Pakistan Cricket Team is ready to Play against Sri Lanka. Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2012 Cricket Series will started on 1st June 2012 with a T20 Match from Hambantota. There will be two Twenty20 Matches between Pakistan vs Sri Lanka in this 2012 Cricket Series on 1st and 3rd June at Hambantota.
Pakistan has announced new T20I Captain Mohammad Hafeez after the retirement of Misba-Ul-Haq from Twenty20 International after the bad series against England at Abu Dhabi. Pakistan has announced good team for T20, lots of talented youngsters are included in the Squad like Ahmed Shehzad, Raza Hasan, Hammad Azam and Haris Sohail. Pakistan has also included experienced players in T20 Squad like Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Sami, Khalid Latif and Yasir Arafat for the preparation of ICC World T20 World Cup 2012. So Pakistan has pretty balanced side and has ability to beat Sri Lanka in T20 Matches. But still Pakistani batting is not as strong as their bowling is, in batting department Pakistan depends upon Skipper Muhammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal, Khalid Latif, Shoaib Malik and Ahmed Shehzad. In bowling department Pakistan is more stronger than the Sri Lanka because they have the two world class spinners Saeed Ajmal and Shahid Afridi and also Captain himself is a very nice and economic bowler.So once again Pakistan depends on spinners .Pakistan has also included the World best T20 fast bowler Umar Gull in squad for T20I.
Sri Lankan Team has always been tough Competitor and when we talk about Twenty20 Matches any thing can happen in t20 matches because one big over can change the whole match. Sri Lanka don’t have a good year so far because they have never won any series in this year but Sri Lanka have a world best Captain Mahela Jayawerdene, he is a wonderful planner and the way he uses his batsmen and bowlers is simply outstanding. Now we talk about the Sri Lankan T20 Squad against Pakistan. Sri Lanka have mix squad including youngsters and experience players including Mathews, Sangakara, Dilshan, Malinga, Chandimal, Kulasekra, Perera and Kapugedera. So again a big worry for Sri Lankan team is their bowling because they don’t have a world class bowler but they have a wonderful batting side which can give tough time to any bowling side in the world.
So this is a big contest between the two Asian Giants one have the World best bowling line up and other have the world strongest batting side.
Both Teams are good and have ability to win the Series but this is a game of cricket and one Team will Win and one will loose. So my Team for this T20 Series is Pakistan, Pakistan has balanced side having good batting and bowling skills. So my Prediction makes me predict that Pakistan will win against Sri Lanka in two T20I matches.