The pakistan team has finally got what it has been asking for since a long time — a series in pakistan against a strong and well off opponent to boost the level of cricket and the enthusiasm of the local people who are interested in cricket. The Sri Lankan team has already arrived on the pakuistani soil with a high security of Presidential level to safeguard it from any attacks this time. After a long time will the pakistani cricket fans get to follow the Live Cricket Score of a home series, which is happening after a long time.
However, the Pakistani team has a major concern that is directly worrying them right before the series and that is the sudden injury of their pace bowler, Hassan Ali. Ali, who used to be a part of almost every Dream11 Team that was selected for pakistan will now be watching the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka ODI as well as T20I series as a spectator.
Pakistan is looking forward to being a strong opponent in World Cricket with this series, as it has lost almost all the major series in the past few years, with the retirement of stars such as Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, etc. Therefore, the head coach of the Pakistani team, whoi happens to be the chief selector of the team as well, Misbah ul Haq has called in five major players for the series against Sri Lanka. These players are Abid Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Usman Shinwari and Mohammad Hasnain.
Iftikhar Ahmed is an all rounder who has been called in for his off spin bowling abilities as Sarfaraz Ahmed wanted the spin attack to be stronger against Sri Lanka. Also, the other players who have been selected are the ones who have been consistently performing well in the domestic matches of Pakistan. As per Misbah ul Haq, they have selected their best possible squad against Sri Lanka and they want the newest members of the team to work on cementing their spots in the squad, which will come by performance.
The Pakistani team will embark on their journey againstSri Lanka in a series of 3 One Day Internationals starting from 27 September 2019 which will be played in Karachi at the National Stadium. The team will be led by Sarfaraz Khan with Babar Azam being his deputy and the main batsman of the team. Also, the bowling would depend a lot on players such as Wahab Riaz and Moahmamd Amir who are experienced in playing at home as well as overseas.
After the One Day International Series, the teams will face each other in 3 T20 International matches as well at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. This stadium has earned a bad name for the Pakistani Cricket as the Sri Lankan team was attacked there. Hence, the Pakistani team might have a psychological advantage over the Sri Lankans. But then , Pakistan won’t have an easy way through the series as it is past and none of the members of the current team was there when the attacks took place.