaksa might have already sealed himself a spot in the team's long-term plans and another big performance today would further strengthen his case in the shortest format.

Babar Azam: There hardly goes a series where Babar fails to perform in at least one of the matches. Having faltered with the bat in the first and the second T20I, the brightest talent in Pakistan cricket would be determined to step up his game and deliver.

Captaincy Options: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Babar Azam, Danushka Gunathilaka

Vice-Captaincy Options: Wanindu Hasaranga, Shehan Jayasuriya, Nuwan Pradeep

Dream XI Playing XI for Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I:

Wicket-keeper: Sarfaraz Ahmed

Batsmen: Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Danushka Gunathilaka, Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman

All-Rounders: Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Imad Wasim

Bowlers: Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep (VC), Mohammed Hasnain.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd T20I Likely Playing XIs:

Possible XI: Avishka, Gunathilaka, Rajapaksa, Minod(WK), Shanaka(C), Shehan, Udana, Madushanka, Sandakan, Hasaranga and Pradeep.

Possible XI: Zaman, Shahzad, Azam, Sohail, Sarfraz (WK&C), Asif Ali, Shadab, Wasim, Wahab, Usman and Amir/Hasnain.

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