PAK vs SL Dream 11 team prediction: Fantasy cricket tips and playing XIs for Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 3rd ODI

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Author 2019-10-02 14:30:24


After the first match was washed out due to rain, Pakistan cricket team registered a comprehensive win over Sri Lanka in the 2nd ODI played at the National Stadium in Karachi. Riding on a brilliant hundred scored by Babar Azam (115) and a five-wicket haul by Usman Shinwari, the Men in Green defeated Lahiru Thirimanne & Co. by 67 runs. The two teams will now lock horns in the 3rd and final ODI – where Sarfaraz Ahmed and Co. would look to seal the series 2-0. The momentum is with Pakistan considering most of their players produced good performances in the previous match.

After opting to bat first in the 2nd ODI, with contributions from Azam, Fakhar Zaman (54), Haris Sohail (40), Iftikhar Ahmed (32) and Imam-ul-Haq (31), the hosts posted a challenging 306-run target. In reply, the Sri Lankan innings looked all but over as they were reduced to 28/5 as Shinwari ripped through the visitors’ top-order. However, as many Lankan fans began leaving the stadium, the middle-order produced a commendable fight as Shehan Jayasuriya (96) and Dasun Shanaka (68) stitched a 177-run stand for the sixth wicket. Towards the end, Sri Lanka fell short by 67 runs.

Here's all you need to know about Dream 11 prediction and tips for 3rd ODI between Pakistan and Sri Lanka:

Dream 11 Top Picks:

Babar Azam: The stylish right-handed played a key role in helping Pakistan make a winning comeback on their home soil. As expected, Azam went on to score a match-winning knock as he smashed 115 runs off 105 balls. The onus would be once again on him and given his form at home, Azam is likely to score another big knock.

Usman Shinwari: The pacer was brilliant in the 2nd ODI where he picked wickets of Sadeera Samarawickrama (6), Avishka Fernando (0), Lahiru Thirimanne (0), Shehan Jayasuriya (96) and Isuru Udana (1). After his performance in the previous match, the Lankan batsmen would play him carefully and it remains to be seen whether he can maintain his rhythm.

Captaincy Options: Babar Azam, Shehan Jayasuriya, Mohammad Amir

Vice-Captain Options: Lahiru Thirimanne, Imad Wasim

Dream XI Playing XI for Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, 3rd 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, Wanindu Hasaranga

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


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