Host Pakistan will be hoping to start their home season when they come up against Sri Lanka in the three-match one-day series. Despite various rumors, Sarfaraz Ahmed has been retained as the captain of the one-day side. Babar Azam has been named as vice-captain of the national side for this three-match one-day series.
Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hafeez and Shaheen Shah Afridi are notable absentees from the limited-overs squad announced this week. Abid Ali, Mohammad Rizwan, Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammad Nawaz are players that have earned a recall to the one-day setup for this three-match series.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka Captain Lahiru Thiramanne will be hoping that the side can continue their decent form in this series.
Captain Lahiru Thiramanne, Danushka Gunathilaka and Avishka Fernando will be key players for Sri Lanka in this three-match one-day series starts from 27th September in Karachi. Despite prominent names missing from the squad, Sri Lanka will be hopeful of doing well in this series.
Let’s take a look at some of the important statistics related to Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2019 ODI Series
2009 was the last time Sri Lanka won a bilateral one-day series in Pakistan Captain Lahiru Thiramanne will be hoping that side can deliver a strong show in this three-match one-day series.
2014 was the last time Sri Lanka won a bilateral one-day series against Pakistan. The visitors will face uphill against Sarfaraz Ahmed’s Pakistan in this one-day series.
13 victories for Sri Lanka out of 34 one-day games played against Pakistan since September 2009.
113 matches have been played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in one-day internationals. Pakistan clearly have dominated the proceedings with 90 victories to their name. Sri Lanka have managed to win 58 games in the limited-overs format. Four games have ended in a no-result.
23 wickets needed by Pakistan’s left-arm quick to complete 100 wickets in the limited-over format. He currently has taken 77 wickets in 59 one-day matches at an average of 30.24.
172 runs required by opening batsman Fakhar Zaman to complete 2000 runs in limited-overs cricket. Zaman currently has scored 1828 runs in 44 one-day matches with four centuries to his name.
60 runs needed by Pakistan’s Imad Wasim to complete 1000 runs in one-day internationals. Wasim currently has scored 940 runs in 52 matches at an average of 42.72 with five half-centuries to his name.
2 centuries scored by Sri Lanka Captain Lahiru Thiramanne against Pakistan in one-day cricket. Left-handed batsman has excellent record against green shirts and averages 41.43 with the bat in limited-overs cricket.