Pakistan is all set to lock horns with hosts Sri Lanka for the 4th ODI if the five-match series, scheduled at Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium on July 22, 2015.
The match will start at 2.30 pm local time (9.00 am GMT, 1:30 pm IST).
Sri Lanka wins the toss and will bat first. Ashan Priyanjan and Suranga Lakmal replace Thisara and Upul Tharanga for Sri Lanka.
TV Telecast And Live Streaming Details
The match will start at 1:30 pm in India and can be watched on Ten Cricket and Ten HD. The channels will also offer the game on telecast in other countries, including Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In US, the match will be live on Willow TV.
PTV Sports will beam the match live in PAkistan and also live stream at its website.
Live streaming of the match can be watched at Ten Sports website here while fans in United States can watch the live streaming at Willow TV Online.
For now, the visitors must be reeling under pressure to win the ODI series with their qualifications for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 at risk. If they have to qualify, they will need to beat the Sri Lankan side with a commendable margin.
Pakistan has been in good form in the 3rd ODI, by ticking all boxes on the field to give a good run to the hosts. It was surprising that Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews blamed the pitch for the loss.
The hosts were certainly not at par with their best, with the bowlers missing out on many occasions on what is considered as a good wicket.
For Mathews, the concern will be Lasith Malinga, who hasn’t performed as expected, while similar streaks are happening with others, including likes of Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera.
For the hosts, they need to put up a good show this time, with special attention to the bowlers and middle-order, which has been able to bear the wrath of Pakistani bowlers.
Before 4th ODI against Pakistan, Mathews told Espn Cricinfo and said that one cannot have all eleven new players, and therefore experienced team players need to take show the way. He focused on saying how a correct combination of “youth and experience” is needed.
For Pakistan, it’s a big chance to get their berth for ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Mohammad Hafeez will have to perform, while the issues in middle order have to be resolved.
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