ICC CWC 2023: PAK vs SL Match 8 Head-to-Head Records, Key Players, Match Preview, Match Predictions, Fantasy Team and Betting Tips

ICC CWC 2023 PAK vs SL

The unbelievable scenes of the Super 4 match of the Asia Cup 2023 still pop up when we see these two Asian Giants face each other. Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023 and eliminated them from the tournament. This time, it’s the ICC CWC 2023 and the arch-rivals of India will be taking on the island nation Sri Lanka. Pakistan would aim to avenge their previous defeat while Sri Lanka would want to come harder this time to maintain their supremacy over Pakistan.

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ICC CWC 2023 PAK vs SL Match Details

ICC CWC 2023 PAK vs SL match details

This is the 8th match of the ICC CWC 2023 that will be played on 10th Oct at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The match will be live from 2 PM IST. 

Pitch Report

pitch report

The pitch is batting-friendly as we saw in the match between Pakistan and the Netherlands. The pacers adjusted their lengths to get wickets while the spinners will be more effective in the 2nd innings. It is a good scoring ground so we can have another close to 300 total on the scoreboard. 

Venue Stats

venue stats
  • Total Matches- 8
  • Batting 1st won- 5
  • Bowling 1st won- 3
  • Average 1st innings score- 287
  • Average 2nd innings score- 255

Head-to-Head Records

Head to Head records
Total MatchesPAK wonSL wonTie / DrawNo Result

Pakistan is way ahead of Sri Lanka in the ODIs and this will be interesting to see if Sri Lanka can beat Pakistan or not.

ICC CWC 2023 PAK vs SL Match Preview

Team Pakistan

Pakistan is off to a winning start after beating the Netherlands. We might say that the Pak bowlers saved the match. The Dutch elected to bowl first and Pakistan started poorly in the powerplay. The openers Imam ul-Haq went cheaply and Fakhar Zaman’s poor form continues. The skipper Babar Azam also threw his wicket and Pakistan were in a state of bother at 38 for 3. Mohammad Rizwan and Saud Shakeel built a much-needed partnership and they came out of trouble.

Rizwan and Shakeel made 68 runs each and then perished. Again, after a couple of blows from Bas de Leede, Mohammad Nawaz and Shadab Khan built a good partnership and took the team total to 286 runs. In response to this, the Netherlands started brilliantly after losing Max O’Dowd. A superb partnership between Vikramjit Singh and Bas de Leede was going so well that Pak bowlers had no clue how to take their wickets. But Haris Rauf did the job with his double strike in one over and he went on to take 3 wickets while Hasan Ali took 2 wickets. The middle overs dilemma continues for Pakistan and they have to be careful when they face Sri Lankan spinners.

ICC CWC 2023 PAK vs SL match preview

Team Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka started with a loss against South Africa. It was a brave fight but in the end, 428 was too much to ask and they kept losing wickets along the way. They won the toss and elected to bowl first but it did not go their way. South African batters smashed every bowler all along the ground and it was raining sixes fest. Africa posted 428 on the board and three batters Quinton de Cock, Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram scored brilliant hundreds. For Sri Lanka, Dilshan Madushanka took 2 wickets but was expensive. 

In response to this, the openers fell early. Pathum Nissanka went on the duck while Kusal Perera just made 7 runs. Then, it was KusaL Mendis’s show which lit up the atmosphere with his sensational knock of 76 off just 42 balls. He tried his best but couldn’t go long. Charith Asalanka and Dasun Shanaka also contributed well made half-centuries but chasing 428, that was not enough for Sri Lanka. The skipper Shanaka decided to take responsibility but once he perished, no recognised batsmen were left and in the end, they lost the match by 102 runs.

Key Players to Watch

We are taking stats of the ICC CWC 2023 to analyze the form.

Team Pakistan

PlayerMatchesRuns scoredWickets
S Shakeel168
M Rizwan168
H Rauf13
M Nawaz13910
S Khan1321
key players

Team Sri Lanka

PlayerMatchesRuns scoredWickets
K Mendis176
C Asalanka179
D Shanaka168
K Rajitha1331

Team Squads

Team Pakistan

Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammed Rizwan, Abdullah Shafique, Saud Shakeel, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammed Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Mohammed Wasim Jnr

team squads

Team Sri Lanka

Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Charith Asalanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Sliva, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushan Hemantha, Matheesha Pathirana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka

Predicted Playing XI

predicted playing XI

Team Pakistan

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammed Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf

Team Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya de Sliva, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka

ICC CWC 2023 PAK vs SL Match Predictions

Team Pakistan

  • Mohammad Rizwan looked in good touch against Netherlands and he would be the key batsmen in the middle order.
  • Babar Azam got out cheaply in the first game but since the venue is the same, he is expected to come better this time.
  • The pacer Haris Rauf has been brilliant with his variations and good lengths. He should be the key bowler again.
  • Saud Shakeel is a good addition and he should get some runs again. He batted with a good strike rate of above 130 and hence he will go hard at bowlers.
ICC CWC 2O23 PAK vs SL match predictions

Team Sri Lanka

  • Charith Asalanka, in his debut ODI World Cup, smashed 79 runs against South Africa. He plays spin well and can handle the middle order.
  • Kusal Mendis is the key batsman for Sri Lanka. He is in magnificent form this year. He amassed 76 runs off just 42 deliveries against South Africa.
  • Dilshan Madushanka, left arm pacer can be lethal in the powerplay because he has the ability to swing the ball nicely.
  • Kusal Perera might not get runs against South Africa but he could be dangerous here against Pakistan. In the Asia Cup 2023, we all remember how he scored runs easily against Shaheen before getting run out, unfortunately. 

ICC CWC 2023 PAK vs SL Betting Tips

ICC CWC 2023 PAK vs SL betting tips

Pakistan would want to take revenge for their Asia Cup 2023 defeat while Sri Lanka would want to put pressure on the back of their previous win over Pakistan. Both teams are good on paper but we believe Sri Lanka should emerge victorious because they know their opposition very well and Sri Lanka has better spinners and this track assists spinners well.

Fantasy Team

fantasy team

Based on the stats above, this could be the winning fantasy team.

  • Wicketkeepers: Kusal Mendis, Mohammed Rizwan
  • Batters: Charith Asalanka, Kusal Perera, Babar Azam
  • All-Rounders: Dasun Shanaka, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz
  • Bowlers: Dilshan Madushanka, Dunith Wellalage, Haris Rauf
  • Captain: Babar Azam / Kusal Mendis
  • Vice-captain: Mohammed Rizwan / Charith Asalanka


Both teams have played each other in the Asia Cup 2023 and hence they know their strengths and weaknesses. Sri Lanka would be happy with their batting performance against South Africa but want to improve their bowling. Pakistan, especially the openers, have to step up and play good innings to release the pressure on the middle order. Can Sri Lanka get the better of Pakistan again or will Pakistan make 2 wins in 2 matches? We will see the result later because the tournament has just begun and it is already getting exciting. Add more excitement and money in your wallets by registering on the IPLwin App, getting exclusive offers and bonuses and winning big cash prizes. Download Now.

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