Sri Lanka are without their senior pros and they will be down on confidence after having lost both the encounters in the ODI series.
Sri Lanka have a few quality batsmen and bowlers in their side and they are expected to put up a better fight in the 20-over format.
Pakistan boast an impressive record against Sri Lanka in T20Is - they have won 13 out of the 18 matches played between them
PAK vs SL Weather Report
Clear skies have been forecast for Saturday evening. The weather is likely to be pretty cool with temperature around 26 and 28 degrees Celsius. Humidity is expected to be between 64% and 71% during the match.
PAK vs SL Pitch Condition
The average first-innings score at the Gaddafi Stadium in T20 internationals is 180 which goes to show how good the pitch has been for batting. So one can expect a high-scoring encounter here between Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Saturday.
Sri Lanka Squad: Avishka Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Oshada Fernando, Sadeera Samarawickrama(w), Shehan Jayasuriya, Angelo Perera, Dasun Shanaka(c), Isuru Udana, Kasun Rajitha, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Lahiru Madushanka, Minod Bhanuka, Lahiru Kumara, Wanindu Hasaranga
Pakistan Squad: Ahmed Shehzad, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Umar Akmal, Asif Ali, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Faheem Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Haris Sohail, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Shinwari.
Pre Info: 1st T20 match of the series will be played between Pakistan vs Srilanka.
Since a long time, Pakistan hasn’t played on their home soil and finally, the team who has faced the situation for which cricket was banned in Pakistan is on tour for 3 ODI and 3 T20 this series can open the doors for international teams to visit Pakistan.
Pakistan has won the ODI series by 2-0 but the young SL team has also played great cricket now we can expect the same competitive cricket in T20 too. Pakistan has given a chance to few of its old T20 specialist players.
PAK vs SL Head To Head Records
Srilanka won: 05
Pakistan won: 13
No result: 0