Sri Lanka have already sealed victory in this T20i series, winning both matches so far despite having toured Pakistan with a second-string squad.
Pakistan have experience available at their disposal and the players will be itching to come out all guns blazing
Nuwan Pradeep has taken seven wickets across the two games, as Pakistan have folded for 101 and 147 batting second in the two matches.
PAK vs SL Weather Report
Though temperatures will drop from close to 30 to the mid-20s going into the evening in Lahore, the match is still set for sunny conditions and absolutely no rain.
PAK vs SL Pitch Condition
Pacemen have taken wickets on a fast Lahore pitch, but the Sri Lankan batsman have proved that – early on, at least – the bounce and fast outfield are conducive for some good batting scores too
Pakistan have only pride left to play for when they end their T20i series against a second-strong Sri Lanka team at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, on October 9. The match is scheduled to start at 18:30 local time.
Sri Lanka are touring without several senior players, including Lasith Malinga, due to security concerns and yet have won both games in this series so far. Batting first in both matches, Nuwan Pradeep (seven wickets) and Isuru Udana (five wickets) have proved their worth with the ball to lead the tourists to their two wins.
Pakistan have a strong squad for this series but have simply fallen well short on both occasions. They should be favourites for this final match of the series, but the two games so far have proved this Sri Lankan side has more strength in depth than anticipated.
Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Dasun Shanaka (C), Shehan Jayasuriya, Isuru Udana, Wanindu Hasaranga, Minod Bhanuka (wk), Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwan Pradeep.
Babar Azam, Ahmed Shehzad/Fakhar Zaman, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed (C & WK), Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf/Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohhammad Hasnain.
It's been a roller-coaster ride for both sides in this highly anticipated series. While Pakistan looked at least a few levels above the visitors in the ODI leg of the series, the roles have been reversed in the shortest version of the game. Considering the form of the two sides, picking Pakistan as the winners can be a tough choice. However, with a robust on-paper unit and favorable rewards on betting makes Pakistan firm favorites as the team to bet on in the last match of the series.