Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI Highlights Today 16 Oct 2017

Watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI highlights today 16th October. Pak vs SL 2nd ODI highlights 16th October. Having won the test series against Pakistan, Sri Lanka suffered a heavy defeat through the hands of Pakistan in the first ODI at Dubai. Sri Lanka have been poor this entire year in the fifty-over format of cricket – having lost last eight one-day matches consecutively. The form guide for the last five matches looks like this for the two sides:
Pakistan: WWWWW
Sri Lanka: LLLLL

Toss: Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat


This clearly shows that Sri Lanka are in a sloppy form and need to concentrate a lot on their side. They have an overall weak team. The absence of some key players might have affected them, and an overall glance might suggest a psychological weakness. With the retirement of huge names, the team has lost a caring upper hand on above it. But otherwise, the spectators have been waiting for some powerful performance by any Sri Lankan player, which has not been seen (except for Karunaratne’s test performance). Thus they need to focus and practice; the bowlers need to polish their economy; they were expensive in the first ODI and to control runs is essential against what looks like a perfect one day side.

Pakistan seem to be in a perfect shape. The mixture of youth and experience, as has always been said, always proves fruitful. The youngsters get to learn from the veterans while the veterans get the zeal they lost during the way to their current stage. Thus, as was seen, Shoaib Malik and Babar Azam did a brilliant job; playing with ease and grace, hitting shots with perfect timings. Malik kept his foot on the accelerator whereas Babar played a sensible and perfectly supporting innings. Same kind of innings will be required once again from the batsmen as Pakistan play Sri Lanka in the second one day.


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As far as the Pakistani bowling is concerned, there was no Muhammad Amir in the first one day. His absence was thought as to affect the Pakistani fast bowling department but Rumman Raees beautifully spearheaded the pace depot. There was swing in his ball. Hasan Ali, the young speedster continues to rise: he played brilliantly in the champions trophy and now once again the talented youngster seems to be in good shape. Junaid Khan was economical. Thus Pakistan will be a perfect predator looking to devour a weak opponent, exactly what Sri Lanka are right now. But the Green Shirts should not forget that Sri Lankans are also known as Tigers and can pounce back. Thus a nail-biting contest awaits in the stores.