Does a New Look Sri Lankan Stand a Chance Against Pakistan?



If you have been following the cricket in Asian nations, you would be well aware that the Pakistani and the Sri Lankan teams have been at the lowest levels of cricket in the past 10 years, while India and Bangladesh have largely became competitors worth playing against any team of the World. The decline of pakistani cricket started back in 20019 when no team was ready to play in pakistan following an attack on the Sri Lankan Team at Lahore, near the Gaddafi Stadium while for Sri Lanka, it came after its quality players such as Kumar Sanagkkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Lasith Malinga left a void in the team by their retirements. The Paksitani and Sri lankan fans, while keeping watch on the Live Cricket Score of the series will be hoping to have some revival of the glory of their respective teams.

The Sri Lankan team was the one which faced an attack back in 2009, and it was the same team that showed the courage, although unnecessary to step foot in Pakistan and play T20 matches in 2017. Even this year, 10 Sri Lankan players have refused to go to Pakistan as the thoughts of those bullets haunt them to this date. That is the reason why the Sri Lankan team is not a strong contender to win this series against Pakistan ,which would be having an advantage of Home Turf. If you were to find the best batsman to include in the Dream11 Team of Sri Lanka from the squad that has arrived in Pakistan, you would have to move down to number 80 batsman, who is leading the Sri Lankan side in the T20 as well as the ODI series.

While pakistan can boast of having experienced bowlers in their squad, alongside the five newcomers who have been handpicked by the Head Coach and Chief Selector Misbah ul Haq, the Sri Lankan team has only the skipper Lahiru Thirimanne to face them with confidence. All the other batsmen of the Sri Lankan side are inexperienced except for Avishka Fernando. The Paksitani team has the speed and accuracy of bowlers of like Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir who have a huge international experience, and it is likely that an inexperienced Sri Lankan team will easily give in to Pakistan in this series.

On the other hand, the paksitani batsmen also include the likes of the skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed and Babar Azam who have the back of Imam ul Haq against a very weak bowling attack of Sri Lanka, which has only Nuwan Pradeep as an experienced bowler while none other than Lakshan Sandakan is a specialist spinner in the squad. However, the thing where Sri Lanka could rejoice themselves is their win record of 4 wins in the last 5 matches, but even then Pakistan too has a similar win record i the last 5 matches. So, the stats can be very disturbing for the Sri Lankan side as they will enter the field to take on the hosts.