The excitement is palpable as Pakistan and Sri Lanka gear up to face each other in the 5th match of the Asia Cup 2023 at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Thursday. This encounter is nothing short of a virtual semi-final, with the victor earning the privilege of challenging Team India in the final, slated to take place on Sunday, September 17.
In this high-stakes showdown, Pakistan find themselves in a must-win situation to secure a coveted spot in the final. On the other hand, Sri Lanka’s qualification hopes hang in the balance. The Lankans can still advance if the match produces no result, but a loss would see Pakistan sealing the final berth.
Leading up to this crucial contest, Pakistan have shaken things up by making five changes to their playing XI. The alterations in the lineup indicate their determination to come out on top and secure a spot in the much-anticipated final.
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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Head-to-Head record in ODIs:
Matches played: 155 | Pakistan won: 92 | Sri Lanka won: 58 | No Result: 05
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Head-to-Head record in Asia Cup ODIs:
Matches played: 14 | Pakistan won: 10 | Sri Lanka won: 04 | No Result: 0
Playing XIs of both teams:
Pakistan: Mohammad Haris, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Zaman Khan
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana.
Also READ: Asia Cup 2023 Super 4s, SL vs PAK – R. Premadasa Stadium Pitch Report, Colombo Weather Forecast, ODI Stats & Records
Where to watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Super 4 stage clash on TV and online:
- India: Star Sports, Disney+Hotstar
- Pakistan: PTV Sports, Ten Sports
- Sri Lanka: SLRC Channel Eye
- Afghanistan: Ariana Television
- Australia: Fox Sports, FOXTel app
- Bangladesh: Gazi TV, T Sports
- Canada: ESPN+
- MENA Countries: YuppTV
- Saudi Arabia: OSN Sports
- UAE and Qatar: Criclife; BeIN Sports
- UK: TNT Sport 1
- USA: ESPN+
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