Pak vs SL Playing 11 and Injury Update for Match 8 of the ICC World Cup 2023

Pakistan will take on Sri Lanka for a crucial encounter in the ICC World Cup 2023 in Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. A crucial match for both teams to continue their journey for the final four. Both teams will be confident enough to take on each other. Pakistan will appear on the back of a win against the Netherlands in their first World Cup match and Sri Lanka will be confident because they beat Pakistan in the Asia Cup.

Pak vs SL Playing 11 and Injury Update for Match 8 of the ICC World Cup 2023

The Probable Pak Playing XI Against Sri Lanka

Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi

Pakistan will not disturb its winning combination for the match against Sri Lanka, even though there are a few concerns regarding the top-order’s form. But most of the teams usually do not disturb their winning combination. So, there is a 90% chance that Pakistan will go with the same team.

If there is a need to make some changes in the playing 11, then Fakhar Zaman might be rested for Abdullah Shafique. Abdullah Shafique is the most technical batter in Pakistan’s top-order at the moment. So, he has a fair chance to make it to the final 11. 

Sri Lanka Playing 11 vs Pakistan in the World Cup 2023 Match 8

Dasun Shanaka (c), Kusal Mendis (vc), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kasun Rajitha, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka

South Africa beat Sri Lanka in the last match but Sri Lanka will not disturb their last playing 11. They played against South Africa. Specially they batted well chasing a mammoth total of 428 runs. Most of their batters bat well under pressure. They lost by 102 runs margin which was not huge in the context of the match. If Theekshana is fit then might walk into the playing 11.

Injury Update

Both teams have no recent injury, Theekshana is the only injured player in the Sri Lankan squad but he has been suffering since the Asia Cup. 

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