Sri Lanka faces Pakistan in the second Test on Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Galle International Stadium in Galle from 10:00 AM IST (Indian Standard Time). 

Pakistan beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in the first Test match. Sri Lanka were dismissed for 222 in their first innings. Dinesh Chandimal top-scored for the Lankan side while pacer Shaheen Afridi picked four wickets for Pakistan. The visitors were then bowled out for 218. Babar Azam scored 119 for the Pakistan cricket team while Prabhat Jayasuriya scalped 5/82 for the hosts.

The Sri Lankan cricket team posted 337 in the second innings of the Test, thanks to Dinesh Chandimal’s unbeaten 94 off 134 balls. Mohammad Nawaz picked five wickets for Pakistan in the second innings. Pakistani batters chased 342 with ease. Abdullah Shafique scored an unbeaten 160 to seal the game for the visitors.

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2nd Test odds

Bet365 odds: Sri Lanka: 2.87, Pakistan: 2.15, Draw:4.20

10CRIC odds: Sri Lanka: 2.82, Pakistan: 2.08, Draw: 3.94

Betway odds: Sri Lanka: 2.80, Pakistan: 2.05, Draw: 4.00

Betwinner odds: Sri Lanka: 2.864, Pakistan: 2.13, Draw: 4.14

1xBet odds: Sri Lanka: 2.908, Pakistan: 2.165, Draw, 4.22

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan head-to-head in Tests 

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have played 56 Tests against each other. The head-to-head record is 21-16 in favour of Pakistan, with 19 Tests ending in draws. 

Pakistan has won two of the last three Tests against Sri Lanka. The hosts last won a Test against the Men in Green back in 2017.

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2nd Test probable playing XI

Sri Lanka: Oshada Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella (wicket-keeper), Ramesh Mendis, Lakshitha Manasinghe, Prabath Jayasuriya, Kasun Rajitha

Pakistan: Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (captain), Agha Salman, Mohammad Rizwan (wicket-keeper), Mohammad Nawaz, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2nd Test top picks 

Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal will be the top pick for the Sri Lankan side. Chandimal scored 168 runs in the first Test. The wicket-keeper batter has scored 4835 runs in 69 Tests at an average of 43.2. The 32-year-old has scored 13 centuries and 23 half-centuries in the longest format.

Pakistan: Yasir Shah will be the player to watch out for on the Pakistan side. Shah has picked 240 wickets in 47 Tests at an average of 31.2. The 36-year-old has also picked 16 five-wicket hauls. The Leg-spinner has also scored a Test hundred for Pakistan.

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2nd Test prediction

Pakistan are favourites going into the second Test against Sri Lanka. The visitors have a better head-to-head record against the Lankans and look far more settled going into the game.

Sri Lanka will have a difficult task against a strong Pakistan side. The visitors have been fairly consistent with the bat and ball for a while now whereas the hosts have struggled across formats.

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2nd Test playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 30°C

Precipitation: 10%

Humidity: 76%

Wind: 20 km/h