Defending Champion Pakistan begin their Asia Cup 2014 campaign against Sri Lanka at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium. Both the team look confident coming into the match. Sri Lanka has the psychological advantage over their opponents as they would be very familiar with ground conditions as they visited Bangladesh a month back registering a comprehensive win over the host nation.
Both the teams look well in shape with the right mix of young blood and experienced players in their side. They would like to cash on both the fronts to begin the Asia Cup 2014 campaign with a win.
Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Abdur Rehman, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Bilawal Bhatti, Fawad Alam, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Talha, Saeed Ajmal Shahid Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal (wk), Umar Gul
Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Dinesh Chandimal, Chaturanga de Silva, Mahela Jayawardene, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Kusal Perera (wk), Thisara Perera, Dhammika Prasad, Ashan Priyanjan, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Sachithra Senanayake, Lahiru Thirimanne.