SL vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, Preview & Key Players: 1st T20I

SL vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview: 1st T20I

Sri Lanka and Pakistan will face-off in the first T20I match of Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan, 2019 at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore. We will provide SL vs PAK Dream11 Team Prediction, Preview, Key Players and Probable Playing XI for the game.

When and Where:

SL vs PAK, 1st T20I, Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan, 2019.
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.
07:00 PM, 5th October 2019.

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Venue and Pitch Stats:

A good batting track can be expected with less support for bowlers.  Death bowlers from first innings and spinners from second innings can still be in the wickets. Dew can also play a role in the second innings, making it difficult for bowlers. There are no chances of rain to hinder match proceedings.

SL vs PAK Dream11 Prediction

Sri Lanka Team News:

  • Danushka Gunathilaka and Avishka Fernando will probably open the
    inning for the Sri Lanka team.
  • D Gunathilka is fresh of a hundred in the last match, he scored 134
    runs in last ODI against PAK
  • Oshada Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka (C) will handle
    the middle order of the team
  • Dasun Shanaka will lead the Sri Lanka team as a Captain. He is also
    good all-rounder
  • The skipper played quickfire knock in the last ODI as well, he is a
    handy player with the ball as well
  • Minod Bhanuka will do the wicket keeping for Sri Lanka team.
  • The Wicketkeeper played a good knock in the last ODI in his debut
    match, he would be looking to get some good runs under his pocket
    in T20 as well
  • Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana will handle the lower middle order
    of the team
  • Wanindu Hasaranga and Shehan Jayasuriya will take care of the spin
    bowling of the team.
  • Nuwan Pradeep and Isuru Udana will lead the pace attack of the

Pakistan Team News:

  • Pakistan has recalled batters Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal for it three-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka
  • Fakhar Zaman and Ahmed Shehzad will probably open the inning for the Pakistan team. Both are well known inning openers.
  • Fakhar played good knocks in the one day’s he scored back to back fifties
  • Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed will handle the middle order of the team
  • Babar Azam is in excellent form. His T201 average this year in 54 with a top score of 90. Babar Azam is the best batsman of t201, and his recent form makes him the first choice of Captain
  • Sarfraz Ahmed will lead the Sri Lanka team as a Captain. He will also do wicket keeping for his team.
  • Mohammad Nawaz Shadab Khan and Iftikhar-Ahmed will lead the spin attack of the team.
  • Usman Khan-Shinwari and Wahab Riaz will take care of the pace attack for his team. Both are well known bowlers as they took many wickets in last few matches.

SL vs PAK Squads

SL Squad: Avishka Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Oshada Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka (C), Minod Bhanuka (wk), Wanindu Hasaranga, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Madushanka, Angelo Perera, Bhanuka Rajapaksh

PAK Squad: Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Usman Shinwari, Mohammad Nawaz, Ahmed Shehzad, Faheem Ashra

Probable Playing XI:

SL Probable Playing 11: S Samarawickrama, Avishka Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Isuru Udana, Lahiru Kumara/Lakshan Sandakan.

PAK Probable Playing 11: Sarfraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Asif Ali/Haris Sohail, Umar Akmal, Imad Wasim, Iftikhar Ahmed/Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan, Shadab Khan.

Key Players SL vs PAK Dream11 Prediction:

Wicket Keeper:

Sarfaraz Ahmad will bat 4 down. His form in recent times wasn’t very good as he had failed to perform in almost all the matches this year. However, he has a decent average of 28.46 and strike rate of 128.7 which is good. Failed to score again in the last series too. Expected to get his form back in this match.

Minod bhanuka can be a good choice in SL today as he will bat 4 down and can be promoted also as his real position is top order. Good T20 batsman having a decent average of 19.07 and SR of 128.49. Good credit saver pick. Pick him in place of Sarfaraz Ahmad in SL.


Babar Azam will open the innings for PAK. He is in the list of top batsman currently. The most consistent batsman from the side. He has an average of 54.55 with a strike rate of 128.95 in T20 Cricket Good record against SL Team. Must pick in SL and default CVC in SL.

Fakhar Zaman is a talented PAK batsman and opens the innings. He plays very attacking cricket but his consistency in recent times has been a major problem. However, his average is decent which is of 25 and can be a good punt pick in SL. Played well in ODI series also.

Haris Sohail is another must-have pick in SL today. He is a consistent performer from this side too and will bat one down. He can bowl also. However, his average is not very good in T20 format but his consistency makes him a good fantasy pick. Punt C VC choice.

Asif Ali is another attacking t20 batsman. He is a hard hitter batsman who will bat 3 down. Didn’t got chance to play much cricket in recent times though.

Avishka Fernando is a young talent from the SL side. He is a hard-hitting batsman too. Played really well in a couple of matches after his debut this year. Didn’t have much experience of playing T20 cricket but can be a good pick today considering his Batting skills which are off T20 level. He will open the innings.

Oshada Fernando will bat one Down. He is a decent T20 batsman having an average of only 13.3. He can be a good differential pick in SL today considering his selection % and credits. Didn’t performed in last ODI series though.

Danushka Gunathilaka will open the innings and can bowl some overs too. He plays very attacking cricket and having average 21.2 which is decent. Played really well in ODI series and smashed a hundred too. Bats with good strike rate. Must pick in SL and a punt Choice of C VC too.


Imad Wasim will bat down the order. He is another consistent performer from this side that too with both bat and bowl. He has good record also playing against SL. SR of Approx 150 in T20 format makes him a good pick as he can take wickets also.

Iftikhar Ahmad is a decent all-rounder who have the capability to play decent knocks and take wickets. He will 2 down and bowl some overs too. Performed decent in last ODI series. Can be a good punt today

Dasun Shanaka will bat 3 down for SL. He is a must-have pick today in SL from SL cricket side due to his consistent performance in recent times with both bat and bowl. Played brilliantly in ODI series and will lead the team too. Punt CVC choice.

Shehan Jayasuriya will bat 2 down. He had performed very good in ODO series with both bat and bowl. Expected to see good cricket again from him today. Good strike rate too in the T20 format.

Wanindu Hasaranga will bat down the order. He is a wicket-taker bowler and hard hitter of the bowl too as seen in the last couple of matches. All the three all-rounders are must pick in SL as they had been the most consistent Performers from SL side.


Mohammad Amir will be the striker bowler today from PAK side. Consistent wicket-taker bowler and can be very crucial today at this pitch where he had played much cricket. CVC choice too in SL if PAK opts to bowl first as he will bowl in death overs too.

Shadab Khan is a must-have pick in SL today. He is the most consistent performer with the bowl in the last couple of years. Coming from a good CPL season where he had performed really impressive. Good ODO series too

Wahab Riaz is another good pick today in SL. Takes consistently wickets. He will bowl too in death overs. Performed well in both the T20 blast and ODI series recently.

Usman Shinwari is another talented bowler from PAK side and bowled well whenever he got a chance to play. Good record against SL in ODI cricket. Performed really well in last ODI series and took 5 wickets haul also. Must pick in SL.

Isuru Udana is an all-round performer and he had batted well in recent times in comparison to the bowling. He is a good pick today from SL side as the pitch is expected to favour the spinners as game proceeds so can be a crucial pick if bowls in 2nd innings today.

Nuwan Pradeep will bowl in death overs for SL cricket. He had performed well this year with bowl and took wickets consistently. Took 9 wickets in last 5 matches. Must pick if SL if bowls in first innings today.

L Sandakan can be a punt pick today in SL. He had performed well in domestic cricket recently. Takes wickets in bunches. Credit saver picks too.

Captain and VC Choices:

Babar Azam and Dasun Shanaka can be seen as default CVC today in SL teams.

D Gunathilaka and Fakhar Zaman are other two safe options of C VC today in SL.

Shehan Jayasuriya can be tried as Punt C VC today in SL if SL opts to bat in first innings. It can be a worthy risk today.

Haris Sohail and Avishka Fernando both are good batsmen. Both are the good pick of CVC today in Mini GL and in 10,20,30 members too.

SL vs PAK Dream11 Prediction:

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