So far Pakistan has much better record against Sri Lanka in Twenty20 form of cricket. Both the sides are well prepared with bunch of best spinners in the world. Pakistan’s bowling has so far worked amazing in the event.
However Sri Lankan batsmen are much more skilled to play spinners than Pakistan’s batsmen. So match is evenly poised. If Pakistan handles to hold its nerves and can show a professional sport with the bat, their chances of success are very high.
Match Timings: 7:00 PM local | 1:30 PM GMT | 6:30 PM PST (Pakistan Standard Time)
Pakistan (Likely): 1 Mohammad Hafeez, 2 Imran Nazir, 3 Nasir Jamshed, 4 Kamran Akmal (wk), 5 Shoaib Malik, 6 Umar Akmal, 7 Abdul Razzaq, 8 Shahid Afridi, 9 Umar Gul, 10 Saeed Ajmal, 11 Raza Hasan.
Sri Lanka (Likely): 1 Mahela Jayawardene, 2 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 3 Kumar Sangakkara (wk), 4 Angelo Mathews, 5 Jeevan Mendis, 6 Lahiru Thirimanne, 7 Thisara Perera, 8 Nuwan Kulasekara, 9 Lasith Malinga, 10 Akila Dananjaya, 11 Ajantha Mendis
Pitch Report: R.Premadasa Stadium has supported the spinners so far. Toss will be very important today. It looks both the teams will be willing to bowl first and restrict the other team to a low total through spin magic.
Weather Report: Weather forecast is that there is little chance of rain interfering with the match. Skies will be mostly cloudy but chances are that there’ll be no rain in Colombo.