The much awaited 8th edition of Champions Trophy is here. Champions trophy is about to commence in England and Wales between 1 and 18 June 2017. The top 8 teams have qualified for the tournament and divided into group of four. The group B encounter between Sri Lanka and Pakistan live match is going to be the last league match of tournament
Date: Monday, 12 June Time: 3 PM, IST Venue: Oval Cricket Ground, Cardiff
Sri Lanka and Pakistan are two biggest cricketing nations among India and Bangladesh from the Sub-continent. While most of their senior players have quit international cricket, the load has shifted to several young faces in the both teams. Sri Lanka is riding high on beating big boys Australian team in their backyard whereas Pakistan are in a upbeat mood by beating West Indies comprehensively.
Overall Record Head to Head Encounter:
In all encounters, Pakistan leads the head to head tally with 84 wins as compared to Sri Lanka 58 wins, having played total matches of 147 against Sri Lanka.
Squad for Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka will be entering the tournament with least experienced squad. At Champions Trophy their performance is not much to be boast about. Only in 2001, they were declared co-winners with India. Excluding this, they never have been in the finals. They will be hoping that upcoming talent like Lakmal, Dickwella, Gunaratne,Mendis and Perera to fire as they did in Down under while banking on the wits of Mathews, Chandimal and Slinger Malinga to come good together.
Strengths: Experienced Players Like Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Lasith Malinga and Addition of Bowling consultant the ‘White Lightning’ Allan Donald who will provide his inputs to inexperienced seam Attack.
Weakness: No Cricket greats like Mahela Jayawardene, Dilshan and Sangakkara to look up to in crunch games and too many young blocs in the squad.
Squad for Pakistan: Pakistan, always considered as the most unpredictable team to upset anyone on a given day also seems to crumble under pressure time to time. Not ever won this trophy Pakistan team will be hoping to get hands on coveted prize. Pakistan team is a blend of experience and youth would be relying on their bowling department to fire all guns blazing. Bowling department will be headed by Mohammed Sami, Wahab Riaz and Mohammed Aamir whereas batting department will heavily rely on likes on Mohammed Hafiz, Ahmad Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Shoaib Malik who will also lead their spin department.
Strengths: A solid pace attack comprising the best swing bowler Mohammed Aamir who can be lethal in Overcast England conditions.
Weakness: With the retirement of Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi and Misbah-ul-Haq, all eyes will be on lesser experienced players to perform.
Where to watch: You can stream match on YuppTv through multiple internet available devices like Smartphones, Laptops, Personal Computers, Smart TVs, Tablets and Gaming consoles. You can watch this match live on YuppTv in Canada and European countries. SL vs Pak Highlights for this game will be available for UK, Australia and Asian countries and Live commentary for USA.