Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Pakistan v Sri Lanka 3rd T20I

Imad Wasim
Imad Wasim
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The 3rd and the last T20I of the three-match series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.

Sri Lanka achieved the unthinkable in the second T20I against Pakistan in Lahore, winning the second game by 35 runs. With this, they have clinched the three-match series with one game still to go.

The young outfit will now eye a clean sweep which would be a massive result for them. A win in the second game brought Sri Lanka's first-ever T20I series win against Pakistan.

The hosts now have some tough questions to answer. Their form of late has been on the decline as after winning 11 T20I series on the bounce, this is now their third successive T20I series defeat and it might go as far as ending careers of a couple of players, especially the comeback king, Umar Akmal if Pakistan don't fight back in the last T20I.

In the second game, Bhanuka Rajapaksa was particularly impressive for Sri Lanka and composed a 48-ball 77 including 4 fours and 7 sixes.

With the ball, Nuwan Pradeep picked up four wickets and Isuru Udana took two but it was Wanindu Hasaranga who created the most impact with three strikes in the same over, dismissing Ahmed Shehzad, Sarfaraz Ahmed and Umar Akmal with googlies.

Imad Wasim looked good for his 29-ball 47 but he did not get enough support from the other batsmen. The number-one ranked T20I side is under the pump and one can expect them to pull off something heroic in the last match of the series.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Pakistan- Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hasnain

Sri Lanka- Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, Shehan Jayasuriya, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Minod Bhanuka, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwan Pradeep

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win the toss? - Pakistan

Who will win? – Pakistan

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Bhanuka Rajapaksa (Sri Lanka), Imad Wasim (Pakistan)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Nuwan Pradeep (Sri Lanka), Mohammad Hasnain (Pakistan)

Most Sixes – Avishka Fernando (Sri Lanka), Asif Ali (Pakistan)

Man of the Match –  Babar Azam

Team Scores Batting first – Sri Lanka 165+, Pakistan 180+

Match Handicap Pakistan

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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