Pakistan vs Sri Lanka prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  •  Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match prediction: Pakistan to win
  •  Pakistan vs Sri Lanka toss prediction: Pakistan to win the toss and field first

Pakistan and Sri Lanka are set to face each other in a crucial Super Four contest of the 2023 Asia Cup. Babar Azam’s men will be slightly ahead in the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka prediction. But one cannot rule out Sri Lanka since they are playing at home and are also the defending champions.

  • PAK vs SL date and time: September 14, 3:00 PM IST
  • PAK vs SL venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo  

Also read: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan head-to-head records

PAK vs SL match preview


Pakistan have been incredible in the 50-over format of late, being the No.1 ranked team. Going by their recent performances, the Men in Green will be brimming with confidence before the PAK vs SL prediction.

Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed started with a bang against Nepal after which the pace trio of Shaheen Shah Afrid, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah came to the party. Shadab Khan and Fakhar Zaman’s form, however, remains concerning.

Pakistan Possible 11: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka prediction
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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka lost quite a few players even before the start of the tournament due to injuries. Given their depleted lineup, they would start the PAK vs SL prediction as underdogs. The likes of Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama have been impressive with the bat in hand.

Matheesha Pathirana and Maheesh Theekshana have been the wicket-takers for Sri Lanka and the duo needs to be on top of their game against a strong Pakistan batting unit.

Pakistan Possible 11: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana

Pitch report and expected weather conditions

The pitch at the venue in Colombo is expected to be a good one for the batters. But bowlers, especially the pacers, may get some assistance while bowling under the lights. There is a chance of rain in Colombo and hence, the DLS Method may come into play.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka prediction – DreamXI

Our Pakistan vs Sri Lanka prediction for Dream11 for this match

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Kusal Mendis, Mohammad Rizwan
  •  Batter(s): Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq
  • All-rounder(s): Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage
  • Bowler(s): Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana
  • Recommended captain: Babar Azam
  • Recommended vice-captain: Haris Rauf

Babar Azam failed to perform against Bangladesh, but the knock he played against Nepal showed his class and caliber. Hence, we picked him as a captain. Haris Rauf has arguably been the standout pacer in the ongoing tournament. Given the rate he is making breakthroughs, we picked him as the vice-captain.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka prediction: Pakistan to win

Pakistan will go into the PAK vs SL match prediction as the favorites. It is simply for the form their bowlers are in. If Shadab Khan regains his form, the Sri Lankan batters may end up under a lot of pressure. Meanwhile, Imam-ul-Haq is eyeing the record of the fastest Pakistani batter to 3000 runs in ODIs.

PAK vs SL toss prediction: Pakistan to win the toss and field first

One can expect Pakistan to win the toss in the PAK vs SL toss prediction. If they win the toss, Babar and Co. are likely to field first, bowl Sri Lanka out cheaply and make life easy for their batters.

Man of the Match prediction: Babar Azam  

Babar Azam has been in sensational form and hence we have picked him as the Player of the Match for the PAK vs SL prediction. Babar started his campaign in the Asia Cup by breaking multiple records when he scored 151 against Nepal at the Multan Cricket Stadium.

In Pakistan’s match against Bangladesh, Babar also broke Virat Kohli’s record of the fastest captain to score 2000 runs in ODIs. Babar is not far away from scoring 6000 runs as the skipper of the Pakistan team, second only after Misbah-ul-Haq.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka betting odds

It is not a surprise that Pakistan have the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka prediction odds in their favor. The home team will need to pull a rabbit out of the hat to get the better of their opponents. Pakistan is a balanced team with their pace attack being one of the deadliest in the tournament. It will need some effort from Sri Lanka to beat Pakistan.

  • Pakistan odds: 1.45  
  • Sri Lanka odds: 2.75

Rohit is an experienced cricket writer based in India