Sri Lanka will play their third match of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 when they will take on the unpredictable side of Pakistan at County Ground, Bristol. The Island nation had won their previous match against Afghanistan and they would like to continue their good form going. However, they need to tighten the screws in the batting department. We take a look at Sri Lanka’s Predicted Playing XI and Analysis.

On the other hand, Pakistan had come up with a brilliant performance against hosts England. Pakistan had ticked the right boxes with both bat and ball and they would like to keep the good form going. The Men in Green will like to continue their form going with the bat as they posted 348 against England.

Here is Sri Lanka’s Predicted Playing XI.

Dimuth Karunaratne

Dimuth Karunaratne
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The Sri Lankan skipper had got off to a start in the previous match. However, he had failed to convert the same to a substantial score. Thus, he would like to get a big score.

Kusal Perera 

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The southpaw batsman had scored a fine knock of 78 runs in the match against Afghanistan. Perera has the skills to score his runs at a healthy strike rate.

Lahiru Thirimanne

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Lahiru Thirimanne had scored 25 runs in the last match against the Afghan team. Thus, the left-hander will like to convert his start into a big score.

Kusal Mendis

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The right-hander is struggling with his poor form. Mendis had got out for a duck against New Zealand and he could only score two runs in the previous match.

Angelo Matthews

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The Talisman batsman is also struggling for runs. The right-hander has bagged two ducks in the tournament and he would need to turn the tables.

Dhananjaya de Silva

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The right-hander was also dismissed without troubling the scorers in the previous match. The right-hander will need to deliver the goods for his team.

Sri Lanka will need to improve their batting.

Thisara Perera

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The all-rounder had walloped a fine catch to dismiss Hazratullah Zazai in the last match. Furthermore, Perera had scalped one wicket in the last match.

Isuru Udana

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The southpaw seamer had taken one wicket in the previous match. Udana will like to be right on the money with his bowling.

Suranga Lakmal

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The right-arm seamer had gone wicketless against Afghanistan. Lakmal will like to hit the straps in the match against Pakistan.

Lasith Malinga

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The veteran seamer was deadly with his yorkers as he had provided the finishing touches against Afghanistan. Malinga will like to continue the good work against Pakistan.

Nuwan Pradeep

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The right-arm pacer had breathed down the neck of the Afghanistan batsmen with his steep bounce and pace. Pradeep will like to continue the same form against Pakistan.