Pakistan and Sri Lanka are set to go head-to-head in the eighth match of the ICC World Cup 2023 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Tuesday.
This encounter holds great significance for both teams, as they aim to establish their dominance in the tournament.
– Sri Lanka to find momentum –
Sri Lanka finds itself in a challenging position after suffering a defeat against South Africa in their opening match. As they prepare to face Pakistan, they are determined to regain their momentum and get their World Cup campaign back on track.
The Sri Lankan squad, led by the dynamic Dasun Shanaka, are brimming with talent and potential match-winners. Key players like Kusal Mendis and Dunith Wellalage will play pivotal roles in Sri Lanka’s quest for victory.
Mendis, with his ability to anchor the innings, and Wellalage, with his potential to provide late-order fireworks, will be closely watched.
– Pakistan’s Key Players –
On the other hand, Pakistan, under the leadership of Babar Azam, are riding high on confidence after a convincing win against the Netherlands in their tournament opener.
In their clash against Sri Lanka, the performance of key players like Mohammad Rizwan and Haris Rauf will be crucial. Rizwan’s ability to stabilize the innings and Rauf’s knack for taking early wickets can tilt the game in Pakistan’s favour.