Friday, 20 October 2017 - 12:13
Sri Lanka – Pakistan 4th ODI today



Visitors desperate to end their losing trend….

Milinda Siriwardana in firing line….

The 4th ODI of the 5-match series between Sri Lanka and Pakistan will be played at Sharjah today.

The Pakistan team has been rocked by the announcement that Mohammad Hafeez, for the third time in three years, has been reported for a suspect action.

He is still expected to play in what could be an unchanged XI.

Sri Lanka made a statement by dropping Kusal Mendis for the third game.

His replacement Chamara Kapugedera remains doubtful following a freak injury during the third ODI.

That might see Mendis return to the side. If Kapugedera is fit, Siriwardana's place in the team will be under pressure too following an indifferent series so far.

The conditions in Sharjah may also present the side bowling second a problem with dew.

Besides that, the pitch is unlikely to vary from the surfaces in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Sharjah has always been a happy hunting ground for Pakistan and Sri Lanka has lost their last five ODIs against Pakistan in Sharjah.

The last time they beat Pakistan in Sharjah was in 2002.

Pakistan (probable): 1 Imam-ul-Haq, 2 Fakhar Zaman, 3 Babar Azam, 4 Shoaib Malik, 5 Mohammad Hafeez, 6 Sarfraz Ahmed (capt. and wk), 7 Faheem Ashraf, 8 Rumman Raees, 9 Shadab Khan, 10 Hasan Ali, 11 Junaid Khan

Sri Lanka (probable): 1 Niroshan Dickwella, (wk), 2 Upul Tharanga (capt), 3 Kusal Mendis/Chamara Kapugedera, 4 Lahiru Thirimanne, 5 Dinesh Chandimal, 6 Milinda Siriwardana, 7 Thisara Perera, 8 Dushmantha Chameera, 9 Akila Dananjaya, 10 Jeffrey Vandersay, 11 Lahiru Gamage


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