Sri Laknks vs Pakistan 2nd Test
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Sri Lanka will face Pakistan in the second Test at Galle from July 24, Sunday. The hosts are trailing the series 0-1 and needs to win the Test match to level the series. The Test series is a part of the ongoing ICC WTC

Pakistan will miss the services of Shaheen Afridi who has been ruled out of the second Test with a knee injury. The PCB has also come out with a statement confirming his absence from the game.

Shaheen Afridi
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“He will stay with the Test side in Sri Lanka, where his initial rehabilitation and management will continue under the supervision of the team’s medical staff,” the PCB statement read.

The second Test in Galle will also be the 100th for Angelo Mathews. The former skipper has been a long-serving player for the national team and has also led the team across formats. 

Angelo Mathews
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“Playing 100 Test matches is a remarkable thing. We want to give Angelo a memorable game. We will try our best and correct the mistakes” said Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne on the eve of Mathews’ 100th Test. 

SL vs PAK Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Sri Lanka And Pakistan, Pakistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2022, 2nd Test

SL vs PAK Head-to-Head Records in Tests 

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, SL vs PAK
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan (Photo: Twitter)

Matches Played – 56

SL Won – 16 

PAK Won – 21

Last 5 Matches 

PAK 3 SL 2 

In Sri Lanka 24 

SL Won – 7 

PAK Won – 9 

Recent Venue Records (Galle International Stadium, Galle) 

Galle International Stadium
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Stats- Tests

Total matches- 40

Matches won batting first- 21

Matches won bowling first- 13

Average 1st Inns scores- 361

Average 2nd Inns scores- 309

Average 3rd Inns scores- 230

Average 4th Inns scores- 149

Highest total recorded- 638/10 (196 Ov) by BAN vs SL

Lowest total recorded- 73/10 (28.5 Ov) by RSA vs SL

Who Will Score Most Rund For Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews / Dimuth Karunaratne 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For Sri Lanka: Prabath Jayasuriya / Kasun Rajitha 

Who Will Score Most Runs For Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique / Babar Azam 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For Pakistan: Hasan Ali / Yasir Shah 

SL vs PAK Prediction- Who Will Win Today’s Match Between Sri Lanka And Pakistan, Pakistan Tour of Sri Lanka 2022, 2nd Test

Pakistan look the favourites to win the second Test in Galle given how convincingly then won the first Test as well. The Pakistani batters are also in better form than the Lankan batters.

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