MATCH INFO :
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 Highlights
Competition: SL Tours PAK (T20 Series)
Start Date: 26 Oct 2017
Start Time: 17:00 GMT
Stadium: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
After being whitewashed 0-5 in the ODI series, Sri Lanka will have resurgence on their mind as they enter the final leg of their tour of UAE and Pakistan. The first game of the three-match T20 international series is set to be played on October 26 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Live action will begin at 8 PM local time.
Pakistan have recalled pace sensation Mohammad Amir for the T20I series against Sri Lanka. The 16-man squad also includes allrounders Mohammad Hafeez and Amir Yamin who will be making a comeback Babar Azam shone with the bat in the ODI series and he will be the key for Pakistan at the top. He topped the runs charts with 303 runs which included two centuries and a fifty.
Allrounder Thisara Perera is set to lead Sri Lanka’s overhauled squad as regular skipper Upul Tharanga has withdrawn himself from the T20I series. Akila Dananjaya, Niroshan Dickwella, Lasith Malinga and Suranga Lakmal are the others to be unavailable Sri Lanka’s batting will depend largely on Danushka Gunathilaka and Dilshan Munaweera. Thisara Perera is another vital cog in this inexperienced batting lineup. The skipper can be highly destructive in T20 format and he will be the one to watch out for down the order.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka have faced each other 15 times in the 20-overs format with the former leading the scoreline 10-5. The two teams have met just once in a T20I at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.
1 Ahmed Shehzad, 2 Fakhar Zaman, 3 Babar Azam, 4 Mohammad Hafeez, 5 Shoaib Malik, 6 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), 7 Imad Wasim, 8 Faheem Ashraf, 9 Shadab Khan, 10 Hasan Ali, 11 Usman Khan.
Sri Lanka Team
1 Dilshan Munaweera, 2 Danushka Gunathilaka, 3 Sadeera Samarawickrama, 4 Mahela Udawatte, 5 Ashan Priyanjan, 6 Dasun Shanaka, 7 Seekkuge Prasanna, 8 Thisara Perera (capt.), 9 Sachith Pathirana, 10 Jeffrey Vandersay, 11 Lahiru Gamage.
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