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So, we have 3 semi-finalists ready as we head to the next game in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 where we will have our 4th semi-finalist. This virtual Quarter-Final between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will decide the fate of both the sides further in this tournament. The winner will move to the knockouts while the loser will fly back home. A lot is at stake for both the sides and they’ll be looking to come up with their best performance to secure a semi-final berth if not more. So, it will be Pakistan vs Sri Lanka live streaming available on 12th June 2017 here from 14:30 PKT. And, no matter how the game ends for both the sides, the cricket fans will really have a lot to enjoy.
- Event: ICC Champions Trophy 2017
- Match: 12th ODI
- Teams: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
- Time: 10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 14:30 PKT
- Date: 12th June, 2017
- Venue: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming
Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be desperate for a win as they step into the Sophia Gardens, Cardiff. They would want to live up to the expectations of their fans and move a step forward in the tournament. Both the teams played splendid cricket in their last game and helped themselves stay alive in the tournament and turned the last two games of Pool B into virtual Quarter-Finals as whoever will win their respective game is sure to make it to the semis. So, it’s not about Net Run Rates anymore and the equation is pretty simple for both the sides ahead of their last meet up in the pool stage of ICC CT 2017. They have to keep it simple, play their A game and end up on the victory stand somehow to march into the semis without any kind of ifs and buts whatsoever. So, with a tough competition ahead, both sides take guard as they want to conquer Cardiff on 12th of June.
As far as Pakistan’s batting is concerned, they have quite a few bright prospects as they go ahead to play Sri Lanka in the virtual QF. First of all, the new sensation Fakhar Zaman, who scored 31 off just 23 balls against South Africa will be the key player for Pakistan up top. If he manages to give them a quickfire 50 on the top, then the middle order will definitely be able to play a lot more freely. Besides him, Pakistan’s batting mainly relies on Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik as both are looking in fine touch. Babar was pleasant to watch as he got going against South Africa before the rain arrived. And, Malik has never been as fluent as he is right now because we have seen him just go out there and strike the ball perfectly right from the word go in both the matches that he has played so far. So, if these three can pull off something special for Pakistan, then green shirts really stand a chance to make it to the semis. There are rumors afloat that Pakistan might debut the flamboyant Fahim Ashraf who struck a quickfire 64 against Bangladesh in the warm-up to give Pakistan an unlikely win. If that’s the case then Pakistan will definitely like to have something special from his bat on a crucial day.
It was Pakistan’s bowling, however, that helped them restrict South Africa in the last game and caused all sorts of troubles for them. And, if Pakistan manages to pull off something similar with the ball then nothing can stop them from getting into the semi-finals. Imad Wasim and Hasan Ali were the special package for them in the last game as they picked up 5 wickets between them for just 44 runs and in 16 overs. So, Pakistan will be expecting a special performance from the two yet again.
Sri Lanka Strengths
Even though Sri Lanka managed to pull off an unlikely victory against India in their last game, they will be short of some of their major players in the important fixture against Pakistan. Tharanga is serving a suspension while Kusal Perera has been ruled out of the tournament due to his hamstring injury. So, what options do Sri Lanka have got now? Well, there are still a few bright prospects for them ahead of the major game against Pakistan. They would expect something special from their top 3. Dickwella couldn’t really perform against India but he scored a quick 41 against South Africa in their opening game. Then they have young Gunathilaka who was given a chance against India which he grabbed with both hands by scoring 76 from 72 balls and making significant contribution to a valuable chase. On no.3 they have Kusal Mendis who is surrounded by all the hype after his crucial 89 runs knock against India before getting run out. So, if these three fire for Sri Lanka then they stand a good chance against a strong bowling lineup of Pakistan. And if they have a solid foundation from the top, the all-rounders like Perera and Mathews will have a perfect stage to build on towards the end of the innings.
Sri Lanka’s bowling is their weak link, however, as they conceded almost 300 in both the matches they have played so far. Sri Lanka will now expect a match-winning performance from their senior members like Lasith Malinga who, unfortunately, hasn’t been able to deliver so far in the tournament. Pradeep bowled well against South Africa but looked off-color against India. So, if they manage to fill up those gaps then they can really come up as a good bowling unit on the day.