ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Match 8: PTV Sports Live Telecast Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in Pakistan
Sri Lanka aims to return to winning as it plays against Pakistan in the 8th match of the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup. The game will take place in Hyderabad on October 10, 2023 on Tuesday.
Pakistan vs Netherlands Match Preview
Pakistan was not in good form leading up to this tournament. The team was knocked out in the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup and also lost both of its warm-up matches. Despite that, they were able to start their campaign successfully by defeating the Netherlands in the first match.
Pakistan chose to bat first but faced a setback as they lost three wickets in the initial 10 overs, managing to score only 48 runs. Nevertheless, the collaboration of Mohammad Rizwan and Saud Shakeel provided stability to the innings and contributed to the team achieving a decent total.
The opening duo of Fakhar Zaman and Imam Ul-Haq has not been performing well recently. They have only managed to have one partnership of 50 runs or more in their last 8 matches. Pakistan will need their players to start scoring runs again if they want to perform well against strong opponents.
Babar Azam is expected to play a crucial role as their main batsman in the middle order. The team has a few versatile players like Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, and Shadab Khan, who add strength to the batting lineup. In the previous match, the trio of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Hasan Ali performed admirably by taking a total of 6 wickets.
Sri Lanka had an impressive 13-match winning streak earlier this year, but their performance has declined in recent weeks. They experienced a humiliating loss against India in the Asia Cup Finals and were defeated in both of their warm-up matches.
Their performance in the main event didn’t start well either, as South Africa defeated them by a huge margin of 102 runs.
Sri Lanka’s bowling weaknesses have been revealed as they played without some important bowlers like Maheesh Theekshana, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Dushamantha Chameera. The team allowed a record-breaking 428 runs in the match against South Africa, and their chances of recovering were completely dashed by that terrible performance.
Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, and Dilshan Madushanka will be the main fast bowlers for this team. All three of them had an economy rate of over 8.5 runs per over in the previous match. They will have to improve their bowling accuracy in this match.
The spin attack is quite weak, as young Dunith Wellalage is the only dedicated spinner in the team. In terms of batting, Kusal Mendis is currently in good form and will play a crucial role as Sri Lanka’s main batsman in this match. The opening duo of Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera has not been performing well recently.
Where to Watch PAK vs SL Cricket World Cup Match Live Telecast
In Sri Lanka, Dialog TV and Peo TV will live stream the match. Viewers in the United States can watch matches online on Willow TV. The match will be broadcast live on Star Sports Network in India and streamed live on Disney+ Hotstar.
PTV Sports Live Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2023
The eighth match of the ICC Cricket World Cup between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at 1:30 PM IST. The live coverage of the match will be available on PTV Sports, Ten Sports, A Sports, Tapmad, ARY Zap, and Tamasha App for free.
PAK vs SL Match Details
- Match: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
- Tournament: ICC Cricket World Cup 2023
- Date: October 10, 2023
- Format: ODI
- Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, India
- Time: 1:30 PM PST, 1:00 PM IST, 08:30 GMT
- Live Streaming: LINK
PAK vs SL Head-to-Head ODI Record
Both teams have played against each other in a total of 156 One Day International matches so far. Pakistan has been the stronger team, winning 92 matches compared to Sri Lanka’s 59. Three matches resulted in no winner, while one match ended in a tie.
The pitch in Hyderabad is usually favorable for batting, and it is anticipated that this match will be no exception. The typical score in the first inning on this ground is approximately 285, which is considered an average score. The fast bowlers who are quicker will be able to get a good amount of speed and bounce from this surface, but they will need to be focused and accurate with where they bowl.
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, M Wasim Jnr, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Saud Shakeel, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Haris, Abrar Ahmed, Zaman Khan
Sri Lanka squad: Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (vc), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka