Asia Cup Cricket: Pakistan vs Srilanka Pick, Prediction, and Odds
It's like clash of the Titans in this Asia Cup as two of the top Asian teams will battle to stay in Asia Cup. A win for one team will almost make their qualification certain and for other it would only make them stay a little longer in this Asia Cup. On 15th of March 2012, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will face each other at Sher-e-Bangla stadium, Dhaka. This game is a Day/Night game and will begin at 08:00am GMT. Sri Lanka lost a high scoring game against India by a fair margin or 50 runs while Pakistan managed to escape with a hard fought but narrow victory against the hosts. If Pakistan wins here, there chances of qualifications will be close to hundred percent but if they lose, it would again become an open tournament.
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Pakistan has a very good bowling attack and while Sri Lanka lacks match winning bowlers. Pakistan is however struggling with their team combination especially with their batting while Sri Lankan bowlers have performed well in patches but overall they've struggles. They were thrashed for more than 300 runs in three of their last five matches and for 270 odd runs in another game. Pakistan batsmen are underperforming since last few matches. Even they got a solid start from their openers, their middle and late order failed to fire and Pakistan only managed 260 odd runs. Cricket is becoming a batsmen's game but in this game it would be Sri Lankan batsmen vs. Pakistan's bowlers. It would be interesting to see the battle of batting and bowling.
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As it would be clash of Pakistan's bowling and Sri Lanka's bowling, both the teams will have to improve their game in other departments as well. It will be a do or die game for Sri Lanka while Pakistan would want to cement their place in finals so they both will come out hard. Pakistan has plenty of spinners and their bowling relies heavily on them but Sri Lanka plays spin well which makes me choose Sri Lanka over Pakistan.
» Man of the Match Prediction
There are many match winners on both the sides but considering form, experience and all-round capabilities, Kumar Sangakkara would be my selection for Man of the Match award as he is an excellent wicket-keeper and is performing excellently with the bat from past few matches.
- Man of the Match: Kumar Sangakkara +800