The last league match of the 8th season of ICC CHAMPIONS trophy is scheduled to kick off on 12th of June at 3:00 PM against Sri Lanka and Pakistan and the venue will be Sofia Gardens, Cardiff.
This season of champions trophy was among the most magnificent and splendid one. Like other seasons this time also 8 teams were divided in two groups named as A and B, each team had to play 3 league matches in order to qualify for the semi finals. Before this match both the teams have played two matches each. According to the conditions arising this last league match may result into a thrilling deciding match or just a minnow match for appreciation for both the teams. However, conditions prevailing seem for occurrence of a thrilling match between two teams.
Though Pakistan had to struggle a lot for their better rank in the list of ODI playing teams after which they could announce them as participants of this league. Pakistan however, has not recorded a single win of the title, will try to win over this match as well as the title of Champions by hook or by crook.
Sri Lanka though, after winning this title once in 2002 along with INDIA will put their unstoppable endeavour to taste the win of this title once again in the current league.
Earlier match stats
Among total 147 matches played between the two teams, Pakistan leads the figure by 84 against 58 losses. Last time, when both teams faced each other Sri Lanka won by 126 runs.
KEY PLAYERS OF BOTH TEAMS
Pakistani supporters will have their full affection towards Sarfaraz Ahmed and Ahmed Shehzad to show their batting skills and put some good runs on the score board. Mohammad Amir will be expected to get quick initial wickets for their team.
Talking about the key players of Sri Lankan side players like Angelo Mathews, Thisara Parera and Nuwan Kulsekara come to mind of supporters.
BOTH TEAM POSSIBLE PLAYERS
Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Chamara Kapugedera, Angelo Mathews(c), Asela Gunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, Lasith Malinga, Suranga Lakmal, Nuwan Kulasekara, Nuwan Pradeep, Thisara Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Seekkuge Prasanna, Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella
Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed(c), Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fahim Ashraf , Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, Fakhar ZamanHaris Sohail
MATCH VENUE DETAIL
Stadium: Sophia Gardens
Date: 12th June 2017
Hosts to: England
LIVE MATCH SCORING PATTERN
Total matches 19
Matches won batting first 4
Matches won bowling first 11
Average 1st Inns scores 215
Average 2nd Inns scores 207
Highest total recorded 331/7 (50 Ov) by Ind vs RSA
Lowest total recorded 138/10 (37.5 Ov) by SL vs NZ
Highest score chased 304/6 (48.2 Ov) by Pak vs Eng
Lowest score protected 169/10 (23.3 Ov) by Eng vs NZ
LIVE MATCH STREAMING
The live match of this thrilling game will be broadcasted on star sports network, as soon as the match begins at 3:00 PM on 12th of June.
If Pakistan are able to put some good score on the score board there is a huge probability for them to win this game.