ICC CWC 2023: PAK vs SL Match 8 Head-to-Head Records, Key Players, Match Preview, Match Predictions, Fantasy Team and Betting Tips


The memorable moments from the Super 4 match of the Asia Cup 2023 are etched in memory, particularly whenever these two Asian cricket giants face off. During the Asia Cup 2023, Sri Lanka achieved a remarkable victory over Pakistan, ultimately leading to Pakistan’s exit from the tournament. Now, in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, traditional rivals India and Sri Lanka will clash on the cricket field. 

Pakistan will be keen on seeking redemption for their previous loss, while Sri Lanka is resolute in maintaining their dominance over Pakistan and delivering a formidable performance. Follow Jeetwins and access our ICC matches articles to get the latest match predictions, previews, betting tips, fantasy teams and much more. Also, check out our ICC Winner Prediction post to see who is our winner of this World Cup edition.

ICC CWC 2023 PAK vs SL Match 8 Details

ICC CWC 2023 PAK vs SL Match details

The upcoming match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on October 10th marks the 8th fixture of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Cricket fans can catch the live broadcast of the match, which is scheduled to start at 2 PM IST.

Pitch Report

pitch report

The venue, although not a frequent host of international matches, features a pitch that tends to favor batsmen. Batsmen can relish the opportunity to display their skills on this flat track, with an expected total approaching the 300-run mark. While the pacers may not find much assistance here, the spinners are expected to come into play as the match unfolds.

Head-to-Head in ODIs

Head to head in ODIs
Total MatchesPAK wonSL wonTie / DrawNo Result

Venue Records

venue records
  • Total Matches- 7
  • Teams batting 1st won- 4
  • Teams bowling 1st won- 3
  • Average 1st innings score at this venue- 288
  • Average 2nd innings score at this venue- 262

ICC CWC 2023 PAK vs SL Match Preview

Team Pakistan

Pakistan, once the top-ranked team in ODIs, now occupies the second position after conceding the top spot to India. Their recent exit from the Asia Cup 2023 has left the team and captain Babar Azam facing a host of questions about their form and performance. Despite this, the selectors have opted to retain some out-of-form players in the squad. The injury to key bowler Naseem Shah has added to their challenges, leading to the inclusion of Hasan Ali, a member of the last World Cup squad. 

Shadab Khan and Fakhar Zaman have managed to hold onto their positions despite recent struggles. The squad also introduces fresh, young talents like Abdullah Shafique, Usama Mir, Saud Shakeel, Salman Ali Agha, Usama Mir, and Mohammed Wasim Jnr. The primary concern remains the need for the team to regain its form before the World Cup commences. Form-wise, the team is currently grappling with challenges. 

The middle order appears unsettled, with Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammed Rizwan being the notable performers. The spin department faces uncertainties, although the inclusion of Usama Mir could bring some positive changes. Skipper Babar Azam is striving to rediscover his rhythm after a lackluster performance in the Asia Cup 2023. Inexperienced Mohammed Wasim Jnr adds to the bowling department’s concerns, placing a significant burden on Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf to carry the bulk of the wicket-taking responsibilities.

ICC CWC 2023 PAK vs SL match preview

Team Sri Lanka

After their loss in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 final against India, which took place in India, Sri Lanka faced significant challenges in both the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 editions. In both of these tournaments, they were eliminated during the group stages, and their performances against South Africa were particularly disappointing. South Africa emerged victorious with comfortable 9-wicket margins in both the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 and 2019, making it a one-sided affair. 

This ongoing losing streak against South Africa is a major concern for Sri Lanka, and they are determined to break it in this World Cup. However, in recent years, Sri Lanka has shown signs of improvement. Their consecutive appearances in the Asia Cup finals, culminating in a title win against Pakistan last year, are noteworthy achievements. Under the leadership of their new skipper, Dasun Shanaka, the team has been performing admirably. 

The infusion of new talents like Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, and Sadeera Samarawickrama has added depth and vitality to the squad. Sri Lanka also unveiled their 15-member squad for the World Cup, but they were dealt a severe blow with the prime spinner and brilliant all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga ruled out due to injury. Additionally, experienced bowler Dushmantha Chameera was unavailable for selection. 

These absences are disappointing for the Sri Lankan team, and they will need others to step up in their absence. While Lahiru Kumara has made a return to the squad, Dilshan Madushanka has been added as well. Despite these setbacks, Sri Lanka remains hopeful and aims to put up strong performances, drawing inspiration from their successful campaign against Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023. They are determined to give a tough fight and challenge their African counterparts in the upcoming matches.

Top Picks of the Match

We will take the stats of the Asia Cup 2023 to analyze the performances of these two sides.

Team Pakistan

PlayerMatchesRunsBatting AverageWicketsBowlingAverage
B Azam520751.7
I Ahmed517989430.5
M Rizwan519597.5
H Rauf4913.3
S Afridi51023.5
top picks of the match

Team Sri Lanka

PlayerMatchesRunsBatting AverageWicketsBowlingAverage
K Mendis627045
S Samarawickrama621535.8
D Wellalage68628.61017.9
M Pathirana61124.5
M Theekshana5829.1

Team Squads

Team Pakistan

Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammed Rizwan, Abdullah Shafique, Saud Shakeel, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammed Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Mohammed Wasim Jnr

team squads

Team Sri Lanka

Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Charith Asalanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Sliva, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana, Dushan Hemantha, Matheesha Pathirana, Lahiru Kumara, Dilshan Madushanka

Predicted XI

predicted XI

Team Pakistan

Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammed Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Shadab Khan, Mohammed Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf

Team Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya de Sliva, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka

ICC CWC 2023 PAK vs SL Match Predictions

Team Pakistan

  • If Pakistan opts to bat first, they boast a deep batting lineup, providing the opportunity for Babar Azam to potentially notch a century. 
  • Iftikhar Ahmed’s aggressive batting prowess, particularly in the latter stages of the innings, could prove decisive. Moreover, Iftikhar’s dual ability to contribute with the ball and secure a couple of wickets adds an extra dimension to his value, as demonstrated during the Asia Cup 2023. 
  • Pakistan’s pace duo of Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi remains the linchpin of their bowling attack, capable of dismantling any batting order with their pace and skill. 
  • Although Shadab Khan had a lackluster Asia Cup 2023, there are high expectations for him to shine in the upcoming matches. His spin variations and all-round capabilities, both with the ball and the bat, make him a key player for Pakistan in this World Cup.
ICC CWC 2023 PAK vs SL match predictions

Team Sri Lanka

  • Sadeera Samarawickrama excels when it comes to handling spin bowlers, and his ability to accumulate runs in the middle order makes him a valuable asset. His performance in the Asia Cup 2023, which included two half-centuries, serves as a testament to his capabilities. 
  • Kusal Mendis emerged as the most successful batsman for the team during the Asia Cup 2023, amassing three half-centuries, and establishing himself as a crucial run-scorer in the lineup. 
  • Matheesha Pathirana holds the potential to be a valuable bowler, particularly during the death overs. His proficiency in delivering slower off-cutters and toe-crushing yorkers could prove lethal for opposing batsmen. 
  • Dunith Wellalage had an impressive Asia Cup 2023 campaign, consistently picking up crucial wickets, especially in the top order, even against strong teams like India. 

ICC CWC 2023 PAK vs SL Betting Tips

ICC CWC 2023 PAK vs SL betting tips

Pakistan will be determined to seek retribution for their loss to Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2023, while Sri Lanka aims to capitalize on their previous victory over Pakistan and maintain their momentum. Both teams have strong credentials on paper, but the advantage seems to lean slightly in Sri Lanka’s favor. Sri Lanka’s comprehensive understanding of their opponent and the presence of top-tier spin bowlers, coupled with a pitch that favors spin, should put them in a favorable position for success in this contest.

Winning Fantasy Team

winning fantasy team

Based on the stats above, this could be the winning fantasy team.

  • Wicketkeepers: Kusal Mendis, Mohammed Rizwan
  • Batters: Charith Asalanka, Saud Shakeel, Abdullah Shafique, Sadeera Samarawickrama
  • All-Rounders: Iftikhar Ahmed, Dasun Shanaka
  • Bowlers: Dilshan Madushanka, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali
  • Captain: Babar Azam / Kusal Mendis
  • Vice-captain: Mohammed Rizwan / Charith Asalanka


Both Sri Lanka and Pakistan have previously clashed in the Asia Cup 2023, gaining insights into each other’s strengths and vulnerabilities. Sri Lanka seeks to enhance its bowling performance while Pakistan hopes for stronger contributions from its openers to alleviate pressure on the middle order. The competition is just beginning, and it’s shaping up to be an exciting tournament. If you want to elevate the excitement and potentially boost your earnings, consider registering on the Jeetwins App and start betting on the ICC matches. You’ll gain access to exclusive offers and bonuses, with the chance to win substantial cash prizes. Download the app now.

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