Champions Trophy: Pakistan opt to field against Lanka

Cardiff [UK], June 12 : Pakistan won the toss and elected to field against Sri Lanka in their do-or-die final Group B fixture of the Champions Trophy here at the Sophia Gardens on Monday.

After losing the toss, Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews said that they too would have opted to bowl first had they won the toss.

"I would've loved to bowl too since we're playing four seamers too," Mathews said. As far as Playing XI is concerned, both sides have made one change in their line ups. While Pakistan have roped in Faheem Ashraf in place of Shadab Khan, Lanka are going with Dhananjaya de Silva at the expense of injured Kusal Perera.

The match will be a virtual quarter-final as the winner would join group leaders India in the semi-finals.

Both the teams are high on confidence as they come with their respective victories over in the last matches.

While Sri Lanka comfortably defeated India, chasing down 322, it was some fine bowling which won Pakistan the game against defeat South Africa at Edgbaston.

Sri Lanka Playing XI: Niroshan Dickwella(w), Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews(c), Asela Gunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep Pakistan Playing XI: Azhar Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Fahim Ashraf, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Hasan Ali.

Source: ANI