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ICC World Cup Prediction: Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka

After being thrashed by West Indies in the opening game by seven wickets, unpredictable Pakistan held their nerves to beat the Englishmen by 14 runs at the Trent Bridge. This win ended Pakistan’s 11 matches losing streak. On the other hand, the 1996 champions, Sri Lanka bagged a victory against Afghanistan in the rain interrupted game following a big defeat against New Zealand to get some confidence for further matches. 

Pitch Conditions

Venue: County Ground, Bristol

This ground was initially known as Ashley Down Ground. Reports are coming from England that the track will have a good advantage for batsmen and a high scoring match can be expected.


Out of 17 matches played here, the team batting second have won 10 times. So, captain winning the toss might opt to field. 

Total Matches played: 16

Matches won batting first: 7

Matches won batting second: 9

Tie: 0

Average scores in both innings 

Average 1st innings score: 244

Average 2nd innings score: 237

Weather Conditions

Reports suggest that rain interruptions can be there with a cloud covering of 94 percent. It will be a cold day as the temperature will be around 14 degrees Celsius. The humidity will be on the higher side near about 86 percent. 

Team Analysis: Pakistan

After ending their losing streak in the last match against England, Pakistan may not do any changes to their winning combination. Mohammad Hafeez played an excellent inning while openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq looked good for their short stay at the crease and will be looking to play big innings this time 

Full Squad: Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c & wk), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Haris SohailBabar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain

Team Analysis: Sri Lanka

After a win in the previous encounter, the Lankan lions might not do any changes to their playing XI. Kusal Perera and Nuwan Pradeep will like to repeat their performances. The team will be expecting from their experience players like Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera to deliver. 

Full squad: Dimuth Karunaratne (c), Avishka Fernando, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Kusal Mendis (wk), Kusal Perera (wk), Thisara Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhananjaya de Silva, Milinda Siriwardana, Lahiru Thirimanne, Isuru Udana, Jeffrey Vandersay.

Both team’s probable playing XI


                     Sri Lanka

Sarfaraz Ahmed (c&wk)

Dimuth Karunaratne (c)


Kusal Perera (wk)

Fakhar Zaman

Lahiru Thirimanne

Babar Azam

Kusal Mendis

Mohammad Hafeez

Angelo Mathews

Shoib Malik

Dhananjaya de Silva

Asif Ali

Thisara Perera

Wahab Riaz

Isuru Udana

Hasan Ali

Suranga Lakmal

Shadab Khan

Lasith Malinga

Mohammad Amir

Nuwan Pradeep

Key Players 

PakistanBabar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Amir

Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga, Kusal Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne

Standings in ICC ODI points table

Pakistan – 6th spot with 94 points

Sri Lanka – 9th spot with 76 points 

Head to Head in World Cup

Total matches played-7

Pakistan win-7

Sri Lanka win-0

Sri Lanka has never defeated Pakistan in the World Cup. Let’s see what happens this time, whether Pakistan will continue their winning streak against Sri Lanka in World Cup, or Dimuth Karunaratne led Sri Lanka will showcase some magical performances to beat Pakistan for the first time in World Cup. 

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