Pakistan drop Fakhar Zaman and opt to chase in T20I series opener

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Recent Match Report - Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I 2019 | ESPNcricinfo.com Recent Match Report - Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 1st T20I 2019 | ESPNcricinfo.com --> Skip to navigation < > MenuESPNcricinfo ScoresAll cricket scores, fixtures and results here. More ESPNEdition 05/10Live1st T20I (N), Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan at Lahore, Oct 5 2019 Sri LankaSri LankaSL5/0 * (0.6/20 ov) PakistanPakistanPAKPakistan won the toss and elected to fieldLiveLiveScorecardScorecardReportReportCommentaryCommentaryCoverageCoverageStatisticsStatistics05/10Live1st T20I (N), Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan at Lahore, Oct 5 2019 Sri LankaSri LankaSL5/0 * (0.6/20 ov) PakistanPakistanPAKPakistan won the toss and elected to fieldLiveLiveScorecardScorecardReportReportCommentaryCommentaryCoverageCoverageStatisticsStatisticsPakistan drop Fakhar Zaman and opt to chase in T20I series openerUmar Akmal plays a pull shot Getty ImagesFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerEmail3:00 AM ETThe Report by Andrew Fidel FernandoFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprint

Toss: Pakistan opt to bowl v Sri Lanka

Pakistan won the toss and chose to bowl in the first of three T20Is against Sri Lanka.

Nineteen-year-old fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain was set for his second T20I, beating left-armers Usman Shinwari and Wahab Riaz to a place in the starting XI. Allrounder Faheem Ashraf, opener Ahmed Shehzad, and batsman Umar Akmal were also picked, while Fakhar Zaman and Haris Sohail missed out.

Sri Lanka, meanwhile, have two T20 debutants. Wicketkeeper-batsman Minod Bhanuka, who had made his ODI debut on Wednesday, is in a T20I XI for the first time, while batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa will play his first international of any variety.

Kasun Rajitha and Nuwan Pradeep made up the frontline seam-bowling options, while in Lakshan Sandakan and Wanindu Hasaranga, Sri Lanka had wristspinners who could spin the ball in either direction.

Pakistan: 1 Ahmed Shehzad, 2 Babar Azam, 3 Umar Akmal, 4 Sarfraz Ahmed (wk) (capt.), 5 Iftikhar Ahmed, 6 Asif Ali, 7 Imad Wasim, 8 Faheem Ashraf, 9 Shadab Khan, 10 Mohammad Amir, 11 Mohammad Hasnain

Sri Lanka: 1 Danushka Gunathilaka, 2 Avishka Fernando, 3 Bhanuka Rajapaksa, 4 Minod Bhanuka (wk), 5 Shehan Jayasuriya, 6 Dasun Shanaka (capt.), 7 Wanindu Hasaranga, 8 Isuru Udana, 9 Lakshan Sandakan, 10 Kasun Rajitha, 11 Nuwan Pradeep

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A test for Sri Lanka's next gen as Pakistan look to re-establish their T20I credentialsWith their batting firepower bolstered, the hosts will hope to reimpose themselves in the format against a depleted Sri Lanka

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