SL vs PAK Dream11 Prediction, Playing XI, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Injury Updates & Pitch Report For 1st Test

Sri Lanka just defeated Ireland 2-0 at home in April; Pakistan, on the other hand, had a most recent home series against New Zealand that ended in a 0-0 draw.

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The Galle International Stadium will host the opening test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

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Preview

The Galle International Stadium will host the opening test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Asitha Fernando is recovering from dengue sickness, thus the young left-arm bowler Dilshan Madushanka has been added to the squad. The youngster will likely play his first Test against Pakistan. For both teams, this game will serve as the first Test of the next WTC Cycle (2023–25). Pakistan is returning to Sri Lanka after their memorable series that was held one year ago, where they won the opening test of their tour. Additionally, the score was the highest ever registered in Galle. Sri Lanka just defeated Ireland 2-0 at home in April; Pakistan, on the other hand, had a most recent home series against New Zealand that ended in a 0-0 draw.

Karunaratne will serve as the team's captain and opener if he is available, with Nishan Madushka likely beating Pathum Nissanka to the position. Nawaz is a candidate because Pakistan is likely to select the additional spin all-rounder at the expense of a seamer. Dilshan Madushanka, a left-arm fast bowler, is expected to make his Test debut, and Sri Lanka has an abundance of spin options. Five Test matches between Pakistan and Sri Lanka have been played since 2017, with two victories for each team and one tie. There is a mix of experience on both sides, with the Galle track naturally favouring the seasoned spinners. As a result, it will be thrilling to watch this contest.

 

Match Information

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 1st Test

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 16 Jul 2023, Sun, 10:00 AM IST, Galle International Stadium

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Broadcast

Sony Pictures Sports Network

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Live Stream

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Weather Report

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28.4°C

humidity71% (Humidity)

Team Form (Last 5 matches)

Sri Lanka vs Netherlands
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Sri Lanka vs West Indies
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Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka
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Injury and availability news

Asitha Fernando is recovering from dengue sickness, thus the young left-arm bowler Dilshan Madushanka has been added to the squad.

Pitch Report

The Galle International Stadium's playing surface is renowned for being spin-friendly. However, the first innings total was always over 350 runs on average. As usual, spinners will be crucial in the fourth innings. The team that wins the toss will decide to bat first in order to use spin later in the game, given how the surface behaves.

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Player Picks

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Shaheen Afridi PAK | BOWL

This left-arm pacer has accumulated 12 wickets in his last five outings and holds impressive stats in Test cricket. He has taken 99 wickets in his 25 test matches. Against Sri Lanka, he has taken 12 wickets in three games.

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Ramesh Mendis SL | ALL

In his 12 Test matches, this offspinner has amassed an enormous total of 57 wickets. Additionally, he can bat, as seen by his test-average of 18. He has taken 11 wickets in his last five matches, and the surface is favourable for his bowling.

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Prabath Jayasuriya SL | BOWL

His remarkable consistency has earned him 50 wickets in just seven Test matches. He can dismantle the opponent singlehandedly and help you gain more fantasy points.

Avoid Having These Players In Your Fantasy Sports Team

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Abdullah Shafique

PAK | BAT

Considering his recent form, it's safe to drop him from your fantasy team, as he has scored just 74 runs in his last five innings.

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Mohammad Rizwan

PAK | WK

After four test matches, he has a low average of 28 against Sri Lanka. Therefore, it is safe to consider other choices.

Last Updated On - Jul 15 2023 2:56 PM

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Kusal Mendis

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Babar Azam

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Imam ul Haq

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Dimuth Karunaratne

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Mohammad Nawaz

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Dhananjaya de Silva

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Ramesh Mendis
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Hasan Ali

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Naseem Shah

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