Pakistan look to continue to rule over Sri Lanka in ICC events    Getty Images
Pakistan look to continue to rule over Sri Lanka in ICC events Getty Images

Pakistan will take on Sri Lanka in a do-or-die match No. 12 of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 on Monday at Cardiff. It is nothing less than a virtual quarter-final as the winning side will meet England in the semi-final. The live cricket streaming of this match will be available on Hotstar, while the live telecast of the match will be available on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD, along with Hindi commentary on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD and Tamil commentary on Star Sports 1 Tamil. Both the sides had similar starts losing their respective first matches. However, they bounced back and won their second match convincingly. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Match 12

Both teams will also be wary of the rains that have ruined most of the results in this tournament. Sri Lanka exceeded the expectations as their batting unit chased the total of 322 with much ease. Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis and comeback man Angelo Mathews kept their hopes alive in Group B. A similar performance will be expected in the upcoming game as well. However, Sri Lanka will hope to fine tune their bowling skills and go away with some of the loose deliveries. Pakistan, on the other hand, tick marked every department with their all-round brilliance against South Africa.

Despite the absence of their pacer Wahab Riaz, the bowlers returned with great figures especially Junaid Khan, Hasan Ali and Mohammad Aamer.

Imad Wasim is also itching to show his all-round skills while Shoaib Malik who will be playing his 250th ODI, Mohammed Hafeez, Azhar Ali and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed would be the key to their batting success.

So far, Pakistan have beaten Sri Lanka nine times off 10 matches in ICC events. Sri Lanka might want to break the jinx and once again find their spot in the Champions Trophy semi-final.