T20I opener: Pakistan bowl first against Sri Lanka

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T20I opener: Pakistan bowl first against Sri Lanka

Lahore (Web Desk): Pakistan on Saturday won the toss and decided to bowl first against Sri Lanka in the first match of the Twenty20 international series being played at the Ghaddafi Stadium in Lahore.


In the one-day international series held in Karachi, Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by five wickets, taking the three-match series 2-0.

Pakistan, world’s top-ranked T20 team Pakistan enjoy a superior record against Sri Lanka, having beaten them in eight of the 13 matches they have played against each other to date.

The remaining two matches will also be played on Monday and Wednesday in Lahore.

Teams

Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain

Sri Lanka: Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Banuka Rajapaksha, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Dasun Shanaka (capt), Lakshan Sandakan, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwan Pradeep