PAK vs SL Dream 11 team prediction: Fantasy cricket tips and playing XIs for Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI
Pakistan fans will be hoping for a full contest when Pakistan host Sri Lanka in the second ODI of the three-match series at the National Stadium in Karachi on Monday. The opening ODI was washed out due to rain on Friday following which the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) rescheduled the second game. Both the teams will be looking to get off to a winning start and draw the first blood in the series.
After a disappointing World Cup campaign - where the Men in Green failed to make it to the semi-final of the showpiece event, Pakistan will be looking to give the home fans something to cheer for. Pakistan have named a strong squad for the series as former captain Misbah-ul-Haq gears up for his first big assignment as the new head coach of the Pakistan team. While Misbah has taken charge as the new coach and chief selector, Sarfaraz Ahmed has been retained as the captain of the side.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka, who too had an abysmal World Cup campaign, have named a depleted squad after as many as ten players pulled out of the tour citing security concerns. The likes of Lasith Malinga, ODI captain Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews and Thisara Perera are all not part of the squad leaving stand-in ODI skipper Lahiru Thirimanne with a squad lacking experience.
On an outfield which has been marred with heavy rain in the last couple of days, it will be a challenge for the bowlers. Sri Lanka's young bowling attack will have their work cut out against a formidable Pakistan batting line-up consisting the likes of Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman and Haris Sohail.
Here's all you need to know about Dream 11 prediction and tips for 2nd ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka:
Dream 11 Top Picks:
Babar Azam: Babar Azam has been Pakistan's most consistent run-getter across formats in the past couple of years. He has already established his credentials as one of the best batsmen in the world and is a must pick in the second ODI considering he will be hungry to get off to a good start in the series and get some runs behind his back.
Mohammad Amir: The most lethal pacer in Pakistan's arsenal, Mohammad Amir had a terrific World Cup campaign in England and Wales and would look to continue his fine form against Sri Lanka. Expect him to be among wickets in Karachi on Monday.
Captaincy Options: Babar Azam, Aviksha Fernando, Mohammad Amir
Vice-Captain Options: Lahiru Thirimanne, Imad Wasim
Dream XI Playing XI for Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI in Karachi:
Wicket-Keeper – Sarfaraz Ahmed
Batsmen – Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Lahiru Thirimanne, Avishka Fernando
All-Rounders – Imad Wasim, Shehan Jayasuriya
Bowlers – Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Isuru Udana
Likely playing XIs of both teams:
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Usman Shinwari
Sri Lanka: Lahiru Thirimanne(c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama(w), Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan