Pakistan Tour to Sri Lanka, Pak vs SL 2nd Test Prediction

Pakistan is playing its second match of two test match series from 24th July to 28 July 2022 at Galle International Stadium, Galle, starting at 1000 hrs. The islanders have lost their first match. Now all the eyes are to make the series draw by winning this match. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat first. Currently, the situation is good for Sri Lanka as they have made 84 runs with no loss. This series is a part of the ICC World Test Championship. Before the start of the series, the rankings of Pakistani and Sri Lanka were 3rd and 4th respectively. Pakistan has a chance of making it up to the final after winning this by 2-0

In the first game, Pakistan beat Sri Lankans by 4 wickets. After winning the toss, the hosts decide to bat first owing to the situation of the pitch which demands so. The team scored 222 in the first innings. Chandimal remained the highest scorer with 76 runs. Form bowling, Shaheen Shah Afridi destroyed the batting side picking up 4 wickets so early.

In response to that, Pakistan could score 218 only. The whole batting line collapsed so early. No batsman could cross their 20s. The captain, Babar Azam, led from the front and stayed on the wickets for a long. He made 119 runs. Jayasuriya sent the half team to the pavilion picking up 5 wickets on a spin-friendly pitch.

In 2nd innings,  the islanders were quite good at the start. But as the match progressed the frequency of falling wickets increased. The team made 337 runs in total. Chandimal again was the top scorer with 94 runs and stayed not out. Mendis followed him with 76. This time, Muhammad Nawaz took advantage of the worn-out pitch and took 5 wickets for Pakistan.

Pakistan came to chase the target with a good start. The team lost its first wicket on 87. The strong partnership set the foundation for the team and others followed them. The team chased the target on the loss of 6 wickets with the help of the outstanding 160 runs of opener Abdullah Shafique. Babar Azam followed him by 55 runs. The magical hands of Jaysuria again helped the team with 4 wickets.

It was an overall good match we saw after a long time. The situation was changing very frequently. No one could guess, what would be the future of the match.

Shaheen Shah Afridi got his knee injury and will not be playing 2nd match of the series. Azhar Ali is also given rest. Yasir Shah and Muhammad Nawaz can be deadly for the Islanders again on this pitch. In batting, the hopes are high from Abdullah Shafique and Babr Azam. Both are in their good forms. One from Fawad Alam, Imam ul Haq or Rizwan, can also score well for the team. Salman Agha was selected for the squad but he could not perform in the first match. Let’s see his performance in this.

The match will be the 100th match of Angelo Mathews, former captain of Sri Lanka. He performed well in the first match. Hopes are high in this match as well. Mahesh Theekshana got a hand injury and will be missing this match. Other than him, the right-handed batsman, Chandimal is constant in performing with his bat. He scored 170 in the first match and can hammer huge runs once again. In bowling, Jaysuria remained outclassed in both innings. He does magical bowling with his left arm. The pitch is also his favorite one, on which he took 9 wickets in the first game. The Pakistani team needs to be careful against him. Mendis can also do good in bowling.

Playing 11: Pakistan Tour to Sri Lanka, Pak vs SL 2nd Test

Imam ul Haq, Abdullaha Shafique, Fawad Alam, Babar Azam, Nawaz Mohammad Rizwan, Agha Salman, Yasir Shah, Hassan, Naseem Shah, Nauman Ali

Sri Lanka
Dimuth Karunaratne, Osahada, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Matthews, Niroshan Dickwella, Prabath Jayasuriya, Ramesh Mendis, Wellalage, de Silva

Weather report: Pakistan Tour to Sri Lanka, Pak vs SL 2nd Test
There are no chances of rain on the match days as per the forecast. The temperature may remain around 25. Wind speed may remain around 17km/h

Pitch Report: Pakistan Tour to Sri Lanka, Pak vs SL 2nd Test
The pitch is friendly for the batters in the initial stages of the match. Pacers will also get benefit in the strat. As the match will progress, the advantage will shift towards spinners and batting would be difficult then.

Prediction: Pakistan Tour to Sri Lanka, Pak vs SL 2nd Test
Keeping in view the detailed analysis, Betjee experts think that Pakistan looks favorite in the 2nd test as well. Their batters are in good form than Sri Lankans. The quality of spin bowlers is also dominant in the guest team. So, Pakistan can win the 2nd test but it may not be an easy win and will be worth watching.