Series/tournament name: Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka
Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
Date: October 5, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. IST
Pakistan will face Sri Lanka in the first T20 International of the three-match series at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore on Saturday. The home side will enter the contest as firm favourites after clinching the recently-concluded three-match ODI series with a 2-0 score line. In the previous five meetings between both teams in the 20-over format, it is clear advantage for the Men in Green who have won on each of the previous five occasions.
The weather is expected to stay fine throughout the day and therefore, the match should take place as per schedule.
Gaddafi Stadium is famous for its batting-friendly pitch as an average first innings score at the venue in a T20I is 180. Therefore, fans should expect a lot of runs on Saturday as well.
Injuries and replacements:
No known injuries yet.
Probable Playing XI:
In the batting department, the home side will be relying on the likes of opener Fakhar Zaman, in-form Babar Azam and Haris Sohail to score bulk of the runs, whereas on the bowling front, the onus will be on the likes of Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hasnain and Mohammad Amir to produce timely breakthroughs.