Two big teams lock horn just for a formality. When the schedule was sketched out, the think tank must have never thought that finalists would be decided way ahead of this match. Two of the strongest Asian teams Pakistan and Sri Lanka are surprisingly out of the contention. Hosts Bangladesh and India are already into the finals. UAE is already eliminated. Watch Sri Lanka vs Pakistan match live streaming and score on HotStar and telecast on Star Sports TV network in India.
Sri Lanka and Pakistan lost their matches against India but shockingly they also lost their respective matches against a little weaker team of Bangladesh. The hosts yet again proved that even though they are considered weak on paper, they have grown stronger at home. Now they play each other to salvage pride.
Apart from playing for the pride, both these teams can take this as another opportunity to test their team compositions. The T20 world cup 2016 warm up matches have already kicked off. Soon these teams would be in India playing warm ups and then the ICC event. They need to be well in confidence to face the biggies from around the world.
The loss against Bangladesh must have definitely brought down the team morale. But a win here at Mirpur today before they fly to India would give them lot of hopes ahead. The Asian sub-continent teams are good at T20 cricket and these two teams didn't play upto their optimum.
The live telecast and streaming of today's match would begin at 7pm IST. The squad details are as follows:
Sri Lanka:- Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Lasith Malinga (c), Rangana Herath, Dushmantha Chameera, Dasun Shanaka, Jeffrey Vandersay, Sachithra Senanayake, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Shehan Jayasuriya, Angelo Mathews, Milinda Siriwardana, Chamara Kapugedera, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Niroshan Dickwella.
Pakistan:- Shahid Afridi (c), Mohammad Hafeez, Anwar Ali, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Irfan, Mohammad Amir, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Umar Akmal, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khurram Manzoor, Wahab Riaz,Mohammad Sami, Sharjeel Khan.
An update for T20 cricket fans - T20 world cup 2016 live streaming telecast and also warm up matches live streaming would be available on HotStar and Star Sports in India.