Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan match at Cardiff CT 2017
Question in detailSri Lanka Vs Pakistan, 12th Match, Group B: Two Asian teams are set to contest for the last semis spot in Champions Trophy 2017. Interestingly, both the teams are coming of a theatrical win. While Sri Lanka beat India in a dramatic chase at Kennington Oval, Pakistan embraced the Edgbaston conditions that supported their pacers most to crush top-ranked South Africa.
He picture is quite clear now with one group match to go and one team yet to qualify for semifinal. Who? It would be the winner of SL Vs PAK match at Cardiff. Riding on largely unexpected victories, both Lanka and Pakistan are now eyeing a semifinal berth.
It's hard to predict which side will win Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan match at Cardiff and will fill the last available semis spot. Well, if the track at Cardiff behaves the way it did at Edgbaston during SA Vs PAK match, Pakistan will have an edge over Lanka. Lanka's chances to win will be reliant on their batting might that onslaught India in their previous match. But, this time, they will have to do it without Kusal Parera as he tore a hamstring during his 47-run innings against India. It will be a big loss to Lanka in the key battle against Pakistan.
Pakistan stands equal chances to emerge as the winner of SL Vs PAK match at Cardiff, provided their bowlers take up the charge again. They are likely to play the game with an unchanged squad after a brilliant performance against Proteas. They have little or probably no reason to make a change.
Who will win the battle at Cardiff for the last semis spot in Champions Trophy 2017?