Sri Lanka bat in Sarfraz’s 50th ODI as captain

KARACHI Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat

Wednesday in the third and final one-day international against Pakistan at

the National stadium in Karachi.

Pakistan, leading 1-0 in the series, have brought in opener Abid Ali for

injured Imam-ul-Haq, while spinner Mohammad Nawaz replaced Imad Wasim from

the line up which won the second match by 67 runs in Karachi on Monday.

For Sri Lanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Isuru Udana and Oshada Fernando

made way for Minod Bhanuka, Lakshan Sandakan and Angelo Perera.

Wicketkeeper batsman Bhanuka will make his one-day international debut.

The first ODI was rained off without a ball being bowled on Friday at the

same venue.

Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed is leading the side for the 50th time in

an ODI.

Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed (captain), Babar Azam, Abid Ali, Fakhar Zaman,

Haris Sohail,Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan,

Usman Shinwari, Wahab Riaz

Sri Lanka: Lahiru Thirimanne (capt), Danushka Gunathilaka, Avishka

Fernando, Shehan Jayasuriya, Angelo Perera, Minod Bhanuka, Dasun Shanaka,

Lakshan Sandakan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Nuwan Pradeep, Lahiru Kumara

Umpires: Joel Wilson (WIS) and Alem Dar (PAK)

TV umpire: Michael Gough (ENG)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)