After the first match being washed-out Pakistan is gearing up to grab for 2nd ODI that rescheduled from Sunday to Monday after the rain disturbance. Pakistan will play their first ever ODIs in Karachi after more than 10 years. This series going to be first series after the mega event World Cup for Pakistan.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka has already played few matches before coming to Pakistan to play their first full short formats series in Pakistan after 2009. Although some senior players have missed out the tour due to security concerns but Sri Lankan manager ensured that this series will make positive impact on the senior players to come around another time, though other international teams will be assured as well. After witnessing such great series they will also come to play in Pakistan.
Weather and Pitch Reports
The weather looks alright here in Karachi, the chances of rain looks very low since there is no clouds since last day. While pitch will offer huge score for any toss winning team as it looks high scoring game with 75 meter six for the series.
Pakistan have announced their probably XI but there is still doubts between two pairs of Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Shinwar and Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmad. There could be possible change in these pairs while Sri Lankan haven’t played any team after senior players have been ruled out. They are expected to play 3,4 debutantes with the experience of Thirimanne. It will be interesting to see who is going to make their debut.
Pakistan wins the toss, choose to bat first and will make around 300+ and will win the match with healthy margin of runs.
Sri Lanka wins the toss, will make around 260 and will lose the match by 5/6 wickets with few overs to spare.
Predictions for Pakistan to win the match with good margin.