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Watch Live Streaming of T20 World cup 2009 final match between SriLanka vs Pakistan at Lords , on Sunday, June 21, Start time 1500 local (1400 GMT)
Pakistan and Sri Lanka, two teams linked with tragedy, will clash in the ICC T20 world cup 2009 final at Lord’s .
Srilanka are unbeaten in this world cup 2009, they beat Pakistan by 19 runs in the Super Eights match , but captain Sangakkara said: “We’ve played Pakistan many times before but in T20 you must take every game in isolation. Different players come into form at different times.
Srilanka have won all 6 of their last t20 matches wheras pakistan have won 4 and lost 2.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka have played in two 50-over World Cup finals in the past, with one victory and one defeat apiece. Pakistan beat England in the final at Melbourne in 1992, then lost to Australia at Lord’s in 1999. Sri Lanka beat Australia at Lahore in 1996, then lost to the Aussies at Bridgetown in 2007.
All five of the tournament’s leading wicket-takers will be on display in the final. Ajanta Mendis, Umjar Gul, Malinga and Ajmal have all taken 12 wickets, Shahid Afridi is just behind them on 10 wkts.
Pakistan (probable) 1 Kamran Akmal (wk), 2 Shahzaid Hasan, 3 Shahid Afridi, 4 Shoaib Malik, 5 Younis Khan (capt), 6 Misbah-ul-Haq, 7 Abdul Razzaq, 8 Fawad Alam, 9 Umar Gul, 10 Saeed Ajmal, 11 Mohammad Aamer.
Sri Lanka (probable) 1 Sanath Jayasuriya, 2 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 3 Kumar Sangakkara (capt/wk), 4 Mahela Jayawardene, 5 Chamara Silva, 6 Jehan Mubarak, 7 Angelo Mathews, 8 Nuwan Kulasekara, 9 Lasith Malinga, 10 Muttiah Muralitharan, 11 Ajantha Mendis.
“Sanath is always a big-match player. He’s won a lot of matches for us in the past, and I think he’s going to win a lot more in the next few years as well. As long as he’s fit and is performing, we are happy to have him in the side. I think he’ll do something special in the final.”
Sri Lanka’s captain Kumar Sangakkara talks up the form and focus of Sanath Jayasuriya, who was off-colour during the semi-final victory over West Indies.
“I used to think of myself as a batsman three to four years ago because that is how everyone started to think of me. But I was moved around so much the order that I just went back to concentrating on bowling. I told Younis I wanted to bat up the order and it worked.”
Shahid Afridi concedes that bowling is his strongest suit these days, despite his destructive batting against South Africa at Trent Bridge.