Sri Lanka look to avoid yet another whitewash this year. © Getty Images

Sri Lanka look to avoid yet another whitewash this year. © Getty Images

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Toss: Upul Tharanga, the Sri Lanka captain, won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in the fifth and final One-Day International in Sharjah on Monday (October 23).

Team news

Pakistan: IN: Faheem Ashraf. OUT: Junaid Khan.

Sri Lanka: IN: Vishwa Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay. OUT: Akila Dananjaya, Lahiru Gamage, Suranga Lakmal.

Series: Pakistan are 4-0 up in the series and will look to complete a whitewash after losing the Test rubber 0-2. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, are once again staring down the barrel, having already been swept 0-5 twice this year, first on their tour to South Africa and more recently, at home against India.

Conditions: The pitch will have something both for batsmen as well as for bowlers. The temperature is expected to hover around mid-30 degrees during the afternoon.


Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfraz Ahmed (capt, wk), Imad Wasim, Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Usman Shinwari.

Sri Lanka: Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Upul Tharanga (capt), Dinesh Chandimal, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Lahiru Thirimanne, Milinda Siriwardana, Seekkuge Prasanna, Thisara Perera, Vishwa Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Jeffrey Vandersay.