HAMBANTOTA: Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be facing each other in the second one-day-international (ODI) today at 2 pm Pakistan Standard Time.
Team managements are more hopeful with the young players who made the previous ODI win possible.
Saeed Ajmal is currently in Australia to test his bowling action, whereas on behalf of Saeed Ajmal off-spinner Zulfiqar Babar has been given place. The sources revealed that Sherjeel Khan may be given the charge of captaincy after Younis Khan’s absence. Wahab Riaz and Junaid Khan might not play and will be given some rest for this match.
Pakistan team is sufficiently strong-minded to give outstanding performance and win over their hosts with a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.
Weather is foretasted to be obvious and enjoyable. Then again Sri Lankan team is completely prepared to face Pakistan and avenge their defeat.
It was also revealed that Sri Lankan team player Suraj Randiv might be replacing experienced off-spinner Rangana Herath.
Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (Captain), Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Mahela Jayawardena, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dinesh Chandimal, Ashan Priyanjan, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lasith Malinga, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Seekuge Prasanna, Suraj Randiv, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne.
Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain), Anwar Ali, Younis Khan, Fawad Alam, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Talha, Ahmed Shehzad,Shahid Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Zulfiqar Babar, Sohaid Maqsood, Umar Akmal (wk), Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Hafeez.