PAK vs SL Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Oct 10, 2023

Sri Lanka will look to get back to winning ways as it faces Pakistan in match number 8 of the ongoing ICC ODI World Cup. The match will be played at Hyderabad on Tuesday.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka head-to-head record

Both teams have faced each other in 156 ODIs to date. Pakistan has been the dominant team with 92 wins as compared to 59 for Sri Lanka. 3 matches had no outcome while 1 match ended in a tie.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Live-streaming and Broadcast

This match can be live-streamed on the Disney+ Hotstar App or can be watched live on the Star Sports Network. 


PAK vs SL Team Previews


Pakistan wasn’t in the best of forms in the run-up to this tournament. It was eliminated in the Super Four stage during the Asia Cup and also lost both its warm-up matches. However, they did manage to make a winning start to their campaign by defeating the Netherlands in the opening fixture.

Asked to bat first, Pakistan lost 3 wickets inside the first 10 overs with just 48 runs on the board. However, a solid partnership between Mohammad Rizwan and Saud Shakeel stabilized the innings and helped steer the team to a respectable total.

The opening pair of Fakhar Zaman and Imam Ul-Haq hasn’t been at their fluent best of late as they have managed to put up just one 50+ partnership in the last 8 outings. Pakistan will need them to get back among runs soon if wants to do well against quality opponents.

Babar Azam will be their key batsman in the middle order. The team has some quality all-rounders in the form of Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, and Shadab Khan, who provide depth to batting. The pace trio of Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf, and Hasan Ali bowled well to pick up 6 wickets between them in the last match.

However, the lack of a specialist spinner may cost the team some runs during the middle overs. 


Pakistan Playing 11

Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi.

Sri Lanka

After registering a record 13-match winning streak earlier this year, Sri Lanka has seen a sudden dip in form over the last few weeks. They suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of India in the Asia Cup Finals and lost both its warm-up games.

Their start to the main event wasn’t that good either, as South Africa trumped them by a massive 102 runs.

Playing without some of their key bowlers including Maheesh Theekshana, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Dushamantha Chameera has exposed the fault lines in Sri Lankan bowling. The team conceded a record 428 runs in the match against South Africa and had no chance of recovering after that abysmal performance.

Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, and Dilshan Madushanka will lead the pace attack here. All 3 of them were taken for more than 8.5 runs per over in the last match and will need to bowl a better line and length in this match.

The spin attack is pretty thin with young Dunith Wellalage being the only specialist spinner. Coming to the batting, Kusal Mendis is in good form and will be the key batsman for Sri Lanka in this match. The opening pair of Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Perera hasn’t been that impressive of late.

After a prolonged stretch of poor form with the bat, skipper Dasun Shanaka managed to get a half-century in the last match and that will be taken as a big positive. Along with Shanaka, Sri Lanka has a couple of other all-rounders like Charith Asalanka and Dhananjaya de Silva, who can play an important role with the bat as well as the ball. 


Sri Lanka Playing 11

Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka.

PAK vs SL Toss Prediction

The teams batting first have a better win percentage at Hyderabad. We, therefore, think that the winner of the toss will likely opt to bat first. 


Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The pitch at Hyderabad is generally good to bat on and this match is expected to be no different. The average first-inning score on this ground is around 285, which is a par score. The quicker bowlers will be able to extract a good amount of pace and bounce from this surface but they will need to be disciplined with their line and length.

The weather will remain clear with temperatures reaching close to 35 degrees Celsius. 


PAK vs SL Betting Tips

While both teams haven’t played to their full potential in the last couple of weeks, we feel that Pakistan enjoys an edge in this contest. Their good record against Sri Lanka, especially in the World Cups should give the team plenty of confidence. On the other hand, Sri Lanka has seen a sudden trough in form and we expect their woes to continue.

Bet on Pakistan to win. 


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    Highest individual score

    Over 106.5 (1.85)


The pitch at Hyderabad is good to bat on. It has seen just 7 centuries in the 8 ODIs played here. With some quality batters on both sides, we expect that trend to continue.

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    Shaheen Afridi to pick up over 1.5 wickets



Afridi is Pakistan’s top bowler at the moment. He has picked up at least 2 wickets in 7 of his last 10 outings and we are backing him to do so again.

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    Total Wickets to Fall in the Match

    Over 15.5 (1.85)


The last 5 ODIs played on this ground have seen an average of 8 wickets fall per inning. We are therefore predicting a similar outcome for this match.

Today Match Prediction

Pakistan To Win the Match, 1.47

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Who will win PAK vs SL

Pakistan 75.86% (154)
Sri Lanka 24.14% (49)
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