Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi looks disappointed after Pakistan lose their chance of qualifying for the Asia Cup final following their loss to BangladeshGetty

Pakistan take on Sri Lanka in the final group game of the 2016 T20 Asia Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on 4 March. It is an inconsequential clash after Bangladesh booked a place in the final of the tournament against India following their win over the Pakistanis on Wednesday.

Where to watch live

Match starts at 1.30pm GMT. There is no live coverage of the match in the UK. In India, Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 3 will telecast the match live.

Overview

Pakistan take on Sri Lanka in a clash that has no bearing on the tournament. India and Bangladesh have already booked their place in the final of the Asia Cup T20 competition. The duo will treat it as a warm up match ahead of the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup to be held in India later this month.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka could both rest key players and experiment with their squads to give opportunities to player's who have not got a chance thus far in the competition. The Sri Lankans will hope to sort out their batting troubles, which has dogged them during the entire tournament, and will face a tough test against Pakistan, who have the best bowling lineup of the five teams in the tournament.

Prediction

Pakistan to win

Betting odds (888sport)

  • Sri Lanka to win: 15/13
  • Pakistan to win: 7/10

Team news

Sri Lanka

Possible XI: Shehan Jayasuriya, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dinesh Chandimal (WK), Angelo Mathews, Chamara Kapugedara, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachitra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Lasith Malinga (C).

Pakistan

Possible XI: Mohammad Hafeez, Sharjeel Khan, Khurram Manzoor, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed (WK), Shahid Afridi (C), Wahab Riaz ,Mohammad Sami, Mohammad Amir, Irfan Khan.