PAK vs SL Live Updates, World Cup 2023: SL opt to bat© AFP
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, ODI World Cup 2023, Live Updates:Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and opted to bat/bowl against Pakistan in the ODI World Cup match on Tuesday. Pakistan won their opening game against Netherlands by 81 runs. On the other hand, Sri Lanka were thrashed by South Africa by 102 runs in a high-scoring encounter. Having done just enough to get the better of the Netherlands, Pakistan would be keen to raise their game against the Islanders, who are plagued by problems of their own. (Live Scorecard | Points Table)
Here are the Live Updates of the ODI World Cup 2023 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka:
PAK vs SL, Cricket WC Live: Here’s what Babar Azam said at the toss
The wicket looks very dry and first ten overs is very crucial for us. We aren’t up to the mark at the top and we made one change. Shafique comes in for Fakhar. Yes, we have a good record against them and we will try to do our best.
PAK vs SL, Cricket WC Live: Here’s what Dasun Shanaka said at the toss
We will bat first, there was some assistance for the bowlers in the second half in the previous game. We have one change – Theekshana comes in for Kasun Rajitha. It is about execution and the boys have been playing a lot of cricket and hopefully, we will do well in this game.
PAK vs SL, Cricket WC Live: Toss
Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka wins toss, opts to bat against Pakistan in an ODI World Cup match.
PAK vs SL, Cricket WC Live: Pakistan’s win over Netherlands
Stationed in the city for over 10 days now and having already played a few matches, including the two warm-up games, Pakistan are aware of the conditions at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal. But still, they were troubled by the bowlers from the Netherlands in their tournament opener, at one stage being reduced to 38/3 before Mohammad Rizwan and Saud Shakeel joined forces to steady the innings and lift them to 286 all out with an over to spare.
PAK vs SL, Cricket WC Live: Tough challenge for Pakistan
If their batting against the Associate nation was any indication, then Pakistan will need to do a lot more in the coming weeks, starting with the clash against Sri Lanka, whose spinners have the ability to cause damage in the opposition ranks. Pakistan are traditionally good against spinners but Babar Azam and Co. would take the likes of Maheesh Theekshana and the promising Dunith Wellalage lightly at their peril.
PAK vs SL, Cricket WC Live: Hello
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the ODI World Cup 2023 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka, straight from the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. Stay tune for all the live updates.