The second ODI of the three-match series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played on June 3 at the Southend Club Cricket Stadium in Karachi. Pakistan lead the series 1-0.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka have played 31 ODIs against each other with Pakistan winning 10 and Sri Lanka winning 21.
Pakistan: Bismah Maroof (captain), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Ghulam Fatima, Gull Feroza, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz.
Sri Lanka: Chamari Athapaththu (c), Hasini Perera, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Imesha Dulani, Prasadani Weerakkody, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Ama Kanchana, Achini Kulasuriya, Inoka Ranaweera, Udeshika Prabodhani, Sugandika Kumari, Sachini Nisansala, Oshadhi Ranasinghe, Anushka Sanjeewani
Players to watch
The right-handed opening batter of Pakistan led the run chase from the front against Sri Lanka in her last match. She mustered 76 runs off 119 balls, including seven boundaries. She stitched a 143-run partnership with captain Bismah Maroof for the second wicket to help her team register an eight-wicket win.
The wily leg spinner won the player of the match in her last outing against Sri Lanka. She bowled 10 overs and conceded just 21 runs. In the process, she bowled a couple of maiden overs and scalped four wickets. She was the most successful and most economical bowler for Pakistan.
The right-handed middle order batter of Sri Lanka top scored with 49 runs off 50 balls in her last match against Pakistan. In her unbeaten innings she struck five boundaries and a six. She steered her side to a respectable score of 169.
The right arm slow medium pace bowler for Sri Lanka claimed 1-13 in five overs, including two maidens in her last game against Pakistan. She opened the bowling from the other end and bowled tight lines and lengths in the powerplay.
In the last match that was played here, close to 240 runs were scored and a total of 12 wickets fell. Spinners dominated the show. The team batting second won the match. The wicket is expected to offer a good contest between bat and ball as there will be something for both the departments.
The weather is expected to be windy and very warm with hazy sunshine. The average temperature will be around 36 degrees Celsius. As per the forecast, there is no chance of rain and no cloud cover. The wind will blow from the west.
Fantasy Playing XI
Muneeba Ali, Hasini Perera, Nilakshi de Silva, Sidra Ameen, Bismah Maroof, Chamari Athapaththu, Fatima Sana, Kavisha Dilhari, Ghulam Fatima, Sadia Iqbal, Achini Kulasuriya
Date: June 3, 2022
Time: 10.00am IST
Venue: Southend Club Cricket Stadium, Karachi
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