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PTV Sports Live Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2023

PTV Sports Live Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2023

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 Live Streaming in Pakistan, Broadcast Channel, & ODI Squad

The 5th Super4 match of the Asia Cup 2023 between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played at R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium at 2:30 PM PST while the toss will take place at 2:00 PM.

Pakistan v Sri Lanka Match Preview

Pakistan’s Clinical Run

Pakistan has exhibited clinical precision throughout the tournament, yet a resounding defeat at the hands of arch-rivals India has injected an element of uncertainty into their campaign. As they vie for a place in the finals, they must address lingering concerns.

 

Batting Woes Haunt Pakistan

In particular, Pakistan’s batting lineup has faltered. A dismal performance saw them bundled out for a mere 128 runs on a pitch where their Indian counterparts amassed a formidable 356. The opening pair of Fakhar Zaman and Imam Ul-Haq has underperformed, with Fakhar Zaman averaging just over 20 runs in the tournament. Speculation looms that Zaman may face exclusion from the crucial encounter.

 

Reshuffling the Deck

Should Fakhar Zaman be sidelined, Saud Shakeel may step into the middle order, and Mohammad Rizwan could shift to the opening slot. The middle-order trio of Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Iftikhar Ahmed must rediscover their consistency to bolster Pakistan’s chances.

 

Bowling Brilliance

While the batting has wavered, Pakistan’s pace attack has been a beacon of hope. Seamers Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Naseem Shah have consistently impressed. Although they were challenged by India, a resurgence is anticipated as they seek to thwart Sri Lanka.

 

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming in Pakistan

PTV Sports and Ten Sports will telecast the PAK vs SL Asia Cup 2023 ODI Match in Pakistan. The match will be live streamed on Tamasha App for free. Dialog TV and Peo TV will live stream the match in Sri Lanka

  • Tournament: Asia Cup 2023
  • Date: Sep 14, 2023
  • Format: ODI
  • Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Time: 2:30 PM PST, 09:30 GMT, 2:00 PM Local Time

 

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Broadcast TV Channels

Pakistan Ten Sports, PTV Sports, Tapmad TV, Tamasha App
Sri Lanka Channel Eye (SLRC), Dialog TV, Peo TV
Indian Subcontinent Star Sports Network, Sony Sports, FanCode, Disney+ Hotstar
Bangladesh Gazi TV (GTV), T-Sports, BTV National, Rabbitholebd, Toffee App
Afghanistan RTA Sports, Disney+ Hotstar, Star Sports Network

 

 

 

Sri Lanka’s Home Advantage: A Spin-Friendly Battle Against Pakistan

Cricket enthusiasts are in for a treat as Sri Lanka prepares to host Pakistan in a thrilling One Day International (ODI) series. While the stats reveal an interesting history between these two teams, the spotlight is on Sri Lanka’s home advantage and their mastery of spin-friendly conditions. In this article, we dive into the intriguing dynamics of this upcoming series.

Sri Lanka’s Dominance at Home

In recent times, Sri Lanka has showcased its prowess in ODI cricket by securing victory in 4 out of the last 7 encounters against Pakistan on their home turf. This impressive record underscores Sri Lanka’s comfort and familiarity with the conditions, which often favor spin bowlers.

Pakistan’s Spin Bowling Challenge

One noticeable chink in Pakistan’s armor is their spin bowling department. Unlike the days when they boasted world-class spinners, the current lineup lacks the same level of quality and depth. This deficiency could prove costly on pitches that are known to assist spinners, giving Sri Lanka a significant advantage.

Inconsistent Batting Performances

Both teams have struggled with inconsistent batting performances in recent matches. While flashes of brilliance have been on display, there has been a lack of sustained form from the batsmen. This unpredictability adds an element of excitement to the series, as it’s often the team that finds its batting rhythm on the day that prevails.

 

A Spin-Friendly Surface

The key factor that may tilt the scales in Sri Lanka’s favor is the nature of the pitches. Sri Lanka has a reputation for producing spin-friendly surfaces that offer assistance to their spin bowlers. With the likes of experienced spinners in their arsenal, Sri Lanka has the means to exploit these conditions effectively.

 

PAK vs SL Head-to-Head Battle

These two cricketing giants have a long-standing rivalry, with a history dating back to 155 ODIs against each other. Pakistan holds the edge with 92 victories, while Sri Lanka has claimed 58 wins. Interestingly, one match ended in a thrilling tie, while 3 matches concluded with no result, showcasing the competitiveness of this rivalry.

 

Sri Lanka’s Blemish in Form

Sri Lanka, once riding high on a remarkable 13-match winning streak, faced a harsh reality check with a 41-run defeat to India. They now occupy the second spot on the points table, edging out Pakistan on net run rate. However, the past accolades won’t save them, as a loss here could spell elimination.

 

Batting Concerns for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s batting has posed a significant challenge in this tournament, with the struggles of Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne casting shadows. Their partnership woes have increased pressure on the middle order, often leading to collapses, as witnessed against India.

 

Key Players for Sri Lanka

In this pivotal encounter, the onus falls on Sadeera Samarawickrama and Kusal Mendis, who have consistently shone with the bat. They are the linchpins during the crucial middle overs, tasked with guiding Sri Lanka to victory.

As the Colombo showdown beckons, cricket enthusiasts brace themselves for an electrifying contest that will determine the Asia Cup finalist. Both teams are aware that the fate of their campaign rests on this gripping clash.

 

 

Conclusion: A Spin Saga Awaits

As the cricketing world eagerly awaits this clash between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, all eyes are on the spin-friendly pitches that promise a fascinating battle between bat and ball. Sri Lanka’s home advantage and spin-bowling prowess make them the team to watch in this series. Will Pakistan overcome these challenges and stage a remarkable comeback, or will Sri Lanka’s spin saga continue to mesmerize fans? Only time will tell, but one thing is certain – cricket enthusiasts are in for an enthralling spectacle.

 

ODI Squad

Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi

Sri Lanka Squad: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Avishka Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (C), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dushmantha Chameera Lahiru Kumara, Matheesha Pathirana, Pramod Madushan, Dunith Wellalage, Kusal Mendis, Akila Dananjaya, Nishan Madushka, Sahan Arachchige

 

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