Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 5th ODI Preview | Mobilink Jazz Cup
Yesterday we have seen Pakistan batting line collapsed in front of Sri Lanka bowlers especially Thisara Perera who got 4 wickets in one over, stopped Pakistan to 199 runs while chasing target of 244 in 4th ODI. Now Sri Lanka has got 2-1 lead in four match ODI series. 5th and Last ODI will be played tomorrow in Colombo between both teams. The 5th and final ODI of the series will give them an opportunity to salvage some pride and tie the series 2-2.
The Sri Lanka bowlers have been winning the games for the hosts with some excellent performances. Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara have been deadly accurate and have 6 and 5 wickets respectively to show for their series effort. Thisara Perera has claimed bucketloads of wickets in the later stages of matches. He has been the pick of the bowlers picking up four wickets (which included a hat-trick) in the fourth game to add to his career best 6 wickets in the second game. Sajeeva Weerakoon was decent and returned with figures of 1-49 in his first ever ODI spell. One or two among Dilhara Fernando, Sachitra Senanayake and Jeevan Mendis might be given a chance to impress in this game.
The main problem area might be the captain Misbah, and the demoniac running between the wickets which have contributed to the collapse in the last match. As far as the bowling attack is concerned, Gul and Cheema have been tight up front and later on, and later on Misbah has rotated his spinners Hafeez, Afridi and Ajmal intelligently to choke the opposition. They might want to try out a few new players, especially left arm quick Junaid Khan in the next match and Shoaib Malik might probably get another chance to stake his claim to the middle order.
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5th ODI Squad Sri Lanka Vs Pakistan, at Colombo
Pakistani squad: Misbah-ul-Haq(captain), Abdur Rehman, Aizaz Cheema, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Imran Farhat, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Sami, Rahat Ali, Saeed Ajmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shahid Afridi, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Younis Khan, Nasir Jamshed.
Sri Lankan Squad: Mahela Jayawardene(captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Nuwan Pradeep, Dilhara Farnando, Rangana Herath, Nuwan Kulasrkara, Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews, Jeevan Mendis, Thisara Perera, Kumar Sangakara, Sachithra Senanayake, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne.
For More Details: Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2012