Venue : The Bristol County Ground, Bristol, England
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, ODI World Cup
Jun 07 2019, Fri - 03:00 PM (IST)
Toss yet to happen
The Bristol County Ground, Bristol, England
Nigel Llong, Ian Gould
Sri Lanka Squad
Pakistan have won their last six ODIs against Sri Lanka, the first encounter in that span was at another ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019 venue (Cardiff Wales Stadium, June 2017).
Pakistan have won all seven of their previous ICC Cricket World Cup meetings with Sri Lanka, including three matches in England and Wales despite losing the toss on each of those occasions (once in 1975, twice in 1983).
Sri Lanka have won two of their last three ODIs in 2019, after losing their previous eight such fixtures to start the calendar year.
Sri Lanka won their most recent ODI in England and Wales (v Afghanistan); they haven't strung together back-to-back wins there since May-June 2014 (W1, L6, T1 since then).
Pakistan won their most recent ODI against England by 14 runs, after losing their previous 11 completed ODIs.
Pakistan have won five of their last six ODIs (L1) in the first stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup, their only loss in that time their tournament opener in this year's edition against West Indies.
Wahab Riaz's (Pakistan) 3/82 against England in his last ICC Men's Cricket World Cup outing was his best figures in ODIs played in England and Wales (nine played), coming after going wicket-less in his previous three such fixtures.
Nuwan Pradeep (Sri Lanka) claimed bowling figures of 4/31 off nine overs in the side's most recent ODI against Afghanistan; his career-best figures in the format.
Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) figured in an ODI victory for his country for the first time since July 2017; his side losing 21 times in a row beforehand when the pacer had featured for the Lions.
Lasith Malinga's 3/39 last time out against Afghanistan for Sri Lanka meant that the veteran has now moved inside the all-time top five list for most ICC Men's Cricket World Cup wickets (46).