ICC Champions Trophy 2017, PAK vs SL 12th Match Live Score Ball By Ball Highlights Result 12th June :- 3 The cricket team has been selected out of the four semi-finalists and this team has been decided in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. England, Bangladesh, and India have secured qualification and these three teams will be playing in the knock-outs round. The final league game of the tournament features Pakistan and it takes on Sri Lanka in Cardiff to emerge as the winner of the team.
Pakistan’s journey has been unpredictable so far, having lost heavily to India but still, it receives a bouncing back in the match by defeating South Africa in a rain-interrupted match in Edgbaston. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, has also been not in agreement. The team started badly with a heavy loss to South Africa but Angelo Mathews’ side stunned defending champions India and it is touted as a wide match.
PAK vs SL Live Score 12th Match ICC Champions Trophy 2017
India’s win over South Africa sealed their passage to the semi-final where they emerge as the winner in front of the Bangladesh. The winner of the Pakistan V/S Sri Lanka game will face England in these knock-out matches.
Heading into the last league game, India’s win has knocked South Africa in this competition. The wager in this match is simple. If Pakistan wins, they will face England in the semi-final. If Sri Lanka wins, then it will help Sri Lanka. However, in the case of a wash-out, both teams will be having three points each on their kitty.
The position will boil down to net run-rate. Pakistan’s heavy loss to India and their narrow win over South Africa has given them a net run-rate of -1.508, which is the worst among all the teams. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, right now having a net run-rate of -0.879.
A wash-out will mean that Sri Lanka will head into the knock-out stages while Pakistan will be eliminated. Conditions in Cardiff are expected to be cloudy but weather reports suggest that there will not be rain during the course of the match.
Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka will be without Kusal Perera who tore a constrain during his innings of 47 against India. That will be a big loss to Mathews’s side but they do have the valor of Danushka Gunathilaka at the top of the order after his inclusion in the squad because of Chamara Kapugedera’s knee injury.
Perera’s replacement in the squad, Dhananjaya de Silva, can be, come as straight in to the team after Upul Tharanga’s suspension for a poor over rate in Sri Lanka’s first match against South Africa which has left the squad short of batsmen.
Niroshan Dickwella (w), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews (c), Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep
Pakistan: Pakistan will likely be unmoved after their excellent performance against the Proteas and they have little reason to make a change. Hasan Ali’s brilliance with the ball, finding annul swing where most other bowlers in the tournament have been unable to, galvanized Pakistan and Junaid Khan’s left-arm swing proved a difficult proposition with the new ball too. Shadab Khan’s leg-spin may find some assistance from the Cardiff surface and will be important, alongside Imad Wasim, in the middle overs.
Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (w/c), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Hasan Ali.