Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2023 World Cup: Green Team’s Key Changes in Playing XI

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2023 World Cup: Green Team's Key Changes in Playing XI

The Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2023 World Cup fixture is scheduled for October 10th at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium.


However, Pakistan have played their first match against the Netherlands and clinched victory by 83 runs. Pakistan is currently ranked 3rd in the ICC point Table.

Here is the: ICC World Cup Points Table 2023 Update

Sri Lanka on the other hand was defeated by South Africa by 102 runs. South Africa made a  big total of 429 runs against them.

Pakistan Opener Batsman Fakhar Zaman is currently out of form. The Green Team opener had made just 33 runs in 10 matches.

while Abdullah Shafiuqe had made 80 runs in four ODI matches.

Pakistan Team had discussed in their Practice session that they might take a step and bring Abdullah Shafiuqe into the Playing Squad.

Fakhar Zaman will be on the sidelines for the Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka 2023 World Cup match.

This is one likely change in the Pakistan squad against their upcoming fixture.

Furthermore, Sri Lanka Key bowler Maheesh Theekshana from the spin department made a comeback into the team.

Sri Lanka’s Assistant coach Naveed Nawaz has hinted that Theekshana might play in the crucial match against the Green Shirts.

Sri Lanka eliminated Pakistan from the Asia Cup in their recent match and secured a spot in the final against India.

Pakistan’s likely playing XI:

  1. Abdullah Shafique
  2. Imam-ul-Haq
  3. Babar Azam (C)
  4. Mohammad Rizwan (wk)
  5. Saud Shakeel
  6. Iftikhar Ahmed
  7. Shadab Khan
  8. Mohammad Nawaz
  9. Hasan Ali
  10. Haris Rauf
  11. Shaheen Afridi.

Sri Lanka likely playing XI:

  1. Pathum Nissanka
  2. Kusal Perera
  3. Kusal Mendis (wk)
  4. Sadeera Samarawickrama
  5. Charith Asalanka
  6. Dhananjaya de Silva
  7. Dasun Shanaka (c)
  8. Dunith Wellalage
  9. Matheesha Pathirana
  10. Dilshan Madushanka
  11. Kasun Rajitha


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