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1st Test match predictions: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan



Pakistan will face Sri Lanka in the 1st game of the 2-match Test series on 16th July (Saturday) at the Galle International Stadium, Galle.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be looking to get some crucial World Test Championship points as both these two sides are placed at 4th and 3rd position respectively.

In their previous match, Sri Lanka registered a superb win over Australia in the 2nd Test to draw the series at 1-1.

The Lankan Tigers lost the 1st Test but they bounced back brilliantly in the next game to beat the mighty Australians by an innings and 39 runs.

Dinesh Chandimal scored a magnificent double hundred to help his side post a huge total on the board.

The debutant Prabath Jayasuriya was the star with the bowl for Sri Lanka as he picked up 12 wickets in the match including 6-fors in both innings.

Meanwhile, Pakistan last played a Test series in March 2022 where they were defeated by the Australian side 1-0 in the 3-match series.

Pakistan lost a big chance to gather some important WTC points in their home series by making flat pitches.

However, Pakistan has a very strong side and they have an upper hand going into this series.

Head To Head In Tests

Here is the head-to-head record between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in One-day internationals.

Matches Played: 55

Pakistan Won:20

Sri Lanka Won: 16

Tie/no result: 19

Match Details

Date – Saturday, July 16, 2022

Time – 10:00 AM IST

Venue – Galle International Stadium, Galle

Pitch Report:

The pitch at the Galle Stadium assists both the bowlers and batters.

Batting will be a bit easier in the beginning but as the match progresses the spinners will play a big role here.

The batters will have to be on their toes while batting on this pitch.

Weather Report:

The temperature on the 1st day of the Test is expected to hover between 25 and 29 degrees Celsius.

Sad news for the cricket fans as the rain has been predicted for the whole next 5 days of this Test match.

Probable Playing XI:


Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam ©, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Yasir Shah, Nauman Ali, Shaheen Afridi

Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne ©, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Kamindu Mendis/Oshada Fernando, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Ramesh Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana, Prabath Jayasuriya, Kasun Rajitha.

Probable star bowler of the match

Yasir Shah

Yasir Shah is making a comeback after a long time to the Pakistan side in this Test match.

He is the most successful and experienced bowler in this Pakistan lineup.

The 36-year-old has picked up 236 wickets in just 46 games in his career and he is expected to play a big role on the spin-friendly track of Galle.

Probable star batter of the match

Babar Azam

Babar Azam is one of the best batters in World Cricket right now.

The Pakistani skipper scored 390 runs in the 5 innings against Australia and was the 3rd highest run-getter of that series.

He is also likely to play a big knock in the 1st Test against Sri Lanka.

Who will win?

Sri Lanka will be confident after their spectacular victory over the Aussies in the 2nd Test and will love to beat Pakistan and gain increase their points on the WTC table.

But, Pakistan will be a more difficult opponent as compared to Australia as they play spin well.

Pakistan’s lineup has a great mixture of young and experienced players like Abdullah Shafique, Azhar Ali, and Babar Azam.

The team combination of Pakistan is also looking better as compared to Sri Lanka.

Hence, if rain doesn’t interfere, we predict that Pakistan will win the 1st Test against Sri Lanka.

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Smriti Mandhana and Ellyse Perry star in RCB women’s comeback win against UP Warriorz in WPL 2024




Smriti Mandhana and Alyssa Healy (Source - X)

RCB women overcame UP Warriorz by 23 runs to clinch their third win of the season. The home side outperformed Warriorz in all the facets of the game and emerged victorious. A collective team effort, particularly with the bat, helped RCB women to beat Warriorz for the second time in the season. They now have three wins in their five matches in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy won the toss and opted to field first. Given how things have panned out in the league so far, it needed a great batting performance from RCB to challenge the chasing side. The home side did exactly that. They were full of intent which was lacking in the last few games. Right from the start, S Meghana and Smriti Mandhana smashed the bowlers.

It was the night of the RCB skipper. The Southpaw scored 80(50) in her stay. S Meghana perished after a valuable 28(21). Ellyse Perry batted well and registered her first fifty of the WPL 2024. She was aided well towards the end by Richa Ghosh whose 21(10) propelled RCB to a score of 198 on the board. It was the highest team total in the WPL 2024.

Alyssa Healy’s efforts go in vain

Chasing the daunting total, UP Warriorz were off to a flier. The opening duo of Healy and Kiran Navgire gave a fiery start to the visiting side. When the two were batting in the PP overs, it seemed like the Warriorz could pull off an insane chase. However, Sophie Devine brought RCB back into the game with crucial wickets. At Bengaluru, the home crowd was literally behind the RCB women.

It helped the home side to stay calm and do their job with ease. Sophie Molineux and Asha Sobhana were the pick of the bowlers, who claimed 2/29 each in their spell of four overs. While Healy scored a fifty and Deepti tried her best in the death overs, ten daunting targets could not be chased down. Despite the early hiccups, RCB managed to restrict UP Warriorz to a score of 175 and won by 23 runs.

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WATCH: Ellyse Perry in disbelief as her six breaks car’s window




Ellyse Perry smashed a six in the match against UP Warriorz in the WPL 2024. It was an interesting six as the ball travelled towards the boundary ropes and fell exactly on the window of the car. As a result, the glass of the window was broken. The car is set to be provided as a reward for the player of the tournament.

It was the over of Deepti Sharma towards the last few moments of RCB’s innings. Before Perry struck, the home side was in a great position in the match, thanks to a great start provided by Smriti Mandhana. The star batter scored 80 (50) and shined in front of the home crowd. Her form helped RCB to have a good momentum towards the death overs.

Watch the viral video here –

Perry, who was struggling till that point, opened up and smashed the bowlers for fun. She went hard against the spinners like Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma who were asked to bowl at the death. The right-handed batter smashed back-to-back sixes in the over of Sharma. One of those travelled towards the mid-wicket region where the car was stationed. The video of her shot has gone viral on X.

RCB teammates laugh, Ellyse Perry in disbelief

As the ball fell on the car and damaged the window, the fans erupted. There was no end to the joy of the fans who started chanting “Perry.. Perry..” and lit the atmosphere of the stadium. However, Perry was in disbelief. As she saw the impact of the ball damaging the car’s window, the Australian batter could not believe her eyes and thought about what she had just done.

On the other hand, the RCB teammates of Perry were in awe of the shot. They looked at the replays and appreciated the shot of Perry. At the same time, players like Sophie Molineux and Sophie Devine had a laugh about the car’s window getting damaged. Ellyse scored a fifty and helped her team score 198 runs with her batting in front of the home crowd.

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Praveen Kumar addresses Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer’s negligence of taking part in Ranji Trophy




Praveen Kumar

Praveen Kumar has given his opinion on the preferences of Ishan Kishan and Shreyas Iyer in recent times. The duo did not take part in the Ranji Trophy matches for their respective teams despite being fit. It did not go well with the Indian Cricket Board which landed the duo without a ventral contract which was announced a few days back.

Praveen Kumar has reacted to the issue recently. The former India pacer claimed that he has been of an opinion on the issue for a long time. Praveen felt that one should definitely earn money but not at the cost of neglecting to play for domestic and national teams. The right-arm pacer felt that players today are having a certain mentality which is not good.

The former pacer claimed that the players have a mindset that they can rest for a month before taking part in the IPL, thereby bypassing playing for their national team or the domestic teams. Praveen felt that the players could not resist letting go of money which they could earn by taking part in the IPL and other T20 leagues (For foreign players).

‘Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun’ – Praveen Kumar

“This thing is now firmly in the mind of players. Mai ek mahine pehle rest kar lunga, fir IPL khel lunga. Ye mentally hota hai, ki mai itne paise kaise chodun,” said Praveen in the interview. He claimed that youngsters these days are spoilt and are behind money. The former RCB pacer felt that it is not fair on the part of the young players to neglect the country over the IPL.

Kumar felt that a player needs to maintain a balance between playing for the IPL team and for the country. He felt that money is an important factor, but not at the cost of playing for the national team. “But this is not fair at all. A player needs to balance things. Money is important, but this (giving franchise cricket the priority) is wrong,” said the former Indian bowler in the interview.

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