Co-hosts Sri Lanka will lock horns against Pakistan today in a virtual semi-final battle for a spot in the Asia Cup 2023 Final. The match will take place at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Here you can follow the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup Live Stream, date, start time, team news, playing XI, and how to watch on TV.
Date, Start Time, Venue
- Asia Cup 2023 | Super Fours
- Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka
- Date: Thursday, 14 September 2023
- Start Time: 3:00 pm SLST / 2:30 pm PST
- Venue: R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Team News and Playing XI
Here is the team news for Pakistan and Sri Lanka for today’s match.
Pakistan Team News and Playing XI
Pakistan has already announced their playing XI for today’s match against Sri Lanka. Zaman Khan and Mohammad Wasim Jr. come in for the injured Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf. Zaman Khan looks all set to make his ODI debut.
Mohammad Haris has replaced Fakhar Zaman who has been struggling for runs. Salman Agha will also miss out on this game and Saud Shakeel comes in. Mohammad Nawaz replaces Faheem Ashraf as the wicket should be spin-friendly.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) September 13, 2023
Mohammad Haris, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Zaman Khan.
Sri Lanka Team News and Probable XI
The Lankans are likely to go in with an unchanged eleven as they have done throughout the competition.
Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis(w), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana.
Sri Lanka last won an ODI against Pakistan in 2015, losing eight matches against them since then. These two teams last played an ODI in October 2019.
- Sri Lanka have bowled out their opponents in 14 games in a row
- Sri Lanka took India all 10 wickets with spinners in their last game in this stadium
- India’s Kuldeep Yadav took 9 wickets in 2 matches in this venue
- All three games played so far in Colombo were lost by the teams chasing
- Babar Azam scored 3 Tons in his last six innings against Sri Lanka in ODIs
How to Watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup Match?
Today’s Pakistan vs Sri Lanka match will be available live on PTV Sports and Ten Sports in Pakistan. In Sri Lanka, the match will be available live on Star Sports.
In Bangladesh, fans can watch the match on T Sports and GTV, and the live stream of the match will be available on Toffee, and Rabbithole.
Disney+ Hotstar will provide the entire Asia Cup tournament live stream for free.
Here are the official broadcasters of this year’s Asia Cup cricket tournament in different countries.
|Location||TV and Live Stream|
|India||Star Sports, Disney+ Hotstar|
|Pakistan||PTV Sports, Ten Sports|
|Bangladesh||Gazi TV (GTV), Toffee, Rabitholebd|
|UK and Ireland||TNT Sports, Discovery+|
|Australia||Foxtel, Kayo Sports|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports NZ, Sky Go app|
|South Africa||SuperSport, DStv app|
|MENA||CricLife Max, STARZ Play|
How to Watch Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Live Stream for Free?
You can easily watch the Asia Cup 2023 Super Fours match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka live stream for free on the Disney+ Hotstar app.
Just download the app from your app store and enjoy every ball life for free in India.
However, if you are from anywhere else in the world, a VPN will help you to connect to an Indian server, and let you watch the live stream for free.
Follow the steps below to watch the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka live stream for free.
- Download and Install a reliable VPN
- Open the VPN app and connect to a server in India. For example, connect to New Delhi
- Now download and install the Disney+ Hotstar app from your app store
- Open the Disney+ Hotstar app. There you can easily select and start streaming the match live for free
Injury-struck Pakistan face Sri Lanka for a spot in the Asia Cup Final
It’s a straight shootout between Pakistan and Sri Lanka who lost against India in their last outings. Sri Lanka, having a better NRR, will qualify for the Final if the rain washes out the match.
India snapped Sri Lanka’s 13-match winning streak in their last game. Though Sri Lanka bowled out team India for 213-10, Dunith Wellalage’s fifer (5 for 40) and brilliant performance with the bat went in vain as India won by 41 runs. The Lankans have now bowled their opponents out in 14 straight games.
Pakistan will look to come out of their disastrous 228-run defeat against India, which was a timely wake-up call according to Pakistan’s head coach.
“We haven’t lost a game for three months, and it’s a timely reminder for us to turn up every day, put our best on the park,” said Pakistan head coach Grant Bradburn. “It’s actually a gift that over the last two days we haven’t quite done that.”
Pakistan will miss out on a handful of key players due to injuries, including first-string pacers Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf. It will be a tough challenge for Pakistan against the home side.